Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton...: With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits

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Methuen and Company, 1837 - 206
 

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Strona 122 - cui sic extorta voluptas et demptus per vim mentis gratissimus error».
Strona 156 - Who would be doom'd to gaze upon A sky without a cloud or sun ? Less hideous far the tempest's roar Than ne'er to brave the billows more — Thrown, when the war of winds is o'er, A lonely wreck on fortune's shore, 'Mid sullen calm, and silent bay, Unseen to drop by dull decay ; — Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock...
Strona 122 - ... wealth and distinction. She was led into society, and they tried by all kinds of occupation and amusement to dissipate her grief, and wean her from the tragical story of her loves.
Strona 98 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; "Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Strona 169 - There is a lust in man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing his neighbour's shame." Hence ; " On eagle's wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.
Strona 137 - Being asked next morning how he liked his attendant, his answer was, " Not at all, sir : the fellow's an ideot ; he is as awkward as a turn-spit when first put into the wheel, and as sleepy as a dormouse.
Strona 111 - Even its praises must offend thee, Founded on another's woe: Though my many faults defaced me, Could no other arm be found, Than the one which once embraced me, To inflict a cureless wound?
Strona 203 - Ninth ditto Total 165 Stakes. But there are many stakes not recorded on the doors, for I am told none have been entered since the year 1827. The following horses, &c., are recorded to have won stakes, plates, and matches, to the number specified against their respective names, viz...
Strona 56 - There were two principles in his natural temper, that being heightened by that heat, carried him to great excesses : a violent love of pleasure, and a disposition to extravagant mirth. The one involved him in great sensuality ; the other led him to many odd adventures and frolics, in which he was oft in hazard of his life...
Strona 59 - touched as tenderly as occasion would bear" Rochester's faults. Mytton's spiritual adviser never touched his at all, if he could avoid it. The good Bishop tells us Dr. Balfour " drew Rochester to read such books as were most likely to bring him back to love learning and study...

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