Illustrations, Critical, Historical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous, of Novels by the Author of Waverley, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824
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Page 238 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
Page 301 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
Page 251 - Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Page 313 - Fill high the sparkling bowl, The rich repast prepare; Reft of a crown, he yet may share the feast: Close by the regal chair Fell Thirst and Famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest. Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance, and horse to horse? Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And thro' the kindred squadrons mow their way.
Page 137 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Page 326 - presently deposit your hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the days of your life. I have been your physician to cure you of your squeasy stomach, and here, as I deserve, I demand my fee for the same.
Page 198 - William by name, nor am any way guilty of the said felony. So help me God and the saints; and this I will defend against thee by my body, as this court shall award.
Page 137 - I think reckons thirtytwo) from the first Edward to Henry the Fourth. Then after a long interval by the Petition of Right; which was a parliamentary declaration of the liberties of the people, assented to by King Charles the...
Page 196 - This is the form of a trial by battle; a trial which the tenant, or defendant in a writ of right, has it in his election at this day to demand; and which was the only...
Page 199 - ... be adjudged to be hanged immediately ; and then, as well as if he be killed in battel, Providence is deemed to have determined in favour of the truth, and his blood shall be attainted.

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