Father Connell, by the O'Hara family [really J. Banim alone].

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Page 282 - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 241 - ... and in a precise round hand, James Charles Buchmahon ; and his establishment as ' the English Academy:' — principal, we have called him — despotic monarch we should have called him ; for he never had had more than one assistant, and the head of that one he broke before they had been many weeks together. And never were absolute monarchy, and deep searching scrutiny, more distinctly stamped and carved on any countenance, than upon that of James Charles Buchmahon, master of the English Academy....
Page 230 - Overhead ran the enormous beams of old oak, and in the spaces between them were monotonous flights, all in a row, and equally distant from each other, of monotonous angels, in stucco — the usual children's heads, with goose wings shooting from under their ears; and sometimes one or two of these angels became fallen angels, flapping down on clipped wings either upon the middle of the floor, or else upon the boys...
Page 242 - Charles Buchmahon might have been between fifty and sixty ; but he wore well. He was tall, with a good figure and remarkably well-turned limbs ; ' and he had the gift to know it,' for in order not to hide a point of the beauty of those limbs from the world, he always arrayed them. in very tight fitting pantaloons, which reached down to his ankles. His coat and waistcoat were invariably black. A very small white muslin cravat, and a frill sticking out quite straight from his breast, occupied the space...
Page 193 - Fennell, under the bad and deep expression of which, the intrepid boy quailed for a moment, but it was only for a moment; and then, his steady though inquisitive glance, fully met the baleful glare of the other.
Page 230 - Bomo slantingly, to enable himself to peer into every corner of the study, before entering it each morning; and this is to be kept in mind. At either end of the long apartment was a large square window, framed with stone, and, indeed, stone also in its principal divisions. Over...
Page 227 - peniterry," and is thus described in "Father Connell," by the O'Hara Family (chapter xii.) : — " A weed called, locally at least, peniterry, to which the suddenly terrified (schoolboy) idler might run in his need, grasping it hard and threateningly, and repeating the following ' words of power ' : — ' Peniterry, peniterry, that grows by the wall, Save me from a whipping, or I '11 pull you, roots and all.
Page 241 - ... matters, to be occasionally delivered into his hands for more excelling instruction. The principal of this celebrated seminary wrote himself down in full, and in a precise round hand, James Charles Buchmahon ; and his establishment as ' the English Academy:' — principal, we have called him — despotic monarch we should have called him ; for he never had had more than one assistant, and the head of that one he broke before they had been many weeks together. And never were absolute monarchy,...
Page 241 - ... and confusing them, and their books, and slates with fragments of stucco and mortar, rotten laths, and rusty nails. In a kind of recess, on the side of the school-room opposite to the boys' double desks, was an old table, flanked by a form, to which, at certain hours of the day, sat some halfdozen young girls, from six to ten years, who came up from the quaint old parlor below, under the care of the master's daughter, who therein superintended their education in inferior matters, to be occasionally...
Page 241 - ... below, under the care of the master's daughter, who therein superintended their education in inferior matters, to be occasionally delivered into his hands for more excelling instruction. The principal of this celebrated seminary wrote himself down in full, and in a precise, round hand, James Charles Buchmahon ; and his establishment as

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