What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
animal appeared bear become believe better birds boat brought brown called carried close Club course cover Derby dogs doubt fact fair feeling field five four give ground half hand head Hill hope horse hounds hour hunting interest Jack keep killed late latter less live look Lord mares master match means meeting miles minutes month morning nearly never night occasion once owner pack passed present punt race ride rise sailing season seemed seen shooting short shot side soon sport Stakes stand started strong success taken tell thing took turned untried whole wood yacht young
Page 314 - Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com'st in such a questionable shape, That I will speak to thee: I'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane, O, answer me!
Page 325 - Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered ; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the Last Days.
Page 179 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 222 - ... family. Being somewhat dilapidated, the village tailor lined it, the village blacksmith repaired it ; nay (but for Mrs. Sydney's earnest entreaties,) we believe the village painter would have exercised his genius upon the exterior ; it escaped this danger, however, and the result was wonderful. Each year added to its charms : it grew younger and younger ; a new wheel, a new spring ; I christened it the Immortal...
Page 384 - Pray, my dear, disappoint them for one night at least. TONY. As for disappointing them, I should not so much mind; but I can't abide to disappoint myself.
Page 191 - It is a practice, and an increasing practice, in parts of Virginia, to rear slaves for market. How can an honorable mind, a patriot, and a lover of his country, bear to see this Ancient Dominion...
Page 462 - ADVENTURES OF A GENTLEMAN IN SEARCH OF A HORSE. By SIR GEORGE STEPHEN. With illustrations by Cruikshank.
Page 191 - A full equivalent being thus left in the place of the slave, this emigration becomes an advantage to the State, and does not check the black population as much as at first view we might imagine; because it furnishes every inducement to the master to attend to the negroes, to encourage breeding, and to cause the greatest number possible to be raised. Virginia is, in fact, a negro-raising State, for other States.
Page 76 - Had I to choose by one point, it should be his head.' should not be too short, and he should have stout loins and wide hips, and good length from the latter to his hocks, which should be rather turned inwards. Added to this he should be large round the girth, but whether in depth or width does not much signify ; and the higher he is bred the greater his intelligence, and the speedier his recovery from the effects of a hard day.
Page 325 - Behold, the hire of the labourers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out : and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure ; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous one ; he doth not resist you.