The adventures of Hugh Trevor, Volúmenes3-4

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Página 103 - Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid, Weak masters though ye be, I have bedimm'd The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war...
Página 102 - Antony, or quaffing nectar with Jupiter himself, it is a safe wager of a pound to a penny that half of them go supperless to bed. A set of poor, but pleasant rogues ! miserable, but merry wags ! that weep without sorrow, stab without anger, die without dread, and laugh, sing, and dance, to inspire mirth in others, while surrounded themselves with wretchedness. A thing still more remarkable in these enchanters is, that they completely effect their purpose, and make...
Página 139 - Gray; And warm thy old heart with a glass. 'Nay, but credit I've none, And my money's all gone; Then say how may that come to pass? Well-a-day!
Página 140 - His fat beeves and his beer And his merry new year Are all for the flush and the fair, Well-a-day !" " My keg is but low, I confess, Gaffer Gray : What then ? While it lasts, man, we'll live." " The poor man alone, When he hears the poor moan, Of his morsel a morsel will give, Well-a-day...
Página 140 - The lawyer lives under the hill, Gaffer Gray, Warmly fenced both in back and in front." " He will fasten his locks, And will threaten the stocks, Should he ever more find me in want, Well-a-day!
Página 140 - Hie away to the house on the brow, Gaffer Gray; And knock at the jolly priest's door. 'The priest often preaches Against worldly riches, But ne'er gives a mite to the poor, Well-a-day!
Página 103 - twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war : to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt : the strong-bas'd promontory Have I made shake ; and by the spurs pluck'd up The pine and cedar : graves, at my command, Have wak'd their sleepers ; op'd, and let them forth By my so potent art...
Página 143 - ... to suffer imposition, from assumed worth and fictitious distress. Beings of supposed benevolence, capable of perceiving, loving, and promoting merit and virtue, have now and then seemed to flit and glide before it. But the visions were deceitful : ere they were distinctly seen, the phantoms vanished. Or, if such beings do exist, it has experienced the peculiar hardship of never having met with any, in whom both the purpose and the power were fully united. Therefore, with hands wearied with labour,...
Página 169 - Italian vender of artificial flowers ; the day after, the prince, and the devil does not know who beside, were with her ; and so on till patience and spleen were at daggers drawn. At last, from the hall I was introduced to the drawing-room, where I was half amazed to find myself. Could it be real ? Should I, after all, see a creature so elevated ; so unlike the poor compendium of flesh and blood with which I crawled about the earth ? Why, it was to be hoped that I should ! Still she did not come...
Página 142 - It moved about the earth despised and unnoticed ; and died indigent and unlamented. It could hear, see, feel, smell, and taste, with as much quickness, delicacy, and force, as other bodies. It had desires and passions like other bodies, but was denied the use of them by such as had the power and the will to engross the good things of this world to themselves. The doors of the great were shut upon it ; not because it was infected with disease, or contaminated with infamy ; but on...

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