The Old Curiosity Shop: A Drama, in Two Acts

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T.H. Lacy, 1840 - 39 էջ
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Էջ 31 - My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea ; But, before I go, Tom Moore, Here's a double health to thee ! Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate ; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate. Though the ocean roar around me, Yet it still shall bear me on ; Though a desert should surround me, It hath...
Էջ 16 - ... or I shall break my heart and die. Dear grandfather, let us leave this sad place to-morrow, and beg our way from door to door." The old man covered his face with his hands, and hid it in the pillow of the couch on which he lay. "I/ct us be beggars," said the child, passing an arm round his neck, "I have no fear but we shall have enough, I am sure we shall.
Էջ 6 - I observed, roused by what I took to be his selfishness, " it always grieves me to contemplate the initiation of children into the ways of life, when they are scarcely more than infants. It checks their confidence and simplicity — two of the best qualities that Heaven gives them — and demands that they share our sorrows before they are capable of entering into our enjoyments.
Էջ 16 - I'm not quite small enough to get through keyholes — 1 wish I was. I want to have some talk with you in private. Good bye, little Nelly. GRAND. Leave us, my child. (kissing her) (Exit NELLY, L. QUILP. (smacking his lips) What a nice kiss that was — just on the rosy part, too — ha ! GRAND. Have you brought me any money ? QUILP. No ! GRAND.
Էջ 14 - ... course, as young fellows often do, and you shall never have another chance, nor the ghost of half a one. Then the wild young grandson says, you've been at no uncommon expense on my account — you're saving hills of money for my little sister that lives with you, in a secret hnggermuggering kind of way, why can't you stand a trifle for your grown up relation?
Էջ 25 - ... accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent. No man knocks himself down ; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again. Then I'm very glad that mine has brought all this upon itself, and I shall be as careless as I can, and make myself quite at home to spite it. So go on, my buck . . . and let us see which of us will be tired first
Էջ 24 - I must try and get the gal, and the old man's money, or I am sure things will all go wrong with me. My aunt in the country, what wouldn't die, writes me an affectionate letter, to tell me she has cut off the supplies, made a new will, and left me out. Staggerer, Number 1 — no money, no credit, no support from Fred — notice to quit the old lodgings, and the rich wife bolted. Staggerers three, four, five, six, and seven ! Under such an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a. free...
Էջ 15 - I always will, and if you would only leave off vexing him and making him unhappy, then 1 could love you more.
Էջ 14 - Why do you hunt and persecute me ? why do you bring your profligate companions here ? I am very poor, you have chosen your own path, follow it ! leave Nell and I to toil and work.
Էջ 16 - GRAND. Then the child and I are lost. QUILP. Let me be plain with you — you have no secret from me now — you are surprised — well, perhaps, that's natural. You have no secret from me now, I say ; no — not one — for now I know that all those sums of money that you have from me, have found...

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