Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore: Diary

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856

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Seite 73 - And to the left, three yards beyond, You see a little muddy Pond Of water never dry ; I've measured it from side to side: 'Tis three feet long, and two feet wide.
Seite 138 - Now, whether it be Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on the event, A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward, I do not know Why yet I live to say, This thing's to do ; Sith I have cause and will and strength and means To do't.
Seite 249 - In town let me live then, in town let me die, For in truth I can't relish the country, not I ! If one must have a villa in summer to dwell, Oh give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall ! HANNAH MORE.
Seite 11 - And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
Seite 315 - So brief our existence, a glimpse, at the most, Is all we can have of the few we hold dear ; And oft even joy is unheeded and lost, For want of some heart, that could echo it near. Ah, well may we hope, when this short life is gone, To meet in some world of more permanent bliss ; For a smile, or a grasp of the hand, hastening on, Is all we enjoy of each other in this.
Seite 198 - Wordsworth said that, for his own part, such was his horror of having his letters preserved, that in order to guard against it, he always took pains to make them as bad and dull as possible.
Seite 54 - I offered to put it to the test by bringing in a hot tea-pot, which I would answer for the ladies of the party being able to hold for a much longer time than the men. This set Sydney off most comically, upon my cruelty to the female part of the creation, and the practice I had in such experiments. "He has been all his life (he said) trying the sex with hot tea-pots; the burning ploughshare was nothing to it.
Seite 294 - I can hardly bring myself to send you the enclosed. It has caused me tears and sad thoughts, but to you it will bring these and hard hard work. Why do people sigh for children? They know not what sorrow will come with them. How can you arrange for the payment? and what could have caused him to require such a sum? Take care of yourself; and if you write to him, for God's sake let him know that it is the very last sum you will or can pay for him. My heart is sick when I think of you, and the fatigue...
Seite 29 - Fendent les flots tremblants sous un si noble poids. Louis, les animant du feu de son courage, Se plaint de sa grandeur qui l'attache au rivage.

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