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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...evening; and of the head and
heart, like those stars in the storm of a winter's night, seeming
to be driven madly among the clouds that sweep across them, yet, in
the breaks and fissures of those clouds, flashing intenser
splendours than in their serenest hour. The Doctor. Few conceptions
could be more capable, and the filling up of the outline would be
worthy of a master-hand. D'Israeli has, at least, chosen his hero
remarkably with a view to this consummation. By ion is the
hero--the; lay figure on which this clever artist is to hang the
draperies, and tiy the lights and shades of his beau-ideal of
genius and passion. But the volumes exhibit cleverness of other
kinds, and among the rest, a number of characteristic descriptions.
We thus have the divine of the last century: --" Each Sunday Dr.
Masham dined with the family; and he was the only guest at Cherbury
whom Venetia ever remembered seeing. The Doctor was a regular
orthodox divine of the eighteenth century, with a large
cauliflower-wig, shovel-hat, and huge knee-buckles, barely covered
by his topboots; learned, jovial, humorous, and somewhat courtly;
truly pious, but not enthusiastic; not forgetful of his tithes, but
generous and charitable when they were once paid; never neglecting
the sick, yet occasionally following a fox; a fine scholar, an
active magistrate, and a good shot; dreading the Pope and hating
the Presbyterians. The Doctor was attached to the Herbert family,
not merely because they had given him a good living--he had a great
reverence for the old English race, and turned up his nose at the
Walpolian loan-mongers. Lady Annabel, too, so beautiful, so
dignified, so amiable and highly bred, and, above all, so pious,
had won his regard.' The Rector. This is certainly a...
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