The Adventures of Robin Day, Volumen1

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Lea & Blanchard, 1839
 

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Página i - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Página ii - CO., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. PHILADELPHIA : TK AND PG COLLINS, PRINTER*.
Página 100 - ... intellects of Christendom for centuries, which has set Thomist against Scotist, Realist against Nominalist, and is likely to do the same to the end of time : — for these controversies are not dead, they have only a little shifted their ground ; — and at once, like the war-horse of Job, he smells the battle afar off, "the thunder of the captains and the shouting," and nothing will content him till he finds himself in their midst.
Página 117 - The task proved even longer than had been anticipated, and it was not until the afternoon of the third day that the mischief had been finally remedied, and the Alabama was pronounced in a condition to resume with safety her destructive career. . • Meanwhile, a brighter look-out than ever was kept from her mastheads. There was still a possibility — though but a...
Página 108 - Being in such a happy mood, they agreed with great generosity to treat their prisoner to a glass of grog, with a view of enlivening his spirits and recalling his wits; and this being accordingly presented, and immediately swallowed with great eagerness, had the good effect of restoring him at once to his faculties. This he made apparent by suddenly bending an eye of indignant inquiry on his captors, who held him fast by the collar, and by exclaiming, in corresponding tones, — " Sink my timbers,...
Página 124 - ... Philadelphia, from the sharpers of which city, its negroes, and, above all, its wits, he suffers multitudinous annoyance. To the last class belonged a tobacconist, whose shop he visited to provide himself with the means of protection against the second, who would give him no room upon the sidewalks. " Upon my demanding if he had any very strong snuff, he replied, with a grin, — ' he had some so strong the box wouldn't hold it ; ' and, when I told him of my mishap with the pottery, he declared,...
Página 36 - Duck and his villanous treatment; and certain it is, had any nobler feelings ever existed in my bosom, they could not have survived the long course of debasing cruelty to which I had been subjected. The truth is, it had resulted in quenching every spark of intellect and spirit I ever possessed, in stultifying, in...
Página 210 - Navy, and smelt powder in — but I must not anticipate my story. The truth is, as I suspect, my early experience gave me a disgust to the sea and its affairs; and, although I have since tried to dive a little into their mysteries, it was all labour lost, and I find myself still as ignorant as ever.
Página 73 - It could not be otherwise than that such a being, with whom my daily and hourly intercourse was that of a brother, should, sooner or later, exercise a strong and happy influence, even without knowing it herself, over both my manners and my feelings; and it is to the...
Página 162 - I felt my self, on a sudden, transformed into a hero of romance whom a wondrous destiny had thrown into contact with my star-ordained heroine, for whom I was to dare all perils and achieve all exploits that had ever been recorded of a Belmour or Lord Mortimer...

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