The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 5

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J. Cumberland, 1826 - Anecdotes

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Page 60 - My dear Mrs. Catherine, go in all haste and send me my waiting-maid : she certainly cannot reflect how late it is : she forgets that I am to present a petition to-night ; and if I let slip this opportunity, I am undone, for to-morrow will be too late. Hasten her as much as possible ; for I shall be on thorns till she comes.
Page 35 - Take counsel, execute judgment; Make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; Hide the outcasts ; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; Be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : For the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, The oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 128 - Those are no proper judges of his conduct who have slumbered away their time on the down of plenty ; nor will any wise man presume to say, "Had I been in Savage's condition, I should have lived or written better than Savage.
Page 60 - ... time to shave. All this provision I had before left in the Tower. The poor guards, whom my slight liberality the day before had endeared me to, let me go quietly with my company, and were not so strictly on the watch as they usually had been ; and the more so, as they were persuaded, from what I had told them the day before, that the prisoners would obtain their pardon.
Page 131 - Louis-dors in his strong box pretend he was in great distress, and borrow money from a lady in Paris, who was not in affluent circumstances. His most faithful servants, who had closely attended him in all his difficulties, were ill rewarded. Two Frenchmen, who had left every thing to follow his fortune, who had been sent as couriers through...
Page 133 - I surveyed the clear stream with transport, and hastened to swallow the delightful draught; but, alas ! disappointment awakened me ; and I found myself a lonely captive, perishing of thirst amidst the wilds of Africa...
Page 58 - Tower, having so many things in my hands to put in readiness, but, in the evening, when all was ready, I sent for Mrs. Mills, with whom I lodged, and acquainted her with my design of attempting my lord's escape, as there was no prospect of him being pardoned; and this was the last night before the execution.
Page 33 - Christian soldier) bearing on my right ; all which nothing could have enabled me long to support, but the props and pressure equally sustaining me all around. The two latter I frequently dislodged, by shifting my hold on the bars, and driving my knuckles into their ribs : but my friend above stuck fast, and as he held by two bars, was immovable.
Page 61 - I still continued to press him to make all the despatch he possibly could. At the bottom of the stairs I met my dear Evans, into whose hands I confided him. I had before engaged Mr. Mills to be in readiness before the Tower to conduct him to some place of safety, in case we succeeded. He looked upon the affair...
Page 30 - I had time to make him a reply. I laid myself down on some of the dead behind me, on the platform ; and recommending myself to heaven, had the comfort of thinking my sufferings could have no long duration.

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