Norman Leslie: A Tale of the Present Times

Front Cover
Harper, 1841 - 864 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 153 - tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Page 38 - I fear, too early : for my mind misgives, Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night's revels...
Page 94 - 11 ne'er blame my partial fancy : Naething could resist my Nancy! But to see her was to love her, Love but her and love for ever. Had we never loved sae kindly, Had we never loved sae blindly, Never met — or never parted — We had ne'er been broken-hearted. Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest ! Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest I Thine be ilka joy and treasure, Peace, enjoyment, love and pleasure...
Page 133 - Then to advise how war may, best upheld, Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage; besides, to know Both spiritual power and civil, what each means, What severs each, thou hast learned, which few have done.
Page 214 - Loud peals of thunder from the poles ensue; Then flashing fires the transient light renew; The face of things a frightful image bears, And present death in various forms appears. Struck with unusual fright, the Trojan chief, With lifted hands and eyes, invokes relief; And, "Thrice and four times happy those," he cried, "That under Ilian walls before their parents died!
Page 125 - I wish for balmy sleep, but wish in vain; Love has no bounds in pleasure, or in pain. What frenzy, shepherd, has thy soul possess'd?
Page 91 - To-night then be it," said Mentz, " though to-night my hand is not steady, for wine and anger are no friends to the nerves." " Dost thou refuse me then ?" demanded the youth with a sneer. " By the mass, no ; but to-night is dark, the moon is down, the stars are clouded, and the wind goes by in heavy puffs and gusts. Hear it even now !" " Therefore," said the youth, apparently more coldly composed as his fierce rival grew more perceptibly agitated, — " therefore will we lay down our lives here,...
Page 55 - Then, riding up to them, he cried out, "Shough! shough!" which made them set down the other foot, and after taking a step or two, they all flew away. Currado then turned to him, and said, "Well, thou lying knave, art thou now convinced that they have two legs?" Chichibio, quite at his wit's end, and scarcely knowing whether he was on his head or his heels, suddenly made answer, "Yes, sir; but you did not shout out 'Shough! shough!' to that crane last night, as you have done to these; if you had,...
Page 89 - But! he added, suddenly rising and drawing up his figure, with a dignity that silenced every breath, ' for thee, thou drunken, bragging, foolish beast ! I scorn — I spit upon — I defy thee ! and — thus be punished thy base, brutal insolence, and thy stupid presumption.' " As he spoke he dashed the contents of the ample goblet full into the face of Mentz; and then, with all his strength, hurled the massy goblet itself at the same mark. The giant reeled and staggered a few paces back ; and, amid...
Page 86 - ... curiosity at once arose to witness the result ; for Mentz had sworn that he would compel Arnold, on their first meeting, to beg pardon on his knees for the audacity of having addressed his mistress. It had not appeared that Arnold knew any thing of Mentz's character, for he sat cheerfully and...

Bibliographic information