Records of real life in the palace and the cottage, revised by J. Galt

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1839
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Pagina 47 - I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this.
Pagina 190 - SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade, Apt emblem of a virtuous maid — Silent and chaste she steals along, Far from the world's gay busy throng ; • With gentle yet prevailing force, Intent upon her destined course ; Graceful and useful all she does, Blessing and blest where'er she goes. Pure-bosom'd as that watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face.
Pagina 190 - LADY. SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade, Apt emblem of a virtuous maid — Silent and chaste she steals along, Far from the world's gay busy throng ; • With gentle yet prevailing force, Intent upon her destined course ; Graceful and useful all she does, Blessing and blest where'er she goes.
Pagina 284 - In a strange land Such things, however trivial, reach the heart. And through the heart the head, clearing away The narrow notions that grew up at home, And in their place grafting good will to all— ROGERS.
Pagina 295 - AND what is Life ? An hour-glass on the run, A mist retreating from the morning sun, A busy, bustling, still repeated dream. Its length ? A minute's pause, a moment's thought. And Happiness ? A bubble on the stream, That, in the act of seizing, shrinks to naught.
Pagina 264 - ... those factitious ceremonies and parade that estrange frank intercourse. The interior of this chateau does not assimilate with the ancient dignity of its architecture, for all is modern in the arrangements within. It was pillaged and almost entirely gutted during the last thirty years' troubles and warfares ; and this noble Seigneur, in rendering it habitable, has prudently only consulted simplicity and comfort ; a few stray old blue damask silk fauteuils, are the only vestiges of former sumptuosity....
Pagina 269 - The voiture then comes to the garden gate; with four horses, high-fed, high-spirited, seldom worked, harnessed in the Prussian fashion, and appearing to scamper at will, we dash through the rivers, fords, the most beautiful landscapes, so beautiful, so varied, that no pen, no pencil can do them adequate justice; but more of this hereafter — let me finish the journal of the day, which is in feet that of every succeeding one, with little variation.
Pagina 113 - This aerial bow, as it hangs between the busy cities, "curving on a sky imbrued with color," is perfect as an organism of nature. It is an organism of nature. There was no question in the mind of its designer of "good taste" or of appearance. He learned the law that struck its curves, the law that...
Pagina 267 - ... these luxuries and pageantry, diffusing gaiety over the social meal. It is long since the brothers, Hugo and Max, and their nephews, have thus met together. I have named it the family congress. The Prince presides at the banquets, having me on his right hand; unlike his dinners at the Hague, the viands are placed on the table, and he serves each dish himself. " This soup is excellent," he said to me to-day ; " I superintended the mixing of the ingredients, and there is some macaroni coming, dressed...
Pagina 269 - ... immediately adjourn to a flower-garden, surrounded by a trellis fence of roses ; beneath the shade of two large spreading cherry-trees, from which we cull the fruit as we sit under them ; with the dessert, the domestics bring the pipes of old Comte Max, and the two aide-decamps ; on that of uncle Max is engraved the ten commandments. The Princess only permits them to smoke in the open air, and there, I do not think it disagreeable. My devoted le Comte Hugo is too much the polished refined gentleman,...

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