The Life and Adventures of Dr. Dodimus Duckworth, Volume 1

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Peter Hill, 1833
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Page vii - ... he dictated to his mother the following epitaph : " Here lies good master duck, Whom Samuel Johnson trod on ; If it had lived, it had been good luck, For then we'd had an odd one.
Page 172 - ... ten men might defend themselves for hours against a regiment. Desultory firing was already beginning to be heard, for the suburb commanded Balan, and the Bavarians were already coming up on the other side of the valley. When Maurice and Henriette, who were in the rear of the others, had turned once to the left, then to the right and then to the left again, following the course of two interminable walls, they suddenly came out before the Hermitage, the door of which stood wide open. The grounds,...
Page 34 - That there was as good fish in the sea as ever was caught ; and that if a man could not catch a shad, he should be content with an oldwife.
Page 126 - Toppingtown, a distance of ten miles, the very man whom, of all the world, Mrs. Duckworth would have selected as the preceptor to her darling. This was no other than the renowned DOCTOR WHISTLEWIND.
Page 127 - He was, she said, not only a skilful physician, but a most notorious sargeant. It would do one's heart good to see him cut and slash, mend and mar, wherever he went.