A Selection from the Correspondence of Abraham Hayward, Q.C., from 1834 to 1884: With an Account of His Early Life, Band 1


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Seite 122 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food, For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Seite 111 - LANG hae thought, my youthfu' friend, A something to have sent you, Tho' it should serve nae ither end Than just a kind memento ; But how the subject theme may gang, Let time and chance determine ; Perhaps, it may turn out a sang, Perhaps, turn out a sermon.
Seite 288 - ... defrayed the expenses of his tastes as other men make outlay for the gratification of their passions. He did nothing rash. I am sure Rogers as a baby never fell down unless he was pushed ; but walked from chair to chair in the drawing-room, steadily and quietly, till he reached the place where the sunbeam fell on the carpet.
Seite 238 - Roebuck gave notice that he should move for a select committee ' to inquire into the condition of our army before Sebastopol, and into the conduct of those departments of the Government whose duty it had been to minister to the wants of that army.
Seite 146 - Your case was a very different one : yours was a stab with a sharp point ; and the wound, I know, must have been a most severe one. So much the better in you to have borne it as you did. I never heard in the least that your honor suffered by the injury done you, or that you lost the esteem (how should you ?) of any single friend, because an enemy dealt you a savage blow.
Seite 145 - Thank you for your kind note. I was quite prepared for the issue of the kind effort made at the Athenaeum in my behalf; indeed, as a satirical writer, I rather wonder that I have not made more enemies than I have. I don't mean enemies in a bad sense, but men conscientiously opposed to my style, art, opinions, impertinences, and so forth.
Seite 11 - Society as a second Liberal and even Radical party, on totally different grounds from Benthamism and vehemently opposed to it; bringing into these discussions the general doctrines and modes of thought of the European reaction against the philosophy of the eighteenth century...
Seite 293 - To endeavour to obtain from the King of Naples concessions as regards the internal government of his States by threats or by a menacing demonstration, is a violent usurpation of his authority, an attempt to govern in his stead ; it is an open declaration of the right of the strong over the weak " It is the Emperor's wish to live oil friendly terms with all Governments.
Seite 57 - An opportunity for a bon-mot, however, occurred, which I had not virtue sufficient to resist. Lord L mentioned that an old lady, an acqtmintance of his, kept her books in detached book-cases, the male authors in one, and the female in another. I said, ' I suppose her reason was, she did not wish to add to her library.
Seite 138 - Hayward in his next letter was the debate in the House of Lords on the second reading of the Bill for the Repeal of the Navigation Laws, the last barrier against Free Trade.

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