All the Year Round, Volume 8; Volume 28

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Charles Dickens, 1872

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Page 84 - Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Page 182 - Islington, where he was waiting for his sister, whom he had directed to meet him : there was then nothing of disorder discernible in his mind by any but himself, but he had withdrawn from study, and travelled with no other book than an English Testament, such as children carry to the school; when his friend took it into his hand, out of curiosity to see what companion a Man of Letters had chosen, 'I have but one book,' said Collins, 'but that is the best.
Page 462 - He doth excel In honour, courtesy, and all the parts Court can call, hers, or man could call his arts. He's prudent, valiant, just and temperate: In him all virtue is beheld in state; And he is built like some imperial room For that to dwell in, and be still at home.
Page 33 - ... and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight ; The shaft hath just been shot — the arrow bright With an immortal's vengeance ; in his eye And nostril beautiful disdain, and might And majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the Deity. But in his delicate form — a dream of Love, Shaped by some solitary nymph, whose breast Longed for a deathless lover from above, And maddened in that vision...
Page 304 - He rather prays you will be pleased to see One such, today, as other plays should be; Where neither chorus wafts you o'er the seas...
Page 368 - The number of living creatures of all orders whose existence intimately depends on the kelp is wonderful. A great volume might be written describing the inhabitants of one of these beds of sea-weed. Almost...
Page 469 - I cannot tell upon what grounds many people conceive they have a right, at a theatre, to make such a prodigious noise as to prevent others from hearing what is going forward on the stage. Theatres are not absolute necessaries of life, and any person may stay away who does not approve of the manner in which they are managed.
Page 462 - Work by my fancy, with his hand. Draw first a cloud, all save her neck, And, out of that, make day to break ; Till like her face it do appear, And men may think all light rose there.
Page 128 - My advice to you, sir, is to come or send as soon as possible. Your company is desired greatly, for the people are very uneasy, but are willing to stay and venture their lives with you, and now is the time to flusterate their intentions and keep the country, whilst we are in it.
Page 33 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The God of Life, and Poesy, and Light — The Sun in human limbs arrayed, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight ; The shaft hath just been shot— the arrow bright With an Immortal's vengeance— in his eye And nostril beautiful Disdain, and Might And Majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the Deity.

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