Nottinghamshire facts and fictions, Volumen1

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Página 24 - ... of those that are wounded, or tired. To this entertainment, there often follows that of whipping a blinded bear, which is performed by five or six men, standing circularly with whips, which they exercise upon him without any mercy, as he cannot escape from them because of his chain ; he defends himself with all his force and skill, throwing down all who come within his reach, and are not active enough to get out of it, and tearing the whips out of their hands, and breaking them.
Página 24 - There is a place built in the form of a Theatre, which serves for the baiting of Bulls and Bears ; they are fastened behind, and then worried by great English bull-dogs ; but not without great...
Página 49 - B.'s establishment consists, besides servants, of ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow, and a falcon ; and all these, except the horses, walk about the house, which every now and then resounds with their unarbitrated quarrels, as if they were the masters of it...
Página 23 - ... not pull him off. To call him away, would be in vain ; to give him a hundred blows, would be as much so ; you might cut him to pieces, joint by joint, before he would let him loose. What is to be done then? While some hold the bull, others thrust staves into the dog's mouth, and open it by main force.
Página 36 - Sad, on the solitude of night, the sound, As in the stream he plunged, was heard around : Then all was still — the wave was rough no more, The river swept as sweetly as before ; The willows waved, the moonbeams shone serene, And peace returning brooded o'er the scene.
Página 23 - This danger would be unavoidable if the dog's friends were not ready beneath him — some with their backs to give him a soft reception, and others with long poles, which they offer him slantways, to the intent that, sliding down them, it may break the force of his fall.
Página 49 - Lord B.'s establishment consists, besides servants, of ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow, and a falcon; and all these, except the horses, walk about the house, which every now and then resounds with their unarbitrated quarrels, as if they were masters of it.
Página 22 - ... the dog with an eye of scorn, and only turns a horn to him to hinder him from coming near. The dog is not daunted at this, he runs round him, and tries to get beneath his belly, in order to seize him by the muzzle or the...
Página 20 - WHEREAS, by letters from Nottingham, we have advice, that the young ladies of that place complain for want of sleep, by reason of certain riotous lovers, who for this last summer have very much infested the streets of that eminent city, with violins and bass-viols, between the hours of twelve and four in the morning...
Página 46 - In Nottingham county there lives at Swan Green, As curst an old lady as ever was seen ; And when she does die, which I hope will be soon, She firmly believes she will go to the moon.

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