North Devon Magazine: Containing the Cave and Lundy Review, Volumes 1-2
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Page 84 - In short, we must either conceive him not only the greatest fool, but the greatest wretch, on whom was ever stamped the form of humanity; or, that he was a religious maniac, who wrote and wrote about a deluded creature, till he arrived at that height of madness, that he believed himself the very object whom he had been all along describing.
Page 106 - He used to tell us what you suffered, and your grief at being disabled for your profession of arms; till you...
Page 210 - AVE, mari magno, turbantibus aequora ventis, E terra magnum alterius spectare laborem : Non quia vexari quemquam est jucunda voluptas, Sed , quibus ipse malis careas , quia cernere suave est.
Page 105 - When you return home laden with the spoils of your enemies, and remember, " such a one I struck from his horse ere he could discharge his piece — such another I overthrew, horse and man," then you ride to your castle, and — GOETZ.
Page 111 - ... within the circle of the fire let there be set small cups and pots full of water wherein salt and honey are mingled, and let there be set also chargers full of sodden apples, cut into small pieces in the dish. The goose must be all larded and basted over with butter, to make her the more fit to be eaten, and may roast the better : put then fire about her, but do not make too much haste...
Page 79 - The letter from which the above is an extract, is signed JAMES HOGG, and dated from Altrive Lake, August ist, 1823. It bears the stamp of authenticity in every line ; yet, so often had I been hoaxed by the ingenious fancies displayed in that Magazine, that when this relation met my eye I did not believe it ; but, from the moment that I perused it, I half formed the resolution of investigating these wonderful remains personally, if any such existed ; for, in the immediate vicinity of the scene, as...
Page 205 - The last night, at five o'clock, (there being a very great shower) the king and queen, in the royal barge, with many other barges of honour, and thousands of boats, passed through London bridge to Whitehall ; infinite numbers, besides those in wherries, standing in houses, ships, lighters, western barges ; and on each side of the shore fifty good ships discharging their ordnance as their majesties passed along by, as, last of all, the Tower did — such a peel as, I believe, she never before heard...
Page 11 - I was as happy as I well could be, considering my wife was deceased from me, till some bad people came to live at the back of us ; and they were always striving to get Henry amongst them, and I was terribly afraid something bad would come of it, as it was but poorly I could do for him ; and so I'd made up my mind to take all my children to Ireland. — If he had only held up another week, your honour, we should have gone, and he would have been saved. But now! " Here the poor man looked at his boy...
Page 89 - Crispianus, were born at Rome; whence they travelled to Soissons in France, about the year 303, to propagate the Christian religion. Being desirous, however, of rendering themselves independent, they gained a subsistence by shoe-making. It having been discovered that they privately embraced the Christian faith, and endeavoured to make proselytes of the inhabitants, the governor of the town immediately ordered them to be beheaded, about the year 308. From this time, the shoe-makers chose them for...
Page 27 - I KNEW, by the smoke that so gracefully curled Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that was humble might hope for it here...