The fair Quaker: Hannah Lightfoot, and her relations with George III

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D. Appleton, 1911 - 355 pages
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Page 3 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Page 37 - With that deep insight which detects All great things in the small. And knows how each man's life affects The spiritual life of all, He walked by faith and not by sight, By love and not by law ; The presence of the wrong or right He rather felt than saw.
Page 55 - ON Richmond Hill there lives a lass More bright than May-day morn, Whose charms all other maids surpass, — A rose without a thorn. This lass so neat, with smiles so sweet, Has won my right good- will; I'd crowns resign to call her mine, Sweet lass of Richmond Hill.
Page 29 - Till now I never understood the reason of the policy and prudence of the Spaniards, in suffering the inquisition among them: And certainly it will never be well with us, till something like unto the Spanish inquisition be in England.
Page 21 - He was of an innocent life, no busy-body, nor self-seeker, neither touchy, nor critical; what fell from him was very inoffensive, if not very edifying. So meek, contented, modest, easy, steady, tender, it was a pleasure to be in his company.
Page 110 - If they gave rise to any more birth-days, who could help it ? The fireworks were fine, and succeeded well. On each side of the court were two large scaffolds for the Virgin's tradespeople. When the fireworks ceased, a large scene was lighted in the court, representing their majesties; on each side of which were six obelisks, painted with emblems, and illuminated; mottos beneath in Latin and English: 1.
Page 118 - With cobweb silk stockings his legs to befriend, Two pair underneath his lank calves to amend; With breeches in winter would cause one to freeze, To add to his height, must not cover his knees; A pair of smart pumps made up of grain'd leather, So thin he can't venture to tread on a feather...
Page 25 - Many more words I had with him ; but people coming in, I drew a little back. As I was turning, he { caught me by the hand, and with tears in his eyes said, " Come again to my house; for if thou and I were but an hour of a day together, we should be nearer one to the other "; adding that he wished me no more ill than he did to his own soul.
Page 24 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts : knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Page 58 - Isn't it monstrously ridiculous that they should desire to impose their quaking dress upon me at these years? When I was a child, no matter what they made me wear ; but now — • Betty. I would resolve against it, Madam ; I'd see 'em hanged before I'd put on the pinched cap again.

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