The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, Volume 3

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Halaman 413 - ECHO AND SILENCE. In eddying course when leaves began to fly, And Autumn in her lap the store to strew, As mid wild scenes I chanced the Muse to woo Through glens untrod and woods that frowned on high, Two sleeping nymphs with wonder mute I spy ; And, lo, she's gone !—In robe of...
Halaman 129 - 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...
Halaman 359 - He has written. He has confessed to my mother, as to a true and dear friend, his love for E , and his conviction of its utter hopelessness. He feels himself unable to combat it. He thinks he must try, by absence, to bring more peace to his mind. Yet he cannot bear to give up our friendship, — an intercourse become so dear to him, and so necessary to his daily happiness. Poor Irving ! " It is well for our peace of mind that we do not know what is going down concerning us in "journals.
Halaman 117 - I had recently an instance in the cavalier treatment of a work of merit written by an American, who had not yet established a commanding name in the literary market. I undertook, as a friend, to dispose of it for him, but found it impossible to get an offer from any of our principal publishers. They even declined to publish it at the author's cost...
Halaman 87 - I hope he will not be idle, but continue long to delight us. When he comes here again he must not content himself with looking on the outside of my house, as I am told he did once— but knock and ring and ask for me as for an...
Halaman 129 - I have been so accustomed to associate you with my pleasantest and happiest thoughts, and with my leisure hours, that I rush at once into full confidence with you, and fall, as it were naturally and by the very laws of gravity, into your open arms. Questions come thronging to my pen as to the lips of people who meet after long hoping to do so. I don't know what to say first or what to leave unsaid, and am constantly disposed to break off and tell you again how glad I am this moment has arrived. My...
Halaman 159 - ... will vent." This suggestion seemed to touch him ; and so there I left him, feeling pretty sure that I had carried my point. It is very odd that while some of the shallowest fellows go on so glib and ready with the tongue, men whose minds are abounding with matter should find, such difficulty in bringing it out. I found that Lockhart also had declined attending this dinner under a similar apprehension, and only consented, on condition that his health should not be given.
Halaman 383 - Let Fate do her worst ; there are relics of joy, Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy ; Which come in the night-time of sorrow and care, And bring back the features that joy used to wear. Long, long be my heart with such memories...
Halaman 40 - ... to pay liberally for time and trouble. I have felt aware that a work might be written on the subject, full of curious and entertaining matter, comprising adventurous expeditions by sea and land, scenes beyond the Rocky Mountains, incidents and scenes illustrative of Indian character, and of that singular and but little known class, the traders and voyageurs of the Fur Companies.
Halaman 118 - 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....

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