Waverley Novels: Vol. 7, Volume 7

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Cadell, 1845 - 727 pages
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Page 551 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 543 - Here lies our sovereign lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Page 8 - The gunpowder fright is got out of all our heads, and we are going on hereabout as if the devil was contriving every man should blow up himself by wild riot, excess, and devastation of time and temperance. The great ladies do go well masked ; and. indeed it be the only show of their modesty to conceal their countenance ; but, alack, they meet with such countenance to uphold their strange doings, that I marvel not at aught that happens.
Page 370 - O what a happy thing It is, And joyful for to see, Brethren to dwell together in Friendship and unity.' But Mr. Barton is all for the hymns, and a sort o' music as I can't join in at all.
Page 97 - The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Page 297 - We are not worst at once — the course of evil Begins so slowly, and from such slight source, An infant's hand might stem its breach with clay ; But let the stream get deeper, and philosophy — Aye, and religion too, — shall strive in vain To turn the headlong torrent.
Page 417 - Ah me! for aught that ever I could read. Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth: But, either it was different in blood; Her.
Page 454 - ... out of curiosity, have often looked in at the window to see how he behaved when alone ; which whenever they did, they Were sure to find him laughing, and in the utmost delight. This made them judge that he was not without company more pleasing to him than any mortals could be ; and what made this conjecture seem the more reasonable, waS, that if he were left ever so dirty, the woman, at her return, saw him with a clean face, and his hair combed with the utmost exactness and nicety.
Page 124 - Why, he could tell The inch where Richmond stood, where Richard fell. Besides what of his knowledge he could say, He had authentic notice from the play; Which I might guess...
Page 14 - For the critics, they have their business, and I mine; as the nursery proverb goes— "The children in Holland take pleasure in making What the children in England take pleasure in breaking.

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