A WOLF, sorely wounded and bitten by dogs, lay sick and maimed
in his lair.
Sometimes, after every two or three mouthfuls, he laid down his knife and fork, and stared at his son with all his might--particularly at his maimed
side; then, he looked slowly round the table until he caught some person's eye, when he shook his head with great solemnity, patted his shoulder, winked, or as one may say--for winking was a very slow process with him--went to sleep with one eye for a minute or two; and so, with another solemn shaking of his head, took up his knife and fork again, and went on eating.
There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed
rites, altogether improper for the occasion.
There is defiance in the remaining stumps of her masts, raised up like maimed
limbs against the menacing scowl of a stormy sky; there is high courage in the upward sweep of her lines towards the bow; and as soon as, on a hastily-rigged spar, a strip of canvas is shown to the wind to keep her head to sea, she faces the waves again with an unsubdued courage.
With respect to the exposing or bringing up of children, let it be a law, that nothing imperfect or maimed
shall be brought up, ..........
Where everything maimed
, ill-famed, lustful, untrustful, over-mellow, sickly-yellow and seditious, festereth pernicious:--
Not only on that day, as he rode over the battlefield strewn with men killed and maimed
(by his will as he believed), did he reckon as he looked at them how many Russians there were for each Frenchman and, deceiving himself, find reason for rejoicing in the calculation that there were five Russians for every Frenchman.
The ugly monster, when he saw me, distorted several ways, every feature of his visage, and stared, as at an object he had never seen before; then approaching nearer, lifted up his fore-paw, whether out of curiosity or mischief I could not tell; but I drew my hanger, and gave him a good blow with the flat side of it, for I durst not strike with the edge, fearing the inhabitants might be provoked against me, if they should come to know that I had killed or maimed
any of their cattle.
And so I could not bring myself to believe that such a gallant tale had been left maimed
and mutilated, and I laid the blame on Time, the devourer and destroyer of all things, that had either concealed or consumed it.
This old gentleman, on carefully examining the maimed
chair, discovered that its broken leg might be clamped with iron and made as serviceable as ever."
Poor devils, many of them were maimed
, hacked, carved, in a frightful way; and their hair, their faces, their clothing, were caked with black and stiffened drenchings of blood.
And how horribly wretched and maimed
must their arguments have appeared!