Wynville; or, Clubs and coteries, by the author of 'The age of Pitt and Fox'.


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Pagina 253 - A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay...
Pagina 189 - By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they so were bred. The priest continues what the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.
Pagina 199 - Nay, but, Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute ! not a glance but speaks and kindles some thought of love! Then, Jack, her cheeks! her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the insinuations of her tell-tale eyes!
Pagina 271 - This innoxious and ineffectual character, that seems formed upon a plan of apology and disculpation, falls miserably short of the mark of public duty. That duty demands and requires, that what is right should not only be made known but made prevalent, that what is evil should not only be detected but defeated.
Pagina 266 - ... in certain respects the most remarkable amongst those pupils of Mr. Canning who were inclined to support reform — there being in his character a combination of many qualities not often found together. In the early part of his career, it is remarked, his public reputation was by no means high, for he sacrificed too much to social enjoyment, being proficient in those graceful pursuits which impart more polish to the person than power to the will. " But his nature was too masculine to sink beneath...
Pagina 268 - And then, with perfect correctness, it is added, that, though his thinking was never original or profound, he could spice his common-places with so much piquancy, and dress up parliamentary platitudes with so much sounding rhetoric, and then rattle off his concerted pieces with such swashing spirit, that he could deceive political novices into the idea that be was a genius.
Pagina 141 - When I got a fair view of his face I was displeased at its expression. There was a furtive look about the eyes and mouth, an appearance as if he were playing a part that did not become him. He seemed as if he had done something which made him feel unquietly, like a monk of La Trappe addicted to eating beefsteak in the dark.
Pagina 260 - In the first place, let us exclude the banker, except that he can give a reason for the faith that is in him, because he is an interested party.
Pagina 165 - Men, some to business, some to pleasure take, But every woman is at heart a rake.

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