The news of his cousin Anne's engagement burst on Mr Elliot most unexpectedly.
Now it happened one day that Sir Bertrand was found dead and murdered at a certain pass in the King's forest, and when the news thereof was brought to Sir Blamor, he was very wroth that his knight-companion should have been thus treacherously slain.
Father and son now retired to Circina (Kerkennah), where news soon reached him which brought him back to Italy.
At the age of twenty-three he went to London, after some experience in Glasgow journalism, and joined the staff of the "Morning Star," and, later, the "Daily News," of which journal he became assistant-editor.
"Any news from her lately?"
Anon the news of Stamford Bridge and Hardraada's death, and lastly news of Senlac, and the death of the other Harold.
Every one by experience knows how easily false news do rise, and how nimbly they scatter themselves; how often they are raised from nothing, how soon they from small sparks grow into a great blaze, how easily from one thing they are transformed into another; especially news of this kind, which do suit and feed the bad humour of the vulgar.
What news with you so early?
But come, Sir Robert--thou dost bear news, belike; come your ways and drink a goblet of wine."
When the papers do come, each of us will rush for the latest dates; the news of two weeks ago is now history, and no one reads history, especially the history of one's own country.
"I've 'ad news of you afore, Nat," remarked Mr. Kybird, with simple severity.