Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting and Original Literature, and Records of the Beau-monde

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Сторінка 220 - Not long after the death of a late illustrious poet, who had filled, while living, a great station in the eye of the public, a literary friend, to whom the deceased had been well known,* was engaged, during the darkening twilight of an autumn evening, in perusing one of the publications which professed to detail the habits and opinions of the distinguished individual who was now no more. As the reader had enjoyed the intimacy of the deceased to a considerable degree, he was deeply interested in the...
Сторінка 170 - The name of Ivanhoe was suggested by an old rhyme. All novelists have had occasion at some time or other to wish with Falstaff, that they knew where a commodity of good names was to be had. On such an occasion the author chanced to call to memory a rhyme recording three names of the manors forfeited by the ancestor of the celebrated Hampden, for striking the Black Prince a blow with his racket, when they quarrelled at tennis;— " Tring, Wing, and Ivanhoe, For striking of a blow, Hampden did forego,...
Сторінка 44 - I will prove all. Thou art a mon-ster. Thou hast an English face, but a Spanish heart. Now you must have money. Aremberg was no sooner in England, (I charge thee Raleigh) but thou incitest Cobham to go unto him, and to deal with him for money, to bestow on .discontented persons, to raise rebellion in the kingdom.
Сторінка 220 - ... peculiarities of dress and posture of the illustrious poet. Sensible, however, of the delusion, he felt no sentiment save that of wonder at the extraordinary accuracy of the resemblance, and stepped onwards towards the figure, which resolved itself, as he approached, into the various materials of which it was composed.
Сторінка 192 - But my heart has revealings of thee and thy home, In many a token and sign ; I never look up with a vow to the sky, But a light like thy beauty is there — And I hear a low murmur like thine in reply, When I pour out my spirit in prayer.
Сторінка 6 - Of Law, no less can be said, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, the greatest as not exempted from her power ; both angels and men, and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent admiring...
Сторінка 251 - Wo ! for my vine-clad home ! That it should ever be so dark to me, With its bright threshold, and its whispering tree, That I should ever come...
Сторінка 284 - November, 1794, she thus expressed herself:— •You are aware, my friend, of my destiny. I am about entering into a matrimonial alliance with my first cousin, George Prince of Wales. His generosity I regard, and his letters bespeak a mind well cultivated and refined. My uncle is a good man, and I love him very much ; but I feel that I shall never be inexpressibly happy. Estranged from my...
Сторінка 219 - The general, or, it may be termed, the universal belief of the inhabitants of the earth, in the existence of spirits separated from the encumbrance and incapacities of the body, is grounded on the consciousness of the divinity that speaks in our bosoms, and demonstrates to all men, except the few who are hardened to the celestial voice, that there is within us a portion of the divine substance, which is not subject to the law of death and dissolution, but which, when the body is no longer fit for...
Сторінка 3 - All you that in the condemned hold do lie, Prepare you, for tomorrow you shall die; Watch all and pray, the hour is drawing near, That you before the Almighty must appear; Examine well yourselves, in time repent, That you may not to eternal flames be sent. And when St. Sepulchre's bell tomorrow tolls, The Lord above have mercy on your souls. Past twelve o'clock!

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