Tales of Life and Death, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1870
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Page 16 - ... worth when new five pounds. His house was perfectly of the old fashion, in the midst of a large park well stocked with deer, and near the house rabbits to serve his kitchen, many...
Page 277 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 17 - This last supplied him with red deer, sea and river fish; and indeed all his neighbours' grounds and royalties were free to him, who bestowed all his time in such sports, but what he borrowed to caress his neighbours' wives and daughters, there being not a woman in all his walks of the degree of a yeoman's wife or under, and under the age of forty, but it was extremely her fault if he were not intimately acquainted with her.
Page 29 - In the hole of the desk were store of tobacco-pipes that had been used. On one side of this end of the room was the door of a closet, wherein stood the strong beer and the wine, which never came thence but in single glasses, that being the rule of the house exactly observed, for he never exceeded in drink or permitted it.
Page 30 - His table cost him not much, though it was good to eat at ; his sports supplied all but beef and mutton, except Fridays, when he had the best...
Page 29 - His oyster table stood at the lower end of the room, which was in constant use twice a day all the year round; for he never failed to eat oysters both at dinner and supper, with which the neighbouring town of Pool supplied him.
Page 29 - ... lying by his trencher that he might defend such meat as he had no mind to part with to them.
Page 29 - Martyrs; on the tables were hawks' hoods, bells, and such like, two or three old green hats with their crowns thrust in so as to hold ten or a dozen eggs, which were of a...
Page 134 - I that have robb'd so oft, am now bid stand — Death and the law assault me, and demand My life and means. I never used men so, But, having ta'en their money, let them go. Yet must I die? and is there no relief? The King of kings had mercy on a thief — So may our gracious king too, if he please. Without his council, grant me a release; God is his precedent, and men shall see His mercy go beyond severity.
Page 16 - ... he had a walk in the New Forest and the manor of Christ Church. This last supplied him with red deer, sea and river fish; and indeed all his neighbours...

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