The Baddington peerage, Volume 3

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Page 50 - THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him, He...
Page 215 - ... These circumstances, when added to that of so many warriors being left dead on the field, a circumstance not common with Indians, were sufficient to corroborate the woman's declaration, and to prove what I before conjectured, that the loss of the enemy was much greater than was at first apprehended. I have never been able to ascertain, with any degree of certainty, what force the enemy opposed to us at Newtown, but from the best accounts I have been able to collect, and from the opinion of General...
Page 168 - The grandniece-in-la\v, however, who was a most singular young person, and had hitherto pertinaciously refused to hold any intercourse with Lord Baddington's widow...
Page 176 - ... he made it understood, that he was not the genuine article, but a substitute, a kind of albata or Sheffield plate, very serviceable and useful, but not the real thing.
Page 166 - SBP II, p. 224: where those mysterious personages who were wont in the old times to perambulate the great saloon of the futile footsteps, Westminster Hall, with straws in their shoes, and whose occupation is not by any means gone now -a- days, are always in attendance in :t philanthropic eagerness to render service to suffering humanity — or in other words, to become bail where bail is wanted, for a gratuity of half-a-crown to 12 and sixpence.
Page 81 - He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

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