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Страница 267 - ... he frequently indulged himself in pleasantry and sportive sallies. He was prone to superstition but not to credulity. Though his imagination might incline him to a belief of the marvellous and the mysterious, his vigorous reason examined the evidence with jealousy. He had a loud voice and a slow deliberate utterance which no doubt gave some additional weight to the sterling metal of his conversation.
Страница 267 - He was now in his sixty-fourth year, and was become a little dull of hearing. His sight had always been somewhat weak ; yet, so much does mind govern, and even supply the deficiency of organs, that his perceptions were uncommonly quick and accurate.
Страница 272 - ... also the limbs as far as the knees and elbows. This dress was composed of the skin of some animal, laced in front with thongs of the same material, and having the hairy side inwards ; and it is not impossible it might have been that of the moose deer.
Страница 272 - It had all the appearance of recent death when first discovered, excepting that the abdomen was quite collapsed, but on exposure to the atmosphere it decayed rapidly. The face was that of a young man of handsome features and foreign aspect, and his hair, which was long and black, hung loosely over his shoulders.
Страница 115 - ... out of doubt, The organs, though defunct and dead before, Break up their drowsy grave, and newly move With casted slough and fresh legerity. SHAKSPEARE. Lively vigour rested in his mind, And recompensed him with a better score ; Weak body well is changed for mind's redoubled force. SPENSER. MIRTH. In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a testy, touchy, pleasant fellow ; Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Страница 45 - Mustapha— son of my sister, and keeper of my keys — there is no God but God, and Mahomet is his prophet...
Страница 61 - He seemed to have written and forgotten it ; but no sooner was the task- work over, than he felt at his own ease, and made his auditors be at theirs. In fact, each of us very speedily experienced the same agreeable feeling that would have been ours had we been seated at table with Sir Walter, and been on terms of perfect intimacy with him. At length, Lord Meadowbank got up and petrified us all by his direct and, as it at first appeared, scandalously rude allusion to his friend's being the Author...
Страница 61 - ... speedily experienced the same agreeable feeling that would have been ours had we been seated at table with Sir Walter, and been on terms of perfect intimacy with him. At length, Lord Meadowbank got up and petrified us all by his direct and, as it at first appeared, scandalously rude allusion to his friend's being the Author of " Waverley." The next sensation was that of wonder, how Sir Walter, so involved, would contrive to extricate himself from the dilemma. He rose up ; a smile played upon...
Страница 108 - That light blue with which ladies threaten to line and trim their bonnets for the summer, is decidedly in good taste for fair complexions. It is with the mind as with the soil — it must be allowed to lie fallow occasionally; and when so unemployed, its possessor is no more to be called idle, than a skilful farmer at one period of the rotation of his crops is to be called lazy. The freaks of women of intellect it is easy to pardon ; but in the follies of those without it, there ii nothing redeeming...
Страница 106 - This is an humbling, but an admirable lesson ; a lesson which impressively reiterates the undeniable axiom, that we are not justified in " doing evil that good may come.

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