Observations on the Historical Work of the Late Right Honorable Charles James Fox

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Страница 49 - ... by concern for her father, she stumbled over the graves every night alone, without fear of any kind entering her thoughts, but for soldiers and parties in search of him, which the least noise or motion of a leaf put her in terror for. The minister's house was near the church ; the first night she went, his dogs kept such a barking as put her in the utmost fear of a discovery ; my grand-mother sent for the minister the next day, and upon pretence of a mad dog, got him to hang all his dogs.
Страница 49 - Lord Marchmont*) had done, he looked up with astonishment, and said, 'Mother, will ye look at Grizzel ; while we have been eating our broth, she has eat up the whole sheep's head.
Страница 137 - Lord Russel intriguing with the court of Versailles, and Algernon Sidney taking money from it, I felt very near the same shock as if I had seen a son turn his back in the day of battle.
Страница 53 - My aunt played and sung well, and had a great deal of life and humour, but no turn to business. Though my mother had the same qualifications, and liked it as well as she did, she was forced to drudge ; and many...
Страница 55 - The best entertainment he could give them, was a glass of alabast beer, which was a better kind of ale than common. He sent his son Andrew, the late Lord Kimmerghame, a boy, to draw some for them in the cellar : he brought it up with great diligence ; but in the other hand the spiket of the barrel.
Страница xxii - He was haughty beyond expression ; abject to those he saw he must stoop to, but imperious to all others. He had a violence of passion that carried him often to fits like madness, in which he had no temper. If he took a thing wrong, it was a vain thing to study to convince him : that would rather provoke him to...
Страница xxi - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Страница 11 - Monk had been truly given, when of him. he said, ' the army had fallen into the hands of one, than whom a baser could not be found in its lowest ranks.
Страница xi - ... danger to undergo the like, we have thought fit to signify our pleasure in that behalf for the future ; and do hereby require, that if there be any of those people called Quakers amongst you, now already condemned to suffer death or other corporal punishment, or that are imprisoned, and obnoxious to the like condemnation, you are to forbear to proceed any further therein...
Страница 50 - ... her father ventured home, having that to trust to. After being at home a week or two, the bed daily examined as usual, one day in lifting the boards, the bed bounced to the top, the box being: full of water...