The Cornhill Magazine

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William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder and Company, 1911 - Electronic journals
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Page 337 - I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, " Would he had blotted a thousand," which they thought a malevolent speech.
Page 118 - Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates: and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Page 174 - No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven's glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. O God within my breast, Almighty, ever-present Deity! Life— that in me has rest, As I— Undying Life— have power in Thee!
Page 340 - ... idolatry, as much as any. He was, indeed, honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent fancy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped. Sufflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius. His wit was in his own power; would the rule of it had been so too. Many times he fell into those things could not escape laughter, as when he said in the person of Caesar, one speaking to him, "Caesar, thou dost...
Page 598 - I make it a rule to introduce them to all the good company I can, as they have few to look up to, besides myself, during the time they are at sea.
Page 270 - Fight on, my men, Sir Andrew says, A little I'm hurt, but yet not slain; I'll but lie down and bleed awhile, And then I'll rise and fight again. Fight on, my men, Sir Andrew says, And never flinch before the foe ; And stand fast by St.
Page 598 - ... the bottle, and relapsed into his former taciturnity. It was impossible, during this visit, for any of us to make out his real character ; there was such a reserve and sternness in his behaviour, with occasional sallies, though very transient, of a superior mind. Being placed by him, I endeavoured to rouse his attention by showing him all the civilities in my power; but I drew out little more than 'Yes,' and 'No.' If you, Fanny, had been there, we think you would have made something of him, for...
Page 340 - Would he had blotted a thousand," which they thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignorance who...
Page 598 - It may reasonably be supposed that among the number of thirty, there must be timid as well as bold ; the timid he never rebuked, but always wished to show them he desired nothing of them that he would not instantly do himself : and I have known him say, ' Well, sir, I am going a race to the masthead, and beg I may meet you there.
Page 176 - Fust jette en ung sac en Seine? Mais où sont les neiges d'antan ! La royne Blanche comme ung lys Qui chantoit à voix de sereine; Berthe au grand pied, Bietris, Allys-, Harembourges, qui tint le Mayne, Et Jehanne, la bonne Lorraine, Qu'Anglois bruslèrent à Rouen; Où sont-ilz, Vierge souveraine?...

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