Crotchet castle, by the author of Headlong hall

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T. Hookham, 1831 - Всего страниц: 300
 

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Стр. 199 - The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
Стр. 276 - To the best-loved maid. Through the forests wild, O'er the mountains lonely, They were never weary Honour to pursue : If the damsel smiled Once in seven years only, All their wanderings dreary Ample guerdon knew. Now one day's caprice Weighs down years of smiling. Youthful hearts are rovers, Love is bought and sold : Fortune's gifts may cease, Love is less beguiling ; Wiser were the lovers, In the days of old.
Стр. 19 - I am out of all patience with this march of mind. Here has my house been nearly burned • down, by my cook taking it into her head to study Hydrostatics, in a sixpenny tract, published by the Steam Intellect Society...
Стр. 274 - Did you hear of the curate who mounted his mare And merrily trotted along to the fair ? Of creature more tractable none ever heard ; In the height of her speed she would stop at a word. But again with a word, when the curate said "Hey !" She put forth her mettle and galloped away.
Стр. 24 - DR. FOLLIOTT My principles, sir, in these things are, to take as much as I can get, and to pay no more than I can help. These are every man's principles, whether they be the right principles or no. There, sir, is political economy in a nutshell.
Стр. 226 - He filled the whole country with flame and with smoke ; He killed all the swine, and he broached all the wine ; He drove off the sheep, and the beeves, and the kine ; He took castles and towns ; he cut short limbs and lives ; He made orphans and widows of children and wives: This course many years he triumphantly ran, And did mischief enough to be called a great man.
Стр. 5 - Castle, and determined to hand down to posterity the honours of Crotchet of Crotchet. He found it essential to his dignity to furnish himself with a coat of arms, which, after the proper ceremonies (payment being the principal), he obtained, videlicet: Crest, a crotchet rampant in A sharp: Arms, three empty bladders, turgescent, to show how opinions are formed; three bags of gold, pendent, to show why they are maintained; three naked swords, tranchant, to show how they are administered; and three...
Стр. 229 - The brethren, unfeed, let the mighty ghost pass, Without praying a prayer, or intoning a mass. The friar haunted ever beside the dark stream ; The philosopher's stone was his thought and his dream : And day after day, ever head under heels He dived all the time he could spare from his meals. He dived, and he dived, to the end of his days, As the peasants oft witnessed with fear and amaze : The mad friar's diving-place long was their theme, And no plummet can fathom that pool of the stream. And still,...
Стр. 32 - MR. CROTCHET. The sentimental against the rational, the intuitive against the inductive, the ornamental against the useful, the intense against the tranquil, the romantic against the classical ; these are great and interesting controversies, which I should like, before I die, to see satisfactorily settled.
Стр. 101 - If I drink water while this doth last, May I never again drink wine : For how can a man, in his life of a span, Do anything better than dine ? We'll dine and drink, and say if we think That anything better can be ; And when we have dined, wish all mankind May dine as well as we.

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