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37 ページ - I have done so; and as my slow steps have led me up that more than royal staircase, to those passages and halls which require the hallowing breath of centuries to give them the glory in British eyes which they shall one day possess, I have told myself, in anger and in grief, that to die and not to have won that right of way, though but for a session, — not to have passed by the narrow entrance through those lamps, — is to die and not to have done that which it most becomes an Englishman to have...
187 ページ - MR. PALLISER was one of those politicians in possessing whom England has perhaps more reason to be proud than of any other of her resources, and who, as a body, give to her that exquisite combination of conservatism and progress which is her present strength and best security for the future.
84 ページ - What should a woman do with her life? There had arisen round her a flock of learned ladies asking that question, to whom it seems that the proper answer has never yet occurred. Fall in love, marry the man, have two children, and live happy ever afterwards.
37 ページ - 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.
133 ページ - Well, Pollock, when did you come?" said Maxwell. "By George," said the literary gentleman, "just down from London by the 8.30 from Euston Square, and got over here from Winslow in a trap, with two fellows I never saw in my life before. We came tandem in a fly, and did the nineteen miles in an hour." "Come, Athenian, draw it mild," said Maxwell. "We did, indeed. I wonder whether they'll pay me their share of the fly. I had to leave Onslow Crescent at a quarter before eight, and I did three hours
84 ページ - BLUEBEARD. People often say that marriage is an important thing and should be much thought of in advance, and marrying people are cautioned that there are many who marry in haste and repent at leisure. I am not sure, however, that marriage may not be pondered over too much; nor do I feel certain that the leisurely repentance does not as often follow the leisurely marriages as it does the rapid ones.
187 ページ - He never allowed himself a joke in his speeches, nor attempted even the smallest flourish of rhetoric. He was very careful in his language, labouring night and day to learn to express himself with accuracy, with no needless repetition of words, perspicuously with regard to the special object he might have in view. He had taught himself to believe that oratory, as oratory, was a sin against that honesty in politics by which he strove to guide himself. He desired to use words for the purpose of teaching...
114 ページ - He was anxious his wife should understand that the cause of his fatigue was physical. He took a long draught at the mug of beer, put it down, and then, with his elbow on the table, and his head resting on his hand, said : " I can't touch my supper yet a while. I'm dog-tired. Ill tell you all about my journey, now, and then we've done with• it...
294 ページ - ... scoundrel George Vavasour. She even promises to marry her cousin, thinking she can help him. But she soon discovers her mistake and understands that she can never love George — and, of course, that she cannot permit herself to return to John Grey. In the midst of Alice's muddle occurs this passage: "She had done very wrong. She knew that she had done wrong. . . . She understood it now, and knew that she could not forgive herself.
85 ページ - She would have liked, I think, to have been the wife of the leader of a Radical opposition, in the time when such men were put into prison, and to have kept up for him his seditious correspondence while he lay in the Tower. She would have carried the answers to him inside her stays, — and have made long journeys down into northern parts without any money, if the cause required it. She would have liked to have around her ardent spirits, male or female, who would have talked of 'the cause,' and have...