Happy Thoughts

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Roberts Brothers, 1873

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Page 118 - ... as may then be there, to answer to the said charge, and to be further dealt with according to law.
Page 299 - For better for worse, for richer for poorer, till death us do part," is no longer the sole and solemn bond of matrimony.
Page 197 - Oh, yes, I had." I'd forgotten it. " Honours easy," says Stenton to me. I agree with him. Now, I've got to score with this confounded shilling, sixpence, half-crown, and a candlestick. Happy Thought. Ask Bob Englefield how he scores generally. He replies, " Oh, the usual way," and as he doesn't illustrate his meaning, his reply is of no use to me whatever. How can I find out without showing them that I don't know? Happy Thought (while CHILDERS deals'). Pretend to forget to score till next time. Englefield...
Page 266 - I'm showy ! Passing by a village grocer's. Happy Thouglit. — See myself in the window. Not bad ; but hardly " showy." Gaiters effective. Happy Thought. — If I stay long here, buy a saddle, and stirrups my own length. My weight, when he jogs, is too much on one stirrup. Fridoline asks, " Isn't this delightful ? " I say, " Charming." Milburd talks of riding as a science. He says, " The great thing in leaping is to keep your equilibrium.
Page 266 - Ho trots as if all his joints were loose. His tail appears to be a little loose in the socket, and keeps whisking round and round, judging from the sound. I go up and down, and from side to side. Happy Thought. — Are people ever sea-sick from riding? No scientific riding here ! Can't get my equilibrium. Ought to have had a string for my hat. Cram it on. I think, from the horse's habit of looking back sideways, that he's seen the loose antigropelo, and it has frightened him. He breaks into a gallop....
Page 22 - em. To fly — to whip — To moor and tie my boat up by the end To any wooden post, or natural rock We may be near to, on a Preservation Devoutly to be fished. To fly — to whip — To whip ! perchance two bream ;— and there 's the chub ! The Doctor has just come in to say my head must be kept cool.
Page 118 - These are therefore to command you, in Her Majesty's Name, to be and appear on...
Page 271 - You gentlemen of England who live at home at ease, how little do you think upon " the dangers of this infernal hunting.
Page 279 - Happy Thought. — If the long thin man will hold my horse while I go to Radsfort, I will give him half a sovereign. I offer this diffidently, because lie is such a respectablelooking person. Respectable-looking person closes with the offer immediately. Yellow gaiters and man in black propose to show me where the village is: for money. Is this the noble English character that we read of in the villages of our happy land ! Mercenary, dastardly, griping, gaping fools and cowards...

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