The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 2; Volume 49

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William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder., 1884

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Page 194 - Of every hearer; for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
Page 33 - Verse, a breeze mid blossoms straying, Where Hope clung feeding, like a bee — Both were mine ! Life went a-maying With Nature, Hope, and Poesy, When I was young ! When I was young ? — Ah, woful When ! Ah ! for the change 'twixt Now and Then...
Page 191 - Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life ; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do. with their death, bury their parents
Page 153 - And all we met was fair and good, And all was good that Time could bring, And all the secret of the Spring Moved in the chambers of the blood : And many an old philosophy On Argive heights divinely sang, And round us all the thicket rang To many a flute of Arcady.
Page 625 - Now does he feel His secret murders sticking on his hands ; Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach : Those he commands move only in command, Nothing in love : now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe Upon a dwarfish thief.
Page 367 - And but for that chill changeless brow, Where cold obstruction's apathy Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart...
Page 427 - The sound of which will make the blood tingle in men's veins; and whole Armies and Assemblages will sing it, with eyes weeping and burning, with hearts defiant of Death, Despot and Devil.
Page 188 - And let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question}: of the play be then to be considered : that's villainous ; and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Page 586 - ... conjecturing that he (Sam) had more brothers than one? 21. How many lumps of sugar went into the Shepherd's liquor as a rule ? and is any exception recorded ? 22. What seal was on Mr. Winkle's letter to his father? "What penitential attitude did he assume before Mr. Pickwick?
Page 149 - Marshall at Coniston, and I am ashamed to say that I looked forward to the pleasures of the table with considerable eagerness ; but nothing came of it, the gift was withdrawn as suddenly as it came.' The sense of smell was also denied her, as it was to Wordsworth ; in his case, too, curiously enough, it was vouchsafed to him, she told me, upon one occasion only. ' He once smelt a beanfield, and thought it heaven.

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