The London of Thackeray: Being Some Account of the Haunts of Thackeray's Characters

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G. Richards Limited, 1923 - 262 стор.

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Сторінка 140 - At the usual evening hour the chapel bell began to toll, and Thomas Newcome's hands outside the bed feebly beat time. And just as the last bell struck, a peculiar sweet smile shone over his face, and he lifted up his head a little, and quickly said, "Adsum!
Сторінка 118 - There she is — the great engine — she never sleeps. She has her ambassadors in every quarter of the world, her couriers upon every road. Her officers march along with armies, and her envoys walk into statesmen's cabinets. They are ubiquitous. Yonder journal has an agent, at this minute, giving bribes at Madrid, and another inspecting the price of potatoes in Covent Garden.
Сторінка 118 - Covent Garden. Look ! here comes the Foreign Express galloping in. They will be able to give news to Downing Street tomorrow : funds will rise or fall, fortunes be made or lost ; Lord B. will get up, and, holding the paper in his hand, and seeing the noble Marquis in his place, will make a great speech ; and — Mr.
Сторінка 187 - Bob, a mixture of love and wit — who can equal this great genius ? There are little words and phrases in his books which are like personal benefits to the reader. What a place it is to hold in the affections of men ! What an awful responsibility hanging over a writer ! What man holding such a place, and knowing that his words go forth to vast congregations of mankind — to grown folks, to their children, and perhaps...
Сторінка 116 - London for their business, came and recreated themselves with the jolly singing and suppers of the Back Kitchen, — squads of young apprentices and assistants, the shutters being closed over the scene of their labours, came hither, for fresh air doubtless, — rakish young medical students, gallant, dashing, what is called
Сторінка 233 - I speak open-heartedly, and pray the kindly reader to bear with me. I have seen all sorts of domes of Peters and Pauls, Sophia, Pantheon, — what not ? — and have been struck by none of them so much as by that catholic dome in Bloomsbury, under which our million volumes are housed.
Сторінка 115 - : but the man of letters can't but love the place which has been inhabited by so many of his brethren, or peopled by their creations as real to us at this day as the authors whose children they were — and Sir Roger de Coverley walking in the Temple Garden, and discoursing with Mr. Spectator about the beauties in hoops and patches who are sauntering over the grass, is just as lively a figure to me as old Samuel Johnson rolling through the fog with the Scotch gentleman at his heels on their way to...
Сторінка 116 - ... dressed, and (must it be owned ?) somewhat dirty, — were here smoking and drinking, and vociferously applauding the songs ; — young University bucks were to be found here, too, with that indescribable genteel simper which is only learned at the knees of Alma Mater ; — and handsome young guardsmen, and florid bucks from the St. James's Street Clubs ; — nay, senators English and Irish — and even members of the House of Peers. The bass singer had made an immense hit with his song of '...
Сторінка 187 - Copperfield, by the way? How beautiful it is — how charmingly fresh and simple! In those admirable touches of tender humour — and I should call humour, Bob, a mixture of love and wit — who can equal this great genius? There are little words and phrases in his books which are like personal benefits to the reader.
Сторінка 14 - Our streets are filled with Blue Boars, Black Swans, and Red Lions, not to mention Flying Pigs and Hogs in Armor, with other creatures more extraordinary than any in the deserts of Africa.

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