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Page 28 - His hair was of a nut-brown colour and was displayed in wanton ringlets down his back. His forehead was high, his eyes dark and as full of sweetness as of fire. His nose a little inclined to the Roman. His teeth white and even. His lips full, red, and soft. His beard was only rough on his chin and upper lip, but his cheeks, in which his blood glowed, were overspread with a thick down.
Page 27 - Now the rake Hesperus had called for his breeches, and having well rubbed his drowsy eyes, prepared to dress himself for all night; by whose example his brother rakes on earth likewise leave those beds, in which they had slept away the day. Now Thetis the good housewife began to put on the pot in order to regale the good man Phoebus, after his daily labours were over. In vulgar language, it was in the evening when Joseph attended his lady's orders.
Page 196 - Trulliber was a parson on Sundays, but all the other six days might more properly be called a farmer. He occupied a small piece of land of his own, besides which he rented a considerable deal more. His wife milked his cows, managed his dairy, and followed the markets with butter and eggs. The hogs fell chiefly to his care, which he carefully waited on at home, and attended to fairs ; on which occasion he was liable to many jokes, his own size being with much ale rendered little inferior to that of...
Page 46 - Upon this the gentlemen got out of the coach; and Joseph begged them to have mercy upon him : for that he had been robbed, and almost beaten to death. 'Robbed,' cries an old gentleman; 'let us make all the haste imaginable, or we shall be robbed too.
Page 46 - The postilion hearing a man's groans, stopped his horses, and told the coachman, he was certain there was a dead man lying in the ditch, for he heard him groan. " Go on, sirrah," says the coachman, " we are confounded late, and have no time to look after dead men.
Page 1 - IT is a trite but true Observation, that Examples work more forcibly on the Mind than Precepts : and if this be just in what is odious and blameable, it is more strongly so in what is amiable and praiseworthy.
Page 7 - He had applied many years to the most severe study, and had treasured up a fund of learning rarely to be met with in a university. He was besides a man of good sense, good parts, and good nature; but was at the same time as entirely ignorant of the ways of this world, as an infant just entered into it could possibly be.