The remarkable life of John Elwes esq. [Followed by] Life of William Fuller, Volumen 1


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Página 11 - ... pocket, or any scraps of bread which he found — baggage he never took ; then, mounting one of his hunters, his next attention was to get out of London into that road where turnpikes were the fewest. Then stopping under any hedge where...
Página 35 - Elwes and his wife, whofe good temper might well be expected to charm away the irritations of avarice and age, did every thing they could to make the country a fcene of quiet to him. But " he had that within" . which baffled every effort of this kind.
Página 11 - Sometimes when the cattle did not arrive at the hour he expected, he would walk on in the mire to meet them ; and, more than once, has gone on foot the whole way to his farm without stopping, which was seventeen miles from London, after sitting up the whole night.
Página 12 - Elwes, or any friends he might have with him ; then, slipping on a green coat, he hurried into the stable, saddled the horses, got the hounds out of the kennel, and away they went into the field. After the fatigues of hunting, he refreshed himself by rubbing down...
Página 13 - give" and "pay" were not found in his vocabulary ; and therefore when he once received a very dangerous kick from one of his horses, who fell in going over a leap, nothing could persuade him to have any assistance. He rode the chase through, with his leg cut to the bone ; and it was only some days afterwards, when it was feared an amputation would be necessary, that he consented to go up to London, and, hard day ! part with...
Página 10 - And for fifteen years previous to this period, it was, that he was known in the fafhionable circles of London. He had always a turn for play, and it was only late in life, and from paying always, and not always being paid, that he conceived difguft at the inclination.
Página 18 - ... for, he recovered enough to say — ' That he had, he believed, been ill for two or three days, and that there was an old woman in the house, but for some reason or other she had not been near him. That she had been ill herself, but that she had got well, he supposed, and gone away.
Página 14 - ... the end of it. The boy had the precaution to go up into the village to the barber, and get blooded: on his return, he was asked where he had been, and what was the matter with his arm ? He told his father that he had got bled—" Bled ! Bled !" said the old gentleman,
Página 28 - During the harvest he would amuse himself with going into the fields to glean the corn, on the grounds of his own tenants ; and they used to leave a little more than common to please the old gentleman, who was as eager after it as any pauper in the parish.
Página 30 - Hall, a scene of greater ruin and desolation, if possible, than either of his houses in Suffolk or Berkshire. It stood alone on the borders of Epping Forest, and an old man and woman, his tenants, were the only persons with whom he could hold...

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