London society, Volume 12

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Page 438 - Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle...
Page 317 - The bishop, in reply, with great wit and calmness, exposed this rude attack, concluding thus: "Since the noble lord hath discovered in our manners such a similitude, I am well content to be compared to the prophet Balaam ; but, my lords, I am at a loss how to make out the other part of the parallel: I am sure that I have been reproved by nobody but his lordship.
Page 223 - Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him : for the Lord hath created him.
Page 317 - Lords, said, among other things, " that he prophesied last winter this bill would be attempted in the present session, and he iras sorry to find that he had proved a true prophet." My Lord Coninjjsby, who spoke after the bishop, and always spoke in a passion, desired the House to remark, "that one of the Right Reverends...
Page 62 - On which the young men and maids meet To exercise their dancing feet ; Tripping the comely country round, With daffodils and daisies crown'd. Thy wakes, thy quintels here thou hast, Thy May-poles, too, with garlands grac'd ; Thy morris dance, thy Whitsun ale, Thy shearing feast which never fail ; Thy harvest-home, thy wassail bowl, That's toss'd up after fox i...
Page 455 - , who is beauty itself ! her face, bloom, eyes, hair, teeth, and person are all perfect. You may imagine how charming she is, when her only fault, if one must find one, is that her face is rather too round. She has a great deal of wit and vivacity, with perfect modesty.
Page 317 - My Lord Coningsby, who spoke after the Bishop, and always spoke in a passion, desired the House to remark, ' that one of the Right Reverend had set himself forth as a prophet ; but for his part he did not know what prophet to liken him to, unless to that furious prophet Balaam, who was reproved by his own ass.
Page 246 - Eldon's humorous answers to applications for preferment should be remembered his letter to Dr. Fisher of the Charterhouse : on one side of a sheet of paper, " Dear Fisher, I cannot, to-day, give you the preferment for which you ask. — I remain your sincere friend, ELDON. — Turn over-" and on the other side,
Page 246 - XIV. showed him his pictures at Paris, the King pointed out to him a picture of the Crucifixion between two portraits. " That on the right," added his Majesty, " is the Pope, and that on the left is myself. ' " I humbly thank your Majesty...
Page 228 - For breakfast, toast and rich soup, made on a slow fire ; a walk before breakfast, and a good deal after it ; a glass of wine in the forenoon from time to time...

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