Random Shots and Southern Breezes: Containing Critical Remarks on the Southern States and Southern Institutions, with Semi-serious Observations on Men and Manners, Volume 1

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Harper and brothers, 1842 - Southern States
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Page 130 - he almost wishes to die in the midst of it. " If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy,
Page 203 - I despised; and when I was forced to entertain such as came to visit me, I tired them with more grave instruction than their mothers, and plucked all their babies to pieces, and kept the children in such awe, that they were glad when I entertained myself with elder company, to whom I was very acceptable; and
Page 132 - Think'st thou I'd make a life of jealousy, To follow still the changes of the moon With fresh suspicions 1 No! to be once
Page 203 - company, to whom I was very acceptable; and being in the house with many that had a great deal of wit, and very profitable serious discourse being frequent at my father's table and in my mother's drawing-room, I was very attentive to all, and gathered up
Page 120 - that one is the sole object of attention to that immense space, lined, as it were, with human intellect from top to bottom, and all around, may perhaps be imagined, but can never be described.
Page 164 - He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know it, and he's not robb'd at all,
Page 234 - Honour and shame from no condition rise: Act well your part; there all the honour lies.
Page 135 - Ne'er feels retiring ebb, but keeps due on To the Propontic and the Hellespont.
Page 82 - AT BREAKFAST. Tell John to set the kettle on, I mean to take a drive ; I only want to go to Rome, And shall be back by five. Tell cook to dress those humming-birds I shot in Mexico; They've now been killed at least two days,
Page 226 - who, having heard much of the wealth and wisdom of Egypt, determined on visiting that celebrated land. When he beheld the Pyramids of Memphis and the Gates of Thebes, he exclaimed, " O, wonderful men! what must be your gods !

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