The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, and Humorous ... : Drawn from the Life, Volume 1

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Methuen, 1825 - England
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Page 84 - Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Disporting on thy margent green The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave?
Page iii - Satirical, Humorous, comprising scenes and sketches in every Rank of Society, being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious.
Page 372 - Schiavonetti from the original Inventions of William Blake. With an Engraved Title Page and a Portrait of Blake by T. Phillips, RA The illustrations are reproduced in photogravure. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOOK OF JOB. Invented and engraved by William Blake.
Page 74 - How will my Fox, alone, thy strength of parts, Shake the loud senate, animate the hearts Of fearful statesmen ? while around you stand Both peers and commons listening your command ; While Tully's sense its weight to you affords, His nervous sweetness shall adorn your words :.f 0 What praise to Pitt, to Townshend e'er was due, In future times, my Fox, shall wait on you.
Page 102 - Etonian it is enough that it brings pure and ennobling recollections, calls up associations of hope and happiness, and makes even the wise feel that there is something better than wisdom, and the great, that there is something nobler than greatness. And then the faces that come about us at such a time, with their tales of old friendships, or generous rivalries.
Page 96 - Monteni •was every two years, and on the first or second Tuesday in February. It consisted of something of a military array. The boys in the Remove, fourth, and inferior forms, marched in a long file of two and two, with white poles in their hands; while the sixth and fifth form boys walked on their flanks as officers, and habited in all the variety of dress which...
Page 356 - ... (a piercing wit, quite void of ostentation, high-erected thoughts seated in a heart of courtesy, an eloquence as sweet in the uttering as slow to come to the uttering, a behavior so noble as gave a majesty to adversity...
Page 96 - Monmouth.street could furnish, each of them having a boy of the inferior forms, smartly dressed, attending upon him as a footman. The second boy in the school led the procession in a military dress, with a truncheon in his hand, and bore for the day the title of marshal ; then followed the captain, supported by his chaplain, the head scholar of the fifth form, dressed in a suit of black, with a large bushy wig, and a broad beaver, decorated with a twisted silk hatband and a rose, the fashionable...
Page 236 - The sheriff being *answerable for the misdemesnors (17) of these bailiffs, they are therefore usually bound in an obligation with sureties for the due execution of their office, and thence are called bound-bailiffs; which the common people have corrupted into a much more homely appellation.
Page 298 - This he had repeated three several times, by direction of his mistress, before he could obtain an answer. At length, Kemble, roused from his subject by the importunities of the servant, replied, somewhat petulantly, "Tell your mistress I shall not come, and, fellow, do you in future say 'turn.