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Page 310 - Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there.
Page 272 - THESE things are but toys to come amongst such serious observations. But yet, since princes will have such things, it is better they should be graced with elegancy than daubed with cost.
Page 28 - ... but now of late years the use of coaches, brought out of Germany, is taken up, and made so common, as there is neither distinction of time nor difference of persons observed; for the world runs on wheels with many whose parents were glad to go on foot.
Page 65 - ... shall have power to order an examination of the horse's mouth by competent persons, and to call for all such evidence, as they may require, and their decision shall be final...
Page 163 - The sunken glen, whose sunless shrubs must weep, The tender azure of the unruffled deep, The orange tints that gild the greenest bough, The torrents that from cliff to valley leap, The vine on high, the willow branch below, Mixed in one mighty scene, with varied beauty glow.
Page 327 - I need; Amid these groves I walk oft for my health, And to the fishes, birds, and beasts give heed, How they are fed in forest, spring and lake, And their contentment for ensample take.
Page 372 - The third bold game Achilles next demands, And calls the wrestlers to the level sands : A massy tripod for the victor lies, Of twice six oxen its reputed price ; And next, the loser's spirits to restore, A female captive, valued but at four. Scarce did the chief the vigorous strife propose, When tower-like Ajax and Ulysses rose.
Page 65 - ... some racing club of the country where the horse was foaled, or from the mayor or other public officer of the district, stating the age, pedigree, and colour of the horse, and the marks by which it is distinguished.
Page 248 - ... cast than he would have ventured to make otherwise, owing to a fear that the fox had headed back, or to the right or left. The wide cast he commences on the left from behind, progressing, according to his judgment, and selecting the best scenting ground forward, beyond any fallow or bad scenting ground. As he now knows that the fox must be gone on, this cast is continued all round in front, and to the right, till he again reaches the line behind; he then takes a wider cast either way, and is...