Beer & 'baccy: A Christmas Miscellany of Jovial Literature

Richards, Glanville & Company, 1880 - 48 Seiten

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Seite 35 - When I was dry with rage and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat, and trimly dress'd, Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin new reap'd Show'd like a stubble-land at harvest-home.
Seite 37 - Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest ; Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides His hours, and rivals opium and his brides ; Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand, Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand ; Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe, When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe ; Like other charmers, wooing the caress, More dazzlingly when daring in full dress ; Yet thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties — Give...
Seite 41 - Firm and erect the Caledonian stood, Old was his mutton, and his claret good : ' Let him drink port,
Seite 18 - Under this stone lies Meredith Morgan, Who blew the bellows of our church organ ; Tobacco he hated, to smoke most unwilling, Yet never so pleased as when pipes he was filling ; No reflection on him for rude speech could be cast, Though he made our old organ give many a blast. No puffer was he, though a capital blower, He could fill double G, and now lies a note lower.
Seite 42 - ... power of moving one side of his body. Either from feelings of desperation, or an impulse of mental aberration, the gentleman had a bottle of port wine brought to his bed-side, and having finished it, he turned with great composure on his side, and went to sleep. That gentleman...
Seite 9 - The boar's head in hand bear 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 17 - So taking up his pen he instantly scratched the following couplet, which was affixed to the sign, and remained there for many years : — " Hove not from pole to pole, but step in here, Where nought excels the shaving but the beer.
Seite 34 - Every professed, inveterate, and incurable snuff-taker, (says Lord Stanhope,) at a moderate computation takes one pinch in ten minutes. Every pinch, with the agreeable ceremony of blowing and wiping the nose, and other incidental circumstances, consumes a minute and a half. One minute and a half, out of every ten, allowing sixteen hours to a snuff-taking day, amounts to two hours and twentyfour minutes out of every natural day, or one day out of every ten.
Seite 18 - Our life is but a Winter's day — Some only breakfast and away. Others to dinner stay and are full fed, The oldest man but sups, and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day : Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Seite 42 - ... with the left. Stothard the painter happened to be one evening at an inn on the Kent Road, when Pitt and Dundas put up there on their way from Walmer. Next morning, as they were stepping into their carriage, the waiter said to Stothard, "Sir, do you observe these two gentlemen ? " — " Yes," he replied ; " and I know them to be Mr. Pitt and Mr. Dundas.

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