Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures: The Story of a Feather, and The Sick Giant and the Doctor Dwarf

Bradbury and Evans, 1852 - 323 páginas

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Página 69 - Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs, The cover of the wings of grasshoppers, <*> The traces of the smallest spider's web, The collars of the moonshine's watery...
Página 59 - We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world...
Página 69 - Good night, good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say — good night, till it be morrow.
Página xvii - I'm not going out a dowdy to please you or anybody else. Gracious knows ! it isn't often that I step over the threshold ; indeed, I might as well be a slave at once, — better, I should say. But when I do go out, Mr. Caudle, I choose to go like a lady.
Página xxv - I'm sure. What would they do, Mr. Caudle ? — Why, do much better without you, I'm certain. And it's my belief, after all, that the button wasn't off the shirt; it's my belief that you pulled it off, that you might have something to talk about. Oh, you're aggravating enough, when you like, for anything ! All I know is, it's very odd that the button should be off the shirt ; for I'm sure no woman's a greater •slave to her husband's buttons than I am.
Página xiii - ... question. And there never were so many fires as there are now. I shall never close my eyes all night, — but what's that to you, so people can call you liberal, Mr. Caudle ? Your wife and children may all be burnt alive in their beds — as all of us to a certainty shall be, for the insurance must drop. And after we've insured for so many years ! But how, I should like to know, are people to insure who make ducks and drakes of their five pounds ? " I did think we might go to Margate this summer.
Página xvii - I know that walk to-morrow will be the death of me. But that's what you want : then you may go to your club, and do as you like ; and then nicely my poor dear children will be used ; but then, sir, then you'll be happy.
Página xiii - I can't tell. Half five pounds would have bought 'em — but now they must go without. Of course, they belong to you; and anybody but your own flesh and blood, Mr. Caudle. The man called for the water-rate to-day; but I should like to know how people are to pay taxes who throw away five pounds to every fellow that asks them. Perhaps you don't know that Jack, this morning, knocked the shuttlecock through his bedroom window.
Página xvi - Day ! Do you hear it against the windows ? Nonsense, you don't impose upon me. You can't be asleep with such a shower as that. Do you hear it, I say...
Página xxv - I'm put upon all day long : it's very hard if I can't speak a word at night : besides it isn't often I open my mouth, goodness knows ! " Because once in your lifetime your shirt wanted a button, you must almost swear the roof off the house ! You didn't swear ? Ha, Mr. Caudle ! you don't know what you do when you're in a passion. You were not in a passion ? Wer'n't you ? Well, then, I don't know what a passion is — and I think I ought by this time. I've lived long enough with you, Mr. Caudle, to...

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