A Memoir of the Right Honourable Hugh Elliot


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Side 97 - Upon her face there was the tint of grief, The settled shadow of an inward strife, And an unquiet drooping of the eye, As if its lid were charged with unshed tears.
Side 124 - Alas ! — how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity...
Side 116 - Why, madam," said he with wonderful readiness, "it is called a stifled sigh because it is checked in its progress, and only half a colour.
Side 233 - Belvidera ! Oh ! she is my wife And we will bear our wayward fate together, But ne'er know comfort more.
Side 145 - It is almost certain that a man without a garden goes to the public house; and he cannot do so without spending money, which would be useful on his children's back, or in the purchase of household comforts. Many an industrious man, unused to tippling, has been totally ruined by his leisure; and "it is much to be regretted that there are no means of profitably employing the interval between business and bed time. If a man has his garden, he blends amusement with labour, and profit with both. Gardening...
Side 157 - ... was his remark as the prospect darkened, ' is that, instead of being the first people in the world, we shall be the second.' Lady Minto gives the following version of a story which has been told in many ways: — 'A vulgar Frenchman who had just heard of the acknowledgment by France of the independence of America, came up to my grandfather, and, thrusting his face in that of the English Minister, said with a sneer — " Voila un fameux soufflet que la France a donnc a l
Side 233 - Reduce the glittering trappings of thy wife To humble weeds, fit for thy little state; Then to some suburb cottage both retire; Drudge, to feed loathsome life : get brats, and starve — Home, home, I say. (Exit Priuli.) Jaff.
Side 92 - Rawdon, a very fine fellow and a good soldier, I wish you knew him. We took above £100 at the door. I hear a great many people blame us for acting, and think we might have found something better to do, but General Howe follows the example of the King of Prussia, who, when Prince Ferdinand wrote him a long letter, mentioning all the difficulties and distresses of the army, sent back the following concise answer: De la gaiete, encore de la gaiete, et toujours de la gaiete.
Side 51 - Self-deceived even more than deceived by others, they have still to learn that life will reflect their own image — " as in water face answcreth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Side 273 - He is very much ripened in his abilities, which are really considerable, and has acquired a great store of knowledge Mirabeau is as overbearing in his conversation as awkward in his graces, as ugly and misshapen in face and person, as dirty in his dress, and withal as perfectly suffisant, as we remember him twenty years ago at school. I loved him, however, then, and so did you, though, as he confesses, you sometimes...

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