Charles Waterton; his home, habits, and handiwork

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Wittaker, 1866
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Page 248 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 201 - He lived in Cambridge ; and, observing that the scholars rid hard, his manner was to keep a large stable of horses, with boots, bridles, and whips, to furnish the gentlemen at once, without going from college to college to borrow, as they have done since the death of this worthy man.
Page 299 - But our flower was in flushing, When blighting was nearest. Fleet foot on the correi, Sage counsel in cumber, Red hand in the foray, How sound is thy slumber ! Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and for ever ! XVII.
Page 175 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 202 - Hobson kept a stable of forty good cattle always ready and fit for travelling ; but, when a man came for a horse, he was led into the stable, where there was great choice ; but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable door ; so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance, and every horse ridden with the same justness ; from whence it became a proverb, when what ought to be your election was forced upon you, to say,
Page 206 - Of all their caution in thy gentlest gales; But swell'd into a gust— who then alas! With all his canvass set, and inexpert, And therefore heedless, can withstand thy pow'r?
Page 141 - Woodstock park, terminating in the bower. Enter QUEEN and PAGE. Queen. WHAT place is here ! What scenes appear ! Where'er I turn my eyes, All around Enchanted ground And soft Elysiums rise...
Page 57 - His remarkable suppleness of limb', we are told, 'and elasticity of muscle, I have often seen marvellously and most amazingly displayed in his eighty-first year, by a variety of physical contortions. When Mr. Waterton was seventy-seven years of age, I was witness to his scratching the back part of his head with the big toe of his right foot.
Page 201 - I shall conclude this discourse with an explanation of a proverb, which by vulgar error is taken and used when a man is reduced to an extremity, whereas the propriety of the maxim is to use it when you would say there is plenty, but you must make such a choice as not to hurt another who is to come after you.
Page 289 - FIRST wonderful and beautiful productions of the feathered — race. Here the finest precious stones are far surpassed by the vivid tints which adorn the birds. The naturalist may exclaim, that nature has not known where to stop in forming new species, and painting her requisite shades. Almost every one of those singular and elegant birds described by...

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