Gurney Married: A Sequel to Gilbert Gurney

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George Routledge, 1863 - 413 Seiten
 

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Seite 353 - You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
Seite 8 - Children pick up words, as pigeons peas. And utter them again as God shall please.
Seite 19 - All love at first, like generous wine, Ferments and frets until 'tis fine ; But when 'tis settled on the lee, And from th' impurer matter free, Becomes the richer still the older, And proves the pleasanter the colder.
Seite 103 - My son is my son till he gets him a wife, My daughter's my daughter all the days of her life...
Seite 160 - My choice is store of gold ; the rich are wise. He that upon his back rich garments wears, Is wise, though on his head grow Midas' ears. Gold is the strength, the sinews of the world, The health, the soul, the beauty most divine, A mask of gold hides all deformities ; Gold is Heaven's physic, life's restorative...
Seite 52 - ... of distress. Observe, however, that the quantities of food and exercise are relative things : those who move much, may, and indeed ought to eat more; those who use little exercise, should eat little. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.
Seite 50 - Because,' said my friend, ' they have established a code.' ' Dear me,' said I, ' signals by looks ?' ' No,' said he, ' by words.' If Mrs. Smigsmag is to lead, Smigsmag says, Dear, begin ; Dear begins with D, so does diamond, and out comes one from the lady. If he has to lead, and she says S. my love, she wants a spade.
Seite 183 - With thee conversing I forget all time; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Seite 358 - Figure, I own, at first may give offence, And harshly strike the eye's too curious sense ; But when perfections of the mind break forth, Humour's chaste sallies, judgment's' solid worth; When the pure genuine flame, by Nature taught, Springs into sense, and ev'ry action's thought ; Before such merit all objections fly ; Pritchard's genteel, and Garrick's six feet high.

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