What ravages I committed on my favourite
authors in the course of my interpretation of them, I am not in a condition to say, and should be very unwilling to know; but I had a profound faith in them, and I had, to the best of my belief, a simple, earnest manner of narrating what I did narrate; and these qualities went a long way.
The highest tax was upon men who are the greatest favourites
of the other sex, and the assessments, according to the number and nature of the favours they have received; for which, they are allowed to be their own vouchers.
The useful pony phaeton was sold, together with the stout, well-fed pony--the old favourite
that we had fully determined should end its days in peace, and never pass from our hands; the little coach-house and stable were let; the servant boy, and the more efficient
Archie lounged in the easy chair, surrounded by newspapers; Charlie stood upon the rug, in an Englishman's favourite
attitude, and, I regret to say, both were smoking cigars.
This evening, however, when the gentleman was retired from his bottle, she played all his favourites
three times over without any solicitation.
The sporting interest had all drawn blanks, and they were sulky accordingly; neither of the favourites
had yet been drawn, and it had come down to the upper-fourth.
When he was young, that God out of the Orient, then was he harsh and revengeful, and built himself a hell for the delight of his favourites
She sang religious songs of Mozart, which had been early favourites
of Lady Steyne, and with such sweetness and tenderness that the lady, lingering round the piano, sat down by its side and listened until the tears rolled down her eyes.
Sapsea that evening, no kickshaw ditties, favourites
with national enemies, but gave him the genuine George the Third home-brewed; exhorting him (as 'my brave boys') to reduce to a smashed condition all other islands but this island, and all continents, peninsulas, isthmuses, promontories, and other geographical forms of land soever, besides sweeping the seas in all directions.
The conscience of the woman was troubled; she began to think that the deaths of her favourites
was a judgement from heaven to chastise her partiality.
Pesca was one of her especial favourites
and his wildest eccentricities were always pardonable in her eyes.
As for my cats, they multiplied, as I have observed, to that degree that I was obliged to shoot several of them at first, to keep them from devouring me and all I had; but at length, when the two old ones I brought with me were gone, and after some time continually driving them from me, and letting them have no provision with me, they all ran wild into the woods, except two or three favourites
, which I kept tame, and whose young, when they had any, I always drowned; and these were part of my family.