The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington, Volume 1

T.C. Newby, Publisher, 1855

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Página 444 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Página 342 - Couvrent vite mon front moulé sous son linceul , Je ne veux de vos bruits qu'un souffle dans la brise, Un nom inachevé dans un cœur qui se brise! J'ai vécu pour la foule , et je veux dormir seul.
Página 366 - The park was, it seems, used by the late king and nobility for the freshness of the air and the goodly prospect, but it is that which now (besides all other...
Página 155 - For my own part, I have ever gained the most profit and the most pleasure also, from the books which have made me think the most : and, when the difficulties have once been . overcome, these are the books which have struck the deepest root, not only in my memory and understanding, but likewise in my affections.
Página 194 - Throw yourself rather, my dear sir, from the steep Tarpeian rock, slap-dash headlong upon iron spikes. If you had but five consolatory minutes between the desk and the bed, make much of them, and live a century in them, rather than turn slave to the booksellers. They are Turks and Tartars when they have poor authors at their beck Hitherto you have been at arm's length from them. Come...
Página 321 - Journal, which is a very extraordinary production *, and of a most melancholy truth in all that regards high life in England. I know, or knew personally, most of the personages and societies which he describes ; and after reading his remarks, have the sensation fresh upon me as if I had seen them yesterday. I would however plead in behalf of some few exceptions, which I will mention by and by.
Página 363 - of his Irish imagination were exhaustless. I have heard that man speak more poetry than I have ever seen written, — though I saw him seldom and but occasionally.
Página 386 - When all was done ; when you had been "received into the congregation of Christ's flock, and signed with the sign of the cross, in token that hereafter you should not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, but manfully fight under His banner against sin, the world, and the devil, and continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant to your life's end...
Página 469 - In presence of God, and before the French people, represented by the National Assembly, I swear to remain faithful to the Democratic Republic One and Indivisible, and to fulfil all the duties which the Constitution imposes upon me.
Página 89 - Blessington a copy of his Armenian Grammar, which had some manuscript remarks of his own on the leaves. In now parting with her, having begged, as a memorial, some trifle which she had worn, the lady gave him one of her rings ; in return for which he took a pin from his breast, containing a small cameo of Napoleon, which he said had long been his companion, and presented it to her Ladyship. The next day Lady Blessmgton received from him the following note —

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