And neither needed they; they had their broadswords, and I have this bit supple (showing a formidable cudgel)--for dirking ower the board, I leave that to John Highlandman.
was unquestionably the removal of Catholic disabilities,--ranking next in importance and interest with the Reform Bill and the repeal of the Corn Laws.
I am so disappointed!"--speaking like a troubled child, and turning slowly into the house.
W.W. Boardman urging appropriation of $3500 by Congress.--Not even considered.--Despair of inventor CHAPTER XXIX JULY 16, 1842--MARCH 26, 1843 Continued discouragements.--Working on improvements.--First submarine cable from Battery to Governor's Island.--The Vails refuse to give financial assistance.--Goes to Washington.--Experiments conducted at the Capitol.--First to discover duplex and wireless telegraphy.--Dr.
The trail showed that the great Indian force, after disembarking again, split into large parties, everyone loaded with spoil and bound for its home village.
Some days when I'm ploughing or disking and I get up on the ridge, it's so high up and far away seems like I'm on top the whole world.
180 And now Adonis with a lazy spright, And with a heavy, dark, disliking eye, His louring brows o'erwhelming his fair sight, Like misty vapours when they blot the sky, 184 Souring his cheeks, cries, 'Fie!
The first is a gentleman in every sense of the word, the latter endurable, but the young Absalom is my aversion, I am subject to involuntary likings and dislikings, for which I can give no reason, and though the man may be in every way amiable, his presence is very distasteful to me.
And what of it is not beaverish,--does not that too go mainly to ingenious talking, publishing of yourself, ingratiating of yourself; a partly human exercise or waste of intellect, and alas a partly vulpine ditto;--making the once sacred Gr. '
She lay quiet in the dark corner, listening, through the monotonous din and uncertain glare of the works, to the dull plash of the rain in the far distance,--shrinking back whenever the man Wolfe happened to look towards her.
'In eating, or dlinking, or lunning, or talking.'
At the driver's wheel of this vehicle was seated a small, "under-done"-looking man, in a chauffeur's uniform of black leather.
The Star Ranger was given priority docking.
The pilot was opposed to these dockings which left the passage free to the curious and the importunate.
"Madam, yourself are not exempt in this,-- Nor your son Dorset;--Buckingham, nor you.
ETC.--Villa at Dorking.--An engraving.
The tailless Manx cats, like the fox in the fable, have not induced the normal breeds to dispense with their tails, nor have the Dorkings (apparently known to Pliny) affected the permanence of the common sort of fowl.
To me it brings back memories of cold, fast-shortening days, and myself jumping long-legged over cabbage-stalks in the kitchen-garden, chanting-- "This is the nicht o' Hallow-e'en When a' the witches will be seen--" in fearful hope of seeing a witch, not mounted on a broomstick, but on the respectable household cat, changed for that night into a flying fury; finally, along with my brothers, being captured, washed, and dressed, to join with other spirits worse than ourselves in "dooking" for apples and eating mashed potatoes in momentary expectation of swallowing a threepenny-bit or a thimble.
Guarding hurt Dam's arms, he had no time to hit, and in ducking he was slow and got a blow (aimed at his chin) in the middle of his forehead.
The largest of these trees was about 15 feet high, not one-third of the height of hundreds of English cedars; for instance, those at Whitton, Pain's Hill, Caenwood, and Juniper Hall, near Dorking.
Miss Faithful did not press for an explanation: she went quietly on with her dressmaking, and her sister, hurried though she was about her work, set herself to examine the papers.
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I felt a kind of qualm of faintness and downsinking about my heart and stomach, to the dispelling of which I took a thimbleful of spirits, and, tying my red comforter about my neck, I marched briskly to the session-house.
I followed; and it was not long before I perceived him at the door of an alehouse, drinking a mug of beer.
~Drinking Song.~ Let sparkling wine o'erbrim the glass, And kiss its lips in haste to fly; But though it would to glory pass, It is not eager as am I. I fain would drain the utmost drop, And leave the beaker's hollow bare, For when I turn its foot atop, I see my true love's image there.
Hitherto the Romans had perhaps drunk pretty deeply at supper, but drinking- banquets in the strict sense were unknown; now formal revels came into vogue, on which occasions the wine was little or not at all diluted and was drunk out of large cups, and the drink-pledging, in which each was bound to follow his neighbour in regular succession, formed the leading feature--"drinking after the Greek style" (-Graeco more bibere-) or "playing the Greek" (-pergraecari-, -congraecare-) as the Romans called it.
It wasn't till I was halfway down the hill that I--that it came to me, all of a sudden, that--perhaps--he'd been drinking--" "Perhaps," said Sylvester dryly. "
Dead I hope, with drinkinge of salte water.
If a man had drunk too much wine in his house, he would have simply kept his eye on him afterwards, as a fool who did not know when he had his "quotum;" but laudanum drinking,--involving, too, the breaking of an engagement, which, well managed, might have been of immense use to Elsley,--was a very different matter.
Forgive me!--Who shall forgive you your debauch'd Whoring and Drinking?--marry, ye had need so, you are such a Ruffler, at least if y'are every where as you are at home with me--No, Sirrah, I'll never bed with you more; here I live sneaking without a Coach, or any thing to appear withal; when even those that were scandalous two Ages ago, can be seen in Hide-Park in their fine Chariots, as if they had purchas'd it with a Maidenhead; whilst I, who keep myself intirely for you, can get nothing but the Fragments of your Debauches--I'll be damn'd before I'll endure it.
The tables were covered with great stone jugs and long beer glasses; the students were talking and shouting and drinking.--One who appeared to have the arrangement of the meeting, found seats for us together, and having made a slight acquaintance with those sitting next us, we felt more at liberty to witness their proceedings.
Fabius, the Roman praetor, was choked by a single goat-hair in the milk which he was drinking.--Pliny, Hist.
FIRST GENTLEMAN I entreat you, let there be some order, some method, in our drinkings.
AMOUR'Y (Sir Giles), the Grand-Master of the Knights Templars, who conspires with the marquis of Montserrat against Richard I. Saladin cuts off the Templar's head while in the act of drinking.--Sir W. Scott, The Talisman (time, Richard I.).
And you'll say, when you see it, that such a picture were cheap at the cost of duckings for a dozen Buckhursts.
The water in the marble basin was not very deep, but St. Aulaire did not covet a ducking--'twould be too good a theme for jests at his expense; and though he could still laugh and talk insolently, he felt weak and in no condition to prevent Calvert from carrying out his threat.
They formed a noble material on which every emancipating idea could work; men trained by persecutions to self-sacrifice and humble duties,--making good soldiers, good farmers, good workmen in every department, honest and sturdy, patient and self-reliant, devoted to their families though not demonstrative of affection; keeping the Sunday as a day of worship rather than rest or recreation, cherishing as the dearest and most sacred of all privileges the right to worship God according to the dictates of conscience enlightened by the Bible, and willing to fight, even amid the greatest privations and sacrifices, to maintain this sacred right and transmit it to their children.
Zeus, with his eagle and thunder and that earthquaking nod, was too strong for him of the trident and him of the three-headed hound.
After one particularly hot day, he and his landlord smoked together in the dusking garden, both unusually silent.
A large number of men and women, with a piece of board on their heads, carrying mud, for the purpose of dyking, near the river.
They had a good deal of money, but nowhere near the earthshaking wealth and the galaxy of resources possessed by telcos or federal agencies.
Among the records in the Tower of London, is one to the following effect:--King John gave several lands at Kipperton and Alterton, in Kent, to Solomon Atlefield to be held by this service:--"That as often as the King should please to cross the sea, the said Solomon or his heirs, should be obliged to go with him, to hold his majesty's head if there be occasion for it;" that is, should his majesty be sea-sick.
On the 10th of April, 1786, Mrs. Gales gave birth, at Eckington, their rural home, to her first child, Joseph, the present chief of the "Intelligencer."
He persevered, however, and eking out his own resources by means of private contributions, both in money and stock, he managed to get a party together.
For ye were bondmen in the land of Egypt"--waking anew the memory of tears and anguish, and of the wrath that avenged them.
If he could put it into words; if he could but picture the broody stillness, with frogs cr-ekk, er-ekking along the reedy creek-bank and a coyote yapping weirdly upon a distant hilltop!
He explains the Elkington mode of draining, and he gives due praise to the more recent improvements of Mr. Smith of Deanston.
Like those other wind-gods the psychopomp Hermes and the wild huntsman Odin, he is the prince of the powers of the air: his flight through the midnight sky, attended by his troop of witches mounted on their brooms, which sometimes break the boughs and sweep the leaves from the trees, is the same as the furious chase of the Erlking Odin or the Burckar Vittikab.
Several physicians present immediately divined what had happened; nor were the multitude near kept long in doubt; for all saw, at the next moment, a crimson stream welling forth from those lips just now so eloquent,--checking their eloquence, alas, forever!
Indeed, the double operation of ditching and embanking is in some cases performed by a single machine, (a nondescript affair, in appearance half-way between a threshing-machine and a hundred-and-twenty-pound field-piece,) drawn by six, eight, or ten pairs of oxen.