Richard Savage: A Romance of Real Life

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R. Bentley, 1896 - 466 pagina's

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Pagina 42 - I am as free as Nature first made man, \ Ere the base laws of servitude began, J When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Pagina 193 - tis impossible you should proceed. Already I am worn with cares and age, And just abandoning the ungrateful stage: Unprofitably kept at Heaven's expense, I live a rent-charge on his providence: But you, whom every muse and grace adorn, Whom I foresee to better fortune born, Be kind to my remains; and O defend, Against your judgment, your departed friend! Let not the insulting foe my fame pursue, But shade those laurels which descend to you: And take for tribute what these lines express: You merit...
Pagina 180 - The mind is its own place, and of itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
Pagina 340 - ... I, gentlemen of the jury ; that he wears very fine clothes, much finer clothes than you or I, gentlemen of the jury ; that he has abundance of money in his pocket, much more money than you or I, gentlemen of the jury ; but, gentlemen of the jury, is it not a very hard case.
Pagina 352 - Sure, all ill stories of thy sex are false ! 0 woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee To temper man : we had been brutes without you ! Angels are painted fair, to look like you : There's in you all that we believe of heaven; Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love.
Pagina 362 - ... He survived her vengeance ; nor was it ever known that she had attempted his life. Her hatred died not with him, but has been transferred to you." " I must bear it, as I have borne it, as well as I can," I replied; "but not as heretofore, without a consideration. Look you, my lord, this lady mother of mine derives as much delight from hating me, as your common vulgar mothers do from loving their children. Now, some of the young hopefuls make their parents pay pretty smartly for their love ; and...
Pagina 346 - God with all my Heart, with all my Soul, and with all my Strength; and honour the King, and all good Men in Authority under him.
Pagina 436 - Bastard, he laments in a very affecting manner : — No Mother's care Shielded my infant innocence with prayer ; No Father's guardian hand my youth maintain'd, Call'd forth my virtues, or from vice restrain'd.
Pagina 361 - Ha ! very well — very well, indeed," said he. " But, let me go on. After the divorce your mother naturally expected that Lord Rivers would fulfil an engagement to which he had set his solemn word of honour, and rescue her from an infamy into which, for his sake alone, she had plunged herself; but this his lordship absolutely refused to do. What says Mr. Congreve ? " ' Earth knows no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorn'd.
Pagina 365 - Pardon me," said his lordship, after a pause, " perhaps I am impertinently curious, but was there not at one time a kind of engagement subsisting between Miss Wilfred and yourself?" " There was, and is. It still subsists.

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