The Waverley Novels, Том 1

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1877
 

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Страница 300 - ... no European nation, which, within the course of half a century, or little more, has undergone so complete a change as this kingdom of Scotland. The effects of the insurrection of 1745, — the destruction of the patriarchal power of the Highland chiefs, — the abolition of the heritable jurisdictions of the Lowland nobility and barons, — the total eradication of the Jacobite party, which, averse to intermingle with the English, or adopt tiicir customs, long continued to pride themselves upon...
Страница 8 - Familiar acquaintance with the specious miracles of fiction brought with it some degree of satiety, and I began by degrees to seek in histories, memoirs, voyages and travels, and the like, events nearly as wonderful as those which were the work of imagination, with the additional advantage that they were at least in a great measure true.
Страница 488 - How often do we find ourselves in society which we have never before met, and yet feel impressed with a mysterious and illdefined consciousness, that neither the scene, the speakers, nor the subject are entirely new ; nay, feel as if we could anticipate that part of the conversation which has not yet taken place!
Страница 96 - Gordon, and that at deep midnight, through scenes of difficulty and toil, separated from his attendant, left by his guide :—What a variety of incidents for the exercise of a romantic imagination, and all enhanced by the solemn feeling of uncertainty, at least, if not of danger ! The only circumstance which assorted ill with the rest, was the cause of his journey— the Baron's milk cows ! this degrading incident he kept in the background. While wrapt in these dreams of imagination, his companion...
Страница 346 - Many murders have been discovered among them; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who, if they give not bread or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them), but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood.
Страница 10 - I felt that something might be attempted for my own country of the same kind with that which Miss Edgeworth so fortunately achieved for Ireland — something which might introduce her natives to those of the sister kingdom in a more favourable light than they had been placed hitherto, and tend to procure sympathy for their virtues and indulgence for their foibles.
Страница 300 - ... effects of the insurrection of 1745, — the destruction of the patriarchal power of the Highland chiefs, — the abolition of the heritable jurisdictions of the Lowland nobility and barons, — the total eradication of the Jacobite party, which, averse to intermingle with the English, or adopt their customs, long continued to pride themselves upon maintaining ancient Scottish manners and customs, — commenced this innovation. The gradual influx of •wealth, and extension of commerce, have...
Страница 471 - Vandyke, and surrounded with books, the best editions of the best authors, and in particular, an admirable collection of classics. ' These,' said Pleydell, ' are my tools of trade. A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason ; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect...
Страница 298 - It was a large and spirited painting, representing Fergus Mac-Ivor and Waverley in their Highland dress; the scene a wild, rocky, and mountainous pass, down which the clan were descending in the background.
Страница 300 - But the change, though steadily and rapidly progressive, has, nevertheless, been gradual ; and like those who drift down the stream of a deep and smooth river, we are not aware of the progress we have made, until we fix our eye on the now distant point from which we have been drifted.

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