The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volumes 1-2

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Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; and Payne and Foss, Pall-Mall. Sold by W. F. Wakeman, Dublin; John Thomson, Edinburgh; and Carey and Lea, Philadelphia., 1828

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Page 4 - Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king, Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo.
Page 175 - Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England, with Explanatory Observations on Armorial Ensigns, by James Dallaway, AM 4to.
Page 4 - The palm and may make country houses gay, Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay: Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
Page 399 - .Clerk Saunders said, ' A bed for you and me !
Page 167 - And we do further, of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, for us, our heirs and successors, grant...
Page 29 - I did, the sweetest creature in France. Her growth is very little short of her age, and her wisdom infinitely beyond it. I heard her discourse with her mother, and the ladies about her, with extraordinary discretion and quickness. She dances, the which I am a witness of, as well as ever I saw any creature. They say she sings most sweetly : I am sure she looks so.
Page 126 - ... of Tories in the last reign ; an act of authority violent enough, yet certainly legal, and by no means to be compared with that contempt of national right with which, some time afterwards, by the instigation of Whiggism, the commons, chosen by the people for three years, chose themselves for seven.
Page 126 - Dicky, however, did not lose his settled veneration for his friend; but contented himself with quoting some i lines of Cato, which were at once detection and reproof.
Page 397 - And when he found the grass growing, He hastened and he ran. And when he came to Chiel Wyet's castle, He did not knock nor call, But set his bent bow to his breast, And lightly leaped the wall ; And ere the porter open'd the gate, The boy was in the hall.
Page 209 - Caora are a nation of people, whose heads appear not above their shoulders; which, though it may be thought a mere fable, yet for mine own part I am resolved it is true, because every child in the provinces of Arromaia and Canuri affirm the same; they are called Ewaipanoma. They are reported to have their eyes in their shoulders, and their mouths in the middle of their breasts...

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