Zeluco: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken from Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic. In Two Volumes. ...

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Страница 145 - Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Страница 178 - ... compassion, which alternately delighted and afflicted, but always occupied the feeling soul of Laura, were sentiments of which Zeluco had hardly any idea. Neither did the most sublime beauties of nature, the most exquisite imitations of art, or the works of genius of any kind, to all of which she was feelingly alive, afford any enjoyment to the mind of Zeluco ; although from vanity and affectation he pretended to admire some of them, and had made himself master of the common cant of virtu...
Страница 520 - Who, that bears A human bosom, hath not often felt How dear are all those ties which bind our race In gentleness together, and how sweet Their force, let Fortune's wayward hand the while Be kind or cruel?
Страница 158 - Is it not shameful,' added he, ' that a parcel of mushroom lords, mere sprouts from the dunghills of law or commerce, the grandsons of grocers and attorneys, should take the pas of gentlemen of the oldest families in Europe ?' ' Why, as for that matter,' replied Buchanan, * provided the grandsons of grocers or attorneys are deserving citizens, I do not perceive why they should be excluded from the king's favour more than other men.
Страница 463 - ... distress, it is natural for the most arrogant and stubborn of the human race to wish for the support of friendship and of love, however powerless the person is in whose breast they reside. There was yet an interval of two or three hours to the time at which Bertram was to call for him. In the state of anxiety and impatience in which Zeluco was, it appeared an age. With what a leaden and retarding weight Does expectation load the wings of time...
Страница 67 - But he quickly found rest the most laborious thing that he had ever experienced, and that to have nothing to do, was the most fatiguing business on earth. In the course of business, his occupations followed each other at stated times, and in regular succession ; the hours passed imperceptibly without seeming" tedious, or requiring any effort on his part to make them move fastrr.
Страница 123 - Mr. N , * an English vessel of superior force took a French frigate after an obstinate engagement, in which the French officers displayed that intrepidity which is so natural to them. The frigate was brought into a commercial town upon the English coast, and the officers were treated with great hospitality by some of the principal inhabitants : one very rich merchant in particular invited them frequently to his house, where he entertained them in a very magnificent manner. — The...
Страница 157 - ... island. They talk of the English army, the English fleet, the English everything. They never mention Scotland, except when one of our countrymen happens to get an office under government ; we are then told, with some stale gibe, that the person is a Scotchman: or, which happens still more rarely, when any of them are condemned to die at Tyburn, particular care is taken to inform the public that the criminal is originally from Scotland ! But if fifty Englishmen get places, or are hanged, in one...
Страница 483 - ... that Zeluco was awake, entered his room to inquire how he was. Being then pretty easy and refreshed by sleep, he begged that Bertram would sit by his bedside ; and as the story of Antonio had made some impression on him, he began to make more inquiry concerning him : after a few questions he said to Bertram, "on the whole, I perceive that this Savoyard has put you to a considerable deal of expense as well as trouble.
Страница 242 - At this rate, all the money he had received from his late master would soon have been " cast to the cocks ; " but, in the midst of this, he received a letter from his mother, at Selkirk, informing him of his father's death, by which she and his sister were reduced to great poverty and distress. This news made a most laudable alteration in the conduct of Andrew.