Rural Rides: In the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford, Bucks, Wilts, Somerset, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Worcester,j Stafford, Leicester, Hertford, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntington, Nottingham, Lincoln, York, Lancaster, Durham, and Northumberland, During the Years 1821 to 1832, with Economical and Political Observations, Volume 1 (Google eBook)
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Page 320 - And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
Page 156 - Westminster School, or from any of those dens of dunces called Colleges and Universities. It is impossible to say how much I owe to that sand-hill ; and I went to return it my thanks for the ability which it probably gave me to be one of the greatest terrors, to one of the greatest and most powerful bodies of knaves and fools, that ever were permitted to afflict this or any other country.
Page 54 - The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, "the metropolis of the empire?" What is to become of that multitude of towns that has been stuck up around it? The village of Kingston was smothered in the town of Portsea; and why?
Page xxii - ... out of humour. When I was commander, the men had a long day of leisure before them : they could ramble into the town or into the woods ; go to get raspberries, to catch birds, to catch fish, or to pursue any other recreation, and such of them as chose, and were qualified, to work at their trades. So that here, arising solely from the early habits of one very young man, were pleasant and happy days given to hundreds.
Page 380 - But men should often be put in remembrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estates whilst they are in health.
Page 374 - do not farmers now feed and lodge their work-people, as they did formerly ? Because they cannot keep them upon so little as they give them in wages.
Page 42 - Upon beholding the masses of buildings, at Oxford, devoted to what they call "learning" I could not help reflecting on the drones that they contain and the wasps they send forth ! However, malignant as some are, the great and prevalent characteristic is folly : emptiness of head ; want of talent ; and one half of the fellows who are what they call educated here, are unfit to be clerks in a grocer's or mercer's shop.
Page 208 - And, never, in all my life, was I so surprised and so delighted ! I pulled up my horse, and sat and looked ; and it was like looking from the top of a castle down into the sea, except that the valley was land and not water.
Page 214 - We went back about half the way that we had come, when we saw two men, who showed us the way that we ought to go. At the end of about a mile, we fortunately found the turnpike-road ; not, indeed, at the foot, but on the tip-top of that very Hindhead, on which I had so repeatedly vowed I would not go ! We came out on the turnpike some hundred yards on the Liphook side of the buildings called the Hut ; so that we had the whole of three miles of hill to come down at not much better than a foot pace,...
Page xi - It had but two windows ; a damson tree shaded one, and a clump of filberts the other. Here I and my brothers went every Christmas and Whitsuntide to spend a week or two, and torment the poor old woman with our noise and dilapidations. She used to give us milk and bread for breakfast, an apple pudding for our dinner, and a piece of bread and cheese for supper.