the people of Dipsody, ruled over by King Anarchus, and subjugated by Prince Pantag'ruel (bk.
DIP'SODY, the country of the Dipsodes (2 syl), q.v.
The hearts That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets On blossoming Caesar; and this pine is bark'd That overtopp'd them all.
Thus the wildest visions of poetry, the unsubstantial forms of painting, and the mysterious harmonies of music, that seem to disembody the spirit, and make us creatures of the air,--even these, unreal as they are, may all have their foundation in immutable truth; and we may moreover know of this truth by its own evidence.
The explanation of this nobody knew or could divine; but the fact was indisputable, and the farmers were in dismay,--nobody more so than Farmer Weitbreck, who had miles of bottom-lands, in grain of one sort and another, all yellow and nodding, and ready for the sickle, and nobody but himself and his son John to swing scythe, sickle, or flail on the place.
When we had crossed Djedy We passed the wide plain, and we spent the night At Rous-et-toual, near the gleaming sands.
Very soon, however, there was no doubt left as to what would be the result of the motion, and as neither John nor Doddy, the only other person I saw, had a hope that any fresh resignation would be accepted, we had the painful prospect of the destruction of the Ministry by his means.... But the surprise was great as the relief when we found that not one man had the slightest difficulty in making up his mind, ... and that one and all felt it a paramount duty "not to shrink from the toils and responsibilities of office." ...
Dody 'd like to keep it, mayhap.
Yet not as I do,--nobody can do that.
Mr. Doody is a middle-aged gentleman, is a pretty good preacher, has considerable zeal in him, and fires up more energetically than his predecessor.
'--The Society around Strawberry Hill.--Anne Seymour Conway.--A Man who never Doubted.--Lady Sophia Fermer's Marriage.--Horace in Favour.--Anecdote of Sir William Stanhope.--A Paper House.--Walpole's Habits.--Why did he not Marry?-- 'Dowagers as Plenty as Flounders.
There is Dorindy (Dorinda) Mudge, who was employed there by Eve and Grace one day; she tells me she tried all she could to get them to talk, by speaking of the most common things; things that one of my children knew all about; such as the affairs of the neighbourhood, and how people are getting on; and, though they would listen a little, and that is something, I admit, not a syllable could she get in the way of answer, or remark.
This little woman's name was Doome;--nobody knew why she was called Doome, but everybody called her Doome, all over the little town.
Apart from the bay, which is one of the most beautiful on the coast, boarding-house Weymouth is more like Bloomsbury than anywhere else on earth, and a very pleasant, mellow, comfortable old Bloomsbury, reminiscent of good solid comfortable times, even if they were rather dowdy and dull.
M. and I have driven at our out-door work like a pair of steam-engines, and you can imagine how dignified I am from the fact that an old fuddy-duddy who does occasional jobs for me, summons me to my window by a "Hullo!"
His name is Drinkwater, but from the appearance of his face I should judge it might be Drinkbrandy.
The Chairman was the Marquis of Drumgaldy, but his rank had apparently not shielded him from the violence of expletives such as "Liar!" "
Old man Duendy. (
Among the number were Judge Dundy, Colonel Watson B. Smith, and U.S. District Attorney Neville.
Sing, Syren, sing And swell me with revenge sweet as the straines Falls from the Thrasian lyre; charme each sence With musick of Revenge, let Innocence In softest tunes like the expiring Swann Dy singing her owne Epitaph.
A moment later Dunwody saw pass before the door a figure which he recognized, a face which called the blood to his own face.
Hearing no objection, he continued, in a manner that instantly attracted unusual attention: "It is my unpleasant duty"--Peabody and Stevens exchanged glances--"to place a matter before this body that to me, as a member of this honorable body, is not only distasteful, but deeply to be regretted.
My grand -mamma has said,-- Poor old La -dy!
Ebberybody say 'e marriage is as good as ole Masser and Missusses.
Dat's wot eberybody thought, an' to tell you de truf, Miss Annie, I thought so too.
Edy Schmidiger (E); 17Nov
I wish you'd talk English, Jot Eddy!"
It announced itself as something "West-Endy," yet it was like nothing (I imagine) even in the remote Orient.
An' now zey--zey--what you call eet?--toady to Engalande.
Eferybody iss crazy aboud id, unt crown Herr Gabert mit flowers.
Descendants were called upon to embody the great conceptions of their forefathers.
"An' dar's good ole Aun' Patty, who knows more Scripter dan ennybuddy h'yar, havin' been teached by de little gals from Kunnel Jasper's an' by dere mudders afore 'em.
Cimarosa, Domenico Clementi, Muzio Cleopatra Closset, Doctor Colbran, Isabella Copperfield, David Cordelia Corelli, Marie Corey, Giles Cornaro, Cardinal Cornelius, Peter von Coronis, nymph Cotes, Ambrosio de Coucy, Chatelain Regnault de Couwenhoven, Adrien Coxe, Dr. William Cristofori, B. Croes, H.J. de Crowest, F.W. Cummings, W.H. Cupid Custine, Countess de Cuzzoni, Francesca Dante Daphne David David, Leah Delmotte Delorme, Marian Desmarets, Henri Despres, Josquin Devrient, Wilhelmine Schroeder Dickens, Charles Diderot, Denis Diehl, Alice Mangold Dies, Albert K. Droszdick, Baron von Dubufe, Edward Dubufe, Guillaume "Duchess," The Dudevant, Aurore (see Sand, George) Du Maurier, George Dunciad Eck, Francis Egeria, nymph "Eliot, George" Erard, The family Erdoedy, Countess Marie Ertmann, Baroness Espinosa, Juana de Esterhazy, Prince Esterhazy, Carolina Estrades, Abbe d' Farinelli (properly Carlo Broschi) Faustina (see Hasse) Fechner, Clementine Ferdinand VII.
Nobody would think, perhaps, at first, that the striped scarlet and white petticoat under the tucked-up train, or the common print apron of dark blue, figured with innumerable little white stars, meant anything beyond the ordinary adjuncts of a traditional old woman's dress; but when, in the second scene, the bonnet went on,--an ancient marvel of exasperated front and crown, pitched over the forehead like an enormous helmet, and decorated, upon the side next the audience, with black and white eagle plumes springing straight up from the fastening of an American shield; above all, when the dog himself appeared, "dressed in his clothes" (a cane, an all-round white collar and a natty little tie, a pair of three-dollar tasseled kid gloves dangling from his left paw, and a small monitor hat with a big spread--eagle stuck above the brim,--the remaining details of costume being of no consequence),--when he stood "reading the news" from a huge bulletin,--"LATEST BY CABLE FROM EUROPE,"--nobody could mistake the personification of Old and Young America.
Ev'body loves Nora.
Ah sais yo' been so hot fo' th' South all th'oo that theh wah that evehbody yeh'bouts despised an' reviled you.
She stated simply that all Chinamans in London called him that; and being pressed further added, with as near an approach to impatience as her gentle nature could muster, that it was obviously because Plince Victo' was Numbe' One: ev'-body knew that.
Ah asks silence from eve'body.
It was, after a', a queer sicht, and, as may be supposed, I drew a haill crowd of bairns after me, bawling out, "Here's Willy M'Gee's monkey," and gi'eing him nits and gingerbread, and makin' as muckle of the cratur as could be; for Nosey was a great favourite in the town, and everbody likit him for his droll tricks, and the way he used to girn, and dance, and tumble ower his head, to amuse them.
Then I tell evelybody about you fliend in there."
Ah tell that drivah yestaday Ah already got a gret abundance to mek evabody comf'table, an' a little bit oveh, but he jes' sais, 'Oh, tha's all raght,' an' so fothe, an' he still is a-bringin' it.
What evil destiny had brought Sandy Bruce in the character of school visitor that day?--Sandy Bruce, retired school-teacher himself, superintendent of the hospital in Charlottetown, road-master, ship-owner, exciseman,--Sandy Bruce, whose sharp and unexpected questions had been known to floor the best of scholars and upset the plans of the best of teachers.
Everlybody seems to have become quite dull-witted--the plainest tluths they could not see.
No, you'll be obliged to come out like evervbody else."
Having collected all the other small articles of value in the house, these innocent children of the Revolution held consultation on the necessity of killing everybody who knew them to be Bolsheviks, so that the crime should be cast upon the Chinese robber gangs who occasionally raid Russian territory.
The first, which is founded largely on his minor writings, like Chartism, Latter-Day Pamphlets, and Shooting Niagara, declares that he is a misanthrope and dyspeptic with a barbarous style of writing; that he denounces progress, democracy, science, America, Darwin, --everybody and everything that he does not understand; that his literary opinions are largely prejudices; that he began as a prophet and ended as a scold; and that in denouncing shams of every sort he was something of a sham himself, since his practice was not in accord with his own preaching.