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Thread #110453   Message #2482967
Posted By: Jim Dixon
02-Nov-08 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
"A pair of rascally little cross-firing, twinkling eyes, that, as the country people said, looked at least nine ways from Sunday."—from "Lights and Shadows of American Life" by Mary Russell Mitford, 1832.

"'Don't, Master Walter,' cried Dolly, 'you'll make the dog sick; and you'd make a better door than a window, too,' she said, giving him a little push. 'What do you mean? Am I in your light?' he said, laughing."—from "A Mingled Yarn" By Henry S Mackarness and Matilda Anne Mackarness, 1872.

"A very good way to get Mr. —— into trouble, and prevent him ever doing a favour in the future to any other prisoner."—from "My Prison Life" by Jabez Spencer Balfour, 1907.

"Chaloner shudders a little, as if a goose had walked over his grave."—from "Second Thoughts" by Rhoda Broughton, 1880.

"By the way, if one is to judg of a Man by the company he keeps, he may presume to say Mr. F-rg-s-n is of the Red Letter stamp."—from "Memoirs of Secret Service" by Matthew Smith, 1699.

"O haud yer whist, ye silly gowk! Ye've nae richt to complain."—from "Willie Waugh and Other Poems" by James Nicholson, Ellen C Nicholson, 1884.

"The people have scarcely sat down to table than they feel ants in their pants and begin to dance, old and young alike."—from "The Rhythm of the Dynamo" by Paul Claudel, in "The Living Age" 1936.

"She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth—but she's a sly one, I tell you."—from "Paul Pry" by John Poole, 1825.

"Luttrells of whom I think it was Lord Beaconsfield who said that the men of the race were remarkable for straight hair and curly teeth."—from "Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes", 1881.

"Faith, this scene of Orion is right prandium caninum, a dog's dinner!"—from "Summer's Last Will and Testament" by Thomas Nashe, 1600.

"Mind, if you get blown to bits, don't come running to me for sympathy!"—from a picture caption, in "Punch, or the London Charivari," 1898.