When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their f...ox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,... we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Wee image of my bonnie Betty, I fatherly will kiss and daut thee,... As dear an' near my heart I set thee Wi' as guid will, As a' the priests had seen me get thee That's out o' hell.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
But this fully answered John's purpose toward Betty, for as she did not understand, she highly admired him; and he concluded by ag...ain repeating that learning was a fine thing for a man but 'twas both useless and blameworthy for a woman either to write or read.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
"Miss C_____'s father," says Betty, "had much better have bred his daughter a housewife, and then, mayhap, she might have got her ...a husband, which with all her fine learning she has not yet been able to do. And no wonder, for what man would be plagued with a slattern?"LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
In frolics dispose your pounds, shillings, and pence, For we shall be nothing a hundred years hence....
We'll sport and be free with Frank, Betty, and Dolly, Have lobsters and oysters to cure melancholy; Fish dinners will make a man spring like a flea, Dame Venus, love's lady, was born of the sea; With her and with Bacchus we'll tickle the sense, For we shall be past it a hundred years hence.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
He could jazz up the map-reading class by having a full-size color photograph of Betty Grable in a bathing suit, with a co- ordina...te grid system laid over it. The instructor could point to different parts of her and say, "Give me the co-ordinates."... The Major could see every unit in the Army using his idea.... Hot dog!LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Now hardly here and there an hackney coach Appearing, showed the ruddy morn's approach.... Now Betty from her master's bed had flown, And softly stole to discompose her own; The slipshod 'prentice from his master's door Had pared the dirt, and sprinkled round the floor.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »