Florence Sackville, or self-dependence, an autobiography, Volume 2; Volume 187

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Page 176 - ... Life's smallest miseries are, perhaps, its worst : Great sufferings have great strength : there is a pride In the bold energy that braves the worst, And bears proud in the bearing ; but the heart Consumes with those small sorrows, and small shames, Which crave, yet cannot ask for sympathy. They blush that they exist, and yet how keen The pang that they inflict...
Page 116 - Therefore, do unto all men as ye would they should do unto you : for this is the law and the prophets" Thirdly, Beware of all ostentation of virtue, goodness, or piety.
Page 224 - I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 121 - ... the grass like a veil. The remaining leaves were yellow, and many of the trees were nearly bare ; while from the Siberian crabs and plum trees, which here and there peeped out from the more elegant shrubs, their summer covering was entirely stripped ; and the golden and ruby fruit alone enriched the branches.
Page 243 - Above, the daylight forced its way through some dirty windows which were almost wholly obscured by the " flies," pendant clouds, and machinery. Above, below, turn which way you would, there was that horrid, sickening, suffocating smell which is inseparable from a theatre. It may seem ridiculous, but to me that smell is always connected with the idea of moral degradation. From her Majesty's Opera House in the Haymarket, to the Victoria in Lambeth, all theatres breathe out the same disgusting and unholy...
Page 121 - The sun was bright as in summer, but not oppressive ; the sky clear and blue as if it were one vast sapphire dome, and the air brisk and light. On every tree and shrub, from branch to branch hung festoons of gossamer, gemmed with millions of...
Page 239 - she said ; and taking me in her arms, she raised me as if I had been an infant, and placed me in the arms of the count. "On feeling that man's touch I shuddered so violently that I nearly fell into the lake ; but he held me fast and placed me in the boat. Gertrude followed without aid. Then I noticed that my veil had come off, and was floating on the water. I thought they would track us by it, and...

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