The Parliamentary Novels, 第 2 巻


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249 ページ - ... solely, as I presume, for the accommodation of the members of the House and of the great policeman who guards the pass. Between those lamps is the entrance to the House of Commons, and none but members may go that way! It is the only gate before which I have ever stood filled with envy, — sorrowing to think that my steps might never pass under it. There are many portals forbidden to me...
140 ページ - She had done very wrong. She knew that she had done wrong. . . . She understood it now, and knew that she could not forgive herself. But can you forgive her, delicate reader? Or am I asking the question too early in my story? [We are on page 384 of an 800-page novel.] For myself, I have forgiven her. . . . And you also must forgive her before we close the book, or...
250 ページ - It is the highest and most legitimate pride of an Englishman to have the letters MP written after his name. No selection from the alphabet, no doctorship, no fellowship, be it of ever so learned or royal a society, no knightship,—not though it be of the Garter,—confers so fair an honour.
45 ページ - In this way George Vavasor, trying to imitate the wisdom of the brutes, had taught himself some theories of a peculiar nature. But, nevertheless, as he thought of Alice Vavasor on this occasion, he began to feel that if a Siamese twin were necessary for him, she of all others was the woman to whom he would wish to be so bound. And if he did it at all, he must do it now. Under the joint instigation of himself and his sister, — as he thought, and perhaps not altogether without reason, — she had...
35 ページ - Every man to himself is the centre of the whole world; — the axle on which it all turns. All knowledge is but his own perception of the things around him. All love, and care for others, and solicitude for the world's welfare, are but his own feelings as to the world's wants and the world's merits.
249 ページ - Cheapside counter, hast thou never stood there and longed, - hast thou never confessed, when standing there, that Fate has been unkind to thee in denying thee the one thing that thou hast wanted? I have done so; and as my slow steps have led me up that more than royal staircase, to those passages and halls...
84 ページ - Lady Monk was a woman now about fifty years of age, who had been a great beauty, and who was still handsome in her advanced age. Her figure was very good. She was tall and of fine proportion, though by no means verging to that state of body which our excellent American friend and critic Mr Hawthorne has described as beefy and has declared to be the general condition of English ladies of Lady Monk's age. Lady Monk was not beefy.
219 ページ - Mrs Marsham But Lady Glencora was not brought to repentance by her husband's last words. It seemed to her to be so intolerably cruel, this demand of his, that she should be made to pass the whole of her first evening in town with an old woman for whom it was impossible that she should entertain the slightest regard, that she resolved upon rebellion. Had he positively ordered Mrs Marsham, she would have sent for that lady, and have contented herself with enduring her presence in disdainful silence;...
179 ページ - But there was that of genius about Mrs. Greenow, that she had turned every seeming disadvantage to some special profit, and had so dressed herself that though she had obeyed the law to the letter, she had thrown the spirit of it to the winds.
330 ページ - Mr. Bott who looked on and wondered. The Duchess of St. Bungay saw it, and shook her head sorrowing, — for the Duchess was good at heart. Mrs. Conway Sparkes saw it, and drank it down with keen appetite, — as a thirsty man with a longing for wine will drink champagne, — for Mrs. Conway Sparkes was not good at heart. Lady Hartletop saw it, and just raised her eyebrows.