The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 14

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J. Cumberland, 1826 - Anecdotes
 

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Page 17 - I came into the House one morning well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swoln and reddish : his...
Page 64 - If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle : I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent; That day he overcame the Nervii : — Look! in this place ran Cassius...
Page 110 - But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
Page 33 - ... he said, who had an American heart in his bosom who would not have thrown open his fields, his barns, his cellars, the doors of his house, the portals of his breast, to have received with open arms the meanest soldier in that little band of famished patriots? Where is the man? There he stands — but whether the heart of an American beats in his bosom you, gentlemen, are to judge.
Page 171 - Measures, not men ' ! the idle supposition that it is the harness, and not the horses, that draw the chariot along...
Page 161 - the first command and counsel of my youth, always to do what my conscience told me to be my duty, and to leave the consequences to God. I shall carry with me the memory, and I trust the practice, of this...
Page 34 - Washington and liberty, as it rung and echoed through the American ranks, and was reverberated from the hills and shores of the neighboring river — " but hark! what notes of discord are these which disturb the general joy, and silence the acclamations of victory — they are the notes of John Hook, hoarsely bawling through the American camp, beef! beef! beef!
Page 17 - I came into the House one morning, well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side...
Page 23 - ... universal satisfaction upon the minds of the whole audience, and the man was acquitted. As the judge went down stairs, out of the court, a hideous old woman cried, "God bless your lordship." "What's the matter, good woman?" said the judge. "My Lord," said she, "forty years ago they would have hanged me for a witch, and they could not; and now they would have hanged my poor son.
Page 138 - ... laid against me in this court. You, my lord, are a judge ; I am the supposed culprit.

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