The Gentleman in Black

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William Kidd, 1831 - 309 páginas
 

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Página 234 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Página 309 - ANNIVERSARYFCALENDAR, and UNIVERSAL MIRROR. Comprising the Births. Deaths, and Catholic Obits of more than ten thousand illustrious and memorable Individuals, in every period of the world, with the Place and Year precisely stated, of the Birth, Burial (or Death), and Martyrdom, on the days of their occurrence, in the form of * ROMAN and ENGLISH CALENDAR...
Página 310 - ... FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR; to be embellished with approved Sentences on each Day, and Passages descriptive of, and connected with, the Months and Seasons. what hath this day deserved ; What hath it done, That it in golden letters should be set Among the high tides in the Calendar...
Página 15 - You'll always find me liberal," said the other, handing a pen across the table. " Stop ! stop ! Let me read the whole paper first." " Oh, by all means ! You'll find all correctly expressed." Louis ascertained the manner in which he was to obtain daily supplies of money, so long as the stipulations in the contract were fulfilled ; — " any amount" was specified — he had committed sins enough already, he well knew, to wipe off the score for many years to come, to say nothing of those which, in...
Página 187 - He, however, had been brought up in a very different school from that in which the crafty old lawyer had acquired his resources, and was utterly unable to divine how the Comte might be
Página 11 - The dark, middle-aged gentleman saw the gold " enter into his soul," and let it work its way in silence for a short time, watching his victim's countenance, and ever and anon looking disconcerted, as the youth's guardian angel seemed to be whispering in his ear. " Well, Monsieur le Baron ! " ejaculated he at length, " perhaps the trifle you see on the table may be of some little service to you ? " " I am no Baron," observed Louis.
Página 5 - I should be sorry to appear unpolite to a gentleman of your birth and talents; yet the fact, however, is, that my engagements are just now exceedingly numerous and pressing ; therefore allow me just to explain. This paper — ' ' Confound this head-ache,'— thought poor Louis to himself, 'if I had gone to bed last night, instead of watching over the rouge et noir table, and losing my — ' ' Pshaw ! pshaw ! smell this bottle...
Página 9 - ... Sir, what you mean by intruding upon my privacy, and insulting me with the repetition of all my misfortunes ? Who, and what the devil are you?" " Precisely so, as I told you before," replied the unruffled stranger.
Página 173 - It is neither the one nor the other," said the gentleman in black, " I will never agree to it ; " and he looked round with an assumed air of carelessness in his turn. The discussion was like the game of see-saw, one up and the other down — but old Bagsby had yet, as he whispered Mr. Ledger, his " great gun" to fire. Wherefore,

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