The Adventures of Count D'Orveau: A Romance ...

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G.M. & W. Snider, 1832 - 180 էջ

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Էջ 111 - He reads much; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music: Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself, and scorn'd his spirit That could be mov'd to smile at any thing.
Էջ 176 - And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Էջ 86 - Unlike our gross, diseas'd, terrestrial blood : (For not the bread of man their life sustains, Nor wine's inflaming juice supplies their veins.) With tender shrieks the goddess fill'd the place, And dropt her offspring from her weak embrace.
Էջ 101 - ... himself completely master of the great secret. His first attempt to carry it into execution, was to be in the leg he was about to make for Mynheer Von Wodenblock. It was on the evening of the sixth day from that to which I have already alluded, that with this magic leg, carefully packed up, the acute artisan again made his appearance before the expecting and impatient Wodenblock.
Էջ 100 - The Dutch Prometheus declared, that to please Mynheer Von Wodenblock, he would do more than human ingenuity had ever done before, and undertook to bring him, within six days, a leg which would laugh to scorn the mere common legs possessed by common men. This assurance was not meant as an idle boast. Turningvort was a man of speculative as well as practical science, and there was a favourite discovery which he had long been endeavouring to make, and in accomplishing which he imagined he had at last...
Էջ 105 - ... grew very pale — he was evidently not prepared for this new difficulty. He lost not a moment, however, in following the merchant, to do what he could towards extricating him from so awkward a predicament. The merchant, or rather the merchant's leg, was walking very quick, and Turningvort, being an elderly man, found it no easy matter to make up to him. He did so at last, nevertheless, and, catching him in his arms, lifted him entirely from the ground. But the stratagem (if so it may be called),...
Էջ 86 - Through breaking ranks his furious course he bends, And at the goddess his broad lance extends ; Through her bright veil the daring weapon drove, Th...
Էջ 151 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer's cloud, Without our special wonder?

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