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Page 59 - We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too.
Page 369 - I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824 there set in a great flood upon that town— the...
Page 132 - ... dogs appeared to know him ; and, when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts, and then would wag their tails as though they said, "No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!
Page 260 - I must observe, that there is a set of merry drolls, whom the common people of all countries admire, and seem to love so well,
Page 260 - ... according to the old proverb; I mean those circumforaneous wits whom every nation calls by the name of that dish of meat which it loves best. In Holland they are termed Pickled Herrings; in France, Jean Pottages; in Italy, Maccaronies; and in Great Britain, Jack Puddings.
Page 369 - Mrs Partington's spirit was up. But I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs Partington. She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.
Page 31 - Brown was full as stiffbacked as his neighbours, and so went on his own way ; and Tom and his younger brothers, as they grew up, went on playing with the village boys without the idea of equality or inequality (except in wrestling, running, and climbing) ever entering their heads, as it doesn't till it's put there by Jack Nastys or fine ladies
Page 369 - Sidmouth and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824 there set in a great flood upon that town; the tide rose to an incredible height; the waves rushed in upon the houses; and everything was threatened with destruction.
Page 99 - The allusion is to the way in which a slaughtered pig is hung up, — viz., by passing the ends of a bent piece of wood behind the tendons of the hind legs, and so suspending it to a hook iu a beam above.