TOWN AND COUNTRY; OR, LIFE AT HOME AND ABROAD, WITHOUT AND WITHIN US.

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Page 137 - His opinion in this will not be amiss ; 'tis what I intend, my principal end, and, if I succeed, and folks should read, till a few are brought to a serious thought, I shall think I am paid for all I have said and all I have done, though I have run, many a time, after a rhyme, as far as from hence to the end of my sense, and by hook or crook, write another book, if I live and am here, another year.
Page 137 - I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you...
Page 137 - ... play, of the modern day ; and though she assume a borrowed plume, and now and then wear a tittering air, 'tis only her plan to catch, if she can, the giddy and gay, as they go that way, by a production, on a...
Page 136 - My very dear Friend — I am going to send, what when you have read, you may scratch your head, and say, I suppose, there's nobody knows whether what I have got be verse or not ; — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme, but if it be, did you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? I have writ Charity...
Page 135 - So am I ; which prevents his duty being paid to his loving mother by her affectionate son, "SAM FOOTE.
Page 137 - Charity,' not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good; and if the Reviewer should say ' to be sure the gentleman's Muse wears Methodist shoes, you may know by her pace and talk about grace, that she and her bard have little regard for the taste and fashions, and ruling passions, and...
Page 137 - ... pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing ; and now I have writ, in a rhyming fit, what will make you dance, and as you advance, will keep you still, though against your will, dancing away, alert and gay, till you come to an end of what I have penn'd ; which that you may do, ere Madam and you are quite worn out with jigging about, I take my leave, and here you receive a bow profound,...
Page 239 - ... blubbered like hungry children crying for their bread and butter ; and when the bell rang for music between the acts, the tears ran from the...
Page 240 - Eighteen months' credit will be given, or a discount of fifteen per cent. for prompt payment of the sum affixed to each article. Direct China street, Canton, under the Marble Rhinoceros and Gilt Hydra.
Page 239 - ... boxes, to increase the briny pond in the pit. The water was three feet deep, and the people that were obliged to stand upon the benches, were in that position up to .their ancles in tears ! " An act of parliament against her playing any more will certainly pass...

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