The secretary, Volume 1

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Page 135 - O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
Page 282 - And if thou saidst I am not peer To any lord in Scotland here, Lowland or Highland, far or near, Lord Angus, thou hast lied!
Page 1 - Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Page 30 - The strawberry grows underneath the nettle, And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality...
Page 1 - Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times. And now how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment, that were wont...
Page 193 - Do so, for it is worth listening to. — These nine in buckram that I told thee of — P. Henry. So, two more already. Fal. Their points being broken,— began to give me ground ; but I followed me close, came in foot and hand, and with a thought, seven of the eleven I paid. P. Henry. Oh monstrous ! eleven buckram men grown out of two ! Fal.
Page 32 - ... accordance with the scene around. very creditors through whose instrumentality the prisoner had been detained, ceased to trouble themselves further. Persecution and human animosity could not reach beyond the grave. And all that remained of the victim was readily consigned to the more charitable intentions of the doctor. At the eastern corner of a small church-yard, much within a quarter of a mile of the prison gates, may yet be seen a plain flat stone, whereon is simply cut the date on which...
Page 19 - ... the thin coverlid that insufficiently protected him from the cold. On the doctor's entrance, the invalid languidly raised his eyes, as if in surprise at the interruption, but as quickly withdrew them to gaze perhaps for the last time, with all the fond affection of a father, on the countenance of the child beside him. The little fellow could hardly have been five years old, but sorrow and he had made early acquaintance ; no joyous childhood had been his, no laughing playmates had he to share...
Page 25 - ... of whose parents he knew literally nothing, nor was he even acquainted with the name which had formerly belonged to the body now fixed in death before him. From the boy he could gain no information whatever; in fact, the poor little fellow, although unconscious of the extent of his loss, knew, as if by instinct, that his only friend was insensible to his caresses; and when he found his endeavours to obtain the accustomed endearments unavailing, he hid his face upon his parent's breast and sobbed...
Page 65 - ... and with such an appearance of feeling, as proved beyond doubt, that supposing his lordship to have been wholly indifferent on the subject, he at least acted his part to admiration. The great object now was to convey the marquis home; and the bleeding having much alleviated the pain he received by the fall from his horse, together with the rough usage experienced at the hands of the robbers, the peer declared his ability to proceed, and to his son repeatedly urged their immediate departure, as...

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