Life in London: Or, Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorne, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom in Their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis

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Chatto & Windus, 1900 - Corinthian Tom (Fictional character) - 406 pages
 

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Page 227 - I'll tell you, friend! a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow, The rest is all but leather or prunella.
Page 132 - The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love, The matron's glance that would those looks reprove: These were thy charms, sweet village! sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please; These round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed, These were thy charms — but all these charms are fled.
Page 1 - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Page 131 - How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree, While many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed; And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round...
Page 39 - Tantum effata furens antro se immisit aperto: ille ducem haud timidis vadentem passibus aequat. Di, quibus imperium est animarum, umbraeque silentes, et Chaos et Phlegethon, loca nocte tacentia late, 265 sit mihi fas audita loqui, sit numine vestro pandere res alta terra et caligine mersas. Ibant obscuri sola sub nocte per umbram perque...
Page 131 - How often have I paused on every charm, The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made...
Page 10 - 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 125 - Sloth lie softening till high noon in down, Or lolling fan her in the sultry town, Unnerved with rest ; and turn her own disease, Or foster others in luxurious ease : I mount the courser, call the deep-mouth'd hounds, The fox unkennell'd flies to covert grounds ; I lead where stags through tangled thickets tread, And shake the saplings with their branching head ; I make the...
Page 84 - Weak, foolish man ! will Heaven reward us there With the same trash mad mortals wish for here ? The boy and man an individual makes, Yet sigh'st thou now for apples and for cakes ? Go, like the Indian, in another life Expect thy dog, thy bottle, and thy wife; As well as dream such trifles...
Page 95 - HAPPY the man, who, void of cares and strife, In silken or in leathern purse retains A Splendid Shilling...

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