Recollections of the Life of Lord Byron, from the Year 1808 to the End of 1814: Exhibiting His Early Character and Opinions, Detailing the Progress of His Literary Career, and Including Various Unpublished Passages of His Works. Taken from Authentic Documents, in the Possession of the Author

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Charles Knight, 1824 - 352 páginas
 

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Página 53 - He passed the woolsack without looking round, and advanced to the table where the proper officer was attending to administer the oaths. When he had gone through them, the Chancellor quitted his seat, and went towards him with a smile, putting out his hand warmly to welcome him; and, though I did not catch his words, I saw that he paid him some compliment. This was all thrown away upon Lord Byron, who made a stiff bow, and put the tips of his fingers into the Chancellor's hand. The Chancellor did...
Página 215 - ... under martial law ; depopulate and lay waste all around you ; and restore Sherwood Forest as an acceptable gift to the crown in its former condition of a royal chase, and an asylum for outlaws? Are these the remedies for a starving and desperate populace...
Página 210 - These men were willing to dig, but the spade was in other hands ; they were not ashamed to beg, but there was none to relieve them.
Página 266 - D wight. who wrote some poems; and his baptismal name was Timothy. There is also a small account of Virginia by Jefferson, and an epic by Joel Barlow : and some pieces of pleasantry by Mr. Irving. But why should the Americans write books, when a six weeks...
Página 59 - Flush'd as they are with folly, youth, and wine, Their prudent insults to the poor confine ; Afar they mark the flambeau's...
Página 29 - Most wisely doomed to shun the public sight, What harm? in spite of every critic elf, Sir T. may read his stanzas to himself; Miles Andrews still his strength in couplets try, And live in prologues, though his dramas die.
Página 206 - But whilst these outrages must be admitted to exist to an alarming extent, it cannot be denied that they have arisen from circumstances of the most unparalleled distress: The perseverance of these miserable men in their proceedings, tends to prove that nothing but absolute want could have driven a large, and once honest and industrious, body of the people, into the commission of excesses so hazardous to themselves, their families, and the community.
Página 217 - ... without a thought of the consequences. Sure I am, from what I have heard, and from what I...
Página 217 - ... into court, to be tried for this new offence, by this new law ; still, there are two things wanting to convict and condemn him ; and these are, in my opinion, — twelve butchers for a jury, and a Jefferies for a judge...
Página 169 - Yet if, as holiest men have deem'd, there be A land of souls beyond that sable shore, To shame the doctrine of the Sadducee Aud sophists, madly vain of dubious lore...

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