The Whitelands series of standard reading books for girls, ed. by J.P. Faunthorpe. Standard 1, 2, 5

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John Pincher Faunthorpe
1879
 

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Strana 68 - And swine is good Saxon," said the jester; "but how call you the sow when she is flayed, and drawn, and quartered, and hung up by the heels like a traitor?" "Pork," answered the swineherd. "I am very glad every fool knows that too...
Strana 69 - Nay, I can tell you more," said Wamba, in the same tone; " there is old Alderman Ox continues to hold his Saxon epithet, while he is under the charge of serfs and bondsmen such as thou, but becomes Beef, a fiery French gallant, when he arrives before the worshipful jaws that are destined to consume him. Mynheer Calf, too, becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner; he is Saxon when he requires tendance, and takes a Norman name, when he becomes matter of enjoyment.
Strana 68 - I am very glad every fool knows that too," said Wamba, "and pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles; what dost thou think of this, friend Gurth, ha?" "It is but too true doctrine, friend Wamba, however it got into thy fool's pate.
Strana 68 - Fangs, and leave the herd to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort." "The swine turned Normans to my comfort!" quoth Gurth; "expound that to me, Wamba, for my brain is too dull, and my mind too vexed, to read riddles.
Strana 68 - ... Wamba, without stirring from the spot, " I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are "altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments " through these sloughs would be an act of unfriendship to " my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore Gurth, " I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the herd to their " destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling " soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be " little else than to be converted into Normans...
Strana 34 - The casual spectator gazes on it with undefinaole awe, as he thinks of the stillness of that wondrous organism, which but a few hours before was so buoyant with life. Where is all that mystery now ? The body is there, the form is there, the wondrous structure is there, but where is its activity ? Gone are the graceful movements of those limbs, and the tender sweetness of those eyes ; gone the rosy glow of youth, and the soft eagerness of womanly grace ; gone the music of that voice, and the gaiety...
Strana 235 - Not to covet nor desire other men's goods ; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.

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