The Romance of Duelling in All Times and Countries, Հատոր 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1868
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Էջ 14 - Alas ! why do I say MY ? Our union would have healed feuds in which blood had been shed by our fathers, it would have joined lands broad and rich, it would have joined at least one heart, and two persons not ill matched in years (she is two years my elder), and — and — and — what has been the result?
Էջ 199 - I related to him, as rather a propos to the purpose, what Billy Egan, the Irish barrister, once said, when, as he was sauntering about in like manner while the pistols were loading, his antagonist, a fiery little fellow, called out to him angrily to keep his ground. ' Don't make yourself unaisy, my dear fellow...
Էջ 264 - The parties then shook hands, and the whole business was terminated most satisfactorily.
Էջ 188 - This image is not the creation of the poets : it sprang from reality. The Authors happened to be at the Royal Circus when " God save the King" was called for, accompanied by a cry of " Stand up!" and "Hats off!" An inebriated naval lieutenant, perceiving a gentleman in an adjoining box slow to obey the call, struck his hat off with his stick, exclaiming, " Take off your hat, sir !" The other thus assaulted proved to be, unluckily for the lieutenant, Lord Camelford, the celebrated bruiser and duellist.
Էջ 23 - MR. ADAM presents his compliments to Mr. Fox, and begs leave to represent to him, that upon considering again and again what had passed between them last night, it is impossible for him to have his character cleared to the public, without inserting...
Էջ 307 - No,' the words shall be, in regular succession, ' Fire, — one, two, three, four.' Neither party shall fire before the word ' fire,' nor after the word ' four.' The positions of the parties at the ends of the line to be determined by lot. The second of the party losing the position shall have the giving of the word. The dress to be ordinary winter clothing, and subject to the examination of both parties.
Էջ 339 - I cannot doubt of the decision which I ought to make on this question. Your lordship is alone responsible for the consequences. I now call upon your lordship to give me that satisfaction for your conduct which a gentleman has a right to require, and which a gentleman never refuses to give.
Էջ 4 - ... opinions, Mr. Chaworth insisting on severity against poachers and unqualified persons, and Lord Byron declaring, that the way to have most game, was, to take no care of it at all.
Էջ 256 - I believe he could have hit m* then if he liked. After the pistols were reloaded, and every thing ready for a second fire, Mr Trail called out — " Now, Mr Christie, take your aim, and do not throw away your advantage, as you did last time.' I called out immediately, ' What ! did not Mr Christie fire at me ?' I was answered by Mr Patmore, ' You must not speak ; 'tis now of no use to talk ; you have nothing now for it but firing.
Էջ 9 - Partington, an attorney, was sent for to make his will, for which he gave very sensible and distinct instructions ; and while Mr. Partington was employed in his business, he gave Mr. Levinz, at his request, the same account which he had before given to Mr. Hawkins, lamenting, at the same time, his own folly in fighting in the dark ; an expression that certainly conveyed no imputation on Lord Byron, and implied no more than this, that by fighting with a dim light he had given up the advantage of his...

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