The bane of a life, Volume 1

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Page 26 - Oh, but for one short hour! A respite however brief! No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, But only time for Grief! A little weeping would ease my heart, But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread!
Page 117 - Doctor's as drunk as the d ," we said, And we managed a shutter to borrow ; We raised him, and sigh'd at the thought that his head Would " consumedly ache " on the morrow. We bore him home, and we put him to bed, And we told his wife and his daughter To give him, next morning, a couple of red Herrings, with soda-water.
Page 257 - We have here, in a book lately published, a monograph of the working classes, by one of themselves, which speaks with clear utterance, neither exaggerating nor extenuating.
Page 196 - ... in death are undivided. I have seen such a sight as this : it is among the earliest and strongest of my recollections : and never do I hear the well-known line of the bard of Erin— There's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream, — but I immediately think of the aged and venerable couple who lived together in one house, and with one heart, for upwards of fifty years, and slowly sank together, with an unabated unity of affection, into one grave ; and I cannot but suppose that they...
Page 230 - His fragile self-respect could be shattered at one blow; and all the king's horses and all the king's men would never put it together again.
Page 257 - Some Habits and Customs of the Working Classes. By A JOURNEYMAN ENGINEER. " Readers who care to know what a spokesman of the working classes has to say for his order will find this a capital book. The writer is a clever fellow ; but he is more than that.
Page xi - I would attempt a quiet story, illustrative of some of the phases of social life and modes of thought existing among the middle working-class.
Page 192 - Ferias in a different frame of mind from that in which he had left it. He felt like one awakened from a dream.

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