Smoke Rings and Roses

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Page viii - ... to the belief of it, laid him a wager that the dean, Aldrich, was smoking at that time (about ten o'clock in the morning). Away went the latter to the deanery ; after being admitted to the dean in his study, he related the occasion of his visit. The dean, instead of being disconcerted, replied in perfect good humour, "You see...
Page 23 - Fisher's room, The Moreland Ale rich sparkles to the sight, They draw fresh wisdom from the circling gloom, And deal a converse pregnant with delight. So when our Druids inspiration sought, They burnt the miseltoe to fume around : Th' inspiring vapours gave a strength to thought : They deal out lore impressive and profound.
Page 22 - squire and martial chief, Have sung its virtues 'midst a long campaign. "Methinks I see Charles Cotton and his friend, The modest Walton from Augusta's Town, Enter the Fishing House, an hour to spend, And by the marble* table set them down.
Page ix - The husband perceived the case was lost, and, like a wise man, dropped the subject. On the morrow the doctor came, and a select party met him. After a sumptuous dinner, they retired to the drawing-room. The doctor began to feel certain . cravings for the stimulating fumes of his beloved pipe; he tried to catch the eye of his host, but that was constantly averted.
Page 23 - Methinks I see them with the mental eye, I hear their lessons with attention's ear ; Of early fishing with the Summer fly, And many a pleasing tale to Anglers dear. The while they draw from the inspiring weed, They boast a charm the Smoker owns supreme ; And now diverted with the polish'd reed, Forego the little Fish House by the stream.
Page x - I hope you will excuse what I am going to say, but I cannot permit smoking in my drawing-room." Doctor : " And why not, madam ? I have smoked a pipe with my king, and it surely can be no offence or disgrace to a subject to permit me the like indulgence ! " Lady : " Notwithstanding that, Sir, I never will allow my drawing-room to be defiled with the nauseous smoke of tobacco. I have ordered a room below to be prepared for any gentlemen who wish to indulge in that disagreeable habit.
Page 23 - Th' inspiring vapours gave a strength to thought: They deal out lore impressive and profound. Methinks I see them with the mental eye, I hear their lessons with attention's ear; Of early fishing with the Summer fly, And many a pleasing tale to Angler's dear.
Page x - And why not, madam ? I have smoked a pipe with my king, and it surely can be no offence or disgrace to a subject to permit me the like indulgence ! " Lady : " Notwithstanding that, Sir, I never will allow my drawing-room to be defiled with the nauseous smoke of tobacco. I have ordered a room below to be prepared for any gentlemen who wish to indulge in that disagreeable habit." Doctor: "Madam . " Lady, quickly:
Page viii - Away went the latter to the deanery ; he related the occasion of his visit. The Dean, instead of being disconcerted, replied in perfect good humour, " You see, sir, your friend has lost his wager, for I am not now smoking, but only filling my pipe.
Page vii - Nicotiana,' is the following anecdote of Dr. Aldrich. ' The doctor's excessive love of smoking was well known to his associates ; but a young student of his college, finding some difficulty to bring a fellow-collegian to the belief of it, laid him a wager that the dean, Aldrich, was smoking at that time (about ten o'clock in the morning). Away went the latter to the deanery ; after being admitted to the dean in his study, he related the occasion of his visit. The dean, instead of being disconcerted...

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