Diary and Letters, Volumen 7

H. Colburn, 1846

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Página 200 - I beg a truce," (The doctor in a passion cried) " Your raillery is misapplied ; Experience I have dearly bought ; You know I am not worth a groat : But you resolved to have your jest, And 'twas a folly to contest ; Then, since you now have done your worst, Pray leave me where you found me first.
Página 381 - I hasten — if that be a word I can ever use again — to make personal inquiry how you are. I have been very ill, very little apparently, but with nights of consuming restlessness and tears. I have now called in Dr. Holland, who understands me marvellously, and I am now much as usual ; no, not that — still tormented by nights without repose — but better. My spirits have been dreadfully saddened of late by whole days — nay weeks — of helplessness for any employment. They have but just revived....
Página 322 - ... deeply disturbed that my poor patient should be so long without sustenance or medicine ; but I durst not intrude, though anxiously I kept at hand in case of any sudden summons. When, at length, the priest re-appeared, I found my dearest invalid as placid as before this ceremony, though fully convinced it was meant as the annunciation of his expected and approaching departure. Dr. Elloi now came not only every day, but almost every hour of the day, to obtain another interview ; but my beloved,...
Página 327 - this sleep is critical ! a crisis arrives ! Pray God— Almighty God !— that it be fav ." I could not proceed. Alex, looked aghast, but firm. I sent him to call Payne. I intimated to her my opinion that this sleep was important, but kept a composure astonishing, for when no one would give me encouragemcnt, I compelled myself to appear not to want it, to deter them from giving me despair. Another hour passed of concentrated feelings, of breathless dread. His face had still its unruffled serenity,...
Página 352 - October ; and were you not detained in London by such a son as I hear you are happy in, I should wish you there too. Apropos to October, I have not your Father's admirable verses upon that month; those upon...
Página 37 - I am very happy to see you," I felt such a glow of satisfaction, that, involuntarily, I burSt forth with its expression, incoherently, but delightedly and irresistibly, though I cannot remember how. He certainly was not displeased, for his smile was brightened and his manner was moSt flattering, as he repeated that he was very glad to see me, and added that he had known me, " though without sight, very long : for I have read you, — and been charmed with your books — charmed and entertained. I...

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