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In short, Harthover was a grand place, and Sir John a grand old man, whom even Mr. Grimes respected; for not only could he send Mr. Grimes to prison when he deserved it, as he did once or twice a week; not only did he own all the land about for miles; not only was he a jolly, honest, sensible squire, as ever kept a pack of hounds, who would do what he thought right by his neighbours, as well as get what he thought right for himself; but, what was more, he weighed full fifteen stone, was nobody knew how many inches round the chest, and could have thrashed Mr. Grimes himself in fair fight, which very few folk round there could do, and which, my dear little boy, would not have been right for him to do, as a great many things are not which one both can do, and would like very much to do.
But he, who is aware those living seals Of every beauty work with quicker force, The higher they are ris'n; and that there I had not turn'd me to them; he may well Excuse me that, whereof in my excuse I do accuse me, and may own my truth; That holy pleasure here not yet reveal'd, Which grows in transport as we mount aloof.
He owns a hot-house, keeps a big dog that is very savage, and his wife wears a silk dress at least three times a week,--either of which will establish a man's reputation in a country town.
This would leave but a small fraction over NINETY THOUSAND, men, women, and children, owning slaves enough to unite them in a common interest.
it's Mr. Canning as owns all the house property about; it's him that our court and the lane and everything belongs to.
No Russian law ever directly enslaved the peasantry, but, through this decree of Boris, the lord who owned the soil came to own the peasants, just as he owned its immovable boulders and ledges.
He owns a large and valuable farm adjoining the town of North Platte, Nebraska, and there his family live in ease and comfort.
He was bought by a man named Nicholas Spenser, who owned a plantation on the Potomac in Westmoreland County, and there he worked, first as laborer and then as overseer, for nigh upon ten years.
You know the old lady what owned the place was nearly allus away and just left it to a caretaker that didn't take over much care of it--" He stopped to chuckle, and the girls leaned forward eagerly.
The ease of owning a home.
"In the middle counties, where he owns vast estates, and has been liberal to debtors and tenants, he carries great favor; both parties respect him for his ignorance and pomposity, which they mistake for simplicity and power, as usual.
BONNER says in the Ledger, "It is a book for which every man who owns a horse ought to subscribe.
Suppose a man owned one hundred acres of land and gave you the right of way through it from one public road to another,--that would leave him many acres for his own use on which you have no right to trespass.
And when he saw the morning rise, While sleep still sealed Daraja's eyes, Amid his tears, to soothe his pain, He sang this melancholy strain: "The morn is up, The heavens alight, My jealous soul Still owns the sway of night.
It is only by thus adopting the lesson of federalism that Europe can do away with the chances of useless warfare which remain so long as its different states own no allegiance to any common authority.
Well, I'll own up the thing bothers me."
They couldn't eat them, and they didn't own a dog; so they picked them clean and threw them away.
Helena on her knees now owned her love, and with shame and terror implored the pardon of her noble mistress; and with words expressive of the sense she had of the inequality between their fortunes, she protested Bertram did not know she loved him, comparing her humble unaspiring love to a poor Indian, who adores the sun, that looks upon his worshipper but knows of him no more.
The expression "ordinary gait," as applied to driving in Kansas, where everybody owns "fast stock," is rather equivocal in these quieter latitudes to be sure, but we may guess that, at Leavenworth, a man who rides or drives at a pace of twenty miles an hour, is liable, "for instance," to a fine of $20, or just one dollar per mile.
Cartwright was tempted to let his wife do as she wanted: Clara owned shares in the line that he had let her buy when freights were good and she had afterwards refused to sell.
When the boy heerd the man say I owned the pocket-book he caved in, and began to blubber.
"As a young man, my father was a successful sea captain," said the boy, "and, before he was thirty, owned a considerable interest in the ship he sailed.
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"Lenore, if you owned this ranch would you want me--me for your manager?"
Amos owned the half of Tule Creek and the other half pertained to the neighboring Greenfields ranch.
The man that owned my mother was a milkman.
"I'll own old Cartwright's a great man," Brown said thoughtfully. "
What though you own no lot at Mount Auburn?
Be silent always when you doubt your sense; And speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence: Some positive, persisting fops we know, Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so; But you, with pleasure own your errors past, And make each day a critic on the last.
For though many a man can with satisfaction enough own a no very handsome wife in his bosom; yet who is bold enough openly to avow that he has espoused a falsehood, and received into his breast so ugly a thing as a lie?
He possessed, I cannot tell exactly how much, yet this I am certain of respecting it, that he owned an immense tract.
I'm glad thou hast her, Harry; but doubt thou durst not own her; nay dar'st not own thy self.
In good sooth, if thou refusest to own the power of mighty Love, it behooves thee to fly; but whither canst thou fly?
If I owned cattle, do you think I'd sit in the house and watch them starve through the winter?"
These two thousand persons owned the world; the rest were dependent and powerless, and would have perished but for largesses.
In this same grave (who does me right, Must own the work is strong and tight) The squire that yon fair hall possessed, Tonight shall lay his bones at rest.
His holy manhood's perfect worth Redeems the woman's ill: Her thanks intense to Him burn forth, Who owns her woman still.
'Tis thine with silent eloquence to shew Passion's strong image, Beauty's rapt'rous glow, To soothe the parted lover's anxious care, Who owns thee fairest of thy sisters fair; When waves divide him, still thro' thee to trace The dear resemblance of that cherish'd face, Which he so oft with trembling lips has prest, So often gaz'd upon, so often blest!
Mr. Simeon Brown was a thriving shipowner of Newport, who lived in a large house, owned several negro-servants and a span of horses, and affected some state and style in his worldly appearance.
To own property is to own its product.
Alexander was a very wealthy planter and owned a great number of slaves, but he was very justly suspected of being a kind, humane, and indulgent master.
You see, my pretty cousin Peggy married Peter Smith, who owns paper-mills in Centreville, and has exiled herself into deep country for life; a circumstance I disapprove, because I like Peggy, and manufacturers always bore me, though Peter is a clever fellow enough; but madam was an old flame of mine, and I have a lingering tenderness for her yet.
And I added, that if her brother or Singleton came, and if they behaved civilly, I would, for her sake, be civil to them: and in this case, she had nothing to do but to own her marriage, and there could be no pretence for violence on either side.
If I was ever so fortunate as to own a sewing machine I could take it all apart and clean it and put it together again.
The peasants who own the island ought to come here and help you," insisted the boy. "
Little John," said he, "Little John, mine own dear friend, and him I love better than all others in the world, mark, I prythee, where this arrow lodges, and there let my grave be digged.
Mrs. Miller owned a flock of sheep, and in her house there were a spinning-wheel and a loom that were always busy.
Turn then from wits; and look on Simo's mate, No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate; Or her, that owns her faults, but never mends, Because she's honest, and the best of friends; Or her, whose life the Church and scandal share, Forever in a passion, or a prayer; Or her, who laughs at hell, but (like her Grace) Cries, 'Ah!
I own the earth, because it belongs to my Father,--the best part of it, you know,--there is a truer giving than by title deeds to material acres--and the world has grown very beautiful since my Father made me heir of all things through his Son.