English Eccentrics and Eccentricities, Volume 2

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R. Bentley, 1866
 

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Page 292 - And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they •worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast ? who is able to make war with him?
Page 292 - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies ; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Page 292 - And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Page 291 - It must be by his death: and, for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature, there's the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder; And that craves wary walking. Crown him? — that? And then, I grant, we put a sting in him, That at his will he may do danger with.
Page 64 - When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ''weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!
Page 292 - And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit. and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Page 45 - By the time the cayman was within two yards of me, I saw he was in a state of fear and perturbation ; I instantly dropped the mast, sprung up, and jumped on his back, turning half round as I vaulted, so that I gained my seat with my face in a right position. I immediately seized his fore legs, and, by main force, twisted them on his back ; thus they served me for a bridle.
Page 254 - Met my Lady Newcastle going with her coaches and footmen all in velvet ; herself, whom I never saw before, as I have heard her often described, for all the town-talk, is nowadays of her extravagancies, with her velvet cap, her hair about her ears; many black patches, because of pimples about her mouth ; naked-necked, without anything about it, and a black just-au-corps.
Page 64 - Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair.
Page 66 - Felpham is a sweet place for study, because it is more spiritual than London. Heaven opens here on all sides her golden gates : her windows are not obstructed by vapours ; voices of celestial inhabitants are more distinctly heard and their forms more distinctly seen ; and my cottage is also a shadow of their houses.

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