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J. Murray, 1831 - 332 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 51 - Then after we had staid there three hours, or thereabouts, we might perceive the deer appear on the hills round about us (their heads making a show like a wood), which being followed close by the...
Pàgina 84 - The sweat, the dust, and suffocating smoke, Make us so much like Ethiopians look, We scare our wives, when evening brings us home, And frighted infants think the bugbear come.
Pàgina 49 - Their habit is — shoes, with but one sole apiece ; stockings (which they call short hose), made of a warm stuff of diverse colours, which they call tartan ; as for breeches, many of them, nor their forefathers, never wore any, but a jerkin of the same...
Pàgina 33 - I did undergo this project, either in malice, or mockage of Master Benjamin Jonson, I vow by the faith of a Christian, that their imaginations are all wide, for he is a gentleman, to whom I am so much obliged for many undeserved courtesies that I have...
Pàgina 112 - ... distress. Her aged mother, her six little infants, and herself (expecting every hour to lie in) were actually on the point of perishing, when the gentleman (Mr. Vaughan), so gratefully mentioned in her poems, providentially heard of their distress, which, I am afraid, she had too carefully concealed, and hastened to their relief. The poor woman and her children were preserved ; but for the unhappy mother all assistance came too late ; she had the joy to see it arrive, but it was a joy she was...
Pàgina 95 - THE thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail, The proverb says, " no fence against a flail." From threshing corn he turns to thresh his brains ; For which her majesty allows him grains : Though 'tis confest, that those, who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw ! Thrice happy Duck, employed in threshing stubble, Thy toil is lessen'd, and thy profits double.
Pàgina 83 - Divested of our Cloaths, with Flail in Hand, At proper Distance, Front to Front we stand: And first the Threshal's gently swung, to prove, Whether with just Exactness it will move: That once secure, we swiftly whirl them round, From the strong Planks our Crab-tree Staves rebound, And echoing Barns return the rattling Sound. Now in the Air our knotty Weapons fly, And now with equal Force descend from high; Down one, one up, so well they keep the Time, The Cyclops...
Pàgina 45 - I do remember the name well; but by reason that it is near two-and-twenty years since I saw you, I may well forget the knowledge of you. Well, said he, if you were in that ship, I pray you tell me some remarkable token that happened in the voyage ; whereupon I told him two or three tokens, which he did know to be true. Nay, then, said I, I will tell you another, which (perhaps) you have not forgotten. As our ship and the rest of the fleet did ride at anchor at the Isle of Flores, (one of the isles...
Pàgina 49 - With these arms I found many of them armed for the hunting. As for their attire, any man, of what degree soever, that comes amongst them, must not disdain to wear it ; for if they do...
Pàgina 31 - Travels, three weeks, three days, and three hours' observations, from London to Hamburg, in Germany, amongst Jews and Gentiles ; with descriptions of Towns and Towers, Castles and Citadels, artificial Gallowses and natural Hangmen, dedicated for the present to the absent Odcombian * A tract describing this adventure, and the honours with which the adventurers were entertained at Bristol, is noted in that very valuable repository of literary information, the British Bibliographer, vol. ii.

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