Personal Reminiscences, Volume 7

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Richard Henry Stoddard
Scribner, Armstrong,, 1875 - 339 pages

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Page xi - LINES TO A LADY WEEPING.* WEEP, daughter of a royal line, A Sire's disgrace, a realm's decay ; Ah ! happy if each tear of thine Could wash a father's fault away ! Weep — for thy tears are Virtue's tears — Auspicious to these suffering isles ; And be each drop in future years Repaid thee by thy people's smiles ! THE CHAIN I GAVE.
Page 75 - Thou wilt show me the path of life. In thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Page 260 - Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
Page 50 - The poor wretched Vanguard arrived here on the 22nd of September. I must endeavour to convey to you something of what passed ; but if it were so affecting to those who were only united to me by bonds of friendship, what must it be to my dearest wife, my friend, my everything which is most dear to me in this world ? — Sir William and Lady Hamilton came out to sea, attended by numerous Boats with emblems, &c.
Page 50 - God, is it possible?' she fell into my arm more dead than alive. Tears, however, soon set matters to rights; when alongside came the King. The scene was, in its way, as interesting; he took me by the hand, calling me his 'Deliverer and Preserver,' with every other expression of kindness.
Page 315 - There, Tom, go home, and give your wife and brats a supper, and never play again.
Page 285 - House, it could not long be expected to maintain its footing even in the less celebrated assemblies. In London, fashion is or was then everything. Old and young returned to school, and the mornings which had been dedicated to lounging in the Park, were now absorbed at home in practising the figures of a French quadrille, or whirling a chair round the room, to learn the step and measure of the German waltz.
Page 284 - No event ever produced so great a sensation in English society as the introduction of the German waltz in 1813. Up to that time the English country dance, Scotch steps, and an occasional Highland reel, formed the school of the dancing-master, and the evening recreation of the British youth, even in the first circles. But peace was drawing near, foreigners were arriving, and the taste for Continental customs and manners became the order of the day. The young Duke of Devonshire, as the 'magnus Apollo...
Page 343 - Hixtory to get a general knowledge of any period ; students may use them to great advantage in refreshing their memories and in keeping the true perspective of events, and in schools they will be of immense service as text books, — a point which shall be kept constantly in view in their preparation.
Page 59 - Then, cheer up, fair Emma ! remember thou'rt free, And ploughing Britannia's old empire — the sea : How many in Albion each sorrow would check, Could they kiss but one plank of this conquering deck.

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