Drafts on My Memory: Being Men I Have Known, Things I Have Seen , Places I Have Visited, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1866

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Page 90 - Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl, And, scarce suspected, animate the whole ; And, lastly, in the flavoured compound toss A magic teaspoon of anchovy sauce.
Page 72 - O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, Shrunk to this little measure?
Page 136 - ... that particular ports must be actually invested, and previous warning given to vessels bound to them, not to enter.
Page 267 - The dancing pair that simply sought renown, By holding out, to tire each other down...
Page 17 - It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul — Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause.
Page 354 - A thousand bleeding hearts her power invoke. They climb the next ascent, and, looking down. Now at a nearer distance view the town. The prince with wonder sees the stately towers, (Which late were huts, and shepherds' homely bowers) The gates and streets ; and hears, from every part, The noise and busy concourse of the mart.
Page 90 - Two large potatoes passed through kitchen sieve Unwonted softness to the salad give. Of mordant mustard add a single spoon ; Distrust the condiment which bites so soon ; But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault To add a double quantity of salt. Three times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown, And once with vinegar procured from town.
Page 231 - Talleyrand was born lame, and his limbs are fastened to his trunk by an iron apparatus, on which he strikes ever and anon his gigantic cane, to the great dismay of those who see him for the first time — an awe not diminished by the look of his piercing gray eyes, peering through his shaggy eyebrows, his unearthly face, marked with deep stains, covered partly by his shock of extraordinary hair, partly by his enormous muslin cravat...
Page 136 - British jurisdiction is thus extended to neutral vessels in a situation where no laws can operate but the law of nations and the laws of the country to which the vessels belong ; and a...
Page 90 - Oh, green and glorious ! Oh, herbaceous treat ! 'Twould tempt the dying anchorite to eat. Back to the world he'd turn his fleeting soul, And plunge his fingers in the salad bowl. Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot harm me, I have dined to-day.

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