The Avenger: A Narrative; and Other Papers

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Ticknor and Fields, 1859 - 327 Seiten
 

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Seite 89 - Then did the little maid reply, "Seven boys and girls are we; Two of us in the churchyard lie Beneath the churchyard tree.
Seite 75 - Her dreams showed sufficiently to us, who watched her couch, that terror for the future mingled with the sense of degradation for the past. Nature asserted her rights. But the more she shrank from the suffering, the more did she proclaim how severe it had been, and consequently how noble the self-conquest. Yet, as her weakness increased, so did her terror ; until I besought her to take comfort, assuring her that, in case any attempt should be made to force her out again to public exposure, I would...
Seite 94 - Lebanon;" and this I have printed, and have intentionally placed it at the end, as appropriately closing a record in which the case of poor Ann the Outcast formed not only the most memorable and the most suggestively pathetic incident, but also that which, more than any other, coloured — or (more truly I should say) shaped, moulded and remoulded, composed and decomposed — the great body of opium dreams. The search...
Seite 188 - Tragedy trace the expansion of its own dark impassioned music ? tSf'f (hybris) — the spirit of outrage and arrogant self-assertion — in that temper lurks the original impulse towards wrong ; and to that temper the Greek drama adapts its monitory legends. The doctrine of the Hebrew Scriptures as to vicarious retribution is at times discovered secretly moving through the scenic poetry of Athens. His own crime is seen hunting a man through five generations, and finding him finally in the 'persons...
Seite 35 - Probably she was his mother, for the dress was rich with pearls, and evidently that of a person in the highest rank of court beauties. I sighed as I thought of the stern melancholy of her son, if Maximilian were he, as connected, probably, with the fate and fortunes of this majestic beauty ; somewhat haughty, perhaps, in the expression of her fine features, but still noble — generous — confiding. Laying the picture on the table, I awoke Maximilian, and told him of the dreadful news. He listened...
Seite 104 - But such is the extent of my geographical ignorance that I am profoundly ignorant in which of the three states it is proper to look for the city of Boston, though I know to a nicety in which of the three it is not. Rhode Island, I am positive, does not grow any huge city, unless, like Jonah's gourd, it has rushed into life by one night's growth. So that I have eliminated one quantity at least from the algebraic problem ; which must, therefore, be in a very hopeful state towards solution. Boston,...
Seite 227 - In the very midst of the excitement at the moment of storming the breach in the Canton wall, on the -morning of November 29, the admiral took the following precautions: " Before the landing took place, I assembled the officers, and urgently impressed upon them (as I had previously done by written orders) the necessity of restraining the men from molesting the persons and property of the inhabitants, confining warlike operations against the troops only ; and I have pleasure in bearing testimony to...
Seite 94 - ... features of Ann, which I spoke of as pursued in the crowds of London, was in a more proper sense pursued through many a year in dreams. The general idea of a search and a chase reproduced itself in many shapes. The person, the rank, the age, the scenical position, all varied themselves for ever ; but the same leading traits more or less faintly remained of a lost Pariah woman, and of some shadowy malice which withdrew her, or attempted to withdraw her, from restoration and from hope.
Seite 254 - Clarendon says that he has consulted the law-officer of the crown, and has come to the conclusion that this act of the Chinese authorities constitutes an infraction of Art. IX. of the Supplementary Treaty. Yet, whilst saying this, he adds, as a part of the very same despatch, pretty nearly that very identical remark of Sir J. Bowring, which Lord Derby fancies to be nothing less than a confidential retractation of the whole charge against the Chinese. Here are Lord Clarendon's words : " The expiration...
Seite 53 - ... of sixty. The hall and lower flight of stairs were floating with blood. Where, then,. was Miss Liebenheim, the grand-daughter ? That was the universal cry ; for she was beloved as generally as she was admired. Had the infernal murderers been devilish enough to break into that temple of innocent and happy life...

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