I would not have gone into this dissertation upon Syrian villages but for the fact that Nimrod
, the Mighty Hunter of Scriptural notoriety, is buried in Jonesborough, and I wished the public to know about how he is located.
"The Queen was abroad to-day in order to hunt, but finding it disposed to rain she kept in her coach; she hunts in a chaise with one horse, which she drives herself, and drives furiously, like Jehu, and is a mighty hunter, like Nimrod
. Dingley has heard of Nimrod
, but not Stella, for it is in the Bible.
"Thou shalt die," said Rhadamanthus in a loud voice; "relent, thou tiger; humble thyself, proud Nimrod
; suffer and he silent, for no impossibilities are asked of thee; it is not for thee to inquire into the difficulties in this matter; smacked thou must be, pricked thou shalt see thyself, and with pinches thou must be made to howl.
In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard, Roland, Charlemagne, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod
, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
Snagsby after consulting his cough of consideration behind his hand, "and she considered Nemo equally the same as Nimrod
. In consequence of which, she got into a habit of saying to me at meals, 'Mr.
Finding him very expert as a hunter, and being pleased with his eccentricities, and his strange and merry humor, Captain Bonneville fitted him out handsomely as the Nimrod
of the party, who all soon became quite attached to him.
You who love sporting, and who, whether you admit it or not, are a poet, my dear friend, you will find pheasants, rail and teal, without counting sunsets and excursions on the water, to make you fancy yourself Nimrod
and Apollo themselves.
Harley, in turn, addressed him as: Man-Dog, Incorruptible One, Brass Tacks, Then Some, Sin of Gold, South Sea Satrap, Nimrod
, Young Nick, and Lion-Slayer.
'One night, after a day's sport in which he had outdone Nimrod
or Gillingwater, and slaughtered "another fine bear," and brought him home in triumph, the Baron Von Koeldwethout sat moodily at the head of his table, eyeing the smoky roof of the hall with a discontended aspect.
I remember well one gaunt Nimrod
who would catch up a leaf by the roadside and play a strain on it wilder and more melodious, if my memory serves me, than any hunting-horn.
“It sames to me, Natty, but a sorry compliment to call your comrad after the evil one,” said the landlady; “and it’s no much like a snake that old John is looking now, Nimrod
would be a more becomeing name for the lad, and a more Christian, too, seeing that it conies from the Bible.
Well, now, Flavell in his shabby black gaiters, pleading that he thought the Lord had sent him and his wife a good dinner, and he had a right to knock it down, though not a mighty hunter before the Lord, as Nimrod
was--I assure you it was rather comic: Fielding would have made something of it--or Scott, now--Scott might have worked it up.