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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 tide rose to an incredible height — the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction.
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 106 - The History of Pennsylvania, in North America, from the Original Institution and Settlement of that Province, under the first Proprietor and Governor William Penn, in 1681, till after the Year 1742, with an Introduction, respecting The Life of W.
Page 158 - 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 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 257 - REAL LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq., and his Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall. By an Amateur (Pierce Egan). With 31 Coloured Plates by Alken and Rowlandson, etc.
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.
Page 67 - El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Page 106 - ANTI-PyEDO-RANTISM ; or Mr. Samuel Finley's Charitable Plea for the Speechless Examined and Refuted ; The Baptism of Believers maintain'd ; and the Mode of it, by Immersion, vindicated.
Page 186 - I hope the United States of America will be able to keep disengaged from the labyrinth of European politics and wars; and that before long they will, by the adoption of a good national government, have become respectable in the eyes of the world, so that none of the maritime powers, especially none of those who hold possessions in the new world, or the West Indies, shall presume to treat them with insult or contempt . It should be the policy of United America to administer to their wants without...
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.