The British Essayists, Tom 31

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Johnson, 1807

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Strona 150 - well as other fish) he could get; and was the day his neighbours of best quality most visited him. He never wanted a London pudding, and always sung it in with ‘my part lies therein-a.' He drank a glass or two of wine at meals; very often syrup of gilliflower in his sack;
Strona 148 - and never all worth (when new) five pounds. His house was perfectly of the old fashion, in the midst of a large Park well stocked with deer; and near the house rabbits to serve his kitchen; many fish-ponds; great store of wood and timber; a bowling green in it, long but narrow, full of high ridges, it being never
Strona 150 - used for devotion. The pulpit, as the safest place, was never wanting of a cold chine of beef, venison pasty,. gammon of bacon, or great applepye with thick-crust, extremely baked. His table cost him not much, though it was good to eat at. His sports supplied all but beef and mutton, except Fridays, when he had the best saltfish
Strona 158 - To make all split the raging rocks, and shivering shocks shall break the locks of prison gates—and Phibbus car shall shine from far, and make and mar the foolish fates.
Strona 149 - They used round sand bowls; and it had a banquetting house like a stand, built in a tree. He kept all manner of sport hounds, that ran buck, fox, hare, otter, and badger. And hawks, long and short winged. He had all sorts of nets for fish. He had a walk in the new Forest, and the manor of
Strona 150 - for places to lay his arrows, cross-bows, stone-bows, and other such like accoutrements. The corners of the room full of the best-chose hunting and hawking poles. An oyster table at the lower end, which was of constant use twice a day all the year round. For he never failed to eat oysters, before dinner and supper, through all seasons; the neighbouring town of Pool
Strona 29 - Mr. Blossom's kernel stuck on, but the other dropt off directly. Last Friday, Mr. Town, was Valentine's day; and I'll tell you what I did the night before. I got five bay-leaves, and pinned four of them to the four corners of my pillow, and the fifth to the middle; and then, if I dreamt of my sweetheart, Betty said we
Strona 151 - hundred; never lost his eye-sight, but always wrote and read without spectacles; and got on horseback without help. Until past fourscore he rode to the death of a stag as well as any. I am, dear cousin,
Strona 164 - of coming at literature; (while as the wise man has remarked) “wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets; she crieth in the
Strona 28 - you his blowed and turned to mine. Our maid. Betty tells me, that if' I go backwards without speaking a word ‘into ‘the. garden upon Midsummer eve, and gather a rose, and keep it in a clean sheet of paper, without looking at it till Christmas day, it will be as fresh as

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