Pelham: Or, Adventures of a Gentleman

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G. Routledge, 1855 - 304 pages

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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 12 - Shall I wasting in Despair, Die because a woman's fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care, Cause another's rosy are? Be she fairer than the Day, Or the Flowery Meads in May; If she be not so to me, What care I, how fair she be.
Page 253 - 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 2 - And stand so much on seeming : If arts and schools reply, Give arts and schools the lie. Tell faith it's fled the city ; Tell how the country erreth ; Tell, manhood shakes off pity; Tell, virtue least preferreth : And if they do reply, Spare not to give the lie.
Page 293 - said Job, " and I am extremely sorry at the accident; it was Dawson who shut the door, through utter unconsciousness, though I told him especially not to do it — the poor dog did not know whether he was on his head or his heels. " " You have got him safe, " said I, quickly. " Ay, trust me for that, your honor. I have locked him up at home while I came here to look for you.
Page 50 - THE MONKEY WHO HAD SEEN THE WORLD. A MONKEY, to reform the times, Resolved to visit foreign climes ; For men in distant regions roam To bring politer manners home. So forth he fares, all toil defies ; Misfortune serves to make us wise. At length the treacherous snare was laid; Poor Pug was caught ; to Town convey'd ; There sold. (How envied was his doom, Made captive in a lady's room !) Proud as a lover of his chains, He day by day her favour gains.
Page 219 - Sparta hath many a worthier son than me! Meanwhile, how get on the noble Lords Lesborough and Lincoln? 'sure such a pair were never seen, so justly formed to meet by nature!
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 9 - Apropos of the complexion : I did not like that blue coat you wore when I last saw you ; you look best in black, — which is a great compliment, for people must be very distinguished in appearance in order to do so.
Page xi - 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.

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