Practical lessons on the comparative construction of the verb in the French and English languages

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Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1863 - 256 pages
 

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Page 241 - Eh! you have frozen me to death again. That word reserved has undone all the rest of his accomplishments. A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband. Hard. On the contrary, modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Page 242 - But you're not to stand so, with your hands in your pockets. Take your hands from your pockets. Roger; and from your head, you blockhead, you. See how Diggory carries his hands. They're a little too stiff, indeed, but that's no great matter. DIGGORY. Ay, mind how I hold them. I learned to hold my hands this way, when I was upon drill for the militia.
Page 242 - Ould Grouse in the gun-room: I can't help laughing at that - he! he! he! - for the soul of me. We have laughed at that these twenty years - ha!
Page 246 - I had done, thou shouldst play thy evening song upon thy pipe ; nor would the incense of my sacrifice be worse accepted, for entering heaven along with that of a broken heart.
Page 245 - She had, superadded likewise to her jacket, a pale green ribband, which fell across her shoulder to the waist; at the end of which hung her pipe. Her goat had been as faithless as her lover ; and she had got a little dog in lieu of him, which she had kept tied by a string to her girdle : as I look'd at her dog, she drew him towards her with the string. " Thou shalt not leave me, Sylvio,
Page 242 - Diggory, you are too talkative. Then if I happen to say a good thing, or tell a good story at table, you must not all burst out a-laughing, as if you made part of the company.
Page 241 - I have taken from the barn, are to make a show at the side-table ; and you, Roger, whom I have advanced from the plough, are to place yourself behind my chair. But you're not to stand so, with your hands in your pockets. Take...
Page 245 - When we had got within half a league of Moulines, at a little opening in the road leading to a thicket, I discovered poor Maria sitting under a poplar; — she was sitting with her elbow in her lap, and her head leaning on one side within her hand.
Page 252 - ... and a glass of sherry was brought me from the sideboard, which I snatched up with eagerness : but oh ! how shall I tell the sequel ? whether the butler by accident mistook, or purposely designed to drive me mad, he gave me the strongest brandy, with which I filled my mouth, already flayed and blistered. Totally unused to ardent spirits, with my tongue, throat, and palate as raw as beef, what could I do...
Page 241 - When company comes, you are not to pop out and stare, and then run in again, like frighted rabbits in a warren. OMNES. No, no.

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