The Phoenix; or, Weekly miscellany improved, Volume 4

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Page 175 - Walpole had a little fat black spaniel, that he was very fond of, which he sometimes used to set down, and let it run by the chaise side. We were at that time in a very rough road, not two yards broad at most ; on one side was a great wood of pines, and on the other a vast precipice; it was noon-day, and the sun shone bright, when all of a sudden, from the wood-side, (which was as steep upwards, as the other part was downwards) out rushed a great wolf, came close to the head of the...
Page 406 - ... attended at his lodgings, and followed him with huzzas, as he went to court, or returned from it. As he was a man of humour, he would always thank them for their civilities, when he left them at the door, to go in to the king ; and would let them know exactly at what hour he intended to come out again, and return to his lodgings.
Page 406 - Christians, to keep the poor bairns out of danger. All this could never prevail on him to part with his beard; but yet, in compliance to his...
Page 406 - His unusual dress and figure, when he was in London, never failed to draw after him a great crowd of boys, and other young people, who constantly attended at his lodgings, and followed him with huzzas, as he went to court, or returned from it. As he was a man of humour, he would always thank them for their civilities...
Page 405 - In my time, his head was bald, which he covered only with a beaver hat, the brim of which was not above three inches broad. His beard was white and bushy, and yet reached down almost to his girdle.
Page 137 - No living creature was ever known to pass through this narrow except an Indian woman, who was in a canoe, attempting to cross the river above it, but carelessly suffered herself to fall within the power of the current. Perceiving her danger she took a bottle of rum she had with her and drank the whole of it; then lay down in her canoe to meet her destiny. She...
Page 233 - The jest was rash, and the character to whom it was applied not to be played upon with impunity ; the hand of the sovereign of Spain (which even the fair sex kneel down to salute) was...
Page 67 - myfelf happy, however, in being offered forty " guineas a year, without furplus, or furplice " fees; but how was I chagrined, on being told by " the Rector, on the very firft Sunday I went to " officiate, that I need not trouble myfelf as a..
Page 69 - I make a shift to keep soul and body together ; and I thank God for that. If, Sir, you could recommend me, here is my address, up four pair of stairs.
Page 134 - The middle river is named Connecticut, after the great Sachem to whom that part of the province through which it runs belonged. This vast river is...

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