The Husband-hunter; Or, "Das Schiksal.", Volumen2

Lea and Blanchard, 1839

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Página 177 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.
Página 87 - ... advert to more particularly, had raised the rents of lands in that part to a degree that was perfectly exorbitant. Land in that county, which is totally destitute of manufactures, appears to me to have become (if I may use the expression) a necessary of life. The common mode of livelihood speculated upon in that country is the taking of land; of course, in proportion as the population multiplied, the demand for land increased ; and that, combined with the extravagant prices of all species of...
Página 1 - But should I now to you relate The strength and riches of their state, The powder, patches, and the pins, The ribbons, jewels, and the rings, The lace, the paint, and warlike things That make up all their magazines : If I should tell the politic arts To take and keep men's hearts ; The letters, embassies, and spies, The frowns, and smiles, and flatteries, The quarrels, tears, and perjuries, Numberless, nameless mysteries...
Página 75 - THE Coroner's jury returned a verdict of '•' murder by some person or persons unknown.
Página 86 - The law of blood and revenge, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth," is gone forever; and the purpose of the law is no longer vengence, but reform. The old saying "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man also shall his blood be shed," though quoted yet occasionally by zealous prosecutors, is diminished in force, or at least has ceased to be an infalable rule, changeless as the laws of the Medes and Persians. We have learned to modify the severity of the law, in accordance with the spirit of Christianity,...
Página 87 - Confide in him, who, by experience, knows This is the woe surpassing other woes ! From his sad brow the wonted cheer is fled ; Low on his breast declines his drooping head ; Nor can he find (while grief each sense o'erbears) Voice for his plaints, or moisture for his tears : Impatient sorrow seeks its way to force, But with too eager haste retards the course, t * [The extracts are from lloole's Translation.
Página 94 - Of the smooth glance beware; for 'tis too late, When on his heart the torrent softness pours. Then wisdom prostrate lies, and fading fame Dissolves in air away ; while the fond soul, Wrapt in gay visions of unreal bliss, Still paints th...
Página 86 - State to the committee the opinion you formed on the origin and causes of this ?" " My opinion was and is, that in Limerick, and the adjacent parts of the counties of Cork and Kerry, the spirit of insurrection which had broken out proceeded from local causes and the condition of the lower orders of the people." " Have the goodness to state to the committee, generally, in what way you think the condition of the lower orders operated to produce this apprehension — on your general view of the state...
Página 87 - ... apprehension on your general view of the state of the country, your general view of the case ?—The population of the parts of the country, where insurrections were most prevalent, is extremely dense. The property is greatly subdivided, and the condition of the lower orders of the people is more miserable than I can describe it. The great increase of people, with other causes, which I shall advert to more particularly, had raised the rents of lands in that part to a degree that was perfectly...
Página 111 - Now, my friend," said Kavanagh, the following morning, " have you made up your mind as to what you mean to do? Will you visit Mrs. Mordaunt, or will you not ? Is it right, or is it wrong ? that is the plain question. You say that your former affection for her returned last night. And 1 say — remember that she is the wife of another.

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