The Linwoods: Or, "Sixty Years Since" in America, Volume 1

Front Cover
Harper & Brothers, 1835 - American literature - 944 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 46 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life ; which in their seeds, And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 162 - It is idle to stay here to listen to these ravings," said Meredith, in a low voice, to Miss Linwood ; and he was about to make his escape, when Isabella interposed : " Stay for a moment, I entreat you...
Page 69 - I therein would have found issue. Hear me profess sincerely : had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather had eleven die nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
Page 27 - Bessie still looked apprehensively. " Nonsense," said Herbert ; " what can she know ? — she never saw you before." " True, I never saw her ; but I tell you, young lad, there is such a thing as seeing the shadow of things far distant and past, and never seeing the realities, though they it be that cast the shadows.
Page 22 - ... ridiculed and reasoned by turns. Bessie, blushing and trembling, persisted. Effie at the same moment was shuffling a pack of cards, as black as if they had been sent up from Pluto's realms ; and while she was muttering over some incomprehensible phrases, and apparently absorbed in the manipulations of her art, she heard and saw all that passed, and determined that if poor little Bessie would not acknowledge, she should feel her power. Herbert, the most incredulous, and therefore the boldest,...
Page 162 - In the meantime Eliot, his heart burning within him at his sister's being gazed at as a spectacle by that man of all the world from whose eye he would have sheltered her, was persuading her, as he would a wayward child, to leave the apartment. She resisted his importunities with a sort of gentle pity for his blindness, and a perfect assurance that she was guided by light from Heaven. " Dear Eliot," she said, " you know not what you ask of me.
Page 237 - ... regularity of a water-clock ; the ripple of the waves as they broke on the rocky points of the shore, or softly kissed its pebbly margin ; and the voice of the tiny stream, that, gliding down a dark, deep, and almost hidden channel in the rocks, disappeared, and welled up again in the centre of the turfy slope, stole over it, and trickled down the lower ledge of granite to the river. Tradition has named this little green shelf on the rocks
Page 168 - I know very well it was not maidenly of me to tie this ; 1 knew it then, and I begged it of him with many tears, did I not, Jasper ? but I kept it — that was wrong too. Now, Mr. Meredith, you will help me to untie it?
Page 168 - Ah, is it easier to tie than to untie a true-love knot ? Alas, alas ! I have found it so. But you must help me. My head is growing dizzy, and I am so faint here !" She laid her hand on her heart. " It must be parted — dear Isabella, you will help me — you can untie a true-love's knot ?"