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The Life and Letters of Washington Irving: Y His Nephew, Pierre M ..., Volume 4
Visualização integral - 1864
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Página 165 - My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea ; But, before I go, Tom Moore, Here's a double health to thee ! Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate ; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate. Though the ocean roar around me, Yet it still shall bear me on ; Though a desert should surround me, It hath...
Página 405 - I am asked how long I mean to remain here. They know but little of my heart or my feelings who can ask me this question I— As long as I live.
Página 24 - Yonge was placed sentry over another, and whenever there was a new crash, the general laugh at the heavy foot that produced it caused more merriment than the solidest floor in Paris could have given birth to. Sandwiches, negus, and champagne crowned the night, and we did not separate till near four in the morning. Irving's humour began to break out as the floor broke in, and he was much more himself than ever I have seen him.
Página 393 - They transport us into the depths of the solemn primeval forest, to the shores of the lonely lake, the banks of the wild, nameless stream, or the brow of the rocky upland, rising like a promontory from amidst a wide ocean of foliage ; while they shed around us the glories of a climate, fierce in its extremes, but splendid in all its vicissitudes. His close observation of the phenomena of nature and the graphic felicity of his details, prevent his descriptions from ever becoming general and commonplace...
Página 404 - ... a forest of masts of every nation, extending as far as the eye could reach ? I have gazed with admiration upon many a fair city and stately harbor, but my admiration was cold and ineffectual, for I was a stranger, and had no property in the soil. Here, however, my heart throbbed with pride and joy as I admired. I had a birthright in the brilliant scene before me : ' This was my own, my native land...
Página 132 - There are such quantities of these legendary and romantic tales now littering from the press both in England and Germany, that one must take care not to fall into the commonplace of the
Página 216 - I could do so from personal observation. He seemed to be always at work, " Sit down," he would say, " I will talk with you in a moment, but I must first finish this sentence." One summer morning,. passing his house at the early hour of six, I saw his study window already wide open. On my mentioning it to him afterwards, he said : " Yes, I am always at my work as early as six.
Página 404 - As to my native city, from the time I approached the coast I had indications of its growing greatness. We had scarce descried the land, when a thousand sails of all descriptions gleaming along the horizon, and all standing to or from one point, showed that we were in the neighborhood of a vast commercial emporium. As I sailed up our beautiful bay, with a heart swelling with old recollections...