St. James's Park

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John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1872 - 272 páginas
 

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Página 125 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Página 147 - This is a strange country!" said his majesty: " the first morning after my arrival at St. James's, I looked out of the window, and saw a park with walks, a canal, &c. which they told me were mine. The next day lord Chetwynd, the ranger of my park, sent me a fine brace of carp out of my canal ; and I was told I must give five guineas to lord Chetwynd's servant for bringing me my own carp out of my own canal in my own park...
Página 91 - I walked in the Parke, discoursing with the keeper of the Pell Mell, who was sweeping of it ; who told me of what the earth is mixed that do floor the Mall, and that over all there is cockle-shells powdered, and spread to keep it fast ; which, however, in dry weather, turns to dust and deads the ball.
Página 139 - When I pass the Mall in the evening it is prodigious to see the number of ladies walking there ; and I always cry shame at the ladies of Ireland, who never walk at all, as if their legs were of no use, but to be laid aside.
Página 169 - THE thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail, The proverb says, " no fence against a flail." From threshing corn he turns to thresh his brains ; For which her majesty allows him grains : Though 'tis confest, that those, who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw ! Thrice happy Duck, employed in threshing stubble, Thy toil is lessen'd, and thy profits double.

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