A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the Life of Men and Animals, Odd Statistics, Extraordinary Phenomena, and Out of the Way Facts Concerning the Wonderlands of the Earth

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J.B. Lippincott, 1913 - Curiosities and wonders - 942 pages
 

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Page 79 - foes; How on the noon of night that pibroch thrills Savage and shrill! But with the breath that fills The mountain-pipe, so fill the mountaineers With the fierce native daring that instils The stirring memory of a thousand years. And Evan's, Donald's fame rings in each clansman's ears.
Page 887 - smoking is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 593 - 'The Count is neither sad nor sick, nor merry nor well; but civil, Count, civil as an orange, and somewhat of that jealous complexion;" and Nash, a contemporaneous dramatist, uses the expression, " civil as an orange." In these passages, a pun, a very weak one, is obviously intended on the word
Page 627 - ditty There was a little girl, who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good she was very very good, But when she was bad, she was horrid.
Page 495 - Midsummer Night's Dream"? Snug. Have you the lion's part written? Pray you, if it be, give it me, for I am slow of study. Quince. You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring.
Page 376 - If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young, ' But thou shall in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee.
Page 743 - Elegy": There, scattered oft the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found; The red-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground.
Page 804 - a likeness was took by the profeel macheen (wich p'raps you may have heerd on Mary my dear) altho it does finish a portrait and put the frame and glass on complete, with a hook at the end to hang it up by, and all in two minutes and a quarter.
Page 418 - Shakespeare had made Brutus say to Portia : You are my true and honorable wife. As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart. Shakespeare's
Page 169 - they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it

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