Every Night Book: Or, Life After Dark

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T. Richardson, 1827 - Hotels - 192 pages

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Page 74 - The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited : Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
Page 82 - Then came old January, wrapped well In many weeds to keep the cold away; Yet did he quake and quiver, like to quell, And blowe his nayles to warme them if he may; For they were numbd with holding all the day An hatchet keene, with which he felled wood And from the trees did lop the needlesse spray: Upon an huge great Earth-pot steane he stood, From whose wide mouth there flowed forth the Romane Flood.
Page 43 - O'er whose soft plumes the tempest hath no power, Waving their snow-white wings amid the darkness, And wiling us with gentle motion, on To some calm island ! on whose silvery strand Dropping at once, they fold their silent pinions,— And as we touch the shores of paradise In love and beauty walk around our feet!
Page 42 - Mid the fern and the heather kind Nature doth keep One bright spot of green for her favourite's sleep ; And close to that covert, as clear as the skies When their blue depths are cloudless, a little lake lies, Where the creature at rest can his image behold Looking up through the radiance, as bright...
Page 124 - Though some there were who would not further pass, And his alluring baits suspected han. The wise distrust the too fair-spoken man ; Yet through the gate they cast a wishful eye : Not to move on, perdie...
Page 169 - Montagu, the barrister, who was present when he told it, capped it by several others. ' A gentleman residing about a post stage from town met with an accident, which eventually rendered amputation of a limb indispensable. The surgeon alluded to was requested to perform the operation, and went from town with two pupils to the gentleman's house on the day appointed for that purpose. The usual preliminaries being arranged, the surgeon proceeded to operate; the tourniquet was applied, the flesh divided,...
Page 169 - ... tourniquet was applied, the flesh divided, the bone laid bare, when, to his astonishment, he discovered that he had forgotten to bring his saw ! Here was a predicament to be in ! Luckily, his presence of mind did not forsake him. Without apprising his patient of the terrible fact, he put one of his pupils into his carriage, and told the coachman to gallop to town. It was an hour and a half before the saw was obtained, and during all that time the patient lay suffering. The agony of the suspense...
Page 81 - I'll tell you what, Pierce, Rodwell sent me the books to read — I did so — but they pozed me for a month. I could neither make head nor tail of them. So what did I do, Sir ? Why, d — e, wrote my piece from the inimitable plates — Cruikshank's plates — and boiled my kettle with your letter-press — that's the plain fact.'* It is a good story, but unfortunately does not square with the facts.
Page 21 - The system of Almack's is altogether the most unnatural coalition that ever existed in any society. A set of foolish women caballing together to keep the rest of the world in their trammels, who have no kind of right to do so but what they choose to arrogate to themselves, is a very curious state of things, certainly ; but that they should have found hundreds of independent people silly enough to bend to their yoke, is...
Page 95 - ... oyster will have some regard for the feelings of his little favourite, and will never abandon it to the mercy of a bungling operator, — but will open it himself, and contrive to detach the fish from the shell so dexterously, that the oyster is hardly conscious he has been ejected from his lodging, till he feels the teeth of the piscivorous gourmand tickling him to death.

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