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Waverley or Tis Sixty Years Since

By: Sir Walter Scott

... and sombre library, with no other light than was afforded by the decaying brands on its ponderous and ample hearth, he would exercise for hours that ... ... round him; but all was still solitary. If it had not been for the decayed brands of the fire, now sunk into grey ashes, and the remnants of the festi... ...—”Better an old woman with a purse in her hand, than three men with belted brands?”’ Then, turning to the company, he proposed the ‘Health of Captain ... ...g. The ruthless proscription of party seems to degrade the victims whom it brands, however unjustly. But let us hope that a brighter day is approachin... ...al cause of their being written, without a glance into the interior of the British Cabinet at the period in question. The Ministers of the day happene... ...at he protested he could beat any known march or point of war known in the British army, and had accordingly commenced with ‘Dumbarton’s Drums,’ when ... ...I remember his successor in office, a member of that enlightened body, the British Convention: be his memory, therefore, treated with due respect. CHA... ... the utmost, were armed, to change the fate, and alter the dynasty, of the British kingdoms. As he moved along the column, which still remained sta- t... ...at ardent spirit, who thought it little to cut a way for his master to the British throne! Ambition, policy, bravery, all far beyond their sphere, her...

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American Notes for General Circulation

By: Charles Dickens

...or an answer. ‘Yes. Every house without a signal will be fired upon by the British troops. No harm will be done to the others. No harm at all. Those t... ...try at home, as the distinguished gentleman who is now its Minister at the British Court sustains its highest character abroad. I visited both houses ... ...dical College; and the Battle Monument in memory of an engagement with the British at North Point; are the most conspicuous among them. American Notes... ... the great things to be seen there. When I told him of that chamber in the British Museum wherein are preserved household memorials of a race that cea... ...tever, between the social fea tures of the United States and those of the British Pos sessions in Canada. For this reason, I shall confine my self ... ...shed flesh, and missing teeth, and lacerated backs, and bites of dogs, and brands of red hot irons innumerable: but as my readers will be sufficiently...

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

... Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain 35 had scared the British world almost to death; that while it lasted the whole country, fr... ... left, like their betters, to their own exertions. The most of King Arthur’s British nation were slaves, pure and simple, and bore that name, and wor... ... all rational measurement the one and only actually great man in that whole British world; and yet there and then, just as in the remote England of m... ...s Court Mark Twain 76 and I mean your best, too, society’s very choicest brands. The humblest hello girl along ten thousand miles of wire could te... ...d the founder of your great line lift him self to the sacred dignity of the British nobility?” “He built a brewery.” A Connecticut Yankee in King Art... ...d: “What was the rank and condi tion of the great grandmother who conferred British nobil ity upon your great house?” “She was a king’s leman and di...

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Don Juan

By: George Byron

...ish readers should grow skittish, I ‘ve bribed my grandmother’s review—the British. I sent it in a letter to the Editor, Who thank’d me duly b... ...of those. As for the ladies, I have nought to say, A wanderer from the British world of fashion, Where I, like other ‘dogs, have had my day,’ ... ...l, Its petty passions, marriages, and flights, Where Hymen’s torch but brands one strumpet more, Whose husband only knows her not a wh—re. H... ...ecruits with wives.’ ‘May it please your excellency,’ thus replied Our British friend, ‘these are the wives of others, And not our own. I am t... ...en a kind of a discussion, A sort of treaty or negotiation Between the British cabinet and Russian, Maintain’d with all the due prevaricatio... ...f the sea (See Billingsgate) made even the tongue more free. And yet the British ‘Damme’ ‘s rather Attic: Your continental oaths are but incon...

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