Daunt W.J.O. Personal Recollections of Daniel O'Connell, Volumen1

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Página 49 - I should have smil'd and welcom'd death. But thus to perish by a villain's hand ! Cut off from nature's and from glory's course, Which never mortal was so fond to run.
Página 164 - But I have sinuous shells of pearly hue Within, and they that lustre have imbibed In the sun's palace-porch, where when unyoked His chariot-wheel stands midway in the wave: Shake one and it awakens, then apply Its polisht lips to your attentive ear, And it remembers its august abodes, And murmurs as the ocean murmurs there.
Página 165 - Atlantic from submerging the cultivated plains and high steepled villages of proud Britain herself. Or, were you with me amidst the Alpine scenery that surrounds my humble abode, listening to the eternal roar of the mountain torrent, as it bounds through the rocky defiles of my native glens, I would venture to tell you how I was born within the sound of the everlasting wave, and how my dreamy boyhood dwelt upon imaginary intercourse with those who are dead of yore, and fed its fond fancies upon the...
Página 166 - Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free, First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea, I might hail thee with prouder, with happier brow, But oh ! could I love thee more deeply than now...
Página 105 - ... with the three unfortunate youths. But their mother was there, and she, armed in the •strength of her affection, broke through the guard I saw her clasp her eldest son, who was but twentytwo years of age ; I saw her hang on her second, who was not twenty ; I saw her faint when she clung to the neck of her youngest son, who was but eighteen ; and I ask, what recompense could be made for such agony ? They were executed — and — they were innocent '.'" " A very unhappy case,
Página 93 - Why then I'll tell your honour the whole secret of that, sir. Whenever your honour goes to steal a cow, always go on the worst night you can, for if the weather is very bad, the chances are that nobody will be up to see your honour. The way you'll always know the fat cattle in the dark, is by this token — that the fat cows always stand out in the more exposed places — but the lean ones always go into the ditch for shelter.
Página 217 - He was so fond of brandy that he always kept a supply of it in court upon the desk before him, in an inkstand of peculiar make. His lordship used to lean his arm upon the desk, bob down his head, and steal a hurried sip from time to time, through a quill that lay among the pens, which manoeuvre he flattered himself escaped observation.
Página 288 - We quote this paragraph at full length, because it is replete with your mischievous errors and guilty mode of thinking. In the first place, as to the odour of the negroes, we are quite aware that they have not as yet come to use much of the otto of roses or Eau de Cologne. But we implore of your fastidiousness to recollect that multitudes of the children of white men have negro women for their mothers, and that our British travellers complain, in loud and bitter terms, of the overpowering stench...
Página 166 - ... perhaps you would readily admit that the man who has been so often called a ferocious demagogue, is, in truth, a gentle lover of Nature, an enthusiast of all her beauties — " Fond of each gentle and each dreary scene, and catching, from the loveliness as well as the dreariness of the ocean, and Alpine scenes with which he is surrounded, a greater ardour to promote the good of man, in his overwhelming admiration, of the mighty works of God.
Página 116 - Dr. Stapleton's very striking testimony to young Dan O'Connell's promise as a schoolboy is corroborated by another excellent witness — U'Connell himself. He said once, to O'Neill Daunt, " I was in childhood remarkably quick and persevering. My childish propensity to idleness was overcome by the fear of disgrace : I desired to excel and could not brook the idea of being inferior to others.

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