The Old English Gentleman: Or, The Fields and the Woods, Volume 1

Henry Colburn, 1841
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Página 266 - O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? O, no! the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.
Página 1 - He was a shrewd philosopher, And had read every text and gloss over, Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore, He could reduce all things to acts, And knew their nature by abstracts. Hudibras.
Página 1 - He understood b' implicit faith: Whatever Skeptic could inquire for; For every WHY he had a WHEREFORE : Knew more than forty of them do, As far as words and terms could go. All which he understood by rote, And, as occasion...
Página 11 - ... the coppices, I like to see a huntsman put only a few hounds over, enough to carry on the scent, and get forward with the rest, it is a proof that he knows his business. A huntsman must take care, where foxes are in plenty, lest he should run the heel; for it frequently happens, that hounds can run the wrong way of the scent better than they can the right, when one is up the wind, and the other down. Fox-hunters, I think, are never guilty of the fault of trying up the wind, before they have tried...
Página 34 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew"d, so sanded; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-kneed and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each. A cry more tuneable Was never holla'd to, nor cheer'd with horn, In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly : Judge when you hear.

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