Herbert Lacy

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Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street., 1828 - 285 pages

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Page 208 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do ; Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not...
Page 266 - That which gilded over his imperfections, Is wasted and consumed, even like ice, Which by the vehemence of heat dissolves, And glides to many rivers ; so his wealth, That felt a prodigal hand, hot in expense, Melted within his gripe, and from his coffers Ran like a violent stream to other men's.
Page 44 - I'll build all inward : not a light shall ope The common out-way; no expense, no art, No ornament, no door, will I use there; But raise all plain and rudely like a...
Page 105 - In a word, generosity sanctifies every passion, and adds grace to every acquisition of the soul ; and if it does not necessarily include, at least it reflects a lustre upon the whole circle of moral and intellectual qualities.
Page 288 - We must not make a scare-crow of the law, ' Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape, till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror.
Page 18 - There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself of the censure of the world ; to despise it, to return the like, or to endeavour to live so as to avoid it : the first of these is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the universal practice is for the second.
Page 2 - Though this did not prevent her from having some other little flirtations on hand , and being pretty well known to a certain set, she really was much attached to Benschoten , and he loved her as much as it was in his nature to love any one but himself. Without much reputation for cleverness, it was nevertheless she and she only who discovered the secret of his desperate condition and intended departure, as women will find things out even when not particularly brilliant.
Page 154 - I love you, dear morsel of modesty, I love ; and so truly, that I'll make you mistress of my thoughts, lady of my revenues, and commit all my moveahles into your hands; that is, I'll give you an earnest kiss in the highway of matrimony.
Page 105 - True generosity rises above the ordinary rules of social conduct, and flows with much too full a stream to be comprehended within the precise marks of formal precepts. It is a vigorous principle in the soul, which opens and expands all her virtues far beyond those which are only the forced and unnatural productions of a timid obedience.
Page 77 - Nothing drives a party at a house in the country more completely to their resources than rain. To kill time soon became an important object, and various were the means devised. Music and billiards had their turn ; some went to play at battledore and shuttlecock in the hall ; others beguiled the hours in ransacking albums and portfolios. Mr. Tyrwhitt, in despair, proposed...

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