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Страница 43 - The naked hulk alongside came, And the twain were casting dice; "The game is done! I've won! I've won!
Страница 190 - MINE be a cot beside the hill, A bee-hive's hum shall soothe my ear , A willowy brook, that turns a mill, With many a fall, shall linger near. The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch Shall twitter from her clay-built nest ; Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch, And share my meal, a welcome guest.
Страница 67 - ... John kept his pen to the paper without interruption, and though with many an arch twinkle in his eyes, and now and then an audible smack of his lips, had resolution to work on like a well.trained clerk ; whereas good Laidlaw entered with such keen zest into the interest of the' story as it flowed from the author's lips, that he could not suppress exclamations of surprise and delight — " Gude keep us a? ! — the like o
Страница 68 - But when dialogue of peculiar animation was in progress, spirit seemed to triumpa altogether over matter — he arose from his couch and walked up and down the room, raising and lowering his voice, and as it were acting the parts.
Страница 243 - So passed the winter's day ; but still, . When summer smiled on sweet Bowhill, And July's eve, with balmy breath, Waved the blue-bells on Newark heath ; When throstles sung in Hare-head shaw, And corn was green on Carterhaugh, And flourished, broad, Blackandro's oak, The aged Harper's soul awoke...
Страница 390 - ... being, he said, what he had always practised when a young housekeeper; and in his opinion far superior in its results to any application of ice ; and, in the same spirit, whenever the weather was sufficiently genial, he voted for dining out of doors altogether, which at...
Страница 406 - Behn's novels ? — I confessed the charge. — Whether I could get her a sight of them ? — I said, with some hesitation, I believed I could ; but that I did not think she would like either the manners, or the language, which approached too near that of Charles II.'s time to be quite proper reading.
Страница 240 - Mr. Mackenzie, at this time in the 76th year of his age, with a white hat turned up with green, green spectacles, green jacket, and long brown leathern gaiters buttoned upon his nether anatomy, wore a dog-whistle round his neck, and had. all over, the air of as resolute a devotee as the gay captain of Huntly Burn.
Страница 241 - Burn. Tom Purdie and his subalterns had preceded us by a few hours with all the greyhounds that could be collected at Abbotsford, Darnick, and Melrose; but the giant Maida had remained as his master's orderly, and now gambolled about Sibyl Grey, barking for mere joy like a spaniel puppy.