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Ethel had on her blue velvit get up and a sweet new hat and plenty of ruge on her face and looked quite a seemly counterpart for Bernard who was arrayed in a white and shiny mackintosh top boots and a well brushed top hat tied on to him with a bit of black elastick.
Hence we call spring whatever has an elastick force; as also a fountain of water, and thence the origin of any thing: and to spring, to germinate, and spring, one of the four seasons.
His strength always appears in his agility; his volatility is not the flutter of a light, but the bound of an elastick mind.
If all the parts of matter were only endued with a strongly attracting power, whole nature would then immediately become one unactive cohering lump; wherefore it was absolutely necessary ¦ that there should be every where intermixed with it a due proportion of strongly repelling elastick particles, ¦ [and] that these particles should be endued with a property of resuming their elastick state, ... that thereby this beautiful frame of things might be maintained in a continual round of the production and dissolution of animal and vegetable bodies.
*straps awn pointy hat wif teh elastick unner chinny-chin-chin*
'The elastick veil of Gallick perfidy has been rent; the mystick charm of diplomatick policy has been dissolved; the severing blow has been struck; and the exulting Ocean, now rolls be - tween our shores, an eternal monument of our separation.
Sir, 'tis his poor Ambition's richest hope To reign elastick Emperor, and Lord,
Poetical vagaries; containing an ode to WE, a hackney'd critik; Low ambition, or, The life and death of Mr. Daw; A reckoning with time; The lady of the wreck, or, Castle Blarneygig; Two parsons, or, The tale of a shirt;
When the springs of motion are yet elastick, when the heart bounds with vigour, and the eye sparkles with spirit, it is with difficulty that we are taught to conceive the imbecility that every hour is bringing upon us, or to imagine that the nerves which are now braced with so much strength, and the limbs which play with so much activity, will lose all their power under the gripe of time, relax with numbness, and totter with debility.