A Romance of Vienna, Volume 1

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E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838
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Página 169 - Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself, An eye like Mars, to threaten and command, A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill, A combination and a form indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man.
Página 92 - ... thee, I pray thee, O God of my father, and God of the inheritance of Israel, Lord of the heavens and earth, Creator of the waters, King of every creature, hear thou my prayer...
Página 46 - I have already said, short and plump — it was very short and plump ; and his nether lip, too, was so untowardly large and thick-set, that, notwithstanding its being richly red, it could hardly escape being considered by most people, and by all Christian ladies in particular, as singularly disagreeable : nay, those who used strong language might possibly have called it frightful.
Página 46 - His nose was large, high, and arched ; and there are advocates for such noses who would have declared it a very handsome nose : but all who look at expression rather than outline in a face, must decidedly have voted against the nose as well as the lip ; for, if the latter spoke of coarse and vulgar...
Página 46 - ... delude them all. In complexion the gentleman was of a sallow white, and not a few deep marks of the small-pox were visible in various parts of his large face ; though, perhaps, more still were concealed by the careful cultivation of his black...
Página 176 - ... par excellence of Vienna (a kindness, frankness, and hospitality, by the way, that can only be duly appreciated by those who have witnessed it).
Página 181 - Vienna it is not the fashion for every one who enters among a circle of friends to hear his or her name pronounced from menial to menial with elaborate distinctness, as if to put all the world upon their guard, and protect them from a disagreeable surprise.
Página 109 - There is often a degree of steady courage found in despair, which is wanting as long as hope remains to dally with us, and cheat us of our wisdom.
Página 143 - ... spoken with his head bent over an empty coffee-cup, on the bottom of which he was curiously making landscapes of coffeegrounds by the aid of a tea-spoon.
Página 177 - Palmer was a privileged person among the haute volet of Vienna; and might go, come, wear, say, or do whatever pleased her, with less risk of encountering blame or cavil of any kind thereby, than even the most exalted among them.

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