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" What struck me were oddities originally produced by affectation, and afterwards confirmed by habit. One of them wore spectacles at dinner, and another, his hat flapped; though (as Ivy told me) the first was noted for having a seaman's eye, when a bailiff... "
The miscellaneous works of Tobias Smollett, with a life of the author - Page 167
by Tobias George Smollett - 1824
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The expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett - 1790 - 420 pages
...he had quarrelled in his drink. A third wore a laced flacking, and m'ade ufe of crutches, becaufe, once in his life, he had been laid up with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a ftick with more agility. A fourth had contracted fuch an antipathy to the country, that he infifted...
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Volume 1

Tobias Smollett - 1793 - 268 pages
...whom he had quarrelled in his drink. A third wore a laced flocking, and made ufe of crutches, becaufe, once in his life, he had been laid up with a broken broken leg, though no man could leap over a {tick, with more agility. A fourth had contracted fuch...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M. D.: The expedition of ...

Tobias Smollett - 1796 - 560 pages
...whom he had quarrelled in his drink. A third wore a laced flocking, and made ufe of crutches, becaufe, once in his life, he had been laid up with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a flick with more agility. A fourth had contracted fuch an antipathy to the country, that he infifled...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D.: The expedition of Humphrey ...

Tobias Smollett, Robert Anderson - 1820 - 584 pages
...Calvert's entire butt-beer. — He has fixed upon the first day of the week for the exercise of his hospitality, because some of his guests could not...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces ..., Volume 30, Part 1

1820 - 280 pages
...order ; and ) At two in the afternoon, 1 found myself one of ten mess-mates seated at table; and 1 question, if) the whole kingdom could produce such...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random, Volume 1

Tobias George Smollett - 1820 - 280 pages
...when he was complimented with a couple of black eyes by a player, with whom he had quarrelled in bis drink. A third wore a laced stocking, and made use of crutches, because, once in bis life, he had been laid up with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility....
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett, Thomas Roscoe - 1831 - 472 pages
...for having a seaman's eye, when a bailiff was in the wind ; and the other was never known to labor under any weakness or defect of vision, except about...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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Select Works of Tobias Smollett ...: With a Memoir of the Life and ..., Volume 2

Tobias George Smollett, Sir Walter Scott - 1835 - 558 pages
...weakness or defect of vision, except about five years ago, when he was complimented with a cou. )io of black eyes by a player, with whom he had quarrelled...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett, Thomas Roscoe - 1836 - 430 pages
...be purely accidental. What struck me were oddities originally produced by affectation, and afterward confirmed by habit. One of them wore spectacles at...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A. fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett, Thomas Roscoe - 1836 - 436 pages
...originally produced by affectation, and afterward confirmed by habit. One of them wore spec1 tacles at dinner, and another his hat flapped; though, as...with a broken leg, though no man could leap over a stick with more agility. A fourth had contracted such an antipathy to the country, that he insisted...
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