The Nic-Nac; or, oracle of knowledge, Volum 4


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Pàgina 11 - ... breathes at last from out thee, My little patient boy; And balmy rest about thee — Smooths off the day's annoy. I sit me down and think Of all thy winning ways ; Yet almost wish with sudden shrink That I had less to praise. Thy sidelong pillowed meekness, Thy thanks to all that aid, , . Thy heart in pain and weakness Of fancied faults afraid ; The little trembling hand That wipes thy quiet tears, These, these are things that may demand Dread memories for years. Sorrows...
Pàgina 206 - Turk's man-of-war tacked about, and we continued our course. But when your father saw it convenient to retreat, looking upon me, he blessed himself, and snatched me up in his arms, saying, ' Good God, that love can make this change ! ' and though he seemingly chid me, he would laugh at it as often as he remembered that voyage.
Pàgina 144 - For the church-ale two young men of the parish are yearly chosen by their last fore-goers to be wardens, who, dividing the task, make collection among the parishioners of whatsoever provision it pleaseth them voluntarily to bestow. This they employ in brewing, baking, and other acates...
Pàgina 124 - For though your flesh may be delicate and tender, yet it wants that firmness and consistency which takes and retains salt. At any rate, it would not be fit for long sea voyages.
Pàgina 12 - his face' - 'is gone'; To feel impatient-hearted, Yet feel we must bear on; Ah, I could not endure To whisper of such woe, Unless I felt this sleep ensure That it will not be so.
Pàgina 109 - Highlands, to arrange matters among her friends for our projected change of life. At the close of autumn following she crossed the sea to meet me at Greenock, where she had scarce landed when she was seized with a malignant fever, which hurried my dear girl to the grave in a few days, before I could even hear of her last illness.
Pàgina 145 - Two persons are chosen previous to the meeting to be Lord and Lady of the Yule, who dress as suitable as they can to the characters they assume A large empty barn, or some such building, is provided for the Lord's Hall, and fitted up with seats to accommodate the company. Here they assemble to dance and regale in the best manner their circumstances and the place will efford, and each young fellow treats his girl with a riband, or favour.
Pàgina 19 - Then she said it was the fire ; but that the maid told her was quite out, and said she believed it was only a dream : whereupon she said it might be so, and composed herself again to sleep ; but about two of the clock she was awakened again, and saw the apparition of a little woman between her curtain and her pillow, who told her she was her mother...
Pàgina 205 - ... he called for arms and cleared the deck as well as he could, resolving to fight rather than lose his ship, which was...
Pàgina 200 - I was prevailed upon myself," says that author, " to go and see a child, who, they told me, was one of these changelings, and, indeed, must own, was not a little surprised, as well as shocked, at the sight. Nothing under heaven could have a more beautiful face; but, though between five and six years old, and seemingly healthy, he was so far from being able to walk or stand, that he could not so much as move any one joint; his limbs were vastly long for his age, but smaller than any infant's of six...

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