The declaration has never been contradicted.--Strangers to the remotest idea of proscription, they erected a fortress, where every virtue, and every excellence might find a place.
--A tiger close by.--Proceed to the spot.--Encounter between tigress and buffaloes.--Strange behaviour of the elephant.--Discovery and capture of four cubs.--Joyful return to camp.--Death of the tigress.
"Strange," said Doctor Mayhew, turning to his butler--"Strange, that they should leave that ring upon his finger--valuable as it looks."
"Strangely enough," pursued the doctor, who, having carefully examined the miniature, had opened the back of the case, and could not repress a smile at what he beheld--"strangely enough, this very picture will convince you of the earl's inconstancy.
"The world is full of strange things, my child,--stranger than anything you ever read in story-books."
But I know from what presently transpired, that the face was ivory pale in complexion, the eyes deeply dark, and the hair,--strange and uncanny combination,--of a bright and peculiar golden hue.
All sorts of men, by my successful arts, Abhorring kings, estrange their alter'd hearts 290 From David's rule: and 'tis their general cry-- Religion, commonwealth, and liberty.
When Don Pedro had estranged the Castilians by his cruelty, Don Henry invaded Castile with a body of French auxiliaries, and took his brother prisoner.
At this meeting the royal brothers displayed towards each other an amount of confidence which gladdened the heart of the Queen-mother, to whom their long estrangement had been a subject of perpetual grief and anxiety; nor was their good understanding lessened for an instant until their separation upon the departure of Louis for Lyons, when Monsieur in his turn proceeded to Orleans, where he remained until the middle of March; and thence he finally returned to Paris towards the close of April, to assume his command.
That nobleman came to his apartment one day with a letter in his hand, and accosting him with the familiarity he had been accustomed to treat him with before their estrangement,--Horatio, said he, I cannot suffer you to leave us without giving you what testimonies of good-will are in my power:--you are now going among strangers, and tho' after the recommendations I hear you are to carry with you from the chevalier St. George, nothing can be added to assure you of the king of Sweden's favour, yet as many brave actions are lost for want of a proper representation of them, and the eyes of kings cannot be every where, it may be of some service to you to have general Renchild your friend: I once had the honour of a particular acquaintance with that great man, and I believe this letter, which I beg the favour of you to deliver to him, will in part convince him of your merit, before you may have an opportunity of proving it to him by your actions.
"Those of us who were not his soldiers, friends, and supporters, when war raged throughout the land, but who have nevertheless met here to-day with those who were our enemies then, but are now our friends and countrymen, and appreciate with them the character of Lee, and admire his rare accomplishments as an American citizen, whose fame and name are the property of the nation, we all unite over his hallowed sepulchre in an earnest prayer that old divisions may be composed, and that a complete and perfect reconciliation of all estrangements may be effected at the tomb, where all alike, in a feeling of common humanity and universal Christian brotherhood, may drop their tears of heart-felt sorrow.
'--His Duel with Captain Matthews.-- Standards of Ridicule.--Painful Family Estrangements.--Enters Drury Lane.
hennes He answerd to them that he was so vsed and accustomed wyth theyr chydynge that the chydynges of them ne of estrangers dyde hym no greef ne harme/ gyue thou place to hym that brawleth or chydeth/ and in suffrynge hym thou shalt be his vaynquysshour/ And Cathon fayth whan thou lyuyst ryghtfully recche the not of the wordes of euyll peple/ And therfore it is sayd in a comyn prouerbe/ he that well doth reccheth not who seeth hit/ & hit is not in our power to lette men to speke.
Generally speaking a woman does not betray her husband nor deceive him, unless he himself corrupts her heart, tramples on her feelings, or repulses and estranges her by his meanness, his selfishness, narrowness, and his miserable, worthless nature.
--Letter to Russian Minister.--Letter to London "Mechanics' Magazine" claiming priority and first experiments in wireless telegraphy.--Hopes that Government may yet purchase.--Longing for a home.--Dinner at Russian Minister's.--Congress again fails him.--Amos Kendall chosen as business agent.--First telegraph company.--Fourth voyage to Europe.--London, Broek, Hamburg.--Letter of Charles T. Fleischmann.--Paris.--Nothing definite accomplished CHAPTER XXXII DECEMBER 20, 1845--APRIL 19, 1848 Return to America.--Telegraph affairs in bad shape.--Degree of LL.D. from Yale.--Letter from Cambridge Livingston.--Henry O'Reilly.--Grief at unfaithfulness of friends.--Estrangement from Professor Henry.--Morse's "Defense.
The "advice fly"--strangely neglected by Izaak Walton--is guaranteed to kill in any weather.
He expressed his astonishment at what had befallen us, and then told us his own story, which was as follows:--"Strangers," said he, "I am a Cyprian by birth, and left my country to merchandise with this youth, who is my son, and several servants.
And the racking winds, in that aer bruno, whirl them away again, to wail forever!--Strange to think: Dante was the friend of this poor Francesca's father; Francesca herself may have sat upon the Poet's knee, as a bright innocent little child.
With this penchant, it was said, he never missed a battle, and went out with every detachment that left the camp to see that none should escape him unaware.--But enough of him,--strange dog, or devil.
Both mother and daughter were dressed in rough brown smocks, with narrow green belts falling loosely,--strange garments to Eric.
Whether Sir Nicholas Lestrange, in the beef-eating days of Old Harry and Elizabeth, was a nervous man, and subject to apprehensions of this kind, I cannot tell; but it is certain that he speedily rid himself of the spoils of the Church, and that, within twenty years afterwards, the edifice became the property of the famous Dudley, Earl of Leicester, brother of the Earl of Warwick.
SEE Verotchka l'strangers; ou, Le goût du malheur.
MARY'S HALL--THANKSGIVING DAY IN CALIFORNIA--ANOTHER BROTHER-IN-LAW CHAPTER XXX IDEALS AND LONGINGS--THE FUTURE--CHRISTMAS CHAPTER XXXI THE WIDOW STEIN AND LITTLE JOHNNIE--"DAUGHTERS OF A SAINTED MOTHER"--ESTRANGEMENT AND DESOLATION--A RESOLUTION AND A VOW--MY PEOPLE ARRIVE AND PLAN TO BEAR ME AWAY CHAPTER XXXII GRANDMA'S RETURN--GOOD-BYE TO THE DUMB CREATURES--GEORGIA AND I ARE OFF FOR SACRAMENTO CHAPTER XXXIII THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF SACRAMENTO--A GLIMPSE OF GRANDPA--THE RANCHO DE LOS CAZADORES--MY SWEETEST PRIVILEGE--LETTERS FROM THE BRUNNERS CHAPTER XXXIV TRAGEDY IN SONOMA--CHRISTIAN BRUNNER IN A PRISON CELL--ST.
Once on the path, a low cluster of sweet fern attracted me;--strange assertion of human personality, that in the deepest grief a man knows and notices the trivial features of Nature with microscopic fidelity!
The evidence showed that the captain called out,--"Stranger, ef you don't tote your plunder off that gang-plank, I'll spill you in the drink."
To Denslow, Honoria, Dalton, and myself he offered nothing.--Strange?--Not at all.
Suppose I were to discover that there is a gold mine in the orchard,--stranger things than that have happened,--would you say that that also belonged to Mrs. Jacobs and not to me?
To begin with: two kinds of marionettes; the first behind a kind of crape screen,--strange figures cut very beautifully out of buffalo hide, and jumping about to a very noisy vocal and instrumental accompaniment.
"Did somethin'--strange an' different come to you?"
The world, for so it thought, 20 Owed him no service; wherefore he at once With indignation turned himself away, And with the food of pride sustained his soul In solitude.--Stranger!
Suddenly he heard sounds,--strange, low, melodious sounds, as if the shell were remembering and repeating to itself the murmurs of its ocean home.
IN SILENCE She sees our faces bright and gay, Our moving lips, our laughing eyes, But scarce a word of what we say Can pass the zone that round her lies;-- A zone of stillness,--strange, profound, Invisible to mortal eye, Upon whose verge the waves of sound In muffled murmurs break and die.
Heartsick, and weary, and sad, and strange,-- Ashes and dust where swept the fire?
This arises from the author having usually represented them as foreigners to whom every thing in Scotland is strange,--a circumstance which serves as his apology for entering into many minute details which are reflectively, as it were, addressed to the reader through the medium of the hero.
The blazing hues of the last sunset eve, And the pale magic moonshine that had made The common, strange,--all were swept clean away; The earth around, the great sky over, were Like a deserted theatre, tomb-dumb; The lights long dead; the first sick grey of morn Oozing through rents in the slow-mouldering curtain; The sweet sounds fled away for evermore; Nought left, except a creeping chill, a sense As if dead deeds were strown upon the stage, As if dead bodies simulated life, And spoke dead words without informing thought.
It is strange,--almost laughable,--but for a long time I remained in a state of mind in which the most commonplace functions of life seemed irksome and useless, and it took me some time to remember that I used to go to clubs and theatres, shaved, dressed, and dined before I knew her.
"This is so strange!--altogether so unlike your usual manner, Maud, that there must be some mistake.
How strange!--and, loving Beatrice, he bought it, because of his great love for her!
Strange to say,--yet not all strange,--before it was a year old, the baby had found its way quite down into the middle of Aunt 'Viny's heart.
"Isn't it strange"--Betty Dalrymple, speaking half to herself, regarded the motionless form in the bottom of the boat--"that she, of all persons, and I, should be thus thrust together, in such a tiny craft, on such an enormous sea?"
This is strange!--bring them up-- Exit Servant.
Strange!--but wonderings were lost in the pleasant calls of the occasion.