Rustem said to Reham:--"I fear that my horse Rakush is becoming weary of exertion, in which case what shall I do in this conflict with the enemy?
Contents.--The lying valet.--A peep behind the curtain; or, The new rehearsal.--Bon Ton; or, High life above stairs.
But with Paula these activities had to be sandwiched in with daily rehearsals,--long ones, too,--hours with Novelli while she memorized half-forgotten parts, interviews with reporters, struggles with photographers, everything that the diabolic ingenuity of the publicity man could contrive.
He hath the jewel of my life in hold, His youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca; And her withholds from me, and other more, Suitors to her and rivals in my love; Supposing it a thing impossible- For those defects I have before rehears'd- That ever Katherina will be woo'd.
Sir Torm had never satisfied her soul; But though in outward seeming she was proud, High-spirited, and passing courtly dame, At heart the Lady Gwendolaine was still A hungry child who craved love's nourishing, Unconscious of her hunger; so she had clung,-- In spite of shocks, repeated time on time,-- Close to the thought of Torm, remembering all He was to her in wooing her; rehearsed-- As children count their pennies one by one Day after day to prove their wealth--each good And sign of promise in his nature generous, Until her buoyant heart, quick to react, Had warmed itself, and kept itself alive, By its own warmth and fire of earnest zeal.
How God compassionates Mankind, thy muse, my friend, rehearses-- Compassion for the sins of Man!--What comfort for thy verses!
The Qualification Movement, 'Ware-re-re!--Helm-a-lee!
Croker's article on "Paroles d'un Croyant"--Charles Butler--Blanco White--Controversies, etc.--Wordsworth's Works--Letter from Mr. Lockhart--Renewed intercourse between Murray and Constable CHAPTER XXVI SIR WALTER'S LAST YEARS South American speculation--Captain Head, R.E.--His rapid rides across the Pampas--His return home and publication of his work--Results of his mission--Mr.
Rei.--A touches hym most bouldlye.
The German Chancellor subsequently (April 7, 1913) told the Reichstag:-- 'A state of tension had for months existed between Austria-Hungary and Russia which was only prevented from developing into war by the moderation of the Powers.... Europe will feel grateful to the English Minister of Foreign Affairs for the extraordinary ability and spirit of conciliation with which he conducted the discussion of the Ambassadors in London, and which constantly enabled him to bridge over differences.'
CHAPTER XXXIII JANUARY 9, 1848--DECEMBER 19, 1849 Preparation for lawsuits.--Letter from Colonel Shaffner.--Morse's reply deprecating bloodshed.--Shaffner allays his fears.--Morse attends his son's wedding at Utica.--His own second marriage.--First of great lawsuits.--Almost all suits in Morse's favor.--Decision of Supreme Court of United States.--Extract from an earlier opinion.--Alfred Vail leaves the telegraph business.--Remarks on this by James D. Reid.--Morse receives decoration from Sultan of Turkey.--Letter to organizers of Printers' Festival.--Letter concerning aviation.--Optimistic letter from Mr. Kendall.--Humorous letter from George Wood.--Thomas R. Walker.-- Letter to Fenimore Cooper.--Dr.
The following stanza from one of his Canzoni may be cited in illustration: War, ignorance, fraud, tyranny, Death, homicide, abortion, woe-- These to the world are fair, as we Reckon the chase or gladiatorial show To pile our hearth we fell the tree, Kill bird or beast our strength to stay, The vines, the hives our wants obey-- Like spiders spreading nets, we take and slay As tragedy gives men delight, So the exchange of death and strife Still yields a pleasure infinite To the great world's triumphant life Nay seeming ugliness and pain Avert returning Chaos' reign-- Thus the whole world's a comedy, And they who by philosophy Unite themselves to God, will see In ugliness and evil nought But beauteous masks--oh, mirthful thought!
The mild, bright moon has upward risen, Out of the gray and boundless plain, And all around the white snows glisten, Where frost, and ice, and silence, reign,-- While ages roll away, and they unchanged remain.
To show that love of the sea yet remains one of the characteristics of English poetry, we may quote by way of comparison a song sung more than a thousand years later, in Victoria's reign:-- "The wind is as iron that rings, The foam heads loosen and flee; It swells and welters and swings, The pulse of the tide of the sea.
Examples written about the beginning of Elizabeth's reign.--1558.
Examples written about the end of Elizabeth's reign--1603.
C. Townsend imposes Import Duties in America.--After some Years, the Civil War breaks out.--Hanoverian Troops are sent to Gibraltar.--The Employment of Hanoverian Regiments at Gibraltar and Minorca.--End of the War.--Colonial Policy of the Present Reign.--Complaints of the Undue Influence of the Crown.--Motions for Parliamentary Reform.--Mr.
Cromwell and the Independents now reigned,--a party that had been driven into violent measures, and which had sought the subversion of the monarchy itself.
A devilish pandemonium reigned,--shrieks, curses, and cries of death, while above all rose the churning rattle of machine-guns and the put-a-put, put-a-put of rifles.
An other gives his opinion in the following note: "When who immediately follows than, it is used improperly in the objective case; as, 'Alfred, than whom a greater king never reigned;'--than whom is not grammatical.
Over this fertile, favored, and civilized nation Joseph reigned,--with delegated power indeed, but with power that was absolute,--when his starving brothers came to Egypt to buy corn, for the famine extended probably over western Asia.
We are impressed with the blind and suicidal measures which all those connected with the throne instigated or encouraged in this reign,--from the King to the most infamous of his mistresses.
In spite of the large force that Domitius had and the hopes he reposed in it--for he had courted the favor of the soldiers in every way and had won some of them by promises of land (having belonged to Sulla's veterans he had acquired a large amount in that reign)--he nevertheless obeyed orders.
These in substance constituted the charter which he granted on condition of reigning,--an immense gain to France and the cause of civilization, if honestly maintained.
He had found it in this Mitchell, even when he idly scoffed at his pain: a Man all-knowing, all-seeing, crowned by Nature, reigning,--the keen glance of his eye falling like a sceptre on other men.
may loom up in another age, if not as the grand monarque whom his contemporaries worshipped, yet as a man of great natural abilities who made fatal mistakes, and who, like Napoleon after him, alternately elevated and depressed the nation over which he was called to reign,--not like Napoleon, as a usurper and a fraud, but as an honest, though proud and ambitious, sovereign, who was supposed to rule by divine right, of whom the nations of Europe were jealous, who lived in fear and hatred of his power, and who finally conspired, not to rob him of his throne and confine him to a rock, but to take from him the provinces he had seized and the glory in which he shone.
Cleopatra.--Excitement in Alexandria.--Ptolemy restored.--Acquiescence of the people.--Festivities.--Popularity of Antony.--Antony's generosity.--Anecdote.--Antony and Cleopatra.--Antony returns to Rome.--Ptolemy's murders.--Pompey and Caesar.--Close of Ptolemy's reign.--Settlement of the succession.--Accession of Cleopatra.--She is married to her brother.--Pothinus, the eunuch.--His character and government.--Machinations of Pothinus.--Cleopatra is expelled.
Wherever slavery reigns, the freedom of discussion is not tolerated: and whenever slavery exists, there slavery reigns;--reigns too with that exclusive spirit of Turkish despotism, that, "bears no brother near the throne."
She was by nature an arrant flirt--as most pretty women are--for she inherited her father's amorous disposition; and she was impulsive,--an added charm where beauty reigns,--worldly-minded, and dreadfully extravagant; moreover, she dressed to perfection.
A new era began with his illustrious reign,--the triumph of Christianity as the established religion of the crumbling Empire.
In an Introductory Lecture, read before the University of London in 1828, by Thomas Dale, professor of English literature, I find the following statement: "In this reign,"--the reign of Henry VIII,--"the study of grammar was reduced to a system, by the promulgation of many grammatical treatises; one of which was esteemed of sufficient importance to be honoured with a royal name.
'--Tapping a New Reign.--The Sign of the Gothic Castle.--Growing Old with Dignity.-- Succession to an Earldom.--Walpole's Last Hours.--Let us not be Ungrateful.
O Muse, be near me now, and make A strange song for Ilion's sake, Till a tone of tears be about mine ears And out of my lips a music break For Troy, Troy, and the end of the years: When the wheels of the Greek above me pressed, And the mighty horse-hoofs beat my breast; And all around were the Argive spears A towering Steed of golden rein-- O gold without, dark steel within!-- Ramped in our gates; and all the plain Lay silent where the Greeks had been.
Rei.--Nay, farre above my readinge.
The poultry here mentioned in the text; must have been ptarmagans and the flesh that of the reindeer.--Forst.
One of these tears peeped over the edge of the lid until it lost its balance,--slid an inch and waited for reinforcements,--swelled again,--rolled down a little further,--stopped,--moved on,--and at last fell on the back of the Professor's hand.
He said this, which the noble Marquess will see is a fair original for his own little discourse; it was said after the noble Lord had thrown up the reins-- "What I wish to say to high officers of State and members of Government is this, as far as you can trust the man on the spot.
She looked at me as if she would look me through: I thought I felt eye- beam, after eye-beam, penetrate my shivering reins.--But she was silent.
Notice the caution with which the man driving the dapple-gray horse in a cart loaded with barrels holds his reins,--wide apart, one in each hand.
"My business"--he glanced back in nervous protest as the drivers beneath gathered their reins--"will you kindly detain--?"
Judicious management; letting the public see your animal just enough, and not too much; holding him up hard when the market is too full of him; letting him out at just the right buying intervals; always gently feeling his mouth; never slacking and never jerking the rein;--this is what I mean by jockeying.
MARKHAM'S HISTORIES Washington Irving--His early dealings with Murray--He comes to England--His description of a dinner at Murray's--"The Sketch Book"--Published in England by Miller--Afterwards undertaken by Murray--Terms of purchase--Irving's ill-success in business --"Bracebridge Hall"--James Fenimore Cooper--Ugo Foscolo--His early career--First article in the Quarterly--Letter from Mr. T. Mitchell--Foscolo's peculiarities--Digamma Cottage--His Lectures--Death of Foscolo--Lady C. Lamb--"Glenarvon"--"Penruddock"--"Ada Reis"--Letter from the Hon.
VENERATED SIRE (whose breadth of mind is so well developed as to take for granted boundless filial professions, which, indeed, become vapid by a too frequent reiteration),-- Your amiable inquiry as to how the barbarians pass their time, when not employed in affairs of commerce or in worshipping their ancestors, has inspired me to examine the matter more fully.
We got the calm, constant reiteration--"Left wing--held by the English--forced to retreat a little."
These terms, still predominant in use, he strangely supposes to have been suddenly superseded by others which are no better, if so good: imagining that the scheme which Perley or Hiley introduced, of "two present, two past, and two future tenses,"--a scheme which, he says, "has no foundation in truth, and is therefore to be rejected,"--had prepared the way for the above-cited innovation of his own, which merely presents the old ideas under new terms, or terms partly new, and wholly unlikely to prevail.
The matter has been repeatedly brought before the Admiralty, but has been uniformly rejected.)--I was engaged on the question of the bad ocular vision of two or three persons.--The British Association Meeting was held at Manchester: I was President of Section A. I gave a Lecture on the Eclipse of 1860 to an enormous attendance in the Free Trade Hall."
After two days' stormy discussion, it was rejected.--In the University of London: At a meeting in July, where the religious question was discussed, it was proposed to receive some testimonial from affiliated bodies, or to consider that or some other plan for introducing religious literature.
CHAPTER XXVIII JUNE 20, 1840--AUGUST 12, 1842 First patent issued.--Proposal of Cooke and Wheatstone to join forces rejected.--Letter to Rev. E.S. Salisbury.--Money advanced by brother artists repaid.--Poverty.--Reminiscences of General Strother, "Porte Crayon.