The Parent's Assistant, Or, Stories for Children

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R. Hunter, successor to the late J. Johnson, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817 - Children's stories
 

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Page 224 - All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart: One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels, Than Caesar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise ? 'Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...
Page 87 - and we will talk afterwards." This business was quickly dispatched by people who had not tasted food for several hours. Their curiosity increased as their hunger diminished. " Who .sent us breakfast? Does Dr. Middleton know?" were questions reiterated from every mouth. " He does know," answered De Grey ; " and the first thing I have to tell you is, that I am your fellow-prisoner. I am to stay here, till you give up. This was the only condition on which Dr. Middleton would allow me to bring you food,...
Page 120 - When the harvest was finished, the tenants were to have half an acre of barley, and a ram let loose ; and if they caught him he was their own to make merry with, but if he escaped from them he was the Lord's. The Etonians, in order to secure the ram, houghed him in the Irish fashion, and then attacked him with great clubs. The cruelty of this proceeding brought it into disuse, and now it exists no longer.
Page 116 - Castle to see them, and, after walking round the Court Yard, they proceeded to Salt Hill in the following order : " His Majesty, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the Earl of Uxbridge. " Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Kent and Cumberland, Earl Morton, and General Gwynne, all on horseback, dressed in the Windsor uniform, except the Prince of Wales, who wore a suit of dark blue, and a brown surtout over. " Then followed the Scholars, preceded by the Mareschal Sergeants, the Musicians...
Page 118 - Mr. Brandrith, colonel. Mr. Plumtree,* lieutenant. Mr. Vince, ensign. Mr. Young, college salt bearer, white and gold dress, rich satin bag, covered with gold netting. Mr. Mansfield, oppident, white, purple, and orange dress, trimmed with silver ; rich satin bag, purple and silver, each carrying elegant poles with gold and silver cord. Mr. Keity, yellow and black velvet, helmet trimmed with silver. Mr. Bartelot, plain mantle and sandals, Scotch bonnet, a very Douglas. Mr. Knapp, t flesh-color and...
Page 119 - At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Royal family returned to Windsor, and the boys were all sumptuously entertained at the tavern, at Salt Hill. About six in the evening all the boys returned in the order of procession, and, marching round the great square of Eton, were dismissed. The Captain then paid his respects to the Royal Family, at the Queen's Lodge, Windsor, previous to his departure for King's College, Cambridge, to defray which expense the produce of the Montem was presented to him.

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