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Pagina 239 - Indian when he see industrious Squaw, which he like, he go to him, place his two forefingers close aside each other, make two look like one — look Squaw in the face — see him smile — which is all one he...
Pagina 345 - I do not recollect the slightest trace of culture or improvement. The late Lord, a stern and desperate character, who is never mentioned by the neighbouring peasants without a significant shake...
Pagina 73 - She had no French either, not a word ; no Italian ; but then her English was racy, unhackneyed, proper to the thought to a degree that only original thinking could give. She had not much reading, except of the Bible and Shakspeare, and Richardson's novels, in which she was learned ; but then her powers of observation were sharpened and quickened, in a very unusual degree, by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to...
Pagina 302 - A SECOND COURSE of SERMONS for the YEAR ; containing Two for each Sunday, and one for each Holyday ; abridged from the most eminent Divines of the Established Church, and adapted to the Service of the Day : intended for the Use of Families and Schools.
Pagina 74 - And which of us has not found that the strongest, the healthiest, and most flourishing acquirement has arisen from pleasure or accident, has been in a manner selfsown, like an oak of the forest ? — Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the charm, grace, and lightness of her movements, and above all, her evident innocence of heart, were bribes to indulgence which no one could withstand. I never...
Pagina 75 - ... her smile brightening and dimpling; her figure in its simple white gown, strongly relieved by the deep blue sky, and her whole form seeming to dilate before our eyes. There she stood under the arch formed by two meeting elms, a Hebe, a Psyche, a perfect goddess of youth and joy. The Ridges are very fine things altogether, especially the part to which we were bound, a turfy breezy spot, sinking down abruptly like a rock into a wild fore-ground of heath and forest, with a magnificent command of...
Pagina 49 - A young lady of a good family and handsome fortune had for some time extremely loved, and was equally beloved by Mr. James Dawson, one of those unhappy gentlemen who suffered on Wednesday last, at Kennington Common, for high treason ; and had he...
Pagina 347 - The rencounter appeared equally xmexpected on both sides, and both parties made a dead halt — earnestly gazing on each other. The gentleman had no fire-arms, and was aware that a sword would be no effective defence in a struggle for life with such an antagonist. But...
Pagina 239 - ... very cross! — Well now, suppose cross! scold so soon as get awake in the morning ! scold all day ! scold until sleep ! — all one ; he must keep him / White people have law forbidding...
Pagina 347 - ... aside — and attempted to creep round upon him behind. The officer turned constantly upon the tiger, which still continued to shrink from his glance ; but darting into the thicket, and again issuing forth at a different quarter, it persevered for above...

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