A Review of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America: In the Years 1827 and 1828

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R. J. Kennett, 1830 - 149 pagina's

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Pagina 35 - The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied ; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds: The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth Has robbed the neighbouring fields of half their growth ; His seat, where solitary sports are seen, Indignant spurns the cottage from the green...
Pagina 75 - When he drinks, he infallibly coughs in his glass, and besprinkles the company. Besides all this, he has strange tricks and gestures ; such as snuffing up his nose, making faces, putting his fingers in his nose, or blowing it and looking afterwards in his handkerchief, so as to make the company sick.
Pagina 35 - While, scourged by famine from the smiling land, The mournful peasant leads his humble band, And while he sinks, without one arm to save, The country blooms — a garden and a grave.
Pagina 24 - That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution ; meaning only, as has formerly been observed, that, in the first place, whatever may be amiss in the conduct of public affairs is not chargeable personally on the king; nor is he, but his...
Pagina 34 - The Truth is, that though there are in that Country few People so miserable as the Poor of Europe, there are also very few that in Europe would be called rich; it is rather a general happy Mediocrity that prevails. There are few great Proprietors of the Soil, and few Tenants ; most People cultivate their own Lands, or follow some Handicraft or Merchandise; very few rich enough to live idly upon their Rents or Incomes...
Pagina 145 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Pagina 57 - The islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, and their appendages, were parcel of the duchy of Normandy, and were united to the crown of England by the first princes of the Norman line. They are governed by their own laws, which are for the most part the ducal customs of Normandy, being collected in an ancient book of very great authority, entitled, le grand coustumier. The king's writ, or process from the courts of Westminster, is there of no force ; but his commission is.
Pagina 120 - Nature sent him into the world strong and lusty, in a thriving condition, wearing his own hair on his head, the proper branches of this reasoning vegetable, until the axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs and left him a withered trunk...
Pagina 31 - The public has not been deceived by his conduct. My suspicions have been justified. His integrity has made him once more a poor and a private man ; he was dismissed for the vote he gave in favour of the right of election in the people.
Pagina 38 - Children grew disobedient when they knew they could not be set aside: farmers were ousted of their leases made by tenants...

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