As a study of Irish fidelity in the person of Old Thady, the steward who tells the story of "Castle Rackrent," the book is a masterpiece.
Now he's got Vina's big spirit, and she has her happiness and is doing her masterpiece----" The women exchanged glances. "
Harris picked up a couple of sheets of paper from the desk and, coughing imposingly, proceeded to read out his masterpiece:-- "Lionel Marchant came slowly out of the hangar, drawing on his long fur gloves and studying his maps with an intent and keen face.
In a more gay and conversational style of writing, we think his Epistle to Lord Byron on his going abroad, is a masterpiece;--and the Feast of the Poets has run through several editions.
He had just arranged a masterpiece,--half-a-dozen of the prettiest children, sitting beneath a broken boat, on spars, sails, blocks, lobster-pots, and what not, arranged in picturesque confusion; while the black-bearded sea-kings round were promising them rock and bulls-eyes, if they would only sit still like "gude maids."
But if you think so,--" he shrugged his shoulders, beginning already to turn the pages of his masterpiece--"my forgiveness is yours.
But two poetic masterpieces, dealing with the joys and sorrows of village folk, were fresh in Englishmen's memory.
Masterpieces.--His best work consists of two poems, The Traveler and The Deserted Village; a story, The Vicar of Wakefield; and a play,She Stoops to Conquer.
Peter's Day.--Vaults of the Church.-- Feebleness of Pope.--Morse and companions visit Naples, Capri, and Amalfi.--Charms of Amalfi.--Terrible accident.--Flippancy at funerals.-- Campo Santo at Naples.--Gruesome conditions.--Ubiquity of beggars.-- Convent of St. Martino.--Masterpiece of Spagnoletto.--Returns to Rome.-- Paints portrait of Thorwaldsen.--Presented to him in after years by John Taylor Johnston.--Given to King of Denmark.--Reflections on the social evil and the theatre.--Death of the Pope.--An assassination.--The Honorable Mr. Spencer and Catholicism.--Election of Pope Gregory XVI CHAPTER XVIII FEBRUARY 10, 1831--SEPTEMBER 12, 1831 Historic events witnessed by Morse.--Rumors of revolution.--Danger to foreigners.--Coronation of the new Pope.--Pleasant experience.--Cause of the revolution a mystery.--Bloody plot foiled.--Plans to leave for Florence.--Sends casts, etc.,
These were masterpieces,--three portraits, not life-like, but life itself.
I merely state calmly and judicially that she was God's masterpiece,--the most beautiful and adorable and indescribable creature that He ever made."