Once a Week, Volume 10

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Eneas Sweetland Dallas
Bradbury and Evans., 1864

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Page 454 - Miss SEWARD, (with an incredulous smile). "What, sir! about a ghost ?" JOHNSON, (with solemn vehemence). " Yes, madam : this is a question which, after five thousand years, is yet undecided : a question, whether in theology or philosophy, one of the most important that can come before the human understanding.
Page 557 - Lo ! see soone after how she fades and falls away. " So passeth, in the passing of a day, Of mortal! life the leafe, the bud, the flowre...
Page 17 - tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door ; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve : ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o...
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Page 489 - We linger, we must not stay ; My flock's in danger, my sheep will wander ; Behold them yonder, how far they stray ! " I answered bolder, " Nay, let me hear you, And still be near you, and still adore ! No wolf nor stranger will touch one yearling ; Ah ! stay, my darling, a moment more.
Page 109 - Liberty ; and Captain Thomson, of the navy, in the character of an honest tar, kept it up very well ; he expressed a strong inclination to stand by the brave Islanders. Mr. Boswell danced both a minuet and country-dance with a very pretty Irish lady, Mrs.
Page 341 - ... so poor that there remained no means of obtaining food for his daughters but by sacrificing them to an infamous life; and oftentimes it came into his mind to tell them so, but shame and sorrow held him dumb. Meantime the maidens wept continually, not knowing what to do, and not having bread to eat; and their father became more and more desperate.
Page 48 - The visits of the female were generally repeated in the space of a minute and a half or two minutes, or upon an average thirty-six times in an hour ; and this continued full sixteen hours in a day, which, if equally divided, between the eight young ones, each would receive seventy-two feeds in the day; the whole amounting to five hundred and seventy-six. Prom examination of the food...

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