My Confidences: An Autobiographical Sketch Addressed to My Descendants

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Smith, Elder, & Company, 1896 - 440 pagina's

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Pagina 240 - OLD as I am, for ladies' love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet, Which once inflam'd my soul, and still inspires my wit.
Pagina 123 - They cut his throat from ear to ear, His brains they battered In; His name was Mr William Weare, He dwelt in Lyon's Inn.
Pagina 277 - And the hostler that sung about eight years ago ? And where is your sister, so mild and so dear, Whose voice to her maids like a trumpet was clear ?"
Pagina 385 - As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I, And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. Till a" the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi
Pagina 152 - Her physique was peculiar : curls like the pendent ears of a water-spaniel, and poor little hands — so thin that when she welcomed you she gave you something like the foot of a young bird ; the Hand that made her great had not made her fair.
Pagina 113 - To be more prince) as may be. You are sad. Hub. Indeed, I have been merrier. Arth. Mercy on me! Methinks, nobody should be sad but I : Yet, I remember, when I was in France, Young gentlemen would be as sad as night, Only for wantonness. By my Christendom, So I were out of prison, and kept sheep, I should be as merry as the day is long...
Pagina 72 - Four ducks on a pond, A grass bank beyond, A blue sky of Spring, White clouds on the wing : What a little thing To remember for years — To remember with tears.
Pagina 84 - The nappy reeks wi' mantling ream, An' sheds a heart-inspiring steam ; The luntin pipe, an' sneeshin mill, Are handed round wi' right guid will ; The cantie auld folks crackin crouse, The young anes ranting thro' the house,— My heart has been sae fain to see them, That I for joy hae barkit wi
Pagina 166 - I have sat at my meals before it for seven and forty years ; and such are the changes that have taken place among us — so many have come and gone in the time — that, when I look upon the company there — upon those who are sitting at that table, silent as they are — I am sometimes inclined to think that we, and not they, are the shadows.
Pagina 410 - In the retirement of his later years, he was enabled to cultivate this taste with every advantage, and numbered among his familiar friends some of the most eminent persons of his own time. Saturday was devoted to receiving men of literature and science at his table. On these occasions we were always permitted to be present, and looked forward with delight to this weekly festival, which contributed essentially to our improvement as well as to our amusement. He lost no opportunity of affording us instruction....

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