Tom Cringle's Log: Second Series, Том 2

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E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1833

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Стр. 131 - When lovely woman stoops to folly. And finds, too late, that men betray. What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover. To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, — is to die.
Стр. 199 - IT is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard ; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whispered word ; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue...
Стр. 91 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider. Welcome to their roar! Swift be their guidance, wheresoe'er it lead ! Though the strain'd mast should quiver as a reed.
Стр. 76 - Jericho peered into it again. " Dere, you son of a " (I shan't say what) — " dere, I see de red flannin wadding over de cartridge. Your brokefast ! you be dem ! " roared Jericho. And he made at him as if he would have eaten him alive. " You be dem youshef ! " shrieked Walkandnyam — " and de red wadding be dem ! " as he took a screw, and hooked out, not a cartridge certainly, but his own nightcap, full of yams and salt fish, smashed into a paste by Jericho's rammer. In the frenzy of his rage,...
Стр. 73 - ... show, and less fun. So we were wishing them out of the way, when some one whispered that the Kingston Light Horse mustered strong this morning. I found afterwards that every man who kept a good horse, or could ride, invariably served in the foot — all free persons must join some corps or other ; so that the troop, as it was called, was composed exclusively of those who could not ride, and who kept no saddle horses. The line was now formed, and after a variety of cumbrous maneuvers out of Dundas,...
Стр. 63 - THIS day was the first of the Negro Carnival or Christmas Holidays, and at the distance of two miles from Kingston the sound of the negro drums and horns, the barbarous music and yelling of the different African tribes, and the more mellow singing of the Set Girls, came off upon the breeze loud and strong.
Стр. 64 - Mars armipotent ! the biggest of the three stuck at his rump, the point d'appui for a sheep's tail. He had an enormous cocked hat on, to which was appended in front a white false-face or mask, of a most Methodistical expression, while, Janus-like, there was another face behind, of the most quizzical description, a sort of living Antithesis, both being garnished and overtopped with one coarse wig, made of the hair of bullocks' tails, on which the chapeau was strapped down with a broad band of gold...
Стр. 70 - ... toques, or Madras handkerchiefs, all of the same pattern, tied round their heads, fresh out of the fold. — They sang, as they swam along the streets, in the most luxurious attitudes. I had never seen more beautiful creatures than there were amongst the brown sets — clear olive complexions, and fine faces, elegant carriages, splendid figures, — full, plump, and magnificent.
Стр. 65 - ... stout fellows, who were dressed in the common white frock and trousers, who kept sounding on bullocks' horns: These formed the band, as it were, and might be considered John's immediate tail or following ; but he was also accompanied by about fifty of the butcher negroes, all neatly dressed — blue jackets, white shirts, and Osnaburgh trousers, with their steels and knife cases by their sides, as bright as Turkish yataghans, and they all wore clean blue and white striped aprons. I could see...
Стр. 65 - There were also two flute players in sheepskins, looking still more outlandish from the horns on the animals' heads being preserved, and three stout fellows, who were dressed in the common white frock and trousers, who kept sounding on bullocks' horns. These formed the band, as it were, and might be considered John's immediate tail or following ; but he was also accompanied by about fifty of the butcher negroes, all neatly dressed — blue jackets, white shirts, and Osnaburgh trousers, with their...

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