The Life of William Cobbett

F.J. Mason, 1835 - 422 pagina's

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Pagina 263 - ... bowers to lay me down ; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose : I still had hopes, for pride attends us still, Amidst the swains to show my...
Pagina 275 - My name is Norval: on the Grampian hills My father feeds his flocks; a frugal swain, Whose constant cares were to increase his store, And keep his only son, myself, at home.
Pagina 224 - Tub,' which I carried about with me wherever I went ; and when I, at about twenty years old, lost it in a box that fell overboard in the Bay of Fundy, in North America, the loss gave me greater pain than I have ever felt at losing thousands of pounds.
Pagina 25 - I had learned before the death of my father and mother. There is a hill not far from the town, called Crooksbury Hill, which rises up out of a flat in the form of a cone, and is planted with Scotch fir-trees.
Pagina 83 - A father like ours, it will be readily supposed, did not suffer us to eat the bread of idleness. I do not remember the time when I did not earn my living. My first occupation was driving the small birds from the turnip-seed and the rooks from the pease.
Pagina 219 - I had always been fond of beautiful gardens; and a gardener who had just come from the king's gardens at Kew, gave such a description of them as made me instantly resolve to work in these gardens.
Pagina 53 - I had not, in early life, contracted the blessed habit of husbanding well my time. To this, more than to any other thing, I owed my very extraordinary promotion in the . army. I was always ready : if I had to mount guard at ten, I was ready at nine : never did any man, or any thing, wait one moment for me. Being, at an age under twenty years, raised from Corporal to...
Pagina 22 - I arrived at the honour of joining the reapers in harvest, driving the team, and holding the plough. We were all of us strong and laborious ; and my father used to boast that he had four boys, the eldest of whom was but fifteen years old, who did as much work as any three men in the parish of Farnham.
Pagina 275 - ... husband. When the news arrived at Botley, the three boys, one eleven, another nine, and the other seven years old, were hoeing cabbages in that garden which had been the source of so much delight. When the account of the savage sentence was brought to them, the youngest could not, for some time, be made to understand what a jail was,- and when he did, he, all in a tremor, exclaimed: ' Now, I'm sure, William, that Papa is not in a place like that!
Pagina 275 - A little more sleep, a little more slumber, a little more folding of the hands to sleep

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