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Page 175 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 25 - If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave, But if there be a rainbow in the morrow, it will neither lend nor borrow.
Page 177 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 59 - The hearth, or bottom of the furnace, is made of sand stone, and the sides round, to the height of a yard, or thereabout; the rest of the furnace is lined up to the top with brick. When they begin upon a new furnace they put fire for a day or two before they begin to blow.
Page 60 - ... till they bring it to a bloom, which is a foursquare mass of about two feet long. This operation they call shingling the loop.
Page 177 - To travel safely through the world, a man must have a falcon's eye, an ass's ears, an ape's face, a merchant's words, a camel's back, a hog's mouth, and a hart's legs.
Page 65 - Underneath is fastened' to the barrel a spoke of wood, which they call a swingle, which is drawn back a good way by the calms or cogs in the axis of the wheel, and draws back the barrel, which falls to again by its own weight.
Page 8 - When we have gold we are in fear, when we have none we are in danger.