The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Band 15

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J. Cumberland, 1826

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Seite 123 - I ran it through, even from my boyish days To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Seite 42 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
Seite 176 - After the exertion of entering into such a place, through a passage of fifty, a hundred, three hundred, or perhaps six hundred yards, nearly overcome, I sought a...
Seite 177 - I sunk altogether among the broken mummies, with a crash of bones, rags, and wooden cases, which raised such a dust as kept me motionless for a quarter of an hour, waiting till it subsided again.
Seite 158 - ... subsistence. I passed among the harmless peasants of Flanders, and among such of the French as were poor enough to be very merry ; for I ever found them sprightly in proportion to their wants. Whenever I approached a peasant's house towards nightfall, I played one of my most merry tunes, and that procured me not only a lodging, but subsistence for the next day.
Seite 3 - Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell — Then shrieked the timid, and stood still the brave — Then some leaped overboard with dreadful yell, As eager to anticipate their grave ; And the sea yawned around her, like a hell, And down she sucked with her the whirling wave, Like one who grapples with his enemy, And strives to strangle him before he die.
Seite 32 - ... death, I think, rather than to have exposed my folly ; •• and I pressed forward. " When I arrived at Newcastle, I felt tired of my long "journey, and found that it was indeed hard to live on " the benevolence of others : I therefore resolved to proceed " to London by water ; for I did not want to travel in my own •' country, but on the continent. " I accordingly embarked in a collier at North Shields, " and sailed for London. On the third night of the voyage " we were in danger of being...
Seite 15 - The captain watched with the most intense anxiety over his safety; on the wreck of the ship, and during the march to the Cape, he caused him to be carried by his slaves. At length all the slaves having perished, or being so weak that they could not drag themselves along, this poor youth was obliged to trust to his own strength ; but became so reduced and feeble, that having laid him down to rest on a rock, he. was unable to rise again. His limbs were stiff and swollen, and he lay stretched at length,...
Seite 172 - Who then will say, he has, like me, travelled it twice ! Old people are much inclined to accuse youth of their follies; but on this head silence will become me, lest I should be asked, ' What can exceed the folly of that man, who, at seventy-eight, walked six hundred miles to see a shattered Wall!
Seite 152 - Dire was the tossing, deep the groans; Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delayed to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good and final hope.

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