Humphrey Clinker

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J. D. Morris, 1902
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Page 102 - green May num'rous herds and flocks be seen, And lasses chanting o'er the pail, And shepherds piping in the dale, And ancient faith that knows no guile. And industry embrown'd with toil. And hearts resolv'd, and hands prepar'd. The blessings they enjoy to guard. To DR. LEWIS. DEAR DOCTOR, — If I
Page 101 - ON Lcven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trode th' Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave
Page viii - the enchanted palace of a genius, adorned with the most exquisite performances of painting, carving, and gilding, enlightened with a thousand golden lamps, that emulate the noonday sun; crowded with the great, the rich, the gay, the happy, and the fair; glittering with cloth of gold and silver, lace, embroidery, and precious stones.
Page 125 - filled with fashionable figures, which, upon inquiry, will be found to be journeymen tailors, serving-men, and Abigails, disguised like their betters. In short, there is no distinction or subordination left. The different departments of life are jumbled together — the hod-carrier, the low mechanic, the tapster, the publican, the shopkeeper, the pettifogger, the citizen, and courtier, all tread upon
Page 161 - Where did they find transports ?' said I. ' Transports !' cried he, ' I. tell you they marched by land.' —' By land to the island of Cape Breton !' —' What! is Cape Breton an island ?' — ' Certainly.' — ' Hah ! are you sure of that ?' When I pointed it out in the map,
Page 161 - examined it earnestly with his spectacles; then taking me in his arms, 'My dear C !' cried he, 'you always bring us good news. Egad! I '11 go directly, and tell the King that Cape Breton is an island. 1 " He seemed disposed to entertain us with more anecdotes of this nature, at the expense of his grace, when he was interrupted
Page xix - THE pills are good for nothing — I might as well swallow snow-balls to cool my reins — I have told you over and over, how hard I am to move ; and, at this time of day, I ought to know something of my own constitution. Why will you be so positive
Page 123 - This is hard work for such an old man as you." So saying, he took the instrument out of his hand, and began to thump the pavement. After a few strokes, " Have you never a son," said he,
Page 183 - and endeavoured to be facetious ; nor did their endeavours always miscarry. Some droll repartee passed, and much laughter was excited ; and if any individual lost his temper so far as to transgress the bounds of decorum, he was effectually checked by the master
Page 261 - cap, ruff toupee, and side curls. They said, I was the very moral of Lady Rickmanstone, but not so pale — that may well be, for her ladyship is my elder by seven good years and more. Now, Mrs. Mary, our satiety is to suppurate. Mr. Millfart goes to Bath along with the

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