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Page 158 - Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon that town — the tide rose to an incredible height — the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing out the sea water, and vigorously pushing away the...
Page 158 - ... house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing out the sea-water, and vigorously pushing away the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Parting-ton's spirit was up ; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop, or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.
Page 106 - MUSEUM DISNEIANUM, Being a Description of a Collection of Ancient Marbles, Specimens of Ancient Bronze, and various Ancient Fictile Vases, in the possession of John Disney, Esq.
Page 37 - The Narrative of Colonel David Fanning (A Tory in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain): giving an Account of his Adventures in North Carolina From 1775 to 1783, as Written by Himself. With an Introduction and Explanatory Notes. Richmond, Va. Printed for private distribution only, 1 86 1. In the First Year of the Independence of the Confederate States of America.
Page 104 - Typographical Antiquities; or the history of printing in England Scotland and Ireland: containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them.
Page 158 - I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the Lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824 there set in a great flood upon that town ; the...
Page 67 - El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Page 107 - SACRA PICTORIA: being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, executed between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries. Royal 4to, with 50 beautifully Illuminated Plates, half-bound morocco, .£3 IM.
Page 141 - An Authentic Narrative of the causes which led to the death of Major Andre, Adjutant-General of his Majesty's Forces in North America.
Page 118 - A description and draught of a new-invented Machine for carrying vessels or ships out of or into any harbour, port, or river against wind and tide, or in a calm, &c.