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31 페이지 - Mr Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller, one day, when his nephew, a Guinea trader, came in. "Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, "you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world.
10 페이지 - And he had in his hand a little book open, and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth...
110 페이지 - At a little distance it has the appearance of an immense artificial bridge thrown over a tremendous chasm, but on nearer approach, is seen to be a wall of nature's own masonry, formed of vast and rugged bodies of solid rock, piled on each other as if in the giant sport of the architect.
176 페이지 - The deer were killed, and put on horses' backs to be transported to Stirling. Unluckily they had to pass the castle gates of Arnpryor, belonging to a chief of the Buchanans, who chanced to have a considerable number of guests with him. It was late, and the company were rather short of victuals, though they had more than enough of liquor. The chief, seeing so much fat venison passing his very door, seized on it ; and to the expostulations of the keepers, who told him it belonged to King James, he...
31 페이지 - ... done in the case ; accordingly the mechanic divine was sent for a few days after, when the bishop asked him " How he dared to disgrace his diocese by becoming a mender of clocks and watches ?" The other, with all humility answered, " To satisfy the wants of a wife and ten children." " That won't do with me,
168 페이지 - I'll plant an orchard : and on that spot I'll have a pinery — " Yon farm houses shall come down," said old Gregory, " they interrupt my view." " Then, what will become of the farmers?" asked the steward, who attended him. " That's their business," answered old Gregory. "And that mill must not stand upon the stream," said old Gregory. "Then, how will the villagers grind their corn ?" asked the steward. " That's not my business,
120 페이지 - ... the gradations of intoxication, he called to his servant, that the sun and the fields were turning round him; whipped and spurred his horse until the animal reared and wheeled in every direction: at length he lost his whip, his feet seemed incapable of resting in the stirrups, the bridle dropped from his hand, and he appeared to have lost the use of all his faculties. Finally, he fell from his horse in such a death-like manner, that Preville gave an involuntary cry of horror; and his terror greatly...
279 페이지 - Why, my dear sir," answered the wordy lawyer, " I was taking a rural, romantic ramble in my brother's grounds, when coming to a gate I had to climb over it, by which I came in contact with the first bar, and having grazed the epidermis on my shin, it was attended with a slight extravasation of blood.
9 페이지 - It is with narrow-souled people as with narrownecked bottles ; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
222 페이지 - This place is distinguished from afar by a small plantation of firs, the Cyprian grove of the place, a sort of landmark for fugitive lovers. As I had a great desire to see the high priest, by stratagem I succeeded. He appeared in the form of a fisherman, a stout fellow in a blue coat, rolling round his solemn chops a quid of tobacco of no common size. One of our party was supposed to come to explore the coast; we questioned him about...

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