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Page 119 - Perplext in faith, but pure in deeds, At last he beat his music out. There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Page 236 - THE stranger who would form a correct opinion of the English character must not confine his observations to the metropolis. He must go forth into the country; he must sojourn in villages and hamlets; he must visit castles, villas, farm-houses, cottages; he must wander through parks and gardens; along hedges and green lanes; he must loiter about country churches; attend wakes...
Page 424 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Page 1 - You shall swear by Custom of Confession, That you ne'er made nuptial transgression; Nor since you were married nan and wife By household brawls or contentious strife, Or otherwise at bed or at board Offended each other in deed or word: Or since the parish clerk said Amen...
Page 1 - As when you join'd hands in holy quire. If to these Conditions, without all fear. Of your own accord you will freely swear: A whole Gammon of Bacon you shall receive, And bear it hence with love and good leave; For this is our Custom of Dunmow well known : — Though the pleasure be ours, the Bacon's your own.
Page 115 - Though mangled, hack'd, and hew'd, not yet destroy'd ; The little ones, unbutton'd, glowing hot, Playing our games, and on the very spot ; As happy as we once, to kneel and draw The chalky ring, and knuckle down at taw ; To pitch the ball into the grounded hat, Or drive it devious with a dextrous pat; The pleasing spectacle at once excites Such recollection of our own delights, That, viewing it, we seem almost to obtain Our innocent sweet simple years again.
Page 239 - Then comes the village shop, like other village shops, multifarious as a bazaar: a repository for bread, shoes, tea, cheese, tape, ribands, and bacon; for everything, in short, except the one particular thing which you happen to want at the moment, and will be sure not to find.
Page 427 - And take my word for this, reader, and say a fool told it you, if you please, that he who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture, hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition. It is observed that " the foolisher the fowl or fish, — woodcocks, — dotterels, — cods'-heads, &c., the finer the flesh thereof," and what are commonly the world's received fools, but such whereof the world is not worthy?
Page 127 - To such a ridiculous degree did the fancy for this toy pervade at that time all ranks and ages, that in the public gardens and in the streets numbers of persons, of both sexes, were playing it up and down as they walked along ; or, as my own very young doggerel described it, — " The ladies too, when in the streets, or walking in the GREEN, Went quizzing on, to show their shapes and graceful mien.