Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Том 4

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Страница 329 - There my wife and I spent this summer and autumn of 1821 — the first of several seasons, which will ever dwell on my memory as the happiest of my life. We were near enough Abbotsford to partake as often as we liked of its brilliant...
Страница 327 - Burn. Tom Purdie and his subalterns had preceded us by a • few hours with all the greyhounds that could be collected at Abbotsford, Darnick, and Melrose ; but the giant Maida had remained as his master's orderly, and now gambolled about Sibyl Grey, barking for mere joy like a spaniel puppy.
Страница 320 - the King, God bless him!" and second came —"Gentlemen, there is another toast which never has been nor shall be omitted in this house of mine — I give you the health of Mr Walter Scott, with three times three!" — All honour having been done to this health, and Scott having briefly thanked the company with some expressions of warm affection to their host, Mrs Ballantyne retired ; — the bottles passed round twice or thrice in the usual way ; — and then James rose once more, every vein on...
Страница 345 - ... that I can hardly hope again to seek confidence and counsel from that ear, to which all might be safely confided. But in her present lethargic state, what would my attendance have availed — and Anne has promised close and constant intelligence. I must dine with James Ballantyne to-day en famiIle.
Страница 301 - He was makin 1 himsell a' the time," said Mr. Shortreed; " but he didna ken maybe what he was about till years had passed: at first he thought o' little, I dare say, but the queerness and the fun.
Страница 337 - philosophy teaching by experience " will have to exchange themselves everywhere for direct inspection and embodiment : this, and this only, will be counted experience ; and till once experience have got in, philosophy will reconcile herself to wait at the door. It is a great service, fertile in consequences, this that Scott has done ; a great truth laid open by him ; — correspondent indeed to the substantial nature of the man ; to his solidity and venicity even of imagination, which, with all...
Страница 280 - ... there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed. It is a plan one would prefer, did it otherwise suit ; which it does not, in these days. Seven volumes sell so much dearer than one; are so much easier to write than one. The Odyssey, for instance, what were the value of the Odyssey sold per sheet ? One paper of Pickwick ; or say, the inconsiderable fraction of one. This, in commercial algebra, were the equation : Odyssey equal to Pickwick divided...
Страница 96 - ... A row of seventeen glorious diamonds, as large almost as filberts, encircle, not too tightly, the neck, a first time. Looser, gracefully fastened thrice to these, a three-wreathed festoon, and pendants enough (simple pear-shaped, multiple star-shaped, or clustering amorphous) encircle it, enwreath it, a second time. Loosest of all, softly flowing round from behind, in priceless catenary, rush down two broad threefold rows; seem to knot themselves, round a very Queen of Diamonds, on the bosom;...
Страница 127 - ... pale as of one living in death. Mean weeds, which her own hand has mended, attire the Queen of the World. The death-hurdle, where thou sittest pale, motionless, which only curses environ, has to stop : a people, drunk with vengeance, will drink it again in full draught, looking at thee there. Far as the eye reaches, a multitudinous sea of maniac heads; the air deaf with their triumph-yell...
Страница 292 - And then, with such a sunny current of true humor and humanity, a free joyful sympathy with so many things ; what of fire he had all lying so beautifully latent, as radical latent heat, as fruitful internal warmth of life ; a most robust, healthy man ! The truth is, our best definition of Scott were perhaps even this, that he was, if no great man, then something much pleasanter to be, a robust, thoroughly healthy and withal very prosperous and victorious man.

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