THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING

Sampul Depan
 

Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi

Kami tak menemukan resensi di tempat biasanya.

Halaman terpilih

Isi

Edisi yang lain - Lihat semua

Istilah dan frasa umum

Bagian yang populer

Halaman 184 - I shall certainly break down,' he repeated over and over again. At last the moment arrived. Mr. Irving rose, and was received with deafening and long-continued applause, which by no means lessened his apprehension. He began in his pleasant voice ; got through two or three sentences pretty easily, but in the next hesitated ; and, after one or two attempts to go on, gave it up, with a graceful allusion to the tournament, and the troop of knights all armed and eager for the fray ; and ended with the...
Halaman 127 - I am too sensitive to endure the bitter personal hostility, and the slanders and misrepresentations of the press, which beset high station in this country. This argues, I confess, a weakness of spirit and a want of true philosophy ; but I speak of myself as I am, not as I ought to be. Perhaps, had my ambition...
Halaman 21 - McLanes, from whom he had received the most pressing letters of invitation, and who had already prepared a room for him. Mr. McLane was, at this period of great political discord and discontent, Secretary of the Treasury under Andrew Jackson, who was soon to launch his memorable veto at the bill for the renewal of the charter of the Bank of the United States, while glancing ominously at the imperial State of South Carolina, preparing to pass her ordinance of nullification, accompanied with threats...
Halaman 359 - Filian, all the ladies in the place would crowd to me to have their portraits taken — my pictures were so flattering. I have just parted with them. The steamship stopped in the open sea, just in front of the little bay of St. Filian ; boats came off from shore for the party. I helped the beautiful original of the portrait into the boat, and promised her and her husband, if ever I should come to St. Filian, I would pay them a visit. The last I noticed of her, was a Spanish farewell wave of her beautiful...
Halaman 184 - I shall certainly break down!' — uttered in a halfmelancholy tone, the ludicrous effect of which it is impossible to describe. He was haunted, as if by a nightmare ; and I could only compare his dismay to that of Mr. Pickwick, who was so alarmed at the prospect of leading about that ' dreadful horse ' all day. At length the longexpected evening arrived. A company of the most eminent persons, from all the professions and every walk of life, were assembled, and Mr. Irving took the chair. I had gladly...
Halaman 358 - ... of the power of a pair of splendid Spanish eyes which are occasionally flashing upon me, and which almost seem to throw a light upon the paper. Since I cannot break the spell, I will describe the owner of them. She is a young married lady, about four or five and twenty, middle sized, finely...
Halaman 141 - MSS. in their possession, having relation to the conquests of Mexico and Peru, and had appointed one of their body to carry this into effect. This person is a German, named Lembke, the author of a work on the early history of Spain, which one of the English journals, I remember, rapped me over the knuckles for not having seen.
Halaman 151 - Whether anything effectual can be done seems to me very doubtful. Such a law is certainly demanded by every principle of justice. But I suspect it is rather late in the day to talk of justice to statesmen. At all events, one of those newspapers which they are now turning out every week here, and which contains an octavo volume of the new publications, at sixpence apiece, will, I am afraid, be too cogent an argument in favor of the present state of things, to be refuted by the best memorial ever drafted....
Halaman 165 - Arms ; and about Robert Preston and the tallow-chandler's widow, whose sitting-room is second nature to me ; and about all those delightful places and people that I used to walk about and dream of in the daytime, when a very small and not over-particularly-taken-care-of boy. I have a good deal to say, too, about that dashing Alonzo de Ojeda, that you can't help being fonder of than you ought to be ; and much to hear concerning Moorish legend, and poor unhappy Boabdil. Diedrich Knickerbocker I have...
Halaman 133 - What is it ? Is it- the Conquest of Mexico ? ' 'It is,' answered Cogswell. ' Well then,' said Mr. Irving, ' I am engaged upon that subject; but tell Mr. Prescott I abandon it to him, and I am happy to have this opportunity of testifying my high esteem for his talents and my sense of the very courteous manner in which he has spoken of myself and my writings, in his " Ferdinand and Isabella," though they interfered with a part of the subject of his history.

Informasi bibliografi