Tales of Humour and Romance: Selected from Popular German Writers

Richard Holcraft
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1829 - 304 pagina's

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Pagina xv - It will have blood, they say ; blood will have blood : Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak ; Augurs, and understood relations, have By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.
Pagina 83 - A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick ; on whom my pains, Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost ; And as, with age, his body uglier grows, So his mind cankers.
Pagina 115 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Pagina 155 - There's not the smallest orb which thou beholdest But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins. Such harmony is in immortal souls : But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
Pagina 108 - tis he, 'tis he. Thus we lift our lamps to meet him, Thus we touch our lutes to greet him.
Pagina 184 - Ha ! villain ! so my conjecture was not unfounded, that you cared not for my daughter, but merely for her fortune ! God be praised that my child and my money are not yet irrevocably in your clutches ! Know then, knave ! the man who married you was no clergyman, he was a brother soldier in priest's attire ; and these gentlemen are no highwaymen, but friends who have done me the service of proving you. Since then, you have laid...
Pagina 181 - no, no' ; all beyond this seemed to her sinful. This wooden puppet was indeed a mighty contrast to the sprightly, gay, and lively nymphs with whom the young Briton had, until this period, been toying ; but he carefully confined to the solitude of his own bosom the disagreeable feeling of this heaven-and-earth distant difference. His flattering tongue called the girl's silliness celestial innocence, and her red, swollen cheeks he likened to the beauty of the full-blown damask rose. The end of the...
Pagina 123 - Not long before this time a severe edict against poaching had been renewed, which condemned the transgressor to the house of correction. Robert was unwearied in his attempts to...
Pagina 140 - ... me like the scornful laugh of hell,
Pagina 182 - Colonel, and he instantly made his son-in-law acquainted with bis wife's portion, which in German money might amount to thirty thousand dollars. The dissembler acted as if he wished to know nothing about the matter, and solemnly vowed that he had not, as yet, thought on such things, but had regarded only the noble qualities of his charming wife, whose pure self was dearer to him than all the treasures of the world. Upon this they sat down to table, and the father-inlaw urged and begged, that they...

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