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Página 171 - Carloraine caltle, and had refufedto vifit a man who kept a miftrefs. He had even gone farther, and preached a fermon which all his congregation faid pointed immediately at Mr. Stockton ; but as Mr. Stockton did not hear it, and having heard it, would not have cared for it, the reproof only edified his hearers, and raifed the Doctor in the efteem of the lady of the hall.
Página 168 - ... it formed a perpendicular line with her back. To dignify with mental acquirements this epitome of human lovelinefs, all that education could do had been lavished...
Página 171 - Somerives and their two brothers ; Orlando, at the requeft of Mrs. Rayland, taking his feat at the bottom. The plenty and excellence of the table, which was furnifhed almoft entirely from the park, farm, warren, gardens, and ponds of Rayland Hall, were highly commended by the...
Página 166 - ... the newer elegancies of Carloraine caftle. All the operations of Mrs. Lennard and her attendants fucceeded happily. By half after two all the guefts were aflembled : by half after three all the tables groaned under the weight of venifon and beef.
Página 310 - tis all men's office to fpeak patience To thofe that wring under the load of forrow ; But no man's virtue, nor fufficiency, To be fo moral, when he fhall endure The like himfelf : therefore give me no counfel ; My griefs cry louder than advertifement s.
Página 170 - Doftor was well received as a moft pious worthy man, his lady a very good kind of woman, and Mifs as a mighty pretty fort of a young perfon. Of late the whole family had rifen into higher favour ; for the...
Página 105 - ... lower part of the ground, where it formed a considerable river ; and, winding among willows and poplars for near a mile, again spread into a still larger lake, on the edge of which was a mill, and opposite, without the park paling, wild heaths, where the ground was sandy, broken, and irregular, still however marked by plantations made on it by the Rayland family. It was along the lower road, which went through woods to the edge of what was called the upper pond, that Orlando took his way. Just...
Página 167 - ... united with the thin lips drawn up to make a little mouth, which were peculiar to " his better half," as he facetioufly called his wife.
Página 167 - ... highly his own family, and above all himfelf. Between her mother and Mr. Somerive, on the other fide, was placed their only daughter andheirefs, Mifs Ann- Jane- Eliza Hollybourn, who, equally refembling her father and her mother, was the pride and delight of both...
Página 167 - DoStor himfelf, a dignified clergyman, of profound profound erudition, very fevere morals, and very formal manners ; who was the moft orthodox of men, never fpoke but in fentences equally learned and indifputable, and held almoft all the reft of the world in as low eftimation as he confidered highly his own family, and above all himfelf. Between her mother and Mr. Somerive, on the other fide, was placed their only daughter andheirefs, Mifs Ann...

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