Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 42

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Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith
Richard Bentley, 1857 - Literature


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Page 31 - A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom* child; a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers...
Page 202 - em : Take that of me, my friend, who have the power To seal the accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes ; And, like a scurvy politician, seem To see the things thou dost not.
Page 320 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 102 - A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand spears in rest, A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snowwhite crest ; And in they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a guiding star, Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre.
Page 31 - All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court...
Page 31 - I, to comfort him, bid him a' should not think of God, I hoped there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet. So a' bade me lay more clothes on his feet: I put my hand into the bed and felt them, and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to his knees, and so upward, and upward, and all was as cold as any stone.
Page 616 - I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and earth ? We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.
Page 102 - And if my standard-bearer fall, as fall full well...
Page 494 - Kilmarnock's life. The King is much inclined to some mercy ; but the Duke, who has not so much of Caesar after a victory, as in gaining it, is for the utmost severity. It was lately proposed in the city to present him with the freedom of some company ; one of the aldermen said aloud, " Then let it be of the Butchers ! " " The Scotch and his Royal Highness are not at all guarded in their expressions of each other.
Page 145 - De tous les animaux qui s'élèvent dans l'air, Qui marchent sur la terre, ou nagent dans la mer, De Paris au Pérou , du Japon jusqu'à Rome , Le plus sot animal , à mon avis , c'est l'homme.

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