The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel

Hatchard & sons, 1829 - 266 páginas

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Página 167 - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half -hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
Página 41 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man.
Página 200 - B retorts, that he lies : yet A must make the first apology, because he gave the first offence, and then (after one fire) B may explain away the retort by subsequent apology. RULE 2. But if the parties would rather fight on, then, after two shots each, (but in no case before,) B may explain first, and A apologize afterwards.
Página 98 - Have you not love enough to bear with me, When that rash humour which my mother gave me Makes me forgetful ? Bru. Yes, Cassius ; and, from henceforth, When you are over-earnest with your Brutus, He'll think your mother chides, and leave you so.
Página 201 - When the lie direct is the first offence, the aggressor must either beg pardon in express terms ; exchange two shots previous to apology ; or three shots followed up by explanation ; or fire on till a severe hit be received by one party or the other.
Página 167 - Villiers lies : alas ! how changed from him That life of pleasure, and that soul of whim ! Gallant and gay in Cliveden's proud alcove, The bower of wanton Shrewsbury and love ; Or just as gay, at council, in a ring Of mimic statesmen, and their merry king.
Página 36 - It is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression : " The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression
Página 126 - Nil fa/si audeat, nil veri non audeat dicere ;" that its horizon shall extend to the farthest verge and limit of truth ; that beyond that limit it shall not dare to pass ; that it shall speak truth to the King, in the hearing of the people, and to the people in the hearing of the King...
Página 26 - If you want to try your pistols, take some object, a tree or a barn door, about my dimensions. If you hit that, send me word, and I shall acknowledge that if I had been in the same place you might also have hit me.
Página 200 - The above rules apply to all cases of offences in retort not of a stronger class than the example. 3. — If a doubt exist who gave the first offence, the decision rests with the seconds ; if they won't decide, or can't agree, the matter must proceed to two shots, or to a hit, if the challenger require it.

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