Mr. Meeson's Will

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Spencer Blackett, 1888 - 286 Seiten
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Everybody who has any connection with Birmingham will be acquainted with the vast publishing establishment still known by the short title of "Meeson's" which is perhaps the most remarkable institution of the sort in Europe.

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Seite 20 - Nor was it allowed to any one having dealings with these items ever to see the same number twice, presumably for fear lest the number should remember that he was a man and a brother, and his heart should melt towards the unfortunate, and the financial interests of Meeson's should suffer. In short, Meeson's was an establishment created for and devoted to money-making, and the fact was kept studiously and even insolently before the eyes of everybody connected with it — which was, of course, as it...
Seite 257 - ... within the meaning of the Act ? I am clearly of opinion that...
Seite 188 - ... is," said Lord Hawkestone. " I am going overland, with this splendid Waghorn, and shall be there long before them. He has particularly asked me, in my capacity as Earl, to do so, and give the new route a prestige. I am, of course, delighted. But about yourself. You are rather a solemn subject with me. I fell in love with you the very first time I saw you, and I am sure I would do anything in the world to serve you.
Seite 274 - The many rend the sky with loud applause; So Love was crowned, but Music won the cause. The prince, unable to conceal his pain, Gazed on the fair Who caused his care, And sighed and looked, sighed and looked, Sighed and looked, and sighed again. At length, with love and wine at once oppressed, The...
Seite 27 - And where's my son Fred?" asked His Lordship. "I am not your son's keeper, my Lord," said I. "No! By the bye," inquired His Lordship, "how is this? I wanted to call upon you about it. I never heard of such a thing, in the whole course of my life! What the Devil can you possibly have to say against my son Fred?" "Good heavens! my Lord, you frighten me! I never recollect to have said a single word against your son, as long as I have live'd. Why should I?
Seite 270 - McGee. 0 Lord, have mercy ! AFTERWAEDS. " Let us hope that, wherever we go after the last event, we lose sight of the world and those we knew therein. Otherwise there must be more hearts broken in Heaven above than in earth beneath.
Seite 88 - Ger., 516 (= having departed). Now this was very warm advocacy on the part of Mr. Tombey, who, being called in to console and bless, cursed with such extraordinary vigour. RID. HAG., Mees. Will, Ch. VI, 59 (= having been called in.) The emperor Diocletian had thirty-three infamous daughters, who murdered their husbands; and being set adrift in a ship reached Albion, where they fell in with a number of demons. COBHAM BREWKK, Diet, of Phrase and Fable, sv Gog and Magog.
Seite 83 - Upon my word, of all the horrid men I ever heard of, I think that this publisher of yours is the worst. I will put on my slippers before we settle this little matter of yours.
Seite 87 - IV, 34. ii. Of the same character, but with the notion of purpose greatly obscured , is the verbal in a turn of expression as is found in : «. Don't go saying I never knew a mother.
Seite 53 - ... on the sofa lay a fairhaired little form, so thin and fragile that it looked like the ghost or outline of a girl, rather than a girl herself.

Über den Autor (1888)

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.