The Connoisseur, by mr. Town, critic and censor-general [G. Colman, B. Thornton and others].

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76. oldal - Forest and the manor of Christ Church. This last supplied him with red deer, sea and river fish; and indeed all his neighbours...
75. oldal - In the year 1638 lived Mr. Hastings ; by his quality son, brother, and uncle, to the Earls of Huntingdon. He was peradventure an original in our age ; or rather the copy of our ancient nobility, in hunting, not in warlike times. ' He was low, very strong, and very active ; of a reddish flaxen hair. His clothes always green cloth, and never all worth (when new) five pounds. ' His house was perfectly of the old fashion, in the midst of a large park well stocked with deer ; and near the house rabbits...
78. oldal - Martyrs; on the tables were hawks' hoods, bells, and such like, two or three old green hats with their crowns thrust in so as to hold ten or a dozen eggs, which were of a pheasant kind of poultry he took much care of and fed himself; tables, dice, cards, and boxes were not wanting.
77. oldal - The parlour was a large long room as properly furnished; on a great hearth paved with brick lay some terriers and the choicest hounds and spaniels; seldom but two of the great chairs had litters of young cats in them which were not to be disturbed, he having always three or four attending him at dinner, and a little white round stick of fourteen inches long lying by his trencher that he might defend such meat as he had no mind to part with to them.
249. oldal - I have often beheld two of those sages almost sinking under the weight of their packs, like pedlars among us; who when they met in the streets would lay down their loads, open their sacks and hold conversation for an hour together; then put up their implements, help each other to resume their burthens, and take their leave.
77. oldal - ... and huntsmen's poles in abundance. The parlour was a large long room, as properly furnished; on a great hearth paved with brick lay some terriers and the choicest hounds and spaniels; seldom but two of the great chairs had litters of young cats in them, which were not to be disturbed, he having always three or four attending him at dinner, and a little white...
9. oldal - ... simplicity; and it is remarkable, that our best writers have not been ashamed to cultivate this branch of poetry. Cowley, Waller, Roscommon, Rowe, Gay, Prior, and many others, have left behind them very elegant ballads: but it must be confessed, to the honour of the present age, that it was reserved for our modern writers to bring this kind of poetry to perfection. Song-writing is now reduced to certain rules of art; and the ballad-maker goes to work by a method as regular and mechanical, as...
103. oldal - I made mention of a female thermometer, constructed by my ingenious friend Mr. James Ayscough, optician, on Ludgate-hill; and I then informed the public, that' the liquor contained within the tube was a chemical mixture, which being acted upon by the circulation of the blood and animal spirits, would rise and fall according to the desires and affections of the wearer.
210. oldal - Almanack -makers, can be of no ufe whatever to the polite world, who are as widely feparated, in their manner of living, from the common herd of people, as the inhabitants of the Antipodes. To know the exact Rifing and Setting of the Sun, may ferve to direct the vulgar tradefman and mechanic when to open "Shop or go to...
46. oldal - In the same manner the orthodox vicar once a week wraps himself up in piety and virtue with his canonicals; which qualities are as easily cast off again as his surplice; and for the rest of the week he wears the dress as well as the manners of his fox-hunting patron. We may learn the disposition of a man by his apparel, as we know the trade of a carpenter by his leathern apron, or a soldier by his red coat.

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