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Page 140 - Round-hoofd, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostril wide, High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong, Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide : Look, what a horse should have he did not lack, Save a proud rider on so proud a back.
Page 106 - We are here among the vast and noble scenes of nature ; we are there among the pitiful shifts of policy : we walk here in the light and open ways of the divine bounty: we grope there in the dark and confused labyrinths of human malice : our senses are here feasted with the clear and genuine taste of their objects ; which are all sophisticated there, and for the most part overwhelmed with their contraries.
Page 189 - I do not much like to stand in the way of any thing harmful. I am under apprehensions you might hit me. That being the case, I think it most advisable to stay at a distance. If you want to try your pistols, take some object, a tree, or a barn-door, about my dimensions. If you hit that, send me word, and I shall acknowledge that if I had been in the same place, you might also have hit me.
Page 109 - One pint of drying oil, two ounces of yellow wax, two ounces of turpentine, and half an ounce of ^Burgundy pitch, melted carefully over a slow fire.
Page 112 - ... five to twenty drops of some of the essential oils, as peppermint, cloves, or cajeput, in a wine glass of water, may be administered ; with the same view, where the stomach will bear it, warm broth with spice may be employed. In very severe cases, or where medical aid is difficult to be obtained, from twenty to forty .drops of laudanum may be given, in any of the warm drinks previously recommended. These simple means are proposed as resources in the incipient stage of the disease, where medical...
Page 179 - It is not the height to which men are advanced that makes them giddy ; it is the looking down with contempt upon those beneath.
Page 241 - ... resort, and provided you lay motionless; and then you should hold your breath, and also keep your face towards the ground. Make up your mind of being not only well smelled over, by a bull or ox, but also turned over with the horns, and trampled upon, and, if that is all, you may get up contented, when he is out of sight, for he may watch you suspiciously and cunningly; but with a wild boar, and certainly not with a stag, especially a red one, I should not Like to experimentalize in this way,...
Page 188 - I have two objections to this duel matter. The one is, lest I should hurt you; and the other is, lest you should hurt me. I do not see any good it would do me to put a bullet through any part of your body. I could make no use of you when dead, for any culinary purpose, as I would a rabbit or a turkey. I am no cannibal to feed on the flesh of men. Why then shoot down a human creature, of which I could make no use.
Page 176 - Selves and Actions. Hence it is, that the most ignorant are most conceited and most impatient of Advice, as unable to discern either their own Folly or the Wisdom of others. A certain Degree of Intelligence is requisite to a Man, to be able to know that he knows not as much as he should. Possibly they may not be altogether in the wrong, who reckon it an Happiness to some People to be so much in love with themselves, as not to be convinced of their own Ignorance: But if...
Page 111 - ... a tea-spoonful in hot •water, frequently repeated, or from five to twenty drops of some of the essential oils, as peppermint, cloves, or cajeput, in a wine glass of water, may be administered ; with the same view, where the stomach will bear it, warm broth with spice may be employed. In very severe cases, or where medical aid is difficult to be obtained, from twenty to forty drops...