The Son of a Genius: A Tale, for the Use of Youth

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J. Harris, 1817 - 172 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 165 - And now at length, to Edwin's ardent gaze The muse of history unrolls her page. But few, alas ! the scenes her art displays, To charm his fancy or his heart engage. Here chiefs their thirst of power in blood assuage, And straight their flames with tenfold fierceness burn: Here smiling virtue prompts the patriot's rage, But lo! ere long, is left alone to mourn...
Strana 129 - Dainties he heeded not, nor gaude, nor toy, Save one short pipe of rudest minstrelsy : Silent when glad ; affectionate, though shy ; And now his look was most demurely sad ; And now he laugh'd aloud, yet none knew why, The...
Strana 33 - But why should I his childish feats display? Concourse, and noise, and toil he ever fled; Nor cared to mingle in the clamorous fray Of squabbling imps; but to the forest sped, Or roam'd at large the lonely mountain's head, Or, where the maze of some bewilder'd stream To deep untrodden groves his footsteps led, There would he wander wild, till Phoebus
Strana 153 - Ludovico would have assured his generous friend of all he felt ; but his heart was too full for utterance : — he cast his eye towards Mrs. Young. ' I see all you would say, my good boy,' said she, ' and feel assured that, for the first time in my life, I shall have an apprentice in my house whose conduct will be to his own honor and our satisfaction.
Strana 148 - As Mrs. Lewis took up these bills she was observed by Mr. Gurney to put them in parcels, by which' he perceived she was giving to each creditor his due, especially as when she came to the last, she drew from her pocket the guinea he had given to Ludovico, and two shillings which she put to it ; and having done so, cast a look to heaven full of devout gratitude, though moistened with a tear of regret, that her sensations of joy were not shared by her departed spouse.
Strana 152 - I hope you believe it," said Mr. Young to Ludovico. " I do indeed, sir; it is the language of my mother." " Then perhaps you would have no objection to do as that young 'man has done, sign an indenture, and become my apprentice.
Strana 152 - That may be, sir ; but if you had had half so much to do with men of genius, without thought, regularity, prudence, or management; boys of genius, who were headstrong, careless, self-willed, idle and disorderly, as I have had, you would say as I do ; that, even in a profession generally supposed to call for extraordinary genius, the qualities I have mentioned are worth the highest praise that can attach to it, ten times over ; and, in fact, the highest praise of genius is this, that, in well regulated...
Strana 62 - God go with thee, my bonny bairn," said the old woman ; for she was convinced by the look of the boy that it was done intentionally. " No need to bless he for an odd penny," said a woman who was standing by : "why, Goody, that's the boy as sells the pictures all about: he's bought your bag on purpose for a pattern, and by next market-day he'll be selling a whole mess of 'em ; ye'll see that.
Strana 63 - God go with thee,' my bonny bairn," said the old woman, for she' was convinced by the' look of the boy, that it was done intentionally. " No need to bless he for an odd penny...
Strana 148 - ... Lewis took up these bills, she was observed by Mr. Gurney to put them in parcels, by which he perceived she was giving to each creditor his due ; especially as, when she came to the last, she drew from her pocket the guinea he had given to Ludovico, and two shillings which she put to it ; and, having done so, cast a look to heaven, full of devout gratitude, though moistened with a tear of regret, that her sensations of joy were not shared by her departed spouse. Mr. Young was a close observer...

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