John Halifax, Gentleman, Band 1

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B. Tauchnitz, 1857 - 344 Seiten
 

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Seite 145 - I'd have you do it ever: when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms; Pray so ; and for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own No other function.
Seite 16 - I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Beth-lehemite. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
Seite 122 - Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.
Seite 137 - His certain life, that never can deceive him, Is full of thousand sweets, and rich content : The smooth-leaved beeches in the field receive him With coolest shades, till...
Seite 135 - Thrice, oh! thrice happy, shepherd's life and state! When courts are happiness, unhappy pawns! His cottage low and safely humble gate Shuts out proud Fortune, with her scorns and fawns. No feared treason breaks his quiet sleep ; Singing all day, his flocks he learns to keep, Himself as innocent as are his simple sheep. No Serian worms he knows, that with their thread Draw out their silken lives — nor silken pride: His lambs...
Seite 178 - My son is my son till he gets him a wife, My daughter's my daughter all the days of her life...
Seite 137 - With coolest shades, till noon-tide rage is spent ; His life is neither toss'd in boist'rous seas Of troublous world, nor lost in slothful ease : Pleased and full blest he lives, when he his God can please. His bed of wool yields safe and quiet sleeps, While by his side his faithful spouse hath place ; His little son into his bosom creeps, . The lively picture of his father's face : Never his humble house nor state torment him : Less he could like, if less his God had sent him ; And when he dies,...
Seite 126 - Now, my lads, come in !" and he unlocked the gate. They came thronging up the steps, not more than two score, I imagined, in spite of the noise they had made. But two score of such famished, desperate men, God grant I may never again see I John divided the food as well as he could among them; they fell to it like wild beasts.
Seite 120 - Secure? bolts and bars secure against fire? for that was threatening us now. " They can't mean it, — surely they can't mean it," repeated John, as the cry of " Burn 'un out ! " rose louder and louder. But they did mean it. From the attic window we watched them light torch after torch, sometimes throwing one at the house ; but it fell harmless against the stanch oaken door, and blazed itself out on our stone steps. All it did was to show more plainly than even daylight had shown the gaunt, ragged...
Seite 125 - There was no mistaking that compassionate accent, nor the murmur which followed it. " But what must us do, Mr. Halifax ? " cried Jacob Baines. " Us be starved a'most. What's the good o' talking to we ?

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