Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art

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William Harrison Ainsworth
Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Popular literature
 

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Page 397 - I am no way facetious, nor disposed for the mirth and galliardize of /company; yet in one dream I can compose a whole comedy, behold the action, apprehend the jests, and laugh myself awake at the conceits thereof.
Page 29 - 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 79 - Eked out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight (surveying one small atom of a bone upon the dish) they hadn't ate it all at last!
Page 80 - Oh, a wonderful pudding ! Bob Cratchit said, and calmly too, that he regarded it as the greatest success achieved by Mrs. Cratchit since their marriage.
Page 398 - Thus it is observed, that men sometimes, upon the hour of their departure, do speak and reason above themselves; for then the soul, beginning to be freed from the ligaments of the body, begins to reason like herself, and to discourse in a strain above mortality.
Page 128 - The good man is perished out of the earth : and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Page 157 - The water fa's, and maks a singand din : A pool breast-deep, beneath as clear as glass, Kisses with easy whirles the bord'ring grass. We'll end our washing while the morning's cool ; And when the day grows het, we'll to the pool, There wash oursells ; 'tis healthfu' now in May, And sweetly cauler on sae warm a day.
Page 397 - ... and surely it is not a melancholy conceit to think we are all asleep in this world, and that the conceits of this life are as mere dreams to those of the next, as the phantasms of the night to the conceits of the day.
Page 156 - A trotting burnie wimpling through the ground, Its channel peebles, shining, smooth, and round : Here view twa barefoot beauties, clean and clear ; First please your eye, next gratify your ear : While Jenny what she wishes discommends, And Meg, with better sense, true love defends. PEGGY and JENNY. Jen. COME, Meg, let's fa...

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