Memoirs of a Manager: Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery, Volume 1

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W. Bragg, 1830
 

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Página 74 - My sledge and hammer lie reclined, My bellows, too, have lost their wind ; My fire's extinct, my forge decayed, And in the dust my vice is laid. My coal is spent, my iron's gone, My nails are drove, my work is done ; My fire-dried corpse lies here at rest, And, smoke-like, soars up to be bless'd.
Página 51 - ... scribbler, if ever there was one. He begins his recollections by telling the reader that ' he has known no regularity . . . his journey has been, like the comet's — eccentric '. Here is a self-revealing passage : I had imbibed early in life a taste of a romantic kind ; — a passion, perhaps common amongst young men whose minds are somewhat ardent, or in any degree enterprising. I had conceived a desire of notice, of notoriety of some kind or other. If not talented, so as to be capable of obtaining...
Página 82 - Where long-prong'd sticks stand up like forked devils ! Each holly-bush, tall shrub, or painted post, A pallid spectre seems or green-eyed ghost ! From boughs suspended, bodied gowns I see, As if a Bateman hung on every tree!
Página 84 - ... upon the lady, and perhaps is the only part of her conduct that is reprehen•sible; for, say what we will, if she did not mean to give his passion a suitable return, why did she feed him with hopes even to the last? — for was not this feeding him with hopes?— false hopes ?—Let any lover imagine himself hung up in the same manner and thus cut down by the fair hand of...
Página 84 - Wbitechapel needle stuck therein This peculiar incident was categorically noticed at the coroner's inquest, and considered of very material consequence : — The lady however not relaxing in her cruelty, Mr. Bateman's " tragic job•' was the next day completed in the orchard ! There is no doubt but the account here given is the true one ; and the reason why it has been hitherto suppressed, is, because it reflects...
Página 84 - Alas ! alas ! Mr. Bateman (like most lovers) argued wrongly ! Poor dear man! He remains a memorable example of illfated love, and his mistress a remarkable instance of implacable cruelty !—Mr. Bateman was not a frivolous...
Página 126 - I say exhausted, because there was no vital air, no oxygen, left uncousumed within it. As to the crowd at the top of the stairs, life was sustained in them only by the occasional whiffs of pure |air that came up from the gallery...
Página 83 - This gentleman, a pattern to all true lovers— suspended himself from the bough of a tree, in the garden belonging to the young lady who was the object of his passion. Mr.
Página 83 - They go so far as to add (but whether true or not we cannot say) that the particular tree on which he hung himself, bore that species of fruit called the AppleJohn ; and that it...
Página 83 - ... is probably the truth, as it reconciles both the former accounts ; and which is. That the unfortunate Mr. .Bateman hung himself twice ; once at the...

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