Ainsworth's Magazine, Volume 10

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William Harrison Ainsworth
Chapman and Hall, 1846 - Popular literature

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Page 132 - ... but bend your course directly in the middle line, that the whole body of the church may appear to be yours ; where, in view of all, you may publish your suit in what manner you affect most, either with the slide of your cloak from the one shoulder...
Page 131 - The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz mixed of walking tongues and feet: it is a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and a-foot.
Page 250 - ... all they together went to Sea, each one in a riddle or cive, and went into the same very substantially, with flaggons of wine, making merry and drinking by the way in the same riddles or cives...
Page 132 - But one note by the way do I especially woo you to, the neglect of which makes many of our gallants cheap and ordinary, that by no means you be seen above four turns ; but in the fifth make yourself away, either in some of the semsters...
Page 132 - It is the market of young lecturers, whom you may cheapen here at all rates and sizes. It is the general mint of all famous lies, which are here like the legends of popery, first coined and stamped in the church. All inventions are emptied here, and not few pockets. The best sign of a temple in it is, that it is the thieves...
Page 419 - He who yon lordly feast enjoyeth, He who doth rest on his couch of down, He it was, who threw the forsaken Under the feet of the trampling town: Liar — betrayer — false as cruel, — What is the doom for his dastard sin ? His peers, they scorn ? — high dames, they shun him ? — Unbar yon palace, and gaze within.
Page 385 - This spirit, according to the depositions, was seen by two or three persons. Amylyon deposed that " he was at Saunders's where Sir Robert Cromer held up a stone, but he could not perceive anything in it ; but that George Dowsing caused to rise in a glass a little thing of the length of an inch or thereabout, but whether it was a spirit or a shadow he cannot tell, but the said George said it was a spirit.
Page 114 - Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Page 417 - All recklesse of the pain : Quoth hee, But heaven be now my speede, Or else I shall be slaine.
Page 168 - Women are to be found, we are informed by all travellers in Italy, according to all appearances, perfect specimens of uxorial and maternal excellence, and yet designated by public rumour as the heroines of many a gallant intrigue. An obvious contradiction which they fain would ascribe to Italian artfulness and duplicity, and which they contrast with the candour and uprightness of an Englishwoman's character, which, never belying itself even in the last stage of abandonment, never adds hypocrisy to...

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