Glasgow and Its Clubs: Or, Glimpses of the Condition, Manners, Characters, & Oddities of the City, During the Past & Present Centuries

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R. Griffin, 1856 - 599 pages
 

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Page 361 - scapes i' the imminent deadly breach, Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence And...
Page 36 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 378 - OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three.
Page 159 - Miller was. Knowing that Smith had been in Johnson's society, they were anxious to know what had passed, and the more so, as Dr. Smith's temper seemed much ruffled. At first Smith would only answer, ' He's a brute, he's a brute...
Page 253 - Yet childe ne kinsman living had he none To leave them to ; but thorough daily care To get, and nightly feare to lose his owne, He led a wretched life, unto himselfe unknowne.
Page 310 - The game of Robin Hood was celebrated in the month of May. The populace assembled previous to the celebration of this festival, and chose some respectable member of the corporation to officiate in the character of Robin Hood, and another in that of Little John, his squire. Upon the day appointed, which was a sunday or a holiday, the people assembled in military array, and went to some adjoining field, where, either as actors or spectators, the whole inhabitants of the respective towns were convened....
Page 21 - ... the stranger; but from your known acquaintance with the late Dr. B , and for the purpose of deciding a bet, I have taken the liberty of inquiring whether I am right in saying that that individual left five hundred pounds to each of his nieces?' 'Precisely !' replied ,the professor '573!
Page 281 - At the same time he declared that this dismal transition-period, for drawing the features of which he found abundant materials in the political, moral, and religious debasement of Germany at the close of the last and the beginning of the present century, was verging on its close ; and that mankind would shortly emerge from this lowest deep into the state of incipient justification. With all his perversities he was a noble heroic patriot, great as a philosopher, and still greater as a man :...
Page 112 - Age sits with decent grace upon his visage, And worthily becomes his silver locks; He wears the marks of many years well spent, Of virtue, truth well tried, and wise experience; A friend like this would suit my sorrows well.
Page 46 - The Hodge Podge seems to have been of a somewhat lees classical type than the Anderston, if we are to judge from the description of it, given in some doggerel verses by its Laureate, Dr. John More : " A club of choice fellows each fortnight employ An evening in laughter, good humour, and joy; Like the National Council, they often debate, And settle the Army, the Navy, the State.

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