He felt ashamed, and more ashamed when the inner voice whispered--'Fox- hunting is not the shame--thou art the shame.
Changes of Administration.--The Coalition Ministry.--The Establishment of the Prince of Wales.--Fox's India Bill.--The King Defeats it by the Agency of Lord Temple.--The Ministry is Dismissed, and Succeeded by Mr. Pitt's Administration.--Opposition to the New Ministry in the House of Commons.--Merits of the Contest between the Old and the New Ministry.--Power of Pitt.--Pitt's India Bill.--Bill for the Government of Canada.--The Marriage of the Prince of Wales to Mrs. Fitzherbert.--The King becomes Deranged.--Proposal of a Regency.--Opinions of Various Writers on the Course adopted.--Spread of Revolutionary Societies and Opinions.--Bills for the Repression of Sedition and Treason.--The Alien Act.--The Traitorous Correspondence Act.--Treason and Sedition Bills.--Failure of some Prosecutions under them.
The name of Kilve is from a village on the Bristol Channel, about a mile from Alfoxden; and the name of Liswyn Farm was taken from a beautiful spot on the Wye, where Mr. Coleridge, my sister, and I had been visiting the famous John Thelwall, who had taken refuge from politics, after a trial for high treason, with a view to bring up his family by the profits of agriculture, which proved as unfortunate a speculation as that he had fled from.
The incident occurred in the village of Holford, close by Alfoxden.--I. F. Included among the "Poems founded on the Affections.
in officio Auditor Ste: ffox Recpt see-ij Dni Regis Int'r in Oficio Clei Pell &c. Mr. Dryden 75l.
This Lord Jesus Christ, the heavenly Man, the Emmanuel, God with us, we own and believe in: him whom the high priests raged against," &c.--Fox cor. "
When I came to my castle (for so I think I called it ever after this,) I fled into it like one pursued; whether I went over by the ladder, as first contrived, or went in at the hole in the rock, which I had called a door, I cannot remember; no, nor could I remember the next morning; for never frightened hare fled to cover, or fox to earth, with more terror of mind than I to this retreat.
"--Fox cor. "
'All very fine, Smith,' said the squire; 'it's a pity you won't leave off puzzling your head with books, and stick to fox- hunting.
--Continuation from July 1806, to March 1807.--Death of Mr. Fox.--Bill for the total abolition of the Slave Trade carried in the House of Lords; sent from thence to the Commons; amended and passed there; carried back, and passed with its amendments by the Lords; receives the royal assent.--Reflections on this great event.
Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
The descent of the land held by him of the abbot cannot be clearly traced: but his name long remained attached to part of it; and, as late as the year 1653, a parliamentary grant of the Abbey or Chapter lands to Foxcrafte and another, describes "the common field at Paddington" as being "near a place commonly called Baynard's Watering."
Then to bee foxd it is no crime, Since thickest and dull Braines It makes sublime.
"A merchant's gain is great, that goes to sea; A soldier embossed all in gold; A flatterer lies fox'd in brave array; A scholar only ragged to behold."
400 Like as a wily foxe, that, having spide Where on a sunnie banke the lambes doo play, Full closely creeping by the hinder side, Lyes in ambushment of his hoped pray, Ne stirreth limbe, till, seeing readie tide*, 405 He rusheth forth, and snatcheth quite away One of the litle yonglings unawares; So to his worke Aragnoll him prepares.
Servien pictured them as he had seen them represented in the old foxed lithographs that litter the second-hand bookstalls along the Quais, wearing the hair in flat bandeaux with a jewel on a gold chain in the middle of the forehead, or else in heavy ringlets a l'Anglaise brushing the cheeks.
The appeal even to expense falls flat in a country like ours, where about 200,000 horses, valued at L12,000,000, and maintained at a charge of L8,000,000 a year, are kept entirely for the pursuit of foxes, which are preserved alive at great cost in order that they may be pursued to death.
The sects, on the other hand, are characterised, wolves, bears, boars, foxes,--all that is odious and horrible in the brute creation.
He went on and sprung all the snares; then he went back and called the wolves and others,--the coyotes, badgers, and foxes,--and they all went in the pis'kun and feasted, and took meat to carry home.
Every one of her foxey ways was now so absolutely precious to him that I believe that if he had known for certain she was dead, and had thoughts of marrying a second time, he would never have been happy with a woman.
FOX-(Faux, or Vaux) HALL, iv.
In front of them he had planted a row of water-hyacinths without disturbing in the least the state of their azure bloom, and where the ground arose higher for his floor, a row of foxfire, that soon would be open.
"And she brings her friends with her," added Miss Castlevaine,--"David Collins and his greataunt's daughter,--Leonora Jocelyn,--Patricia Illingworth, and Chris Morrow, and that girl they call Lilith, besides the Stickney boys up in Foxford--huh!"
The time must come when its gilded vaults, which now spring so loftily, shall lie in rubbish beneath the feet; when, instead of the sound of melody and praise, the wind shall whistle through the broken arches, and the owl hoot from the shattered tower--when the garish sunbeam shall break into these gloomy mansions of death, and the ivy twine round the fallen column; and the foxglove hang its blossoms about the nameless urn, as if in mockery of the dead.
He supposes that in such a garden the principal plants will be Tiger-lilies, Cock's-combs, Larkspurs, Ragged Robins, Coltsfoots, Horse-chestnuts, Goose-berries, Dandelions, Foxgloves, and Dog-wood.
The Foxhound 21.
In them were many pictures of himself as a master of foxhounds, as a polo-player, as a gentleman jockey.
There were a dozen officers at his heels, all as merry as if it were a foxhunt, but of the dozen there was not one left in the evening.
Here the foxhunter has sought a new subject of his boast in the nonchalance of dishabille; the peer has played off the dazzling charms of a coronet and a star; and the petit maitre has employed the anxious niceties of dress.
He sat his horse as English foxhunters do--not prettily--and the little animal with erect head and scraggy neck was evidently worried by the unusual grip on his ribs.
But there was not much of "the old Foxian orgasm" manifested by him; he was serene, did not shake, was not agonised.
There are many very distinct and beautiful-flowering forms, the following being some of the best: C. vulgaris alba, white-flowered; C. vulgaris Hammondi, C. vulgaris minor, and C. vulgaris pilosa, all white-flowered forms; C. vulgaris Alportii, and C. vulgaris Alportii variegata, the former bearing rich crimson flowers, and the latter with distinctly variegated foliage; C. vulgaris argentea, and C. vulgaris aurea, with silvery-variegated and golden foliage; C. vulgaris flore-pleno, a most beautiful and free-growing variety, with double flowers; C. vulgaris Foxii, a dwarf plant that does not flower freely; and C. vulgaris pumila, and C. vulgaris dumosa, which are of small cushion-like growth.
It was said about 1800, in derision of the Foxite rump, that the Whig Party came down to Parliament in a four-wheeler.
In politics he was, when he went to Stowey, "almost equidistant from all the three prominent parties, the Pittites, the Foxites, and the Democrats"; he was "a vehement anti-ministerialist, but after the invasion of Switzerland, a more vehement anti-Gallican see the last two stanzas of "France", and still more intensely an anti-Jacobin."
FOXLEE, LUDMILA K., tr.
FAGGOT (Nicholas), clerk to Matthew Foxley, the magistrate who examined Darsie Latimer (i. e. Sir Arthur Darsie Redgauntlet) after he had been attacked by rioters.--Sir W. Scott, Redgauntlet (time, George III.).
They therefore contributed, according to that perverted foxlike mind, one of the greatest menaces to the stability of his throne, which henceforth should owe its strength to the weakness of those it governed.
I said, returning to the car, and Rene made a fine exhibition of himself, smothering his head under the foxlined overcoat and screaming.
Two such combatants had not been seen since the days of Pitt and Fox,--one, the champion of the people; the other, of the aristocracy.
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This comb existed only in the brain of Master Fox.--Reynard the Fox, xii.
Hadst thou foxship To banish him that struck more blows for Rome Than thou hast spoken words?
You must be a lamb in foxskin.
"Constable," writes Scott to his brother Thomas, in November 1808, "or rather that Bear, his partner Mr. Hunter, has behaved by me of late not very civilly, and I owe Jeffrey a flap with a foxtail on account of his review of 'Marmion,' and thus doth the whirligig of time bring about my revenges."