The Commissioner: Or, De Lunatico Inquirendo

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Strona 14 - But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill...
Strona 12 - tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly : If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, — We'd jump the life to come.
Strona 56 - My name is Norval: on the Grampian hills My father feeds his flocks; a frugal swain, Whose constant cares were to increase his store, And keep his only son, myself, at home.
Strona 172 - Nosses iocosae dulce cum sacrum Florae Festosque lusus et licentiam volgi , Cur in theatrum, Cato severe, venisti? An ideo tantum veneras, ut exires?
Strona 41 - ... earth giving way, the horse slipped, rolled over, jammed its rider between its body and the earth, and striking full against the stump of an old tree as it descended, broke its back, and lay kicking convulsively upon the ground. Another followed, but with more skill, though not with less rashness, he leaped his horse over a small bush, threw himself back with an easy rein, then gave him a lift of the head as they came down, and hunter and huntsman descended safely on the turf at the bottom of...
Strona 12 - Longmore, they set off at a quiet pace, in the cool calmness of a fine spring evening. For a couple of miles they were very silent, but at length the chevalier, always having the end of his perquisitions in view, thought fit to address a few questions to his companion ; inquiring in the first place, in a quiet, easy tone, whether he went upon this afi'air with the most comfortable feelings in the world.
Strona 236 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Strona 12 - criminal, as foolish, and as blackguard. 1 wouldn't tell any body but you for the world that such are my opinions, and I shall certainly take care on all occasions to make every body believe that I go to fight my man as quietly as I sit down to eat my dinner ; and that I look upon the practice as absolutely necessary to society, for the purpose...
Strona 367 - Ton my honour,' he said to himself, ' the sort of life which this old peer has been leading for so many years seems not only to wear away all principles, but even to deprive the natural affections of tone and strength. Nothing on earth appears to make any impression upon him for more than half an hour, or an hour at the farthest ; and I have seen the same with many vicious old men. — It's worth while thinking of; for one wouldn't like to get into such a state one'self.
Strona 368 - ... away under his unkindness, should inherit all, and his own child, brought up in indulgence and vice, should receive death as the punishment of his evil course, in the midst of rejoicing on his wedding-day, seemed a strange and a terrible thing, and he felt the hand of wrath upon him. " ' Come, Jerry,' he cried, ' I shall go to bed — the sooner I'm asleep the better.

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