Walford's Antiquarian Magazine and Bibliographical Review, Volume 8

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Page 221 - Thus when a barber and a collier fight, The barber beats the luckless collier white, The dusty collier heaves his ponderous sack, And big with vengeance, beats the barber black. In comes the brickdust man with grime o'erspread, And beats the collier and the barber red. Black, red and white in various clouds are tossed, And in the dust they raise the combatants are lost.
Page 49 - Far away on each hand stretch the rich pastures and the patches of dark earth, made ready for the seed of broad-leaved green crops, or touched already with the tint of the tender-bladed autumn-sown corn. There is a remnant still of...
Page 59 - I went with some friends to the Bear Garden, where was cock-fighting, dog-fighting, bear and bull-baiting, it being a famous day for all these butcherly sports, or rather barbarous cruelties.
Page 49 - It is one of those old, old towns which impress one as a continuation and outgrowth of nature, as much as the nests of the bower-birds or the winding galleries of the white ants : a town which carries the traces of its long growth and history like a millennial tree, and has sprung up and developed in the same spot between the river and the low hill from the time when the Roman legions turned their backs on it from the camp on the hill-side, and the long-haired sea-kings came up the river and looked...
Page 212 - True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry VIII, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the Knights of the Order with their Georges and...
Page 48 - ... as such. A friend of mine has in his cabinet two ancient grinder-teeth, dug lately from that ground, — and waits for an opportunity to rebury them there. Sound effectual grinders, one of them very large ; which ate their breakfast on the fourteenth morning of June two hundred years ago, and except to be clenched once in grim battle, had never work to do more in this world...
Page 59 - A rhymer's jests, a juggler's cheats, A tumbler showing cunning feats, Or players acting on the stage — There goes the bounty of our age : But unto any pious motion There's little coin and less devotion.
Page 49 - A WIDE plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
Page 49 - Maggie gathered the purple plumy tops of the reeds, which she forgot and dropped afterwards - above all, the great Floss, along which they wandered with a sense of travel, to see the rushing spring-tide, the awful Eagre, come up like a hungry monster, or to see the Great Ash which had once wailed and groaned like a man these things would always be just the same to them. Tom thought people were at a disadvantage who lived on any other spot of the globe; and Maggie, when she read about Christiana passing...
Page 113 - ... haue brought it vnto a full and fynall perfection. Wherfore, gracious souerayne lorde / takynge suche delyte and pleasure in the workes of this noble clerke (as is afore mencioned) I haue of a longe season moche vsed to rede and visyte the same: and as bokes of dyuers imprintes came...

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