The Ex-wife: A Novel

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Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge, 1859 - 399 oldal
 

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142. oldal - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin, his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
243. oldal - The sky is changed! — and such a change! Oh, night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet, lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!
378. oldal - Humphrey Clinker " is, I do think, the most laughable story that has ever been written since the goodly art of novel-writing began.
372. oldal - But the readers of Mr. Ainsworth— who number thousands upon thousands— need hardly be informed of this; and now that a uniform edition of his works is published, we do not doubt but that this large number of readers even will be considerably increased.
371. oldal - ... benevolence to the rich, and courage to the poor ; they glow with the love of freedom; they speak a sympathy with all high aspirations, and all manly struggle: and| where, in their more tragic portraitures, they depict the dread images of guilt and woe, they so clear our judgment by profound analysis, while they move our hearts by terror or compassion, that we learn to detect and stifle in ourselves the evil thought which we see gradually unfolding itself into the guilty deed.
373. oldal - Unless another master-hand like Carleton's should appear, it is in his pages, and his alone, that future generations must look for the truest and fullest picture of the Irish peasantry, who will ere long have passed away from the troubled land, and from the records of history."— Edinburgh Review, Oct.
372. oldal - Sometimes the scene and the very title of some renowned structure, a palace, a prison, or a fortress. It is thus with the ' Tower of London,' ' Windsor Castle,
377. oldal - Marryat's works abound in humour— real, unaffected, buoyant, overflowing humour. Many bits of his writings strongly remind us of Dickens. He is an incorrigible Joker, and frequently relates such strange anecdotes and adventures that the gloomiest hypochondriac could not read them without involuntarily indulging in the unwonted luxury of a hearty cachinnation."— Dublin University Magazine.
375. oldal - Cooper constructs enthralling stories, which hold us in breathless suspense, and make our brows alternately pallid with awe and terror, or flushed with powerful emotion : when once taken up, they are so fascinating, that we must perforce read on from beginning to end, panting to arrive at the thrilling denouement" — Dublin University Magazine.

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