Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Or Bon-ton, and the Varieties of Life, Forming the Completest and Most Authentic Lexicon Balatronicum Hitherto Offered to the Notice of the Sporting World ...

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T. Hughes, 1823 - 216 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 131 - Hark ! what: loud shouts Re-echo through the groves ! he breaks away. Shrill horns proclaim his flight. Each straggling hound Strains o'er the lawn to reach the distant pack. 'Tis triumph all and joy.
Pàgina 151 - But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was...
Pàgina 177 - THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more. No more to chiefs and ladies bright The harp of Tara swells : The chord alone, that breaks at night, Its tale of ruin tells. Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives Is when some heart indignant breaks, To show that still she...
Pàgina 105 - She is at the same time the Peru of Europe, the kingdom of Bacchus, the school of Epicurus, the academy of Venus, the country of Mars, the...
Pàgina 169 - But if the amphibious otter be thy chase, Or stately stag, that o'er the woodland reigns ; Or if the harmonious thunder of the field Delight thy ravish'd ears ; the deep-flew'd hound Breed up with care, strong, heavy, slow, but sure, Whose ears, down-hanging from his thick round head, Shall sweep the morning dew; whose clanging voice Awake the mountain echo in her cell, And shake the forests : the bold Talbot kind Of these the prime, as white as Alpine snows ; And great their use of old.
Pàgina 77 - AN Irishman fights before he reasons, a Scotchman reasons before he fights, an Englishman is not particular as to the order of precedence, but will do either to accommodate his customers. A modern general has said, that the best troops would be as follows : An Irishman half drunk, a Scotchman half starved, and an Englishman with his belly full.
Pàgina 120 - We do not fear to say, that such is our National Character. A loftier and a wiser people are not to be found now upon the earth, nor do the records of any such survive. Scotland has been a country favoured by the Almighty Providence. Seldom now do dark passions gore the bosom of her domestic happiness with the inroads of atrocious crime. We know little by our own experience, of the extremities of agony and guilt.
Pàgina 99 - Jack's reports to the heads of the firm ; and numbers could attest that those reports were fabrications, however true. Jack, somehow or other, was constantly outvoted, his evidence superseded, and of course disbelieved ; and thus his occupation ceased, but not the fame of" Hookey Walker."] See of Durham.
Pàgina 114 - A prison is a house of care. A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometimes a place of right. Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
Pàgina 160 - ... into the secret of getting a memorial before the board, but I could not get an answer then ; however, I got intelligence from the messenger, that I should most likely get one the next morning. As soon as I got back to my inn, I got my supper, and got to bed. It was not long before I got to sleep.

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