Temple Bar, 54. köide

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George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates
Ward and Lock, 1878

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Page 176 - His wit all see-saw, between that and this, } Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, } And he himself one vile antithesis. } Amphibious thing! that acting either part, The trifling head or the corrupted heart, Fop at the toilet, flatterer at the board, Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have expressed, A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest; Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust; Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Page 497 - King ! Long live our noble King! God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us ! God save the King!
Page 175 - Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite.
Page 175 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys: So well-bred spaniels...
Page 212 - Nor built on rapine, servitude, and woe, And in their turn some petty tyrant's prey ; But, bound by social Freedom, firm they rise; Such as, of late, an Oglethorpe has form'd, And, crowding round, the charm'd Savannah sees.
Page 187 - At a quarter before eleven she was delivered of a little rat of a girl, about the bigness of a good large toothpick case.' The anger of the King and Queen, when the unworthy conduct of their son was brought before them, was deep in the extreme. They declared that so open and gratuitous an insult could not be passed over, and that Fritz should feel their heaviest displeasure.
Page 188 - In the mean time it is my pleasure that you leave St. James's with all your family, when it can be done without prejudice or inconvenience to the Princess. " I shall for the present leave to the Princess the care of my grand-daughter, until a proper time calls upon me to consider of her education.
Page 184 - The Prince's character at his first coming over,' says Hervey in his most piquant vein, ' though little more respectable, seemed much more amiable than, upon his opening himself further and being better known, it turned out to be ; for, though there appeared nothing in him to be admired, yet there seemed nothing in him to be hated — neither anything great nor anything vicious. His behaviour was something that gained one's good wishes though it gave one no esteem for him; for his best qualities,...
Page 179 - She was at least seven or eight hours te'te-a-tete with the King every day, during which time she was generally saying what she did not think, assenting to what she did not believe, and praising what she did not approve...
Page 199 - What would it pleasure me to have my throat cut With diamonds ? or to be smothered With cassia? or to be shot to death with pearls ? I know death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits...

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