Is He Popenjoy?: A Novel, Volume 2

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907

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Page 31 - Sit, worthy friends : — my lord is often thus, And hath been from his youth : pray you, keep seat ; The fit is momentary ; upon a...
Page 341 - It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement. They who know no such ambition are savages and remain savage.
Page 355 - He, who should have been proud of the lowliness of his birth, and have known that the brightest feather in his cap was the fact that having been humbly born he had made himself what he was — he had never ceased to be ashamed of the stable-yard.
Page 46 - Pig, pig, pig," beneath their breath, at every turn.' They don't dare to say it out loud,' said Lord George. They are too courteous, my dear fellow. ' Brotherton, callous and vengeful, is not altogether despicable; like Melmotte, he is in some ways admirable. Near the end he admits that he himself is not sure if his son is legally his heir: his adversaries, he acknowledges, 'had something to stand upon, but — damn it — they went about it in...
Page 244 - It had been the resolution of his life to live without control, and now, at four-and-forty, he found that the life he had chosen was utterly without attraction
Page 76 - ... he should lord it over her as a real husband was necessary to his happiness, (i, p. 179) [George] had already determined on tucking his wife under his own arm and carrying her off ... (i, p. 181) Though he was determined to be master, he hardly knew how he was to make good his masterdom ... "I trust you do not wish to contest the authority which I have over you.
Page 317 - strongly-visaged spinsters and mutinous wives, who twice a week were worked up by Dr. Fleabody to a full belief that a glorious era was at hand in which women would be chosen by constituencies, would wag their heads in courts of law, would buy and sell in Capel Court, and have balances at their...
Page 8 - Will you believe me when I tell you that I have never said a word to Miss Mildmay which could possibly be taken as an offer of marriage ? " " I had rather give no opinion.
Page 46 - ... anything but Latin and Greek — with this singular result, that after ten or a dozen years of learning not one in twenty knows a word of either language. That is our English idea of education. In after life a little French may be picked up, from necessity; but it is French of the very worst kind. My wonder is that Englishmen can hold their own in the world at all.
Page 297 - I suppose it's over forty thousand pounds a year since they took to working the coal at Popenjoy,' that cosy old matchmaker, Mrs Montecute Jones, writes to Mary, now her 'dearest Marchioness'.

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