Thackeray's London: A Description of His Haunts and the Scenes of His Novels

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J. W. Jarvis & son, 1885 - 103 Seiten
 

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Seite 28 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD : And he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down : For the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Seite 27 - A plenty of candles lights up this chapel, and this scene of age and youth,, and early memories, and pompous death. How solemn the well-remembered prayers are, here uttered again in the place where in childhood we used to hear them ! How beautiful and decorous the rite ; how noble the ancient words of the supplications which the priest utters, and to which generations of fresh children and troops of bygone seniors have cried Amen...
Seite 25 - ... tomb, with its grotesque carvings, monsters, heraldries, darkles and shines with the most wonderful shadows and lights. There he lies, Fundator noster, in his ruff and gown, awaiting the Great Examination Day.
Seite 28 - LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Seite 72 - I do not speak to thee in drink, but in tears ; not in pleasure, but in passion ; not in words only, but in woes also : — and yet there is a virtuous man, whom I have often noted in thy company, but I know not his name. P. Hen. What manner of man, an it like your majesty? Fal. A goodly portly man, i...
Seite 99 - Down on your knees, you rogue, for here ' Vanity Fair ' was penned ! And I will go down with you, for I have a high opinion of that little production myself.
Seite 26 - Day. We oldsters, be we ever so old, become boys again as we look at that familiar old tomb, and think how the seats are altered since we were here, and how the doctor — not the present doctor, the doctor of our time — used to sit yonder, and his awful eye used to frighten us shuddering boys, on whom it lighted; and how the boy next us would kick our shius during service time, and how the monitor would cane us afterwards because our shins were kicked.
Seite 39 - Solomon to aid him:" but the man of letters can't but love the place which has been inhabited by so many of his brethren, or peopled by their creations as real to us at this day as the authors whose children they were — and Sir Roger de Coverley walking in the Temple Garden, and discoursing with Mr. Spectator about the beauties in hoops and patches who are sauntering over the grass, is just as lively a figure to me as old Samuel Johnson rolling through the fog with the Scotch gentleman at his heels...
Seite 30 - So they walked in, and took a table in a remote corner, and then Thackeray, drawing the fresh sheets of M S. from his breast pocket, read through that exquisitely touching chapter, which records the death of Colonel Newcome. When he came to the final Adsum, the tears which...
Seite 73 - O, that indomitable youth is an old crony of mine," he replied; and then, quoting Falstaff, "a goodly, portly man, i' faith, and a corpulent, of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye, and a most noble carriage." It was the manner of saying this, then and there in the London street, the cabman moving slowly off on his sorry vehicle, with one eye (an eye dewy with gin and water, and a tear of gratitude, perhaps) on Thackeray, and the great man himself so jovial and so full of kindness...

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