Folio, Volumes 25-26

White, Smith & Perry, 1884

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Página 89 - I have been writing a ballad, my dear ; I am oppressing my heroine with many misfortunes. I have already sent her Jamie to sea — and broken her father's arm— and made her mother fall sick — and given her Auld Robin Gray for her lover; but I wish to load her with a fifth sorrow within the four lines, poor thing ! Help me to one.' — ' Steal the cow, sister Anne,
Página 175 - The meaning of Song goes deep. Who is there that, in logical words, can express the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the Infinite, and lets us for moments gaze into that!
Página 195 - I'd dake dot vrom no oder poy But leedle Yawcob Strauss. He dakes der milk-ban for a dhrum, Und cuts mine cane in dwo, To make der schticks to beat it mit — Mine cracious, dot vas drue ! I dinks mine...
Página 118 - ... both young men and maidens; old men and children: let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Página 89 - Sophy's air to different words, and give to its plaintive tones some little history of virtuous distress in humble life, such as might suit it. While attempting to effect this in my closet, I called to my little sister, now Lady...
Página 187 - ... the cosy sittingroom and sees the blaze of the bright fire, and meets his wife's smiling face, he succumbs in a moment to the soothing influences which act as the balm of Gilead to his wounded spirits, that are wearied with combating with the stern realities of life.
Página 195 - ... blace oudt Vrom der hair ubon mine hed? Und vhere der plaze goes vrom der lamp Vene'er der glim I douse. How gan I all dose dings eggsblain To dot schmall Yawcob Strauss ? I somedimes dink I schall go vild Mit sooch a grazy poy, Und vish vonce more I gould haf rest, Und beaceful dimes enshoy ; But ven he vas ashleep in ped, So guiet as a mouse, I prays der Lord, " Dake anyding, But leaf dot Yawcob Strauss.
Página 176 - THERE was a little girl, who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead, And when she was good, she was very, very good, But when she was bad she was horrid.
Página 16 - ... audacity, in which there is no trace of immodesty, or to the elaboration of her by-play, which is invariably apt and graceful. Restlessness upon the stage is a vice, but the constant gesture of Modjeska is always guided by intelligent purpose, and is illustrative both of the text and of her conception. A remarkable instance of her skill in this respect is seen in her treatment of the love scenes with Orlando, in which, by an infinite variety of subtle touches, she suggests to the audience the...
Página 89 - ... more; had a romance composed from it by a man of eminence ; was the subject of a play, of an opera, of a "pantomime ; was sung by the united armies in America, acted by Punch, and afterwards danced by dogs in the street, but — never more honoured than by the present investigation...

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