The New Excitement; Or A Book to Induce Young People to Read ...

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Robert Jamieson
W. Innes, 31, Hanover Street; R.M. Tims, Dublin; and Hamilton, Adams & Company, London., 1839
 

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Strona 66 - ... As soon as the Pigeons discover a sufficiency of food to entice them to alight, they fly round in circles, reviewing the country below. During their evolutions, on such occasions, the dense mass which they form exhibits a beautiful appearance, as it changes its direction, now displaying a glistening sheet of azure, when the backs of the birds come simultaneously into view, and anon, suddenly presenting a mass of rich deep purple. They then pass lower, over the woods, and for a moment are lost...
Strona 117 - The Clerk of the Crown had a country house, and meaning to have a long holiday, he was at that moment .stepping into his gig, to go to his villa. Astonished at the visit of the Under-Secretary at such an hour, he was still more so at his business.
Strona 71 - But what was our astonishment when we discovered by degrees that not one lamb of the whole flock was wanting ! How he had got all the divisions collected in the dark, is beyond my comprehension. The charge was left entirely to himself from midnight until the rising of the sun ; and if all the shepherds in the Forest had been there to have assisted him, they could not have effected it with greater propriety. All that I can further say is, that I never felt so grateful to any creature below the sun,...
Strona 71 - Sirrah had been unable to manage until he came to that commanding situation ; but what was our astonishment when we discovered by degrees that not one lamb of the whole flock was wanting ! How he had got all the divisions collected in the dark is beyond my comprehension. The charge was left entirely to himself from midnight until the rising...
Strona 222 - By dint of reflecting on the subject, a thought struck me which appeared to me a very happy one. I had occupied several different chambers in the Bastille, and had always observed, whenever the chambers either above or below me were inhabited, that I had heard very distinctly any noise made in either. On the present occasion I heard all the movements of the prisoner above, but not of him below, nevertheless I felt confident there was a prisoner there. I conjectured...
Strona 116 - The book of entries of the day before, lay open on the table, and in sheer listlessness he began to read. The first thing appalled him, " A reprieve to be sent to York for the coiners ordered for execution the next day.
Strona 70 - He was scarcely a year old, and knew so little of herding, that he had never turned a sheep in his life ; but as soon as he discovered that it was his duty to do so, and that it obliged me, I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions.
Strona 196 - This was one of the most serious attacks made by the enemy on our position." To defeat it was therefore of vital importance to the success of the day. Picton knew this, and doubtless felt that his own presence would tend greatly to inspire his men with confidence. He was looking along his gallant line, waving...
Strona 267 - The rest fled in terror, with the exception of a man named Bourasso, who, grasping his gun, followed the bear as it was retreating leisurely with its prey. He called to his unfortunate comrade that he was afraid of hitting him if he fired at the bear, but the latter entreated him to fire immediately, as the animal was squeezing him to death.
Strona 165 - ... from the water, and dive with it on their persons. Others, being Roman Catholics, appear satisfied with an assurance from their priest, that they have his prayers for their protection ; but I am informed they are all happy to secure the interest of the shark-charmer, who is paid by the government, besides being allowed a perquisite of ten oysters from every boat daily, during the fishery. These empirics have all the resolute audacity of their trade; they maintain their power with the roost impertinent...

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