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Pagina 172 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence But health consists with temperance alone ; And peace, oh virtue ! peace is all thy own.
Pagina 401 - Most of them recorded nothing else of the buried person, but that he was born upon one day, and died upon another; the whole history of his life being comprehended in those two circumstances that are common to all mankind. I could not but look upon these registers of existence, whether of brass or marble, as a kind of satire upon the departed persons ; who had left no other memorial of them, but that they were born, and that they died.
Pagina 95 - In my time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot as to learn (me) any other thing ; and so, I think, other men did their children. He taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms, as other nations do, but with strength of the body.
Pagina 202 - Tinckhell, are chased down into the valley where we lay ; then all the valley on each side being waylaid with a hundred couple of strong Irish greyhounds, they are let loose as occasion serves upon the herd of deer, that with dogs, guns, arrows...
Pagina 208 - ... shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.
Pagina 95 - I think other men did their children : he taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms as other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me according to my age and strength : as I increased in them so my bows were made bigger and bigger ; for men shall never shoot well except they be brought up in it ; it is a goodly art, a wholesome kind of exercise, and much commended in physic.
Pagina 201 - ... colours, which they call tartan ; as for breeches, many of them, nor their forefathers, never wore any, but a jerkin of the same stuff that their hose is of; their garters being bands or wreathes of hay or straw ; with a plaid about their shoulders, which is a mantle of divers colours...
Pagina 414 - ... fury. The thought flashed on my mind, that by this means I could avoid them, viz : by turning aside whenever they came too near ; for they, by the formation of their feet, are unable to run on ice except in a straight line. I immediately acted upon this plan. The wolves, having regained their feet, sprang directly towards me. The race was renewed...
Pagina 208 - Whosoever shall corruptly take any money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence, or upon account of aiding any person to recover any dog which shall have been stolen, or which shall be in the possession of any person not being the owner thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding eighteen months, with or without hard labour.
Pagina 299 - C. latrans), and from two or three other doubtful species (namely, the European, Indian, and North African wolves) ; from at least one or two South American canine species ; from several races or species of jackal ; and perhaps from one or more extinct species.