The English Spy

An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life

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Published: 1825
Language: English
Wordcount: 214,235 / 646 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 708
Added to site: 2006.12.04
mnybks.net#: 15459
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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D ETONA ANSWERING MORNING MUSTER-ROLL. 25 A view of the school-yard, Eton, at the time first Absence is called, and just when the learned Doctor Keat is reviewing the upper school. (Portraits.)

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THE OPPIDAN'S MUSEUM, OR ETON COURT OF CLAIMS AT THE CHRISTOPHER. 49 Bernard Blackmantle and Robert Transit sitting in judge- ment after Election Saturday, apportioning the remuneration money to the different claimants of the surrounding trophies.

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ETON MONTEM, AND THE MOUNT, SALT HILL. 96 An accurate sketch of this ancient customary procession made upon the spot.

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THE FIRST BOW TO ALMA MATER. 113 Bernard Blackmantle's Introduction to the Big Wig on his Arrival at Oxford.

VII.

FLOORING OF MERCURY, OR BURNING THE OAKS. 131 A scene in Tom Quadrangle, Oxford.

"If wits aright their tale of terror tell, A little after great Mercurius fell,

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Gownsmen and Townsmen throng'd the water's edge To gaze upon the dreadful sacrilege:

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