Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale, 第 2 巻

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151 ページ - The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up...
104 ページ - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon In dim eclipse disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
120 ページ - And sing of knights and ladies gentle deeds ; Whose praises having slept in silence long, Me, all too meane, the sacred Muse areeds To blazon broade emongst her learned throng : Fierce warres and faithfull loves shall moralize my song.
95 ページ - I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed...
57 ページ - The dark bile, which from childhood sallowed his cheek, dimm'd his eye, and tinged the spirits of youth with the causticity of age, continued, through adolescence and manhood, to communicate its bitterness to all his views; turning his words to sarcasm, his ink to gall, and his pen to a stiletto; and combining with an education, whose object was pretension, and whose principle was arrogance, it made him at once a thing fearful and pitiable, at war with its species and itself, ready to crush on the...
57 ページ - ... to scorn ; for opinion has no punishment for the base. If ever there was a man formed alike by nature and education to betray the land that gave him birth, and to act openly as the pander of political corruption, or secretly as the agent of defamation, who would stoop to seek his fortune by effecting the fall of a frail woman, or would strive to advance it by stabbing the character of an honest one, who would crush aspiring merit behind the ambuscade of anonymous security, while he came forward...
57 ページ - ... overweening ambition to pursue its object by ways, dark and hidden, safe from the penalty of crime, and exposed only to the obloquy which he laughed to scorn ; for opinion has. no punishment for the base. If ever there was a man formed alike by nature and education to betray the land that gave him birth, and to act openly as the pander of political corruption, or secretly as the agent of defamation, who would stoop to seek his fortune by effecting the fall of a frail woman, or would strive to...
80 ページ - ... Presbyterians for those of the established faith. With your missions and missionaries, conversions and perversions, have you left me a tinpenny in my pocket to give to my own poor in New-Town Mount Crawley? And pray, what's gone of my one pound note that went to make Christians of the black negroes ? Never saw a single sowl of them set foot in a church yet, barring Mrs. Casey's little black boy, that carries her prayer-book to early service. And I'd trouble you for my eleven and fourpence halfpenny,...
282 ページ - Chambers, ii, p. 162. He quotes Sharp, p. 172; the latter, citing a contemporary writer, shows that the Dublin procession, like those of Coventry and Shrewsbury, lasted to a recent date. " The Fringes was a procession of the trades and corporations, performed in Ireland on Corpus Christi day, even within the author's recollection. King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, with Vulcan, Venus, and Cupid were leading persons on this occasion.

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