Essays on Various Subjects: Written for the Amusement of Everybody

J. W. Bell, 1835 - 149 ページ


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111 ページ - Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear.
65 ページ - Heaven derive their light. These born to judge, as well as those to write. Let such teach others who themselves excel, And censure freely who have written well.
71 ページ - I've seen, and sure I ought to know." So begs you'd pay a due submission, And acquiesce in his decision. Two travellers of such a cast, As o'er Arabia's wilds they...
1 ページ - Pan, take the lead." The vagabond sportsman belongs to a pretty numerous class of men, residing in the purlieus of large towns and cities ; although now and then he may be detected in the ranks of the dandy class, but never in that of the true sportsman. Take a sketch of two worthies belonging to this class purchasing a four dollar fowling piece, in the store of those well known caterers for the sporting world, Messrs.
69 ページ - Sing tura-la, tura-la, tura-lara ley. 0 cruel was th' engagement in which my true love fought, And cruel was the cannon-ball as knock'd his right eye out ; He used to ogle me, with peepers full of fun, But now he looks askew at me, because he's only one. Sing tura-la, &c.
115 ページ - ... and whose steps take hold on hell ;" "whose house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead ; " whose " house is the way to hell, leading down to the chambers of death.
3 ページ - On the pigeon-ground he fires at a bird missed from the trap just as it ia falling from the gun of another out-shooter, and claims it with the ferocity of a savage, in the language of a blackguard : he also steals all the pigeons he can lay his hands on,- and pocket handkerchiefs become scarce among the company. Under these circumstances the vagabond sportsman seldom returns to town without a "mess ; " and not often without getting drunk. In this situation, at some low porter house, he swaggers loud...
67 ページ - OH! cruel were my parients as tore my love from me, And cruel was the Press Gang as took him off to sea, And cruel was the little boat as rowed him from the strand, And cruel was the big ship as sailed him from the land.
107 ページ - Vaughan's interpretation is the most refined interpretation possible for a reader who concentrates on Rousseau's political writings to the exclusion of his other work. It abounds in prescient hints; its portrait of Rousseau the moralist, of Rousseau's thought as a living, evolving organism...
48 ページ - ... you seldom go from home ; if you detect yourselves in boasting of the immense distance you can travel in a day (I mean not in a wagon, but on foot) in pursuit of game, when you know you seldom walk a mile — if you can recollect several instances in which you have failed to keep your appointments with...