In short, in all that regards the table, the French are some centuries behind the English.--Blackwood's Magazine.
The old minstrels saw far and deep, and clear into all heart-mysteries--and, low-born, humble men as they were, their tragic or comic strains strike like electricity.--Blackwood.
Thirty people of all sorts and sizes, jammed--glued together--shoulder to shoulder--knee to knee--all with their elbows in each other's stomachs--most faces as red as fire, in spite of all those floods of perspiration--two landed gentlemen from the Highlands--a professor--four officers, naval and military, in his Majesty's and in the Company's service--some advocates--two persons like ministers--abundance of W.S.'s of course--an accoucheur--old ladies with extraordinary things upon their heads, and grey hair dressed in a mode fashionable before the flood--a few fat mothers of promising families--some eldest daughters now nubile--a female of no particular age, with a beard--two widows, the one buxom and blooming, with man-fond eyes, the other pale and pensive, with long, dark eye-lashes, and lids closed as if to hide a tear--there they all sit steaming through three courses--well does the right hand of the one know what the left hand of the other is doing--there is much suffering, mingled with much enjoyment--for though hot, they are hungry--while all idea of speaking having been, from the commencement of the feast, unanimously abandoned--you might imagine yourself at an anniversary GAUDEAMUS of the Deaf and Dumb.--Blackwood's Mag.
There are Gentlemen by birth, Gentlemen by education, Gentlemen's Gentlemen, Gentlemen of the Press, Gentlemen Pensioners, Gentlemen, whom nobody thinks it worth while to call otherwise; Honourable Gentlemen, Walking Gentlemen of strolling companies, Light-fingered Gentlemen, &c. &c. very respectable Gentlemen, and God Almighty's Gentlemen.--Blackwood's Magazine.
A certain quantity of quassia might be distributed gratis at Apothecaries' Hall, as vaccinatory matter is at the Cow-pox Hospital, with very considerable effect; and an act of parliament should be passed without delay, declaring the wilful destruction of a spider to be felony.--Blackwood's Magazine.
GAME.--Blackcock, grouse, hares, partridges, pheasants, snipes, woodcocks, doe venison.
They were white,--or, rather, the olive of southern Europe,--black, copper-colored, and of all intermediate shades.
From printed calico to printed books, from Kean's acting to Nash's architecture, all is made to catch the eye, to gratify the appetite for novelty, without regard to real and substantial excellence.--Blackwood.
But his gude wull didna end here, for he insisted on takin' us a'--Nosey amang the lave--to the nearest public, where he gi'ed us a frien'ly glass, and we keepit tawking about monkeys, and what not, in a manner at ance edifying and amusing to hear.--Blackwood's Magazine.
The meal was half over, but two girls immediately set a plate heaped with fried potatoes and bacon and flanked by a mighty cup of jetblack coffee on one side and a pile of yellow biscuits on the other.
We have no objection to meet him at a dress party, or at the quarter sessions, nor to read his articles in the Edinburgh, the Quarterly, or the British Critic; but we request not his contributions for Maga, nor will Mr. North send him a general invitation to the Noctes.--Blackwood's Mag.
--Kabenda.--Black Jews.--Ferdinand Po.--The Ape and the Oven.
Another stunt she did was to put lampblack all over the tenor's glove and he wiped it off on the prima's shoulders so she looked like a zebra in a bathing suit, and every time she would tell the firemen when the chorus men were getting fresh courage by smoking cigarettes in their dressing rooms, but that is all over now and my stage career is ended until I spend all this surplus cash.
Though not formed in the finest mould, or endowed with the extremity of swiftness, his pace was sure and steady--equal to Hannibal in endurance of fatigue; and, like that celebrated commander, his aspect was rendered peculiarly fierce and striking by a blemish in his eye; not ignorant of the way to Woodstock was the wall-eyed veteran; not unacquainted with the covers at Ditchley; not unaccustomed to the walls at Hethrop: but Dandy and Scroggins have padded the hoof from this terrestrial and unstable world--peace to their manes!--Blackwood's Magazine.
And who, chiefest of rank but himself, was there but Niblack?
For you know, my dear Lady Morgan, that Prince R---- and Princess W----, by standing for any body, mean nobody.--Blackwood's Magazine.
From the records in a lawsuit over the second Blackfriars Theater, we learn that there were in 1608 only three private theaters in London,--Blackfriars, Whitefriars, and a St. Paul's Cathedral playhouse, in which boys acted.
O, mercy upon me, how black you are looking!"--"Black, cousin?
'--New Flights.--Political Ambition.-- The Gaming Mania.--Almacks'.--Brookes'.--Black-balled.--Two Versions of the Election Trick.--St.
I said to him, 'Pierre, you would extort the money'--blackmail, the English call it, do they not, Monsieur Crewe?--'but you would not kill.
Letter XII.--Picolata.--Beauty of the Season.--The St. John's.--A Hammock.--Voyage from Charleston to Savannah.--City of Savannah.--Quoit Club.--A Negro Burial-Place.--Curious Epitaphs.--Bonaventure.--Majestic Avenues of Live-Oaks.--Alligators.--Black Creek.
It hears and sees, but it can do nothing.--Blackwood.
Davy's "Bay of Biscay," deserves its popularity; and the "Sailor Boy," "The Old Commodore," and one or two other melodies by Reeve, (who, though not much of a musician, was an admirable melodist,) abound also in the qualities which I have already alluded to, as peculiar to the national music adapted to sea songs.--Blackwood's Magazine.
CHAPTER V Many Testimonials in Behalf of Negro Soldiers--A Southerner's Statement--Reconciliation--Charleston News and Courier--Good Marksmanship at El Caney--Their Splendid Courage; Fought Like Tigers-- Never Wavered--What Army Officers say--Acme of Bravery-Around Santiago--Saved the Life of his Lieutenant, but Lost his own--"Black Soldier Boys," New York Mail and Express--They Never Faltered--The Negro Soldier; His Good-heartedness--Mrs.
Coffee--liqueur--no wine for fear of fever--went to bed quite thawed in body and mind; and walked round Leicester-square next morning like "a giant refreshed!"--Blackwood.
Doubtless the agony of Hunt's feelings until his reprieve came, would, if properly divided into chapters, make a good romance.--Blackwood's Mag.
One day while I was absent from home, a man drove to the door the finest span of horses, I think I ever saw,--black as jet, with proudly arched necks, and glossy tails that nearly swept the ground.
Once he said, as he looked on the black coast of Sky,-black, as being composed of rocks seen in the dusk,--'This is very solemn.'
A certain dead serenity was in the sky,--black paleness, whiteness, everything faint in it.
=Accommodation Obtainable.=--"Black Bull Hotel," "Black Swan Hotel," "Bradford Hotel," etc.
There are two upon the very flagway with him, who would evince the greatest sympathy in his fate; the one is a surgeon's apprentice, who, with anxious care, would bear him off to his hospital, that he might "try his 'prentice hand" to doctor him while living, and dissect him when dead; and the other is a running reporter to one of the morning papers, who would with gentle and soothing accents inquire his name, condition, and abode, to swell the paragraph, and increase his pay.--Blackwood's Magazine.
You will thus have the consolation of reflecting that you have been ruined in good company, and, in addition, had your pleasure;--blacklegs ruin a man with a vulgar rapidity which is positively shocking.
Our heroine we have never heard of since, and we have resisted the most tempting offers from the loveliest of her sex; and in spite of sighing heiresses and compassionate old maids, we are still a bachelor; and a bachelor, in defiance of all their machinations, we are firmly determined to remain.--Blackwood's Magazine.
Returning to reconnoitre, with some of his friends, Walker found the mission a heap of ruins,--blackened walls, charred rafters, and unrecognizable human remains.
DOWNER (Billy), an occasional porter and shoeblack, a diffuser of knowledge, a philosopher, a citizen of the world, and an "unfinished gentleman.
Can any one, for example, so much as say, What moneys, in Literature and Shoeblacking, are realized by actual Instruction and actual jet Polish; what by fictitious-persuasive Proclamation of such; specifying, in distinct items, the distributions, circulations, disbursements, incomings of said moneys, with the smallest approach to accuracy?
The proud aqueducts of the expanding city diminish the value and importance of this spring, but it was unquestionably the ruling motive which determined Romulus, or possibly an earlier colony of Greeks, to take root here, as within the wide compass of the Roman walls there is no other source of pure water.--Blackwood's Magazine.
All travellers, thus peculiarly marked, are supposed to be enchanters and treasure-seekers, and the young Germans, in their black dresses, untrimmed beards, and long hair, are especial objects of suspicion.--Blackwood's Magazine.
At last, after wasting some two or three hours on the "short cut," we got out by following an Indian trail,--Black Hawk's!
In the meantime, the nigger calls on Lord Overstone as a foreign prince, is immensely feted, the Duchess of Southernblack and her friend Lady Cunning are invited to meet his Royal Highness; the rescued girl is claimed as a slave by Lord Overstone; philanthropic Jonathan, after some difficulty, succeeds in keeping her, having first ordered Lord Overstone's servants to the right-about with all the swagger of a northern negro-driver.
Odoherty.--The world is getting pretty distinct from the nation, I admit, and I doubt if much love is lost between them.--Blackwood's Magazine.
He can wear a shirt a week, have holes in his pantaloons, and be out at elbows, go with his boots unblacked, drink whisky in the raw, chew plug tobacco, and smoke a black pipe, and not lose his position in society.
That a hard life I have lived since then, 'tis true, My hands are unblackened by sinful wages since that day, And my baby died, I was not fit, God knew To guide a sinless soul, so He took my bird away; And my heart was empty and lone as a robin's winter nest, With the trusting eyes that never looked scornfully, The head that nestled fearlessly on my guilty breast, And the little constant hands that clung to me, even me.
Letter XLVII.--Scenery of Cuba.--Its Trees.--Sweet-Potato Plantation.--San Antonio de los Barios.--Black and Red Soil of Cuba.--A Coffee Estate.-- Attire of the Cubans.
Contents.--The Lord's will.--Blackbeard.--Old Wash Lucas.--The no 'count boy.--The old man of Edinton.--The last of the Lowries.
And"--Blackton puffed hard at his pipe--"and, John--the Tete Jaune preacher is our nearest neighbour," he finished.
A. ALPINA.--Black Bearberry.
Thirdly, to select all the best passages, and to string them all together on a very slight thread--like dew-drops on gossamer--and boldly palm it upon the public as an original article.--Blackwood's Mag.