Georgia Scenes, Characters, Incidents, &c., in the First Half Century of the Republic

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Harper & Bros., 1851 - American fiction - 206 pages
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Page 27 - I afterwards learned, was Peter Ketch, having examined Bullet to his heart's content, ordered his son Neddy to go and bring up Kit. Neddy soon appeared upon Kit, — a well-formed sorrel of the middle size, and in good order. His...
Page 26 - Come here, Bob, and mount this hoss, and show Bullet's motions." Here Bullet bristled up, and looked as if he had been hunting for Bob all day long, and had just found him. Bob sprang on his back. "Boo-oooo! * said Bob, with a fluttering noise of the lips, and away went Bullet as if in a quarter race, with all his beauties spread in handsome style. "Now fetch him back,
Page 23 - ... tossed himself in every attitude which man could assume on horseback. In short, he cavorted most magnanimously (a term which, in our tongue, expresses all that I have described, and a little more), and seemed to be setting all creation at defiance. As I like to see all that is passing, I determined to take a position a little nearer to him, and to ascertain, if possible, what it was that affected him so sensibly. Accordingly, I approached a crowd before which he had stopped for a moment, and...
Page 167 - Flourish the whip, nor spare the galling spur; But in the madness of delight, forget Your fears. Far o'er the rocky hills we range, And dangerous our course; but in the brave True courage never fails.
Page 82 - In Exile with a steady Heart, "He spent his Life's declining Part; "Where, Folly, Pride, and Faction sway, "Remote from ST. JOHN, POPE, and GAY.
Page 7 - I venture to mingle the solemn with the ludicrous, even for the purposes of honourable contrast, I could adduce from this county instances of the most numerous and wonderful transitions, from vice and folly to virtue and holiness, which have ever perhaps been witnessed since the days of the Apostolic ministry. So much, lest it should be thought by some that what I am about to relate is characteristic of the county in which it occurred. Whatever may be said of the moral condition of the Dark Corner,...
Page 8 - I saw the combatants come to the ground, and, after a short struggle, I saw the uppermost one (for I could not see the other) make a heavy plunge with both his thumbs, and at the same instant I heard i cry in the accent of keenest torture, " F^iough ! My eye's out !" I was so completely horrorstruck, that I stood transfixed for a moment to the spot where the cry met me.
Page 7 - Corner" of Lincoln. I believe it took its name from the moral darkness which reigned over that portion of the county at the time of which I am speaking. If in this point of view, it was but a shade darker than the county, it was inconceivably dark.
Page 60 - Here the lower battalion burst into a peal of laughter, mingled with a look of admiration, which seemed to denote their entire belief of what they had heard. "Boys, widen the ring, so as to give him room to jump.
Page 166 - Ere yet the morning peep, Or stars retire from the first blush of day. With thy far-echoing voice alarm thy pack, And rouse thy bold compeers. Then to the copse. Thick with entangling grass, or prickly furze, With silence lead thy many-colour'd hounds, In all their beauty's pride.

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