The Life of the Rev. George Crabbe, LL.B.

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J. Munroe, 1834 - 311 pages

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Page 213 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 308 - When the ear heard him, then it blessed him: and when the eye saw him, it gave witness to him. Because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him; and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 9 - Lo ! where the heath, with withering brake grown o'er Lends the light turf that warms the neighbouring poor...
Page 294 - After dinner the children assemble round the dessert, and perhaps he reads them the story of the Fisherman, his greatest favourite. How often have I heard him repeat to them the invocation — 'O, man of the sea, come listen to me, For Alice, my wife, the plague of my life, Hath sent me to beg a boon of thee.
Page 205 - ... night-bird's song that sweetly floats On this soft gloom — this balmy air, Brings to the mind her sweeter notes That I again must never hear. " Lo ! yonder shines that window's light, My guide, my token, heretofore ; And now again it shines as bright, When those dear eyes can shine no more. " Then hvirry from this place away ! It gives not now the bliss it gave ; For Death has made its charm his prey, And joy is buried in her grave.
Page 137 - But when the men beside their station took, The maidens with them, and with these the cook; When one huge wooden bowl before them stood, Fill'd with huge balls of farinaceous food ; With bacon, mass saline, where never lean Beneath the brown and bristly rind was seen; When from a single horn the party drew Their copious draughts of heavy ale and new ; When the coarse cloth she saw, with many a stain, Soil'd by rude hinds who cut and came again— She could not breathe; but, with a heavy sigh, Rein'd...
Page 245 - A vile engagement to an oratorio at church, by I know not how many noisy people; women as well as men. Luckily, I sat where I could write unobserved, and wrote forty lines, only interrupted by a song of Mrs. Brand — a hymn, I believe. It was less doleful than the rest.
Page 221 - Thus far you are correct ; there is not one of whom I had not in my mind the original ; but I was obliged in some cases to take them from their real situations, in one or two instances to change even the sex, and in many the circumstances. The nearest to real life was the proud ostentatious man in The Borough...
Page 153 - From that time his health began to amend rapidly, and his constitution was renovated ; a rare effect of opium, for that drug almost always inflicts some partial injury, even when it is necessary : but to him it was only salutary — and to a constant but slightly increasing dose of it may be attributed his long and generally healthy life.
Page 88 - You will guess the purpose of so long an introduction. I appeal to you, sir, as a good and, let me add, a great man. I have no other pretensions to your favour than that I am an unhappy one. It is not easy to support the thoughts of confinement; and I am coward enough to dread such an end to my suspense.

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