Friday, November 23, 2012

the sorrows of colonel murchison



honour and pride would have deterred him
from melancholy reflexions concerning my unhappy circumstances
honour and pride would have deterred him

but the melancholy reflexions concerning my unhappy circumstances
in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded him
enraged at his insolence

she applied her eloquence to an ill purpose
i have made acquaintance with the best
in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded me

she applied her eloquence to an ill purpose
in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded her
her reputation will not suffer any detriment

such melancholy occasions as the present
this unequal and unexpected assault
by other worthless and nefarious characters

delighted by a young officer
i have made acquaintance with the best
honour and pride would not have deterred me

enraged at his insolence
which had thus exposed her to his rage
this unequal and unexpected assault

enraged at his insolence
in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded him
her reputation will not suffer any detriment

this unequal and unexpected assault
on such melancholy occasions as the present
abandoning yourself to despair


sources: the castle of otranto; tom jones; amelia; roderick random; humphry clinker; the monk; jack sheppard, by harrison ainsworth; waverley; ivanhoe; oliver twist; dombey and son; vanity fair; barry lyndon