All this stands on a hill of gentle slope, green as grass; and it is backed close against a steep mountain-side, of which the tree-trunks are conjectural, for I never saw any, the trees resembling rather one continuous leafy tree-top, run out high and far over the extent of the mountain.
This great law it is the business of every rational being to understand, that life may not pass away in an attempt to make contradictions consistent, to combine opposite qualities, and to unite things which the nature of their being must always keep asunder.
The plunger is usually made of steel and turned down to fit snug in the chamber, and is long enough to play the full stroke of engine between the stuffing box and point of supply and to connect with the driver on the cross head.
We join his many friends in England and South Africa in sending him our sincerest hopes for his restoration to health and strength.
"I'm going to tell him to-day," she went on, "that he's got to marry her.
"So Wat Danbury spent the night in tossing about and reflecting what a sensitive thing this machinery of ours is, and how very foolish it is to play tricks with what is so easily put out of gear and so difficult to mend.
The root is very tough, and the Canadian Indians make threads from the fibres, with which they sew together the birch-bark for their canoes.
I do not unite with a high critical authority in considering Dibdin’s ditties as “slang songs,” for most of them breathe the very poetry of the ocean.