Oi'd make his nose ixpand; Oi 'd face the schnakin' blackguar-r-d, and Oi'd baste him where he shtood.
I was broken down and dejected, and my state of mind and manner appeared a compound of the maniac and the blackguard.
I won't be bossed and blackguarded by any dirty little runt that thinks because he owns the only threshing outfit in the neighbourhood that he can run my affairs."
One looked for fairness almost as for the sun, and, merely by blackguarding long enough men who could not answer back and, after all, were flinging their lives away bravely over there in France, one ended by giving them the very qualities they were denied.
That is too deep a question to be analysed here: but this thing is noteworthy, that there came next over Tom's mind a stranger feeling still--a fancy that if he did this thing, and sold his soul, he could not answer for himself thenceforth on the score of merest respectability; could not answer for himself not to drink, gamble, squander his money, neglect his father, prove unfaithful to his wife; that the innate capacity for blackguardism, which was as strong in him as in any man, might, and probably would, run utterly riot thenceforth.
O Heavens, from the Christianity of Oliver Cromwell, wrestling in grim fight with Satan and his incarnate Blackguardisms, Hypocrisies, Injustices, and legion of human and infernal angels, to that of eloquent Mr. Hesperus Fiddlestring denouncing capital punishments, and inculcating the benevolence on platforms, what a road have we travelled!
It seems, therefore, that it is indifferent to the spirit of truth whether that which it affirms be honourable or blackguardly.
As I watched him, even through my anger I felt a vague regret, a touch of pity--pity for a life that was wasted in spite of its possibilities, in boasting and blackguardry.
"Go away, you young blackguards--a robbin' honest folk, and a darin' to show yer impudent faces, and disturbin' a dyin' man, knowin' as he's too bad to give yer the hidin' ye desarve!"
Day brought a new society of nursery-maids and children, and fresh-dressed and (I am sorry to say) tight-laced maidens, and gay people in rich traps; upon the skirts of which Carthew and "the other blackguards"--his own bitter phrase--skulked, and chewed grass, and looked on.
the blackguards!--This is worse than I had thought;--but you can always make a harbour at Clawbonny?"
This very land--land you want to buy--was the land they loved--Blackhawk and his Indians.
This black conspiracy to murther so many innocent persons, was by the providence of God soon detested; and his lordship drew up, and published an account of it, under this title, A Relation of the Wicked Contrivance of Stephen Blackhead, and Robert Young, against the Lives of several Persons, by forging an Association under their Hands.
Myself am of low stature, and of shape nothing like so slender; indeed one hath told me I am dark and round as a blackheart cherry; so I could well think that at Mrs. Golding's years I should be very like her, though perhaps less comely.
Blackhearted Wattle, or Native Ash : 40 : 8 to 10 inches.
Blackheath, indeed, has always played a considerable part in the history of southern England, partly because it was the last great open space on the southern confines of London, and partly because of the royal residence at Greenwich.
The Sterling household shifted twice or thrice to new streets or localities,--Russell Square or Queen Square, Blackfriars Road, and longest at the Grove, Blackheath,--before the vapors of Wellesley promotions and such like slowly sank as useless precipitate, and the firm rock, which was definite employment, ending in lucrative co-proprietorship and more and more important connection with the Times Newspaper, slowly disclosed itself.
A darkness deep profound doth ever spread Within those regions black,--Home of the Dead.
Had I been a slave myself,--and it is not a great while since the Algerines used to make slaves of our sailors, white as well as black,--I should have thought it very right and proper in anybody who would have ventured to assist me in escaping out of bondage; and the more dangerous it might have been to render such assistance, the more meritorious I should have thought the act to be.
"Yes," said the Master, "those are indeed my words; but is it not said, 'What is hard may be rubbed without being made thin,' and 'White may be stained without being made black'?--I am surely not a gourd!
Footnote H: BLACKIE'S Homer, Vol.
The people have got so used to their "blackies," as they call them, that no lesser or greater fete day can pass without the gipsy band having ample work to do in the form of playing for the people.
When a man wants to look slick, he takes an old blackin brush and rubs his domisil over with stove blackin, then goes over it with an old broom, puttin a polish onto a bildin, which makes it shine like a bran new cookstove.
In fact, it is full of every thing, sir--every, every thing--accidents--charity sermons--markets--boxing--Bible societies--horse racing--child murders--the theatres--foreign wars--Bow-street reports--electioneering--and Day and Martin's blacking."
Blacking.--Shoes, among the classical ancients, were cleaned by a sponge; in the middle ages, by washing.
One of the emblems of the white poplar in floral language is time, because its leaves appear always in motion, and "being of a dead blackish-green above, and white below," writes Mr. Ingram, "they were deemed by the ancients to indicate the alternation of night and day."
"And then the 'seven hundred and fifty tons of the black!--It was giving an opinion with great decision."
MENDACIO, APPETITUS, TACTUS, with a great blackjack in his hand.
None of yer druggin' with chloroform or ticklin' with blackjacks.
"The little plump one in black?--Ladies' and Misses' Ready-to-wear, Gates Company, Portland.... That's a pretty hat, Carrie.
This must now be attached to the wire in connection with the zinc end of the battery (which can easily be done by heating the end of the wire, and pressing it into the gutta percha), dusted well over with the best blacklead with a camel-hair brush--the object of which is to render it a conductor of electricity; it should then be completely immersed in a saturated solution of sulphate of copper.
Dam did not mind, though he did not enjoy, doing housemaid's work in the barrack-room, scrubbing floors, blackleading iron table-legs and grates, sweeping, dusting, and certain other more unpleasant menial tasks; he did not mind, though he did not like, "mucking-out" stables and scavenging; he could take at their proper value the insults of ignorant boors set in authority over him; he could stand, if not enjoy, the hardships of the soldier's life--but he did not see why his doing his duty in that particular sphere--an arduous, difficult, and frequently dangerous sphere--should earn him the united insult of the united public!
I know that Gourlay had a secreted card, whereby he was to blackleg Graeme, and that it was disappointment, shame, and conscience, working all together, that made him draw the trigger to end a villanous life.
I had known Graeme's crime and Gourlay's self-murder; but the crime was a trick among blacklegs, and the suicide was the madness of a gambler, who had risked his money and was ruined at the moment he wanted to ruin another.
BLACKLESS (Tomalin), a soldier in the guard of Richard Coeur de Lion.--Sir W. Scott, The Talisman (time, Richard I.).
Blackletter: Fynyshid the last day of Marche the yer of our Lord God, a thousand foure hondred and lxxiiii.... An extremely large, though somewhat imperfect copy of THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN ENGLAND, from Caxton's press.
Mr. Blackley found that the severity of his own symptoms closely corresponded to the number of pollen grains deposited on his glasses.
Ringgold and went off with the others, and has been on the blacklist ever since."
It was the case of a colored man who was blacklisted by a mob in a certain city, and fled to the home of a neighboring white friend who kept him in his own house for several days until escape was possible, and in the meantime, summoned his white neighbors to guard the black man's family-threatening to shoot down the first member of the mob who should enter the gate, because, as he said, "you have no right to frighten that woman and her children to death."
61, n. 4; benefited by some, v. 274; Beattie's Essay on Truth: see BEATTIE; Blacklock, the blind poet, i. 466, n. I; v. 47, n. 3; books, the small number of good, iii.
He was tall, thin, blacklooking, a sort of Abe Lincoln in type, physically, and in some sort, mentally.
Ballands Castle and Blacklough Castle are succeeded by Jack Straw's Castle close to "Alfred's Tower" on Kingsettle Hill.
Nicholas," said the master-player, in the middle of a stream of amazing stories of life in London town, "there is Blacklow knoll."
Boldly and blackly the rock stood out against a background of shaded blue, where the sky fading into mist met the far horizon.
Subsequently, one gathers, he took to chronic alcoholism, combined with amateur blackmail; and a final appearance shows the fellow dribbling wine over the evening shirt, to whose wear the author is at pains to tell us he was unused.
Later on I reflected that two gentlemen like my friends could not do any good if they forgathered and personated correspondents of newspapers, and might, if they blackmailed one of the little rat-trap states of Central India or Southern Rajputana, get themselves into serious difficulties.
"Are you the blackmailer who's been writing me those letters?"
He is little better than a blackmailer--" "How do you know?"