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Էջ 193 - 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 springs that may be won.
Էջ 30 - A WET sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast And fills the white and rustling sail And bends the gallant mast; And bends the gallant mast, my boys. While like the eagle free Away the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee. O for a soft and gentle wind...
Էջ 255 - exercise," or experiment, in the plausible or verisimilar style. Of course, there is not one word of truth in it from beginning to end. I thought that such a style, applied to the gold-excitement, could not fail of effect.
Էջ 226 - See this person out at the gates,' he said; 'and don't let me hear of him hanging about here again;' and upon that he turned upon his heel and walked off. Oh, shouldn't I have liked to have presented him with a testimonial in the shape of a small piece of my mind?
Էջ 293 - There is somewhere in infinite space a world that does not roll within the precincts of mercy, and as it is reasonable, and even scriptural, to suppose that there is music in Heaven, in those dismal regions perhaps the reverse of it is found; tones so dismal, as to make woe itself more insupportable, and to acuminate even despair.
Էջ 74 - ... nuisance," thought the Baronet. " Even one's dearest friend is apt to degenerate into a nuisance. I daresay Orestes was often bored by Pylades, and Damon occasionally weary of Pythias, and Socrates tired of Plato, and Pope disgusted with Bolingbroke, and Lamb heartily sick of Coleridge. But I could send her to the seaside for change of air, or pack her off on a round of visits, or get rid of her in some equally civil manner. She would be mine — my goods, my chattels, my house, my household...
Էջ 203 - Utterly crushed by the patronage of his superior, the junior clerk went on with his work — copying figures out of one book into another book, and ruling double lines with red ink. Mr. Dobb took advantage of his dinner-time to carry the cash-box to Mr. Halliday's house, which was a pleasant old Georgian mansion in a lane where the towers of the cathedral made a perpetual coolness with their dark and solemn shadows. Mr. Halliday was a gay young bachelor ; and the clerk found him lolling on a sofa...
Էջ 178 - ... very slowly when I left England after that sad day in which we parted; it seemed so hard to go further and further away from you; so I lingered here and loitered there, dawdling and dreaming by day and night, and in every stage of my journey doing battle afresh with the tempter, who urged me to come back to you, if only to see your face — if only to touch your hand once more in my weary life. I had reached St. Petersburg when my courage failed. To such a hardened traveller as I am the journey...
Էջ 204 - I brought round the cash-box, sir," said the clerk, placing the precious casket on Mr. Halliday's table, "thinking you might like to pay in the rhi — ready-money, before the — Mr. Sloper came home. It might look more the chee — business-like, you know, sir ; for there's over a hundred there, and Mr. Sloper — " " Oh, yes, I understand. He would have read me a lecture for not looking after things at the office ; and you've brought me this money to save me a scrape. It's very friendly of you,...
Էջ 123 - Bridge. He walked so fast — in an involuntary hurry, which arose from hurry and tumult of his mind rather than any necessity for haste — that he was hot and breathless by the time he came to the bridge. He leaned against the stone balustrade to recover himself, and mopped his damp forehead with his pocket-handkerchief. As he stood bareheaded doing this, he looked down at the water flowing so quietly under the ponderous arch. " If the worst came to the worst, you're pleasant and cool,

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