The Fool of Quality Or the History of Henry Earl of Moreland, Volume 4

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E. Johnston, 1777
 

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Page 203 - ... all around, for the loss of his little playfellow, the only friend, the only companion that he had upon earth. For five days he thus languished, and gradually declined, without taking any sustenance, or admitting any comfort ; till, one morning, he was found dead, with his head lovingly reclined on the carcase of his little friend. They were both interred together, and their grave plentifully watered by the tears of the keeper, and his loudly lamenting family. But to return. When our company...
Page 199 - Among others, a fellow had caught up this pretty black spaniel in the streets, and he was accordingly thrown into the cage of the great lion. Immediately the little animal trembled and shivered, and crouched and threw itself on its back, and put forth its tongue, and held up its paws, in...
Page 210 - Dire was the tossing, deep the groans : Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope.
Page 202 - He would continue to smell to him, and then would stir him with his nose, and turn him over with his paw; but finding that all his efforts to awake him were vain, he would traverse his cage from end to end at a swift and uneasy pace, then...
Page 202 - The keeper then endeavoured to tempt him with variety of victuals, but he turned from all that was offered with loathing. They then put several living dogs into his cage, and these he instantly tore piecemeal, but left their members on the floor.
Page 205 - ... dazzling representative; and he lives, enlightens, and comforts in the diffusion of his beams. His spirit inspires and actuates the air, and is in it a breath of life to all his creatures. He blooms in the blossom, and unfolds in the rose. He is fragrance in flowers, and flavour in fruits. He holds infinitude in the hollow of his hand, and opens his world of wonders in the minims of nature. He is the virtue of every heart that is softened by a sense of pity or touch of benevolence. He coos in...
Page 242 - The prediction of Ifaiah is ftill clearer : ch. ix. 6, 7. " unto us a child is born, unto us a fon is " given, and the government fhall be upon his fhoulders ; and his " name fhall be called * Wonderful, Counfellor, the Mighty God, ." the Everlafting Father, the Prince of Peace : of the increafe of " his government and peace there fhall be no end, upon the throne
Page 199 - The keeper on seeing this, brought a large mess of his own family dinner ; but the lion kept aloof, and refused to eat, keeping his eye on the dog, and inviting him as it were to be his taster.
Page 200 - ... to sleep within the fangs and under the jaws of his terrible patron. A gentleman who had lost the spaniel, and had advertised a reward of two guineas to the finder, at length heard of the adventure, and went to reclaim his dog. You see, sir...
Page 203 - ... of such terrible melancholy as seemed to threaten all around, for the loss of his little playfellow, the only friend, the only companion that he had upon earth. For five days he thus languished, and gradually declined, without taking any...

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