The Life of John Pendleton Kennedy

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Էջ 83 - When on the falling tide the freighted vessels departed, Bearing a nation, with all its household gods, into exile, Exile without an end, and without an example in story.
Էջ 479 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament...
Էջ 375 - I am suffering under a depression of spirits such as I have never felt before. I have struggled in vain against the influence of this melancholy— You will believe me, when I say that I am still miserable in spite of the great improvement in my circumstances. I say you will believe me, and for this simple reason, that a man who is writing for effect does not write thus. My heart is open before you— if it be worth reading, read it. I am wretched, and know not why. Console me,— for you can. But...
Էջ 88 - Patuxent, and was not permitted to return lest the intended attack on Baltimore should be disclosed. He was, therefore, brought up the bay to the mouth of the Patapsco, where the flag vessel was...
Էջ 375 - The situation is agreeable to me for many reasons, — but alas ! it appears to me that nothing can now give me pleasure or the slightest gratification. Excuse me, my dear sir, if in this letter you find much incoherency. My feelings at this moment are pitiable indeed. I am suffering under a depression of spirits, such as I have never felt before. I have struggled in vain against the influence of this melancholy ; you will believe me, when I say that I am still miserable in spite of the great improvement...
Էջ 374 - I am sorry to see you in such a plight as your letter shows you in. It is strange that just at this time, when everybody is praising you, and when fortune is beginning to smile upon your hitherto wretched circumstances, you should be invaded by these blue devils.
Էջ 72 - I see the dagger crest of Mar, I see the Moray's silver star Wave o'er the cloud of Saxon war, That up the lake comes winding far! To hero bound for battle strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'T were worth ten years of peaceful life. One glance at their array!
Էջ 392 - ... should be guarded and preserved from abuse, and rendered efficient for the purposes I contemplate in its establishment, by such regulations as the judgment and experience of the trustees may adopt or approve. I recommend, in reference to such regulations, that it shall not be constructed upon the plan of a circulating library ; and that the books shall not be allowed to be taken out of the building, except in very special cases, and in accordance with rules adapted to them as exceptional privileges.
Էջ 103 - In the train of these goodly groups came the gallants who upheld the chivalry of the age — cavaliers of the old school, full of starch and powder: most of them the iron gentlemen of the Revolution, with leather faces — old campaigners renowned for long stories ; not long enough from the camp to lose their military brusquerie and CHRONICLES OF BALTIMORE.
Էջ 373 - Accordingly he was introduced; the prize money had not yet been paid, and he was in the costume in which he had answered the advertisement of his good fortune. Thin, and pale even to ghastliness...

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