The Spuytenduyvel Chronicle

Livermore & Rudd, 1856 - 318 pages

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Page 216 - Ours the wild life in tumult still to range From toil to rest, and joy in every change. Oh, who can tell? not thou, luxurious slave! Whose soul would sicken o'er the heaving wave; Not thou, vain lord of wantonness and ease!
Page 216 - Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home! These are our realms, no limits to their sway Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey.
Page 216 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Page 2 - Office of the District Court of the United State! for the Southern District of New York.
Page 193 - There's the passon — take the passon — 'tis his turn." And the parson had his turn, we blush to say ; but whether the nieces took the parson or the parson took the nieces, would be a question as idle as that of old, whether the codfish took the hook or the hook took the codfish. Anyways, there was kissing under the mistletoe. By this time a great number of guests had arrived — farmers and their wives, parochial magnates, the farm - labourers, and many a highway and by-way chance-comer besides....
Page 257 - ... answered Angelica with a sigh. ' ' Please name them in their proper order." "Well, I want to give all the money to you ; and then out of it I want to take some for the others, — how much, depending more or less on the prospect, — that is — that is — well, I do n't know just how to fix it. I don't want to lose my money, and I don't want to give it away — unless it will do some good — if I conclude to marry.
Page 280 - Wilfred had kindly provided a pet for his cousin, and thinking the latter might not appreciate the attention, she lost no time in removing it ; then taking the precaution of locking the door and putting the key in her pocket, she went downstairs, determined not to make any remark on the discovery she had made. Later in the evening, Edith sat with Wilfred in their mother's room in a state of anxious expectation, as their guest might now arrive at any moment, and she fancied every instant that she...
Page 146 - He absented himself a great deal, and did not come home until late in the night, or early in the morning, and when ho did, he returned such a bombard of spirits reeking with tobacco smoke, that Fanny was thoroughly disgusted.

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