Helps and Hints how to Protect Life and Property: With Instructions in Rifle and Pistol Shooting, &c

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Page 143 - Round-hoofd, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostril wide, High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong, Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide : Look, what a horse should have he did not lack, Save a proud rider on so proud a back.
Page 192 - If you want to try your pistols, take some object, a tree or a barn door, about my dimensions. If you hit that, send me word, and I shall acknowledge that if I had been in the same place you might also have hit me.
Page 112 - One pint of drying oil, two ounces of yellow wax, two ounces of turpentine, and half an ounce of ^Burgundy pitch, melted carefully over a slow fire.
Page 115 - ... in a wine glass of water, may be administered ; with the same view, where the stomach will bear it, warm broth with spice may be employed. In very severe cases, or where medical aid is difficult to be obtained, from twenty to forty drops of laudanum may be given, in any of the warm drinks previously recommended. These simple means are proposed as resources in the incipient stage of the disease, where medical aid has not yet been obtained.
Page 191 - I have two objections to this duel matter. The one is, lest I should hurt you ; and the other is, lest you should hurt me. I do not see any good it would do me to put a bullet through any part of your body. I could make no use of you when dead for any culinary purpose, as I would a rabbit or a turkey.
Page 182 - It is not the height to which men are advanced that makes them giddy ; it is the looking down with contempt upon those beneath.
Page 191 - I do not see any good it would do me to put a bullet through any part of your body. I could make no use of you when dead for any culinary purpose as I would a rabbit or a turkey. I am no cannibal to feed on the flesh of men. Why, then, shoot down a human creature of which I could make no use? A buffalo would be better meat.
Page 179 - Selves and Actions. Hence it is, that the most ignorant are most conceited and most impatient of Advice, as unable to discern either their own Folly or the Wisdom of others. A certain Degree of Intelligence is requisite to a Man, to be able to know that he knows not as much as he should. Possibly they may not be altogether in the wrong, who reckon it an Happiness to some People to be so much in love with themselves, as not to be convinced of their own Ignorance: But if...
Page 121 - ... the shoulders of raffs, as with the flat of a sabre, till they knew not whether to laugh or cry—whether we were in jest or earnest. Only in extremities we gave point. But we doff our bonnets to the Baron, and cheerfully acknowledge his superior skill and more original genius with the umbrella. " It may be opened quickly to serve as a shield to hide your pulling a pistol out of your pocket (taking care how you cock it safely with one hand) thereupon to shoot a robber, either through or under...
Page 31 - ... hunt in couples, they may endeavour to honour you by attempts to take you between them by each seizing upon one of your arms. You cannot avert too nimbly all the favours about to be conferred upon you, be it by these charmers themselves, or by some less elegant confederate, male or female, close at hand, and who, if a male, may, at night especially, bully, perhaps maltreat you, for having presumed to intrude yourself, as will be maintained by all, upon ladies to whom he may claim a close and...

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