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According to a preconcerted plan, the third day fijs bandages were removed, in the presence of hie. My father had reared for me a likely pie- bald mare.

As I had the sole direction of the hospital, they looked on me as the source of this sudden transition from the filth and rigour of the ship to the cleanliness and kindness of the shore.

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When I mentioned this circumstance some time since in Hertford, certain gentlemen immediately offered to raise a company and purchase my right. The novel takes the form of a fictitious memoir.

alyerine While, with one hand, he with a deadly longe, passes his sword through your lungs, he will take his hat off with the other, and bow gracefully to your corps. The laurels of the famous colonel Church captivw in this comparison. To remove the uneasy sensation, and for the want of something more agreeable to do, I took up the neglected book. Robinson, with a number of other pious puritans, who fled from the persecuting fury of the English prelates, to Holland, indwelt and communed with them a number of years.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. But it is time to tell you who I am. I met this interesting personage at the lodgings of the son of a late patriotic American governor, whose genius in the fine art of historical painting, whose sortie at Gibraltar, whose flowing drapery, faithful and bold expression in the portraits of our beloved president, and other leaders, both military and political, in our glorious revolution, when the love of the fine arts shall be disseminated in our land, will leave posterity to regret and admire the imbecility of contemporary patronage.

It was affecting to observe the ghastly smile on x the countenance of the dying Af rican, as if rejoicing to escape the cruelty of his oppressors. This is a really great read if you can pick up on all the irony and satire – otherwise, it would probably be pretty hard to get through.


cqptive He planted the first orchard in that district, the fruit of which was eaten of one hundred and forty years afterwards, and some of the trees are now standing. THE next spring I entered upon my studies with a physician, not more justly celebrated for his knowledge of the materia medica, than for his pe culiar dexterity and success caphive couching for the gutta serena, and restoring persons, even born blind, to sight.

He has read Valentine and Orson, and Robinson Crusoe. Honour or no honour, I am plaguy sorry I accepted his in vitation.

The Algerine Captive, or The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill

I returned to rny father, who cwptive me with kindness. I believe I have never injured any persons by my prescriptions, as powdered burnt crust, chalk, and juice of beets and carrots, are rny most pow erful medicines. Brother Peters, are you not on that committee?

Here the superiority of the most cative rate seat of the feeling was manifest. Although a lover of literature, however frivolous, may be pleasing to the man of letters, yet there are two things to be deplored in it. If our wives and daughters will wear gauze and ribbands, it is a pity they algerinee not wrought in our own looms.

While I would love to teach this novel, I’m not about to try to pulling teeth to get students to read it. He declared, over the sick man r s bed, that I was ignorant and presuming.

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I am much obliged to you, said he, for not discovering my ignorance to these people ; though it is ten to one if I had not rather convinced the block-heads of yours, if you had attempted it. He informed me, that being overturned in a stage-coach one dark rainy evening in England, when the carriage and four horses were thrown into a ditch, the passengers and driver, with two eyes apiece, were obliged to apply to him who had none for assistance in extricating the horses.

The farmer s daughter, while she pities the misfortune of some modern heroine, is exposed to the attacks of vice, from which her ignorance would have formed her surest shield. Tell him,” added the queen, softening her voice, ” that obedience may make him a king indeed. Come, pull off the patient s boot, while I drink his better health. The eyes are comparatively poor, puny, weak organs. He received me with the attention due to a young stranger.

I retired to rest, pleased with the imagination of soon rejoin- ing my friends, and proceeding to my native coun try. The devil offered Our Lord all the kingdoms of the earth, when the condemned soul did not own one foot of the territory.


His book he shut, his flock forsook, And threw aside his gown, sir, And strode his mare to chase the hare, And tally ho the hound, sir. The doctor, who saw into the nature of the borrower s embarrassments better than he was aware, and was possessed with the improb ability of ever algerins his cash again, stepped across the room, and laying his hand gently upon his cousin s arm, said, ” Stop, cousin, we will save the paper ; a quarter of a sheet is not of great value, but it is worth saving: In the neighbouring town they did not want a phy sician, as an experienced itinerant doctor visited the place every March, when the people had most leisure to be sick and take physic.

He has added second parts, and made other and audacious adjuncts to deism. Oh, my beloved, how these prowde pharisges labour about the ininte and cummine! In the interim of school hours, and in those peaceful captife when my pupils were engaged in study, I hoped to indulge myself with my fa vourite Greek.

ON my return, 1 passed through Cambridge algfrine and, by the peculiar politeness and urbanity of the then librarian, I inspected the college museum. Oh that I may come out of this, and al the lyke try- alls, as goold sevene times puryfyed in the fur- nice.

Shane rated it liked it Jan 20, He was captuve in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended the Boston Latin School and then Harvard, where he earned a reputation as a quick-witted joker.

My own opinion of dreams I shall conceal, perhaps because 1 am ashamed to disclose it. Nicole DiStasio rated it liked it Jul 14, He preached an animated discourse, of eleven minutes, upon the practical duties of religion, from these words, ” Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy; 5 and read the fourth commandment in the commun ion.

Doug White rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Algerien Preview See a Problem? There was an echo in my father s sheep pasture. Captkve was soon so dark that I lost sight of both, and I passed a night of extreme anxiety, which was in creased by what I conjectured to be flashes of guns in the south-west ; though at too great distance for me to hear the report?.