Peers and parvenus, Volumes 1-3

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Page 21 - Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book ; he hath not eat paper, as it were ; he hath not drunk ink : his intellect is not replenished ; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts...
Page 206 - When riotous Excess, with wasteful hand, Shakes life's frail glass, and hastes each ebbing sand, Unmindful from what stock he drew his birth, Untainted with one deed of real worth, Lothario, holding honour at no price, Folly to folly added, vice to vice, Wrought sin with greediness, and sought for shame With greater zeal than good men seek for fame.
Page 20 - Though the same sun with all-diffusive rays Blush in the rose, and in the diamond blaze, We prize the stronger effort of his power, And justly set the gem above the flower.
Page 100 - Qu'est-ce que la raison avec un filet de voix contre une gueule comme celle-la?" "At some other time,
Page 232 - Odd, you are hard to please, madam. To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task. But, faith and troth, you speak very discreetly, for I hate both a wit and a fool.
Page 163 - Love is an offering of the whole heart, Madam, A sacrifice of all that poor life hath ; And he who gives his ' all,
Page 170 - When the gloom is deepest round thee, When the bonds of grief have bound thee, And in loneliness and sorrow By the poisoned springs of life Thou sittest, yearning for a morrow That will free thee from the strife ; — Look not upwards, for above thee Neither sun, nor star is gleaming ; — Look not round for some to love thee ; Put not faith in mortal seeming ; Lightly would they hold and leave thee. Man and woman would deceive thee. But in the depths of thine own soul Descend, and mightier powers...
Page 125 - ... same trivial observations; and but for an incident or two, the growth of her own follies, might find it difficult to point out the slightest difference between the fete of the countess on the first of June, and that of the marquis on the first of July. But though twenty seasons...
Page 42 - He puts more confidence in his words than meaning, and more in his pronunciation than his words. Occasion is his Cupid, and he hath but one receipt of making love.
Page 171 - In its trackless depths unnumbered. Speak the word !— the power divinest Will awake, if thou inclinest. Thou art lord in thine own kingdom ; Rule thyself— thou rulest all ! Smile, when Fortune's proud dominion Roughly touched shall rudely fall. Be true unto thyself, and hear not Evil thoughts, that would enslave thee. GOD is in thee ! — Mortal, fear not ; Trust in Him, and he will save thee ! • One last trial, however, still awaited him in England.

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