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.
--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.
O, mercy upon me, how black you are looking!"--"Black, cousin?
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.
For you know, my dear Lady Morgan, that Prince R---- and Princess W----, by standing for any body, mean nobody.--Blackwood's Magazine.
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.
'--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.
And who, chiefest of rank but himself, was there but Niblack?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It hears and sees, but it can do nothing.--Blackwood.
=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.
DOWNER (Billy), an occasional porter and shoeblack, a diffuser of knowledge, a philosopher, a citizen of the world, and an "unfinished gentleman.
Doubtless the agony of Hunt's feelings until his reprieve came, would, if properly divided into chapters, make a good romance.--Blackwood's Mag.
Returning to reconnoitre, with some of his friends, Walker found the mission a heap of ruins,--blackened walls, charred rafters, and unrecognizable human remains.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At last, after wasting some two or three hours on the "short cut," we got out by following an Indian trail,--Black Hawk's!
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.
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.
And"--Blackton puffed hard at his pipe--"and, John--the Tete Jaune preacher is our nearest neighbour," he finished.
Contents.--The Lord's will.--Blackbeard.--Old Wash Lucas.--The no 'count boy.--The old man of Edinton.--The last of the Lowries.
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.
Nevertheless, if the Germans could obtain the route north of the Black Sea, they would with reason consider the war a successful venture because it would give them the opportunity to rebuild the imperial power and to carry out the Prussian ambition of world-mastery.
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.
INDEX Airedale Terrier Assyrian Sculpture and Dog --Mastiff Basset-Hound Beagle Bedlington Terrier Bible, Dog in The Black and Tan Terrier Blenheim Spaniel Bloodhound Borzoi Breeding: Bulldog Newfoundland Borzoi Dachshund Smooth Fox-Terrier Dandie Dinmont King Charles Spaniel General Notes Bronchitis Brussels Griffon Bulldog --Miniature --French Bull-terrier ----Toy Chow Chow Clumber Spaniel Clydesdale Terrier Cocker Spaniel Collie Constipation Coursing Dachshund Dalmatian Dandie Dinmont Deerhound Diarrhoea Distemper English Terrier, White English Water Spaniel Egypt, Dog in Feeding Field Spaniel First Bite, Privileges of Fits Fleas Fox as progenitor of the Dog Foxhound Fox-terrier, Smooth --Wire-hair Great Dane Greeks, Dogs and Ancient Greyhound --Italian Harrier Importation if Dogs Irish Terrier Irish Water Spaniel Italian Greyhound Jackal as progenitor of Dog Japanese Spaniel Kennels and their management King Charles Spaniel Labrador, The Law, Dog and the Licences Maltese Dog Manchester Terrier --Miniature Mange Mastiff, Assyrian --English Miniature Breeds: Bulldog French Bulldog Poodle Pomeranian Black and Tan Terrier Toy Bull-terrier Italian Greyhound Shetland Sheepdog Motor Cars and Dogs Muzzling Regulations Newfoundland Origin of the Dog Otterhound Pekinese Phoenicians, and Dogs Pointer Pomeranian Poodle --Toy White Primitive Man and Dog Pug Puppies, Treatment of: Mastiff Bulldog Newfoundland Great Dane Old English Sheepdog Poodle Borzoi Dachshund King Charles Spaniel Pekinese Brussels Griffon General Notes Retriever, Flat-Coated --Curly Rome, Dogs and Ancient Samoyede Schipperke Scottish Terrier Setter, English --Irish --Black and Tan Sheepdog, Old English Shetland Sheepdog Skin Diseases Skye Terrier Spaniel Family, The Spaniel, Irish Water --English --Clumber --Sussex --Field --English Springer --Welsh Springer --Cocker --King Charles Springer, English --Welsh St. Bernard Stray Dogs Sussex Spaniel Terrier, Old Working --White English --Black and Tan --Bull- --Smooth Fox- --Wire-hair Fox- --Airedale --Bedlington --Irish --Welsh --Scottish --West Highland White --Dandie Dinmont --Skye, and Clydesdale --Yorkshire Toy Dogs: Pomeranian Poodle, White King Charles Spaniel Pekinese and Japanese Maltese and Pug Brussels Griffon Miniature Black and Tan, Bull-terrier, Italian Greyhound and Shetland Sheepdog Waterloo Cup Welsh Terrier West Highland White Terrier Whippet Wolf as progenitor of Dog Wolfhound, Irish --Russian (Borzoi) Worm, Treatment for Yorkshire Terrier End of Project Gutenberg's Dogs and All About Them, by Robert Leighton *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM *** ***** This file should be named 10991.txt or 10991.zip ***** This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: http://www.gutenberg.net/1/0/9/9/10991/ Produced by Wendy Crockett Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions will be renamed.
another Way ----black Cherry, do.
shoals of people following, with a Which is he whom the young lady appears against?-- Then, let us look down, look up, look round, which way we will, we shall see all the doors, the shops, the windows, the sign-irons, and balconies, (garrets, gutters, and chimney-tops included,) all white-capt, black- hooded, and periwigg'd, or crop-ear'd up by the immobile vulgus: while the floating street-swarmers, who have seen us pass by at one place, run with stretched-out necks, and strained eye-balls, a roundabout way, and elbow and shoulder themselves into places by which we have not passed, in order to obtain another sight of us; every street continuing to pour out its swarms of late-comers, to add to the gathering snowball; who are content to take descriptions of our persons, behaviour, and countenances, from those who had the good fortune to have been in time to see us.
Now stops the drum--close, close they come--thrice meet, and thrice give back; The white foam of Harpado lies on the charger's breast of black-- The white foam of the charger on Harpado's front of dun-- Once more advance upon his lance--once more, thou fearless one!
"All good Christians," Simpson went on; "and there is none to lead them save a black----" He slurred the word just in time.
"We go, then, Izdubar, its depths will sound, But we within that gloom will whirl around, Around, within that awful whirlpool black,-- And once within, we dare not then turn back,-- How many times, my friend, I dare not say, 'Tis written, we within shall make our way."
"Well," said fair Greane, with laughter in her eyes, "I straight will die for the next noble knight Who comes to Noel-garde to rest awhile, And you shall put me on a gilded barge,-- I will not have a solemn bed of black!-- And our old servitor shall deck--" "Peace, Greane!"
And whan he is black/ he standeth in the white/ and the knyght on his ryght side in white/ And the Alphyn and the rooke in black/ And on the lifte side the foure holden the places opposite/ And the rayson may be suche/ For be cause that the knyghtes ben the glorye & the crowne of the kynge,' They ensiewe in semblable residence/ that they doo whan they ben sette semblably on the ryght side of the kynge & on the lyfte side of the quene/ And for as moche as the rook on the ryght syde is vicayre of the kynge he accompanyeth the quene in semblable siege that the Alphyn doth whiche is Iuge of the kynge/ And in lyke wyse the lifte rook & the lyfte Alphyn accompanye the kynge in semblable siege/ In suche wyse as they ben sette aboute the kynge in bothe sides wyth the Quene in manere of a crowne/ That they may seurely kepe the royame that reluyseth and shyneth in the kynge and in the Quene/ In suche wyse as they may conferme and diffende hym in theyr sieges and in theyr places.
BLACK'ACRE (Widow), a masculine, litigious, pettifogging, headstrong woman.--Wycherly, The Plain Dealer (1677).