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Page 323 - 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 146 - What delight To back the flying steed, that challenges The wind for speed ! — seems native more of air Than earth ! — whose burden only lends him fire ! — Whose soul, in his task, turns labour into sport ! Who makes your pastime his ! I sit him now ! He takes away my breath ! — He makes me reel ! I touch not earth — I see not — hear not — All Is ecstasy of motion ! Wild.
Page 450 - ADVENTURES OF A GENTLEMAN IN SEARCH OF A HORSE. By SIR GEORGE STEPHEN. With illustrations by Cruikshank.
Page 220 - ... 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 146 - Now You keep him well together for a space, Both horse and rider braced as you were one, Scanning the distance — then you give him rein, And let him fly at it, and o'er he goes Light as a bird on wing.
Page 216 - They say that the devil is not so black as he is painted, and the Puseyites may very likely be the same.
Page 74 - 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 189 - 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 189 - 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...