Dog and Duck

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A.A. Knopf, 1924 - 226 Seiten
 

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Seite 152 - By what means,' said the prince, 'are the Europeans thus powerful? Or why, since they can so easily visit Asia and Africa for trade or conquest, cannot the Asiatics and Africans invade their coasts, plant colonies in their ports, and give laws to their natural princes? The same wind that carries them back would bring us thither.
Seite 89 - I, Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary; And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio. Caput apri defero Reddens laudes Domino.
Seite 83 - The Puritan hated bearbaiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Seite 87 - I must abide by the actual scene), a white cottage, embowered with flowering shrubs, so chosen as to unfold a succession of flowers upon the walls and clustering around the windows, through all the months of spring, summer, and autumn; beginning, in fact, with May roses, and ending with jasmine. Let it, however, not be spring, nor summer, nor autumn; but winter, in its sternest shape. This is a most important point in the science of happiness.
Seite 187 - He and I walked away together: we stopped a little while by the rails of the Adelphi, looking on the Thames, and I said to him with some emotion, that I was now thinking of two friends we had lost, who once lived in the buildings behind us, Beauclerk and Garrick. " Ay, Sir, (said he, tenderly) and two such friends as cannot be supplied.
Seite 23 - ... were wild days, remember — small cups of ale. And nobody knew what it was all about. And here is the strangeness of it. Caerleon means the Fort of the Legions, and for about three hundred years the Second Augustan Legion was quartered there and made a tiny Rome of the place, with amphitheatre, baths, temples, and everything necessary for the comfort of a Roman-Briton. And the Legion brought over the custom of the strena (French, etrennes), the New Year's Gift of good omen. The apple, with its...
Seite 92 - Hall, at the delightful village of Dotheboys, near Greta Bridge in Yorkshire, Youth are boarded, clothed, booked, furnished with .pocket-money, provided with all necessaries, instructed in all languages living and dead, mathematics, orthography, geometry, astronomy, trigonometry, the use of the globes, algebra, single stick (if required), writing, arithmetic, fortification, and every other branch of classical literature. Terms, twenty guineas per annum. No extras, no vacations, and diet unparalleled.
Seite 9 - prentice notch'd he strait doth call, Where's dame? (quoth he) — quoth son of shop, She's gone her cake in milke to sop. Ho ! ho ! — to ISLINGTON — enough — Fetch Job my son, and our dog Ruffe ; For there, in pond, through mire and muck, We'll cry, hay, duck — there Ruffe — hay, duck,
Seite 188 - The word bottom thus introduced was so ludicrous when contrasted with his gravity, that most of us could not forbear tittering and laughing; though I recollect that the Bishop of Killaloe kept his countenance with perfect steadiness, while Miss Hannah More...
Seite 22 - ... to be the disproportionate fruit of these small trees. At last, three bits of stick were fixed into the base of the apple, tripod-wise, and so it was borne round from house to house; and the children got cakes and sweets, and — those were wild days, remember — small cups of ale. And nobody knew what it was all about. And here is the strangeness of it. Caerleon means the Fort of the Legions, and for about three hundred years the Second Augustan Legion was quartered there and made a tiny Rome...

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