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Page 344 - Checkers" himself is as distinct a creation as Chimmie Fadden and his racy slang expresses a livelier wit. The racing part is clever reporting and as horsey and "up-to-date" as any one could ask. The slang of the race-course is caught with skill and is vivid and picturesque, and students of the byways of language may find some new gems of colloquial speech to add to their lexicons.
Page 342 - Printed on fine smooth wove paper o\ excellent quality, and embellished with over two hundred and fifty drawings, initial letters, head and tail pieces, etc., by some of the best American Artists, among whom are Henry Sandham, George Wharton Edwards, WH Drake, Harry Fenn, and Wm.
Page 114 - Rose quitted the room successfully enough; but on the other side of the door, on the landing, she sank into a chair and buried her face in her hands. She...
Page 344 - Checkers" is an interesting and entertaining chap, a distinct type, with a separate tongue and a way of saying things that is oddly humorous. — Chicago Record. If I had to ride from New York to Chicago on a slow train, 1 should like a half-dozen books as gladsome as "Checkers" and I could laugh at the trip.
Page 178 - Lady Betty takes the air, etc. When speaking thus, the May-breeze blew Her rush hat o'er the stile. And Corydon caught quick the gaze, And swift his sigh turned smile. Lady Betty takes the air, etc. Thus, when the May is deck'd about With hawthorn bud and blow, Sweet Betty ties her hat-strings fast, A gallant in the bow! Lady Betty takes the air, etc. 'Twas ever thus, dear maids and men, Whene'er ye walk abroad — "Tis e'er the little breeze that blows Each lady to her lord!
Page 176 - When all the May Is deck'd about With hawthorn bud and blow; When pinkly shows the heather's tip. And harebells nod a-row— Lady Betty takes the air. Sing ah fa, la-la-la! With a rush hat on her hair: Sing ah fa, la-la-la!
Page 177 - Fair, Walks forth as one that's daft, Lady Betty takes the air, etc. When, at the turn-stile next the park. The sad swain stops to sigh— "No lady ever lived so dear As she for whom I'd die!
Page 341 - Bunyan's immortal anegory, printed from new plates on fine laid paper, with illustrations by HM Brock. THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD— By Susan Warner. Printed from entirely new plates, on fine laid paper of superior quality, and illustrated with numerous drawings by Fred Pegram. THE LITTLE MINISTER (Maude Adams Edition...
Page 101 - My Lady is whisked off to a rout, willy-nilly, at the home of her hated rival.