Life: at home, at school, and at college, by an old Etonian

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Page 113 - Like one that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head ; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.
Page 43 - My former thoughts returned: the fear that kills And hope that is unwilling to be fed; Cold, pain, and labour, and all fleshly ills: And mighty Poets in their misery dead. — Perplexed, and longing to be comforted, My question eagerly did I renew, 'How is it that you live, and what is it you do?
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Page 137 - And keep your head down .'That was the best I could think of, on the spur of the moment.
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Page 113 - It was a moving sight to see that old woman following the corpse, and looking neither to the right hand nor to the left, but occasionally whispering to herself,
Page 110 - ... his new empress, and she transferred them to one of her maids of honour. Buonaparte next, receiving the ring from the minister, placed it upon her finger, saying, " I give you this ring in token of the marriage which we contract ;" and the grand almoner, making the sign of the cross upon her hand, pronounced them man and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Page 10 - ... after it, overhead, went the sound of the bullet, like a supercharged bee. After a couple of too quick seconds, snipers all around us opened up. There would be the snap, and the whine, and then the tuck when the bullet went into the ground. There was no way of knowing where the next was coming from. The only thing you could be certain of was that it would come soon enough to take your eye off the place where you thought you might spot the last one. Then machine guns from across the river opened...

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