Australian Capers, Or, Christopher Cockle's Colonial Experience

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G. Routledge, 1867 - 444 pages
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Page 441 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit, too; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
Page 105 - Spartans paid as much attention to the rearing of men, as the folks in modern England do to the breeding of cattle. They took charge of the firmness and looseness of men's flesh, and regulated the degree of fatness to which it was lawful, in a free state, for any citizen to extend his body. Those who dared to grow too fat, or too soft for military exercise and the service of Sparta, were soundly whipped. In one particular instance, that of Nauclis, the son of...
Page 276 - A straight and flat back, with never a hump ; She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes, She's fine in her shoulders, and thin in her thighs. She's light in her neck, and small in her tail. She's wide in her breast, and good at the pail, She's fine in her bone, and silky of skin...
Page 14 - I tell you again, Mr. Cockle," continued Sam, after he had refreshed himself with a glass of punch, " and I'll maintain what I say, there is not a country on the face of the globe where...
Page 105 - Polybus, the offender was brought before the Ephori and a meeting of the whole people of Sparta, at which his unlawful fatness was publicly exposed, and he was threatened with perpetual banishment if he did not bring his body within the regular Spartan compass, and give up his culpable mode of living, which was declared to be more worthy of an Ionian than of a son of...
Page 434 - Dear father and mother, pray forgive me, and do write me as soon as you receive this, and let me know that I have your pardon : then I shall be happy.
Page 276 - She's long in her face, she's fine in her horn, She'll quickly get fat, without cake or corn, She's clear in her jaws, and full in her chine, She's heavy in flank, and wide in her loin. She's broad in her ribs, and long in her rump, A straight and flat back, with never a hump; She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes, She's fine in her shoulders, and thin in her thighs. She's...
Page 325 - Now that we are up," she said, " I should like to know what we are going to do with ourselves at this unholy hour ? Talk about the early bird getting the worm ; I heartily agree with Dundreary, the more fool the worm to be up so early !" A footman entered bearing the morning's letters, which he handed to Mrs. Dundas. Mignon was in the act of leaving the room when an exclamation...
Page 332 - ... am thoroughly averse to quacking in any shape ; and I have a contempt for those meddlers who pretend to know as much •about the nature of diseases as doctors, who have made the healing art their chief study. A celebrated authority gives his definition of a physician as ' an unfortunate gentleman, who is every day expected to perform a miracle, viz., to reconcile health with intemperance.

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