The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger, Volumen13

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T. Boys, 1826
 

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Página 98 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one (from whence they came) Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life...
Página 46 - Conrad answered all his questions ; and when the discourse began to flag, the Indian, to continue it, said, " Conrad, you have lived long among the white people, and know something of their customs ; I have been sometimes at Albany, and have observed, that once in seven days they shut up their shops, and assemble all in the great house ; tell me what it is for ? What do they do there 1 " " They meet there," says Conrad, " to hear and learn good things...
Página 122 - His majesty then got up and would dance with the queen of Sheba ; but he fell down and humbled himself before her, and was carried to an inner chamber, and laid on a bed of state...
Página 47 - I then spoke to several other dealers, but they all sung the same song, three and six-pence, three and sixpence. This made it clear to me that my suspicion was right ; and that whatever they pretended of meeting to learn good things, the purpose was to consult how to cheat Indians in the price of beaver.
Página 48 - ... spread soft furs for him to rest and sleep on : we demand nothing in return. But if I go into a white man's house at Albany, and ask for victuals and drink, they say, 'Where is your money f" And if I have none, they say,
Página 46 - Canassetego, an old acquaintance, who embraced him, spread furs for him to sit on, and placed before him some boiled beans and venison and mixed some rum and water for his drink. When he was well refreshed and had lit his pipe...
Página 96 - As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past ; wit that might warrant be For the whole City to talk foolishly Till that were cancell'd ; and when that was gone, We left an air behind us, which alone Was able to make the two next companies Right witty ; though but downright fools, mere wise...
Página 44 - ... my slenderer and younger taper imbibed its borrowed light from the more matured and redundant fountain of yours. Yes, my lord, we can remember those nights, without any other regret than that they can never more return; for " We spent them not in toys; or lust, or wine; But search of deep philosophy, Wit, eloquence, and poesy; Arts which I lov'd, for they, my friend, were thine...
Página 21 - ... and urged him, with great earnestness, to quit a course of luxury, by which his health and his intellects would equally be destroyed.
Página 54 - Strangers and travellers found a cheerful reception. All were welcome that came ; and even their beasts had so much care taken of them, that it was humorously said, " If a horse was turned loose in any part of the country, it would immediately make its way to the rector of Houghton's.

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