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Strana 142 - Remember ye not," says Tyndal, " how within this thirty years and far less, the old barking curs, Dunce's disciples, and like draff called Scotists, the children of darkness, raged in every pulpit against Greek, Latin, and Hebrew?
Strana 248 - With all such drinks, And after them tumble the mixer ; For a poison malign Is such Borgia wine, Or at best but a Devil's Elixir. While pure as a spring Is the wine I sing, And to praise it, one needs but name it ; For Catawba wine Has need of no sign, No tavern-bush to proclaim it. And this Song of the Vine, This greeting of mine, The winds and the birds shall deliver To the Queen of the West, In her garlands dressed, On the banks of the Beautiful River.
Strana 36 - HOO—HOP 295 occasion there, one of these rustic professors of the ' noble art' very adroitly and successfully practised the ' fancy' upon several individuals at one time. Being himself not a native of this Western world, in the exuberance of his exultation he sprang up, exclaiming, in foreign accent, 'I'ma hoosier, I'ma hoosier.
Strana 31 - ... industry ; he is frequently a squatter on other people's lands ; ' he owns a rifle, a lot of children and dogs, a wife, and, if he can read, a law-book...
Strana 33 - BEAR STATE. A name by which the State of Arkansas is known at the West. I once asked a Western man if Arkansas abounded in bears, that it should be designated as the " Bear State ? " " Yes," said he, " it does ; for I never knew a man from that State but he was a bar, and in fact the people are all barish to a degree.
Strana 31 - As soon as he hears a piano,' said an old resident, ' the Pike sells out and moves away.' The Pike is the Chinaman's enemy. He does little work himself, and naturally hates the patient industry of the Chinese. Of course, if you ask him, he tells you that he is ruined by Chinese cheap labour.
Strana 35 - Indiana were formerly as rude and as primitive a set as could well belong to a civilized country, and they were often in the habit of displaying their pugilistic accomplishments upon the Levee at New Orleans. Upon a certain occasion there, one of these rustic professors of the 'noble art' very adroitly and successfully practised the 'fancy' upon several individuals at one time.
Strana 31 - ... said a lawyer, describing this character to me; he moves from place to place, as the humor seizes him, and is generally an injury to his neighbors. He will not work regularly; but he has a great tenacity of life, and is always ready for a law-suit...
Strana 148 - Dog-watch. The watches from four to six and from six to eight in the evening.
Strana 34 - His favorite axiom was, that the character of the progeny depends more on the mother than on the father, and that the finest game-cocks depended on the hen, rather than on the cock. His observation led him to select a li'ue hen and he never failed to hatch a good game-cock from a bine hen's egg.