The London Quarterly Review, Volume 88

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Theodore Foster, 1851

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Page 26 - At first he spoke of the tanners, and the smiths, and the drovers, who were plying their trades about him ; and they shouted with laughter as he poured forth his homely jokes. But soon the magic charm of his voice made itself felt. The peculiar sweetness of its tone had an effect which even the thunder of Pericles failed to produce. The laughter ceased — the crowd thickened — the gay youth whom nothing else could tame stood transfixed and awestruck in his presence — there was a solemn thrill...
Page 102 - Yea in this now, while malice frets her hour, Is foretaste given me of that meed divine ; Here undisturbed in this sequestered bower, The friendship of the good and wise is mine; And that green wreath which decks the Bard when dead, That laureate garland crowns my living head.
Page 176 - A thousand horrid prodigies foretold it ; A feeble government, eluded laws, A factious populace, luxurious nobles, And all the maladies of sinking states.
Page 266 - I am not one of your mad kind of lovers who doat even upon faults when once they are taken by beauty of person. The only beauty that entices me is that she be chaste, obedient, humble, economical, patient ; and that there be hopes that she will be solicitous about my health.
Page 17 - These did not seem to affect him in the slightest ; he only acknowledged the shots by a salaam-like movement of his trunk, with the point of which he gently touched the wound with a striking and peculiar action.
Page 164 - When the cnange of situation which they can endure is great, it is usually attended by some modifications of the form, colour, size, structure, or other particulars ; but the mutations thus superinduced are governed by constant laws, and the capability of so varying forms part of the permanent...
Page 94 - ... dust, visible or invisible, was the plague of her life. I have seen her order the teakettle to be emptied and refilled, because some one had passed across the hearth while it was on the fire preparing for her breakfast. She had indulged these humors till she had formed for herself notions of uncleanness almost as irrational and inconvenient as those of the Hindoos.
Page 7 - ... where I could more conveniently cut up and preserve the flesh, without the trouble of sending men and pack-oxen to fetch it. I have repeatedly seen an eland drop down dead at the end of a severe chace, owing to his plethoric habit. The skin of the eland I had just shot emitted, like most other antelopes, the most delicious perfume of trees and grass.
Page 16 - Suddenly the appalling and murderous voice of an angry, bloodthirsty lion broke upon my ear within a few yards of us, followed by the shrieking of the Hottentots. Again and again the murderous roar of attack was repeated. We heard John and Ruyter shriek,
Page 98 - Dear Cottle, Shall I trouble you (I being over the mouth and nose, in doing something of importance, at Lovell's) to send your servant into the market, and buy a pound of bacon, and two quarts of broad beans; and when he carries it down to College St. to desire the maid to dress it for dinner, and tell her I shall be home by three o'clock. Will you come and drink tea with me, and I will endeavour to get the etc. ready for you. Yours affectionately, STC...

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