The Pirate, Band 1

Archibald Constable and Company; and Hurst, Robinson, and Company, London., 1822 - 346 Seiten

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A facsimile copy of an early imprint, difficult to read so I bought a Kindle edition, much better for my old eyes. Tale is excellent for anyone with an interest in the Orkney Islands but a bit ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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"Scott's buccaneers in "The Pirate" are admirable, but they lack something human which we find here [in Treasure Island]." --Through the Magic Door, p. 264 Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 49 - which he entitled Night and Day; and, in his description of Minna, might almost be thought to have anticipated, though only in a rude outline, the exquisite lines of Lord Byron, " She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright ; Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Seite 270 - A hot friend cooling. Ever note, Lucilins, When love begins to sicken and decay, It useth an enforced ceremony. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.
Seite 223 - possessed the regulation of the weather and the distribution of the seasons. The sun has listened to my dictates, and passed from tropic to tropic by my direction; the clouds, at my command, have poured forth their waters.''—
Seite 185 - youth, I guess: The panther in the wilderness Was not so fair as he. And when he chose to sport and play, No dolphin ever was so gay, Upon the tropic sea.
Seite 301 - But there's one who will never Believe them again. " O were there an island, Though ever so wild, • Where woman could smile, and No man be beguiled— Too tempting a snare To poor mortals were given, And the hope would fix there, That should anchor
Seite 50 - was nearly the same thing, preferred Minna before noon, and Brenda after the glass had circulated in the evening.. . But it was still more extraordinary, that the affections of Mordaunt Mertoun seemed to hover with the same impartiality as those of their father betwixt the two lovely sisters. From his boyhood, as we have noticed,
Seite 248 - I ask the reason of your caution, sir ? " replied Mordaunt, breaking through the reserve which ordinarily subsisted betwixt him and his singular parent. " Magnus Troil," said the elder Mertoun, " has two daughters—you are of the age when men look upon such gawds with eyes of affection, that they may afterwards learn to curse the day
Seite 159 - the verge of the wild promontory which they had attained, where the huge precipice sinks abruptly down on the wide and tempestuous ocean, " and the effects are still visible." The face of that lofty cape is composed of the soft and crumbling stone called sand-flag, which gradually yields to the action of the atmosphere, and
Seite 80 - at any time within these thirty or forty years, he could not have missed to have held the office of vicepresident of some eminent agricultural society, and to have transacted all the business thereof under the auspices of some noble duke or lord, who, as the matter might happen, either knew, or did
Seite 297 - is, take warning by him — never tell long stories about yourself. You are sometimes given to talk too much about your own exploits on craigs and skerries, and the like, which only breaks conversation, and prevents other folks from being heard. Now I see you are impatient to hear out what I was saying — Stop, where

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