Waverley Novels: Guy Mannering

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Страница 185 - A prison is a house of care. A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometimes a place of right. Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
Страница 93 - But this poor farce has neither truth, nor art, To please the fancy or to touch the heart. Dark but not awful, dismal but yet mean, With anxious bustle moves the cumbrous scene; Presents no objects tender or profound, But spreads its cold, unmeaning gloom around. PARISH REGISTER. "YouR majesty," said Mannering, laughing, "has solemnized your abdication by an act of mercy and charity. That fellow will scarce think of going to law.
Страница 123 - In civilized society, law is the chimney through which all that smoke discharges itself that used to circulate through the whole house, and put every one's eyes out — no wonder, therefore, that the vent itself should sometimes get a little sooty. But we will take care our Liddesdale man's cause is well conducted and well argued, so all unnecessary expense will be saved — he shall have his pineapple at wholesale price.
Страница 160 - I'll see their trial first : — Bring in the evidence. — Thou robed man of justice, take thy place;— [To EDGAR.