etc.--surprised me a little; but I suspected nothing wrong--never dreamt of it.
But when they perceived neither guards before the gates, nor soldiers on the ramparts, nor the usual bustle of a camp,--surprised at the extraordinary silence, they halted in apprehension of some stratagem.
"The lady was thinking of you when your name was announced, which may account for her nonsurprise."
Let's just relieve him of the whole lamp question; decide where to put them, go to New York and pick them out, get estimates for the laying of the pipes, and surprise him by having them all ready to put up the day after election."
Then Silvia be wise--be wise--be wise, Though Painting and Dressing for awhile are Supplies, And may--surprise-- But when the Fire's going out in your Eyes, It twinkles, it twinkles, it twinkles, and dies.
Dr. Thorne and his companion were now quite near, coming towards us on the same path, when I saw the stranger slap his thigh energetically and catch Thorne by the arm, while he exclaimed in tones of boisterous surprise,-- "Why, there's the very little chap, as I'm alive!"
Under the Wagons.--The Lost Stock.--Jerry Vance the Wagon-master.--His Pluck is aroused.--We take the Trail.--The Comanche Camp.--A Surprise.-- The Result.--Visitors.--Cuchillo, the Comanche Chief.--The Missourians.
"It was a look of horror, disgust, surprise,--a little perhaps of all three; I could not quite say which, it faded so quickly and was followed by a cold, deathlike pallor.
A Bear Hunt.--Patsey explains.--A Promise.--Continuation of Hal's Story.-- Warm Blood.--A Feast of Mule Meat.--The Mountain Cave.--A Punishment.-- Despair.--The Crack of a Rifle.--Liberty.--The Smoke Signal.--The Spy.-- The Two Eyes.--A Horrible Situation.--Relief at last.--A Dissertation on Apaches.--Their Manners and Customs.--A Surprise.--A Desperate Adventure.--Arrival at Apache Pass.--"Sooap.
he repeated, with an air of surprise--"And why do you think an Injin has claws, Mike?"
with which Moll would beguile away any tedious half-hour, for the mere amusement of creating Mrs. Butterby's wonder and surprise,--as one will tell stories of fairies to children,--this good woman repeated with many additions of her own concerning ourselves, which, to reflect credit on herself, were all to our advantage.
"Mr. Thurnall wishes Lord Scoutbush to be informed at once, and I think it is better that you should all know it--that--it is a painful surprise:--but there is a man ill in the street, whose symptoms he does not like, he says."
I could not take part with the captain, because I saw too much of his tyranny to entertain a particle of respect for him, and I confess I was not in the least surprised at the language of the ill-used sailors.
You see, my maid was not unnaturally a little surprised--" "It's quite all right," said the Fairy Queen graciously; "I thought you wouldn't mind my coming in."
They've come in here and surprised----" "Go easy, old man!
She was not surprised!--but, presently, a heavy step at the threshold caused the daughters to look up with astonishment, as Mr. M. strode unceremoniously into the room, saying, 'The Lord told me, Sister C, that you wanted some wood and flour.'
To Middleton the protector opposed Monk.c It was the policy of the former to avoid a battle, and exhaust the strength of his adversary by marches and counter-marches in a mountainous country, without the convenience of roads or quarters; but in an attempt to elude his pursuer, Middleton was surprisedd at Loch Garry by the force under Morgan; his men, embarrassed in the defile, were slain or made prisoners; and his loss taught the royalist leaders to deserve mercy by the promptitude of their submission.
M. Why then, child--why then, my dear--and the good lady's face looked so plump, so smooth, and so shining!--I see you are all attention, Nancy!--But don't be surprised!--don't be uneasy!--But I have--I have-- Where is it?--and yet it lay next her heart, never another near it--so no difficulty to have found it--I have a letter, my dear!--And out from her bosom it came: but she still held it in her hand--I have a letter, child.--It is--it is--it is from--from a gentleman, I assure you!-- lifting up her head, and smiling.
I wouldn't be surprised"--he halted--"at anything," he finished darkly.
replied the grocer, a good deal surprised--"I heard of no such promise.
M. Nay, don't be surprised!--I don't intend--I don't intend-- D. Not, perhaps, in the mind you are in, Madam.
I would not be surprised"--jumping to his next position on this ever-recurring first of the month theme--"I would not be surprised if Pompey has failed to find the letter in the box.
The Beautiful Wicked Witch poised on her toes, surprisedly looking into the reflection of her own eyes.
My angel-wife was surprised,--stood thrumming at the piano,--wondered she could not catch this very odd bit of discordant accord at all,--but checked herself in her effort, as soon as I observed that her long notes and short notes, in their tum-tee, tee,--tee-tee, tee-tum tum, meant, "He's her brother."
A WAR PARTY SURPRISED.--We took breakfast on the beach while the canoes were for the last time being led down the outlet.
how will he be surprised!--You see, Mr. Lovelace--you see, Sir,--turning to me with a flourishing hand--but you may thank yourself--and admirably stalked he from us.
My question seemed to afflict him with puzzled surprise;--he half smiled, as if not quite sure but I might be jesting.
I will try not to wonder or feel surprise;--I will bless him in every action of his future life--but think how different would be the disgrace he would voluntarily incur to my poor mother's shame, when she wakens up to know what her child has done!
To my surprisement der Herr Director tells me I can retire on a pension; I am too old unt he has hired a younger man, who iss Herr Gabert.
'Take possession'--I was so much surprised that I stared at him with mingled indignation and surprise--'of what belongs to another man?'
asked I, after a moment's scrutiny of the room in which three facts had become manifest: first, that the girl had not occupied the bed the night before; second, that there had been some sort of struggle or surprise,--one of the curtains being violently torn as if grasped by an agitated hand, to say nothing of a chair lying upset on the floor with one of its legs broken; third, that the departure, strange as it may seem, had been by the window.
But the surprisers are liable to be surprised."
What surprises most is that they are so refined and intelligent.
Mr. Choate's mind was so complex, peculiar, and original,--so foreign in temperament and spirit to the more representative traits of New England character,--so large, philosophic, and sagacious in vision and survey of great questions, and so dramatic and vehement in their exposition and enforcement,--so judicial and conservative in always maintaining in his arguments the balance and relation of interdependent principles, and so often in details marring the most exquisite poetry with the wildest extravagancies of style,--so free from mere vulgar tricks of effect, and so full of imaginative tricksiness and surprises,--so mischievous, subtle, mysterious, elusive, Protean,--that it is no wonder he has been more admired and more misunderstood than any eminent American of his time.
Love of Surprises.--The dramatists racked their inventive powers to introduce surprises to interest the audience.
It is only necessary to mention a few first lines--"God moves in a mysterious way," "Oh, for a closer walk with God," "Sometimes a light surprises"--to show how his gentle and devout spirit has left its impress upon thousands who now hardly know his name.
There is no clothes sit so well in a woman's eye as a suit of steel, though not of the fashion, and no man so soon surpriseth a woman's affections as he that is the subject of all whispering, and hath always twenty stories of his own deeds depending upon him.
Though she was a good deal over thirty"--again the listener felt a thrill of unreasoning surprise--"there was something very simple and young about poor Milly."
Contrast, surprise,--these are her very soul.
"Animals," explained the doctor, unable to prevent a smile at his companion's expression of surprise--"two animals, a cat and a dog."
Then, outside the town, sentinels stop us, French and British; our passes are examined; and, under their friendly looks--betraying a little surprise!--we drive on into the old streets.
Three senators, as before, transacted business with the embassies, and the knights,--a fact which might cause surprise,--were allowed to fight as gladiators.
"Take thy station, Gino of Calabria, and a happy fortune be thine," said the latter; then turning to another, he asked in surprise--"Why art thou here?"
Suzanne made a movement of surprise;--Your servant, she said.
I sign with a black seal, that you may begin to think, her cold has killed Mary, which will be an agreeable UNSURPRISE when you read the Note.
It was a woman's voice, pleasant, unsurprised, perfectly modulated.
The landlord was astonished when Walker counted out to him two hundred and five dollars in gold,--surprised when to that was added a round sum for interest,--ecstatic, on being presented with a brand-new pair of pantaloons, of the same pattern as the expensive ones formerly so admired by him.