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Page 34 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, : Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Page 245 - He used frequently to play matches at Copenhagen House for wagers and dinners. The wall against which they play is the same that supports the kitchenchimney, and when the wall resounded louder than usual, the cooks exclaimed, 'Those are the Irishman's balls...
Page 331 - I could hear from most of the negroes of three plantations, amounting in all to about six or eight hundred. While earnestly listening for the cause, I heard a faint voice near the door calling my name. I arose, and taking my sword, stood at the door. At this moment, I heard the same voice still beseeching...
Page 16 - Wind, gentle evergreen, to form a shade Around the tomb where Sophocles is laid ; Sweet ivy wind thy boughs, and intertwine With blushing roses and the clustering vine : Thus will thy lasting leaves with beauties hung, Prove grateful emblems of the lays he sung ; Whose soul, exalted like a god of wit, Among the Muses and the Graces writ.
Page 202 - Let your gown be a sacque,^ blew, yellow, or green, And frizzle your elbows with ruffles sixteen ; Furl off your lawn apron, with flounces in rows, Puff, and pucker up knots on your arms and your toes; Make your petticoats short, that a hoop eight yards wide May decently show how your garters are ty'd...
Page 24 - Amen : A second he took she departed what then ? He married and buried a third with Amen. Thus his joys and his sorrows were Treble but then His Voice was deep Bass as he sung out Amen. On the Horn he could blow as well as most men So his Horn was exalted in blowing Amen.
Page 199 - Apropos of the complexion : I did not like that blue coat you wore when I last saw you ; you look best in black, — which is a great compliment, for people must be very distinguished in appearance in order to do so.
Page 260 - Hodder's Arithmetic; or that necessary Art made most easy : being explained in a way familiar to the Capacity of any that desire to learn it in a little Time.
Page 189 - He was a man very well bred, and of excellent parts, and a graceful speaker upon any subject, having a good proportion of learning, and a ready wit to apply it, and enlarge upon it ; of a pleasant and facetious humour, and a disposition affable, generous, and magnificent.