Tales and Novels: Lame Jervas. The will. The Limerick gloves. Out of debt out of danger. The lottery. Rosanna

Harper & brothers, 1835

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Side 136 - Bless me ! how quick ! how odd ! " said miss Hunter, with a pouting look, which seemed to add — nobody carries me off ! Mr. Beaumont looked duller than was becoming. Mrs. Beaumont applied herself to adjust the pretty curls of miss Hunter's hair ; and Mr. Palmer, in one of his absent fits, hummed aloud, as he walked up and down the room, " ' And it's, Oh ! what will become of me? Oh ! what shall I do ? Nobody coming to marry me, Nobody coming to woo.
Side 127 - As his estate, his person too was free : Him no soft thoughts, no gratitude could move; To gold he fled from beauty and from love...
Side 8 - For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem, Presides o'er trifles with a serious face ; Important, by the virtue of grimace.
Side 20 - WILL you hear a Spanish lady, How she woo'd an English man ? Garments gay, as rich as may be, Deck'd with jewels had she on; Of a comely countenance and grace was she ; And by birth and parentage of high degree. As his prisoner there he kept her, In his hands her life did lie ; Cupid's bands did tie her faster, By the liking of...
Side 78 - AFFECTATION. No. 2. * Why, Affectation, why this mock grimace ? Go, silly thing, and hide that simpering face ; Thy lisping prattle and thy mincing gait, All thy false mimic fooleries I hate ; For thou art Folly's counterfeit, and she, Who is right foolish, hath the better plea ; Nature's true idiot I prefer to thee.

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