The History of Henry Esmond, Esq

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Scott, Foresman, 1902 - 544 頁
 

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I first read the book, when I was thirteen. Spontaneously, I would have liked Henry to be my friend, offering him same family conditions: being my father’s illegitimate son. 閱讀評論全文

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第 12 頁 - In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind.
第 4 頁 - Rauch's statuette. His complexion was very bright, clear and rosy. His eyes extraordinarily dark, piercing and brilliant. I felt quite afraid before them, and recollect comparing them to the eyes of the hero of a certain romance called Melmoth the Wanderer...
第 101 頁 - The first sense of sorrow I ever knew was upon the death of my father, at which time I was not quite five years of age; but was rather amazed at what all the house meant, than possessed with a real understanding why nobody was willing to play with me.
第 38 頁 - ... never moved but to measure, who lived and died according to the laws of his Court-Marshal, persisting in enacting through life the part of Hero ; and divested of poetry, this was but a little wrinkled old man, pock-marked, and with a great periwig and red heels to make him look tall, — a hero for a book if you like, or for a brass statue or a painted ceiling, a god in a Roman shape, but what more than a man for Madame Maintenon, or the barber who shaved him, or Monsieur Fagon his surgeon...
第 309 頁 - To the thick woods the woolly flocks retreat, And mixed with bellowing herds confusedly bleat. Their trembling lords the common shade partake, And cries of infants sound in every brake. The listening soldier fixed in sorrow stands, Loth to obey his leader's just commands. The leader grieves, by generous pity swayed, To see his just commands so well obeyed...
第 268 頁 - She approached, shining smiles upon Esmond, who could look at nothing but her eyes. She advanced holding forward her head, as if she would have him kiss her as he used to do when she was a child.
第 4 頁 - With a five-and-twenty years' experience since those happy days of which I write, and an acquaintance with an immense variety of human kind, I think I have never seen a society more simple, charitable, courteous, gentlemanlike than that of the dear little Saxon city, where the good Schiller and the great Goethe lived and lie buried.
第 4 頁 - Wanderer, which used to alarm us boys thirty years ago; eyes of an individual who had made a bargain with a Certain Person, and at an extreme old age retained these eyes in all their awful splendour.
第 14 頁 - I am about a new story, but don't know as yet if it will be any good. It seems to me I am too old for story-telling ;.but I want money, and shall get 20,000 dollars for this, of which (DV) I'll keep fifteen.
第 4 頁 - Whenever a countenance struck his fancy, there was an artist settled in Weimar who made a portrait of it. Goethe had quite a gallery of heads, in black and white, taken by this painter. His house was all over pictures, drawings, casts, statues, and medals. Of course I remember very well the perturbation of spirit with which, as a lad of nineteen, I received the long-expected intimation that the Herr Geheimrath would see me on such a morning.

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