Austin Hall; Or, After Dinner Conversations, Between a Father and His Children, on Subjects of Amusement and Instruction

Baldwin & Cradock, 1831 - 207 pagina's
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Pagina 130 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Pagina 10 - For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Pagina 127 - He built two huts with pimento trees, covered them with long grass, and lined them with the skins of goats, which he killed with his gun as he wanted, so long as his powder lasted, which was but a pound; and that being almost spent, he got fire by rubbing two sticks of pimento wood together upon his knee.
Pagina 127 - He had with him his clothes and bedding, with a firelock, some powder, bullets, and tobacco, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, a Bible, some practical pieces, and his mathematical instruments and books. He diverted and provided for himself as well as he could, but for the first eight months had much ado to bear up against melancholy, and the terror of being left alone in such a desolate place.
Pagina 70 - And in this equipage the king begun his journey; the colonel keeping him company at a distance, with a hawk upon his fist, and two or three spaniels ; which, where there were any fields at hand, warranted him to ride out of the way, keeping his company still in his eye, and not seeming to be of it. In this manner they came to their first night's lodging...
Pagina 80 - All things being thus concerted, and good earnest given to the master, the lord Wilmot and the colonel returned to the colonel's house, above a day's journey from the place, the captain undertaking every day to look that the master should provide, and, if any thing fell out contrary to expectation, to give the colonel notice at such a place, where they intended the king should be the day before he was to embark. The king, being satisfied with these preparations, came, at the time appointed, to that...
Pagina 79 - The large recompense had that effect, that the man undertook it ; though he said, " he must make his provision very secretly ; for that he might be well suspected for going to sea again without being freighted, after he was so newly returned.
Pagina 93 - I had once much discourse with him. He was affable and easy, and loved to be made so by all about him. The great art of keeping him long was, the being easy, and the making every thing easy to him.
Pagina 94 - He thought that nobody served him out of love : and so he was quits with all the world, and loved others as little as he thought they loved him. He hated business, and could not be easily brought to mind any : but when it was necessary, and he was set to it, he would stay as long as his ministers had work for him.
Pagina 83 - She was sure that there was yet no lading in the ship, and therefore, when she saw her husband take all those materials with him, which was a sure sign that he meant to go to sea, and it being late in the night, she shut the door, and swore he should not go out of the house. He told her he must go, and was engaged to go to sea that night ; for which he should be well paid.

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