Beppo: A Venetian Story

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John Murray, 1818 - 51 halaman
 

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Halaman 23 - I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth, And sounds as if it should be writ on satin, With syllables which breathe of the sweet South, And gentle liquids gliding all so pat in, That not a single accent seems uncouth, Like our harsh northern whistling, grunting guttural, , Which we're obliged to hiss, and spit. and sputter alL...
Halaman 12 - She was not old, nor young, nor at the years Which certain people call a
Halaman 39 - One hates an author that's all author, fellows In foolscap uniforms turned up with ink, So very anxious, clever, fine, and jealous, One don't know what to say to them, or think...
Halaman 10 - And up and down the long canals they go, And under the Rialto shoot along, By night and day, all paces, swift or slow, And round the theatres, a sable throng, They wait in their dusk livery of woe, But not to them do...
Halaman 14 - Tis said that their last parting was pathetic, As partings often are, or ought to be, And their presentiment was quite prophetic That they should never more each other see...
Halaman 23 - To the high damas brow, more melancholy, But clear, and with a wild and liquid glance, Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.
Halaman 25 - I like the taxes, when they're not too many; I like a seacoal fire, when not too dear; I like a beef-steak, too, as well as any; Have no objection to a pot of beer; I like the weather, when it is not rainy, That is, I like two months of every year. And so God save the Regent, Church, and King ! Which means that I like all and everything.
Halaman 21 - With all its sinful doings, I must say, That Italy's a pleasant place to me, • Who love to see the Sun shine every day, And vines (not naiTd to walls) from tree to tree Festoon'd...
Halaman 18 - His heart was one of those which most enamour us, Wax to receive, and marble to retain. He was a lover of the good old school, Who stifl become more constant as they cool. XXXV. No wonder such accomplishments should turn A female head, however sage and steady — With scarce a hope that Beppo could return, In law he was almost as good as dead, he Nor sent, nor wrote, nor show'd the...

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