Old Times: A Picture of Social Life at the End of the Eighteenth Century

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J. C. Nimmo, 1885 - Costume - 354 pages

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Page 23 - No epoch of time can claim a copyright in these immortal fables. They seem never to have been made; and certainly, so long as man exists, they can never perish; but, by their indestructibility itself, they are legitimate subjects for every age to clothe with its own garniture of manners and sentiment. and to imbue with its own morality.
Page 16 - Robin Hood. A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS now extant, relative to that celebrated English Outlaw ; To which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Life, By JOSEPH RITSON.
Page 47 - Wednesday, the 7th day of October next, that so both we and our people may humble ourselves before Almighty God in order to obtain pardon of our sins...
Page 3 - My Lords — Impressed — deeply impressed — I come before your Lordships, equally confident in my own integrity, and in the justice of the Court before which I am to clear it.
Page 52 - tis fair, yet seems to call a coach. The tuck'd-up sempstress walks with hasty strides, While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides.
Page 20 - These make up together between seventy and eighty poems of one kind and another. The selection has been carefully made from a wide range of authors. Indeed, it is curious to see the very mixed company which the subject of Christmas has brought together — as, indeed, it is quite right that it should. Altogether, the result is a very interesting book.
Page 80 - As I did not like his appearance, instead of answering his salutation, I quickened my pace, in hope of ridding myself of his company ; upon which he whistled aloud, and immediately another sailor appeared before me, who laid hold of me by the collar, and began to drag me along. Not being...

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