Pelham; or, The adventures of a gentleman [by E.G.E.L. Bulwer-Lytton]. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton

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Page 149 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Page 255 - I can give not what men call love, But wilt thou accept not The worship the heart lifts above And the Heavens reject not, The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow...
Page 10 - The balls of his broad eyes rolled in his head, And glared betwixt a yellow and a red ; He looked a lion with a gloomy stare, And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair ; Big-boned, and large of limbs, with sinews strong, Broad-shouldered, and his arms were round and long.
Page 12 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 56 - ... a beautiful golden wig (the Duchesse never liked me to play with her hair) was on a block close by, and on another table was a set of teeth, d'une blaiieheur eblouissante.
Page 253 - Some days since, I came to a resolution, which I am now about to execute ; it is to leave this country and take refuge on the continent. There I shall screen myself from Thornton's pursuit, and the danger which it enteils upon me ; and there, unknown and undisturbed, I shall await the termination of my disease.
Page 303 - The tree will wither long before it fall ; The hull drives on, though mast and sail be torn ; The roof-tree sinks, but moulders on the hall In massy hoariness ; the...
Page 215 - I admire your code," quoth I, "and, whenever I want a mediator between Venus and myself, will employ you. Have you always followed your present idle profession, or were you brought up to any other?" " I was intended for a silversmith," answered my friend : " but Providence willed it otherwise : they taught me from childhood to repeat the Lord's prayer : Heaven heard me, and delivered me from temptation — there is, indeed, something terribly seducing in the face of a silver spoon !
Page xi - Whether it answered all the objects it attempted I cannot pretend to say; one at least I imagine that it did answer: I think, above most works, it contributed to put an end to the Satanic mania, — to turn the thoughts and ambition of young gentlemen without neckcloths, and young clerks who were sallow, from playing the Corsair, and boasting that they were villains.
Page 258 - No, no, my fine fellow," said Thornton, with a coarse chuckle; " you have as much wit as three folks, — two fools and a madman! — but you wont do me, for all that. The instant my back is turned yours will be turned too ; and by the time I call again , your honor will be half-way to Calais.

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