Temple Bar, Bind 11

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates
Ward and Lock, 1864

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Side 144 - twould a saint provoke," (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke ;} " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — And — Betty — give this cheek a little red.
Side 149 - Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property : it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. Thank God ! my Lords, we have a dependence of another kind...
Side 480 - If I am right, Thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, oh, teach my heart To find that better way.
Side 156 - I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
Side 139 - London; and next day, to see a new opera, after the Italian way, in recitative music and scenes, much inferior to the Italian composure and magnificence; but it was prodigious that in a time of such public consternation such a vanity should be kept up, or permitted.
Side 238 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased ; The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of tilings As yet not come to life : which in their seeds, And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.
Side 190 - And silver white the river gleams, As if Diana, in her dreams, Had dropt her silver bow Upon the meadows low. On such a tranquil night as this, She woke Endymion with a kiss, When, sleeping in the grove, He dreamed not of her love. Like Dian's kiss, unasked, unsought, Love gives itself, but is not bought ; Nor voice nor sound betrays Its deep, impassioned gaze. It comes, — the beautiful, the free, The crown of all humanity, — In silence and alone To seek the elected one.
Side 189 - Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The Shepherd in Virgil grew acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks.
Side 143 - Come, come, Cibber, tell me if there is not something like envy in your character of this young gentleman ; the actor who pleases every body must be a man of merit.
Side 148 - by what law?" Quin replied, " By all the laws he had left them." The Bishop' would have got off upon judgments, and bade the player remember, that all the regicides came to violent ends ; a lie, but no matter. " I would not advise your lordship...

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