Belgravia, a London magazine, conducted by M.E. Braddon, Volumen48

1882 - 2 páginas

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Página 74 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Página 304 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Página 91 - Junr., and Martha Railton, both of Bowes, Buried in one grave : He Died in a fever, and upon tolling his passing bell, she cry'd out, My heart is broke, and in a Few hours Expired, purely through Love.
Página 200 - Pope's toe; yet it is not considered as a degradation. A man who goes into a country must comply with the ceremonies in use there; and it would have been no degradation whatever for Lord Amherst to have submitted to such ceremonies before the Emperor of China as are performed by the first mandarins of that empire.
Página 23 - Make out what you want, and resolve to have it. Nobody can prevent you. The world is yours to do what you like with. Here in England, as in America, the working man is master, provided the working man knows what he wants. The first thing you want, I reckon, is good lodging ; the second is good food ; the third is good drink — good unadulterated beer, and plenty of it ; the fourth is good and sensible education ; the fifth is holiday and pleasure ; and the last, which is also the first, is justice...
Página 205 - English dance called a brawl," says Mr. Douce, "was an importation from France, with which balls were usually opened, the performers first uniting hands in a circle, and then, according to an authority printed in French. 1579, the leading couple placing themselves in the centre of the ring, the gentleman saluted all the ladies in turn, and his partner the gentlemen. Bassompierre declares, that the duke de Montpensier, only a very few days before...
Página 200 - Mathew of Westminster, who explains the true origin of the custom. He says that formerly it was usual to kiss the hand of his holiness ; but that towards the end of the eighth century, a certain lewd woman, in making an offering to the pope, not only kissed his hand, but also pressed it. The pope — his name was Leo — seeing the danger, cut off his hand, and thus escaped the contamination to which he had been exposed. Since that time...
Página 205 - The custom longest preserved was the hanging up of a bush of mistletoe in the kitchen, or servants' hall, with the charm attached to it that the maid who was not kissed under it at Christmas would not be married in that year.
Página 201 - I attended my lady's coming ; and after she came thither out of her own chamber, she received me most gently, like [one of] noble estate, having a train of twelve gentlewomen. And when she with her train came all out, she said to me, "For as much...
Página 414 - Troops of parrots, including the hyacinthine macaw we were in search of, began then to pass over ; the different styles of cawing and screaming of the various species making a terrible discord. Added to these noises were the songs of strange Cicadas, one large kind perched high on the trees around our little haven setting up a most piercing chirp : it began...

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