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Sivu 128 - Oxford bestowed upon him the honorary degree of DCL; and he was feted and entertained at dinner by every public body, from the Queen at Windsor Castle, down to the most third-rate and fourth -rate of city companies. He also reaped the more solid and substantial reward of being created by the Queen " Commissioner and Consul to the native states of Borneo, and Governor of Labuan," the latter being a small island near Sarawak purchased from the sultan, and erected into a British colony.
Sivu 103 - ... penniless progress ; wherefore he came up to our chamber and supped with us, and very bountifully called for three quarts of wine and sugar, and four jugs of beer. He did drink and begin healths like a horse-leech, and swallowed down his cups without feeling, as if he had the dropsy, or nine pounds of sponge in his maw. In a word, as he is a post, he drank post, striving and calling by all means to make the reckoning great, or to make us men of great reckoning. But in his payment he was tired...
Sivu 103 - we rode to Huntingdon, where we lodged at the post-master's house, at the sign of the Crown; his name is Riggs. He was informed who I was, and wherefore I undertook this my penniless 'progress ; wherefore he came up to our chamber and supped with us, and very bountifully called for three quarts of wine and sugar, and four jugs of beer. He did drink and begin healths like a horse-leech, and swallowed down his cups without feeling, as if he had the dropsy, or nine pounds of sponge in his maw.
Sivu 41 - em no more. Skirts so small, Baby so stout, Had to let the plaits In 'em all out. Got a head of hair Jess as black as night-, And big boo eyes Yat look very bright ; My mammy says Never did see Any ozzer baby Half as sweet as me.
Sivu 103 - The Post-master General and his deputies, under this statute, and no other person or persons, " shall provide and prepare horses and furniture to let to hire unto all thorough posts and persons riding in post, by commission or without, to and from all and every the places of England, Scotland, and Ireland, where any post-roads are.
Sivu 128 - ... paralytic attack. From this he ultimately rallied, though for some months he was rendered incapable of active mental or bodily exertion ; and, to add to his troubles, in the following year he received the intelligence that his books and private papers had been destroyed in an insurrection in Borneo, which he was not on the spot to quell. A public meeting, however, was held in London, and a large sum was collected among his friends and admirers in order to enable him to replace them and to purchase...
Sivu 129 - ... but he had the mortification of finding the northwest part of the island in rebellion. As soon as this outbreak was suppressed he returned to England, but was again recalled to the East by fresh complications which had arisen in the internal administration of Borneo. These difficulties, however, he had the satisfaction of seeing arranged on his farewell visit to the island about five years since. From that date the fortunes of Borneo and of Sarawak have been on the whole peaceful and quiet. Brooke,...
Sivu 65 - ... read of in fairy tales ; a hillock of drifted snow takes the appearance of a mountain. Now one fancies rippling water is directly in the path, which, on a nearer approach, proves to be only snow ridged by the breeze, reflecting the light from the burnished facets of its myriad crystals.
Sivu 130 - Communication was maintained with the remotest parts of the country by means of couriers. Post-houses were established on the great roads, about two leagues distant from each other. The courier, bearing his despatches in the form of a hieroglyphical painting, ran with them to the first station, where they were taken by another messenger, and carried forward to the next, and so on till they reached the capital. These couriers, trained from childhood, travelled with incredible swiftness...
Sivu 114 - Vert, a sprig of three Leaves of Maple slipped, or, on a chief Argent the Cross of St. George.

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