The Works of Henry Mackenzie ...: The man of feeling, and Miscellaneous pieces

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J. Clarke, 1815
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Trang 23 - I must bid you good day, sir ; for I have three miles to walk before noon, to inform some boarding-school young ladies whether their husbands are to be peers of the realm, or captains in the army ; a question which I promised to answer them by that time.
Trang 22 - ... every one is anxious to hear what they wish to believe, and they who repeat it, to laugh at it when they have done, are generally more serious than their hearers are apt to imagine. With a tolerable good memory, and some share of cunning, with the help of walking...
Trang 179 - She was interrupted by the arrival of their landlord. — He took her hand with an air of kindness: — She drew it away from him in j silence: threw down her eyes to the ground, and left the room. — " I have been thanking God," said the good La Roche, "for my recovery." "That is right," replied his landlord — " I would not wish,
Trang 166 - I have loved it as it deserved." — He seized her hand — a languid colour reddened his cheek — a smile brightened faintly in his eye. As he gazed on her, it grew dim, it fixed, it closed — He sighed and fell back on his seat — Miss Walton screamed at the sight — His aunt and the servants rushed into the room — They found them lying motionless together. — His physician happened to call at that instant. Every art was tried to recover them — With Miss Walton they succeeded — But Harley...
Trang 191 - forgive these tears; assist Thy servant to lift up his soul to Thee; to lift to Thee the souls of Thy people! My friends! it is good so to do: at all seasons it is good, but in the days of our distress what a privilege it is! Well saith the sacred book, Trust in the Lord; at all times trust in the Lord.
Trang 191 - ... to have been married, was killed in a duel by a French officer, his intimate companion, and to whom, before their quarrel, he had often done the greatest favours. Her worthy father bears her death, as he has often told us a Christian should ; he is even so composed as to be now in We pulpit, ready to deliver a few exhortations to his parishioners, as is the custom with us on such occasions : — -Follow me, Sir, and you shall hear him.
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