The City Government should immediately offer an immense reward for the invention of a telescope of sufficient power to detect crime whenever and wherever committed within the city limits.
The flesh of the sheep is boiled and set before the idol during the continuance of the prayers and invocations, as an offering for the preservation and protection of the boy, and the idol is supposed to inhale the savour of the meat.
May he long live to inspire in others the courage of which he has given such a splendid example!
Her maids, as each one takes him in her arms, Expatiate freely o'er his world of charms-- His eyes, lips, mouth--his forehead was divine-- And for the nose--they called it Aquiline-- Declared that Caesar, who the world subdued, Had such a one--just of that longitude-- That Kings like him compelled folks to adore them, And drove the short-nos'd sons of men before them-- That length of nose portended length of days, And was a great advantage many ways-- To mourn the gifts of Providence was wrong-- Besides, the Nose was not so very long.-- These arguments in part her grief redrest, A mother's partial fondness did the rest; And Time, that all things reconciles by use, Did in her notions such a change produce.
He knew the panic of terror which the scent of the Gomangani inspired within that savage breast, and as night drew on, hope died within his heart and in the stoic calm of the wild beast which he was, he resigned himself to meet the fate which awaited him.
The dread darkness of night descended upon us, and the strange odors of the bottom-lands arose, mingling with the delicious smoky smell of the camp-fire.
The poem is still well worth reading; for as an expression of the artificial life of the age--of its cards, parties, toilettes, lapdogs, tea-drinking, snuff-taking, and idle vanities--it is as perfect in its way as Tamburlaine, which reflects the boundless ambition of the Elizabethans.
says she, with a kind of a snuffle, "how dew you dew?