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The Bedfordrow Conspiracy

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...he Captain being of noble connections, younger son of a baronet, cousin to Lord X——, and related to the Y—— family, had angered all his relatives by m... ... A more honest, simple, clever, warm-hearted, soft, whimsical, romantical, high- spirited young fellow than John Perkins did not exist. When his fathe... ...r men for giving it up. When he spoke of the Duke, he used to call him “My Lord Wellington—I recollect him as Captain Wellesley.” He swore fearfully i... ...wice in the after- noon), and as Doctor Snorter uttered the prayer for the High Court of Parliament, his eye, the eye of his whole party—turned toward... ... instant. If I, however, cannot allow my name to appear among your list of stewards, one at least of the repre- sentatives of Oldborough has no such s... ...d out Lady Gorgon, with a dreadful intuition, and she drew back behind her lord. “D— it, madam, then dance with him!” said the Gen- eral. “Don’t you s... ... and am member of a profession by which a man may hope to rise to the very highest of- fices of the State.” “Profession, talents, offices of the State...

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The Prelude of 1805 in Thirteen Books

By: William Wordsworth

...ores, or rescue from decay the old By timely interference. I had hopes Still higher, that with a frame of outward life I might endue, might fix in a vi... ...flower, and when the Vales And woods were warm, was I a plunderer then In the high places, on the lonesome peaks 340 Where’er, among the mountains and ... ...build up our human Soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of Man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus ... ...ith hose of silk, and hair Glittering like rimy trees when frost is keen— My lordly dressing gown, I pass it by, With other signs of manhood which sup... ...e made me pay to science and to arts And written lore, acknowledged my liege lord, A homage frankly offered up like that Which I had paid to Nature. T... ... flower—the tutors of our youth, The guides, the wardens of our faculties And stewards of our labour, watchful men And skilful in the usury of time, 38... ...st seen of those deep haunts, A green recess, an aboriginal vale, Quiet, and lorded over and possessed 450 By naked huts, wood built, and sown like te...

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The Days Work

By: Rudyard Kipling

...ith one big step, like a gang-plank. Then no water can hurt. When does the Lord Sahib come to open the bridge?” “In three months, when the weather is ... ...th his finger, and says: ‘This is not clean! Dam jibboonwallah!’” “But the Lord Sahib does not call me a dam jibboonwallah, Peroo.” “No, Sahib; but he... ...ing of the gong carried the order to take up everything and bear it beyond highwater mark, and the flare-lamps broke out by the hundred between the we... ...f the three doubtful spans, but boats adrift, if the flood chanced to be a high one, might endanger the girders; and there was a very fleet in the shr... ... went 15 The Day’s Work out in spouts of foam. Mother Gunga had come bank-high in haste, and a wall of chocolate-coloured water was her mes- senger. ... ...inn. “ Ask the Satpura Bhils. Old Jan Chinn was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Perhaps it was the tiger’s revenge, or perhaps he’s huntin’ ‘em still... ...m was, unofficially, you might say, the chief and honoured guest among the Stewards, who could make things very pleasant for their friends. She and Sc... ...ncing came over from the Club to play “Waits,” and that was a surprise the Stewards had arranged—before any one knew what had happened, the band stopp... ...nd lines of ships you have never heard of. There were sailing- ships, with stewards and mahogany and maple saloons, trad- ing to Australia, taking car...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...immons attends it, on behalf of the parish. He knows all the titles of the Lord Mayor by heart; states the case without a single stammer: and it is ev... ...s even reported that on one occasion he ventured to make a joke, which the Lord Mayor’s head footman (who happened to be present) afterwards told an i... ...he most turbulent and uproarious manner. The worst of it is, that having a high regard for the old lady, he wants to make her a convert to his views, ... ...ver-exerted himself, a day or two previously, in conveying an aged female, highly 22 Sketches by Boz intoxicated, to the strong room of the work-hous... ...s, and that description of shoes fa- miliarly known by the appellation of ‘high-lows. ’ There was a serenity in the open countenance of Bung—a kind of... ...ldest girl from con- tinuing her exertions. Quarter-day arrived. The land- lord had suffered from the extravagance of his last ten- ant, and he had no... ...ud voice; out burst the orchestra, up rise the visitors, in march fourteen stewards, each with a long wand in his hand, like the evil genius in a pant... ...e longest, is raptur- ously received; and the toast having been drunk, the stewards (looking more important than ever) leave the room, and presently r...

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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... in the commerce of friendship, by his brave attitude towards life, by his high moral value and unwearied intellectual ef- fort, that he struck the mi... ... to the proper summit of any Cambrian pedigree – a prince; ‘Guaith V oeth, Lord of Cardigan,’ the name and style of him. It may suffice, however, for ... ...d famous horses, Maggie and Lucy, the lat- ter coveted by royalty itself. ‘Lord Rokeby, his neighbour, 8 Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin called him kinsman... ...a month together; of the daily press of neighbours, many of whom, Frewens, Lords, Bish- ops, Batchellors, and Dynes, were also kinsfolk; and the par- ... ...n the Archipelago. Captain T ait was a favourite with Sir Thomas Maitland, High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands – King Tom as he was called – who f... ...nd the two remaining Miss Campbells, people of fierce passions and a truly Highland pride, the derogation was bitterly resented. For long the sisters ... ...it all. ‘Decidedly I prefer being master to being man: boats at all hours, stewards flying for marmalade, captain enquiring when ship is to sail, cler...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...immons attends it, on behalf of the parish. He knows all the titles of the Lord Mayor by heart; states the case without a single stammer: and it is ev... ...s even reported that on one occasion he ventured to make a joke, which the Lord Mayor’s head footman (who happened to be present) afterwards told an i... ...he most turbulent and uproarious manner. The worst of it is, that having a high regard for the old lady, he wants to make her a convert to his views, ... ...ver-exerted himself, a day or two previously, in conveying an aged female, highly 22 Sketches by Boz intoxicated, to the strong room of the work-hous... ...s, and that description of shoes fa- miliarly known by the appellation of ‘high-lows. ’ There was a serenity in the open countenance of Bung—a kind of... ...ldest girl from con- tinuing her exertions. Quarter-day arrived. The land- lord had suffered from the extravagance of his last ten- ant, and he had no... ...ud voice; out burst the orchestra, up rise the visitors, in march fourteen stewards, each with a long wand in his hand, like the evil genius in a pant... ...e longest, is raptur- ously received; and the toast having been drunk, the stewards (looking more important than ever) leave the room, and presently r...

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