The old inns of old England: a picturesque account of the ancient and storied hostelries of our own country

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Chapman & Hall, 1906 - Travel
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Page 211 - Let me have men about me that are fat ; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights : Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look ; He thinks too much : such men are dangerous.
Page 218 - Terrible place — dangerous work — other day — five children — mother — tall lady, eating sandwiches — forgot the arch — crash — knock — children look round — mother's head off — sandwich in her hand — no mouth to put it in — head of a family off — shocking, shocking. Looking at Whitehall, sir, — fine place — little window — somebody else's head off there, eh, sir ? — he didn't keep a sharp lookout enough either — eh, sir, eh?" " I was ruminating," said Mr. Pickwick,...
Page 180 - DRUNKENNESS. JOHN ADAMS lies here, of the parish of Southwell, A Carrier who carried his can to his mouth well : He carried so much, and he carried so fast, He could carry no more — so was carried at last ; For, the liquor he drank, being too much for one, He could not carry off, — so he's now carri-on.
Page 29 - He used often to say, that if he were to choose a place to die in, it should be an inn ; it looking like a pilgrim's going home, to whom this world was all as an inn, and who was weary of the noise and confusion in it.
Page 278 - Maypole was an old building, with more gable ends than a lazy man would care to count on a sunny day ; huge, zig-zag chimneys, out of which it seemed as though even smoke could not choose but come in more than nnturally fantastic shapes, imparted to it in its tortuous progress ; and vast stables, gloomy, ruinous, and empty.
Page 290 - I was such a child, and so little, that frequently when I went into the bar of a strange public-house for a glass of ale or porter, to moisten what 1 had had for dinner, they were afraid to give it me.
Page 164 - There was a good House at the end of the Town, which was provided for the Treaty, where was a fair Room in the middle of the House, handsomely dressed up for the Commissioners to sit in ; a large square Table being placed in the middle with Seats for the Commissioners, one side being sufficient for those of either party ; and a Rail for others who should be thought necessary to be present, which went round. There were many other Rooms on either side of this great Room, for the Commissioners on either...
Page 12 - For, e'en though vanquished, he could argue still, While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around; And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.
Page 36 - I must say that they are not much to be trusted in this last point, without the eye of the master or his servant to oversee them. Another servant gives the passenger his private chamber, and kindles his fire, the third pulls off his boots, and makes them clean. Then the host or hostess...

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