The days, which before seemed like weeks, were now turned to minutes: scarcely had I swallowed my breakfast before I was in my justice-room; and before I had mittimused half a dozen paupers for beggary, I was called away to luncheon; this barely over, in comes a deputation or a dispatch, and so on till dinner, which was barely ended before supper was announced.
It is easy to believe that Horatio, tho' relieved from that extremity of misery he suffered while in the dungeon, was far from being able to content himself with his present condition:--a thousand times he reproached himself for pursuing the dictates of a glory which now seemed so tyrannic:--Have I, cried he, hazarded the eternal displeasure of the best of men,--refused the invitation of the adorable Charlotta,--slighted the condescentions of her father,--been deaf both to interest and love, to become a prisoner to the worst of barbarians!--Who now will pity me!--Or if they yet would be so good, how shall I acquaint them with my wretched fate!--Nay, were there even a possibility of that, what would the compassion of the whole world avail, since a slave to those, who, contrary to the law of nations, and even common humanity, refuse, on any terms, to release the wretches fallen into their savage power!
The story is at once entertaining, healthy, and, in the best sense of a word often misused, sweet.
Our argument in regard to Mr. Wilson's ignorance of most of the "standard authorities" will be strengthened by a review of the works which he actually has used,--or, to speak more correctly, misused,--and an examination of his reasons for selecting them.
Barbran hesitated, capitulated, came to the Bonnie Lassie's house, moused about Our Square in a rapt manner and stayed.
If they choose to hold a convention to discuss the affairs of rat-and-mousedom, they can do it for all me.
she mused aloud.
The listless eye still roamed the arid page as the slave returned with the fragrant pot and cup, but now the sitter laid it by, lighted a cigar and mused:-- In this impending war the South would win, of course--oh, God is just!
As to Mrs. Grosvenor's own loss, she had said it was not heavy, or, at least, she had spoken of it as not resting heavily upon her spirits; why then should the Sea-flower's thoughts dwell thus upon the matter?--she still mused--"I fear this may have been a heavier loss, than the gentle words, so characteristic of my mother's tenderness for me, may imply!
I always thought that she"--he did not call his brother's wife by name--"caused all this trouble.
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the minute I seen him I got all nervoused up and I jest says, 'Here, read that there piece--your wife's comin' next Thursday!'
Georges had not surprised Zoe, who was used to all kinds of encounters, but the gardener, who brought the wood upstairs, was greatly nonplused at sight of this dripping gentleman to whom he was certain he had not opened the front door.
Or:--"caused by a tortoise which an eagle let fall on his head.
He paused with his hand on the knob.
But--" he paused-- "I am wondering what on earth induced Mr. Harley to send that parcel of linen to the analyst."
He paused--"And as to that night--I parked my car a couple of blocks away and walked to the station through Jackson Street, intending to cut through the yards and approach the waiting room from the passenger platform.
Then he paused,--but Robert Bolton held his peace with anything but a satisfied countenance. '
Senor;" he paused,--"eez a-vary bath-a fore-a you thaughter, eh?"
It is an honorable name, and I would like to hear it again--" he paused--"from you."
You know--or perhaps you don’t, for I am afraid I never told you’--he remembered that he had carefully concealed his connection with the Croppy from his friends at Ballymoy, and paused--‘I have done some little writing.
I wonder why"--he paused--"I wonder why your sister Carolina did not believe in me."
The Saxon paused:--"I ne'er delayed, When foeman bade me draw my blade; Nay more, brave Chief, I vow'd thy death: Yet sure thy fair and generous faith, And my deep debt for life preserved, A better meed have well deserved:-- Can nought but blood our feud atone?
McMurtrie--Latimer-- George"--I paused--"I'd give something to know what those three do between them," I added regretfully.
If I was a young gal--a single young gal--he's--the other half," he said, slowly, as he paused--"just the one I should fancy.
Perhaps'--he paused--'perhaps Mr. Shergold is going to leave?'
With his brush poised between palette and canvas, the artist paused,--turning his head to listen,--half inclined to the belief that his fancy was tricking him.
We're playing for high stakes, Mr. Lyndon, and you--" he paused--"well, I'm inclined to think that you've the ace of trumps."
"You"--he paused--"you did not, I think"--another pause--"contribute to our little gathering?"
The Latin school rhetoric of Thomas Vicars (1621), after one has perused the treatise of his predecessors and contemporaries, is so conservative as to appear startling.
Others, again, are sometimes red inside, perfused with a beautiful blush, fairy food, too beautiful to eat,--apple of the Hesperides, apple of the evening sky!
No composition in our language," opined Dr. Johnson, "has been oftener perused,"--an opinion quite incredible until one perceives how intimately the poem harmonizes with the prevalent mood of its contemporary readers.
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Neck, clod, and sticking-piece,--used for soups, gravies, stocks, pies, and mincing for sausages.
By another law, marriage is inculcated on moral grounds, and the master of the slave is required to purchase the wife, so that they may both be under one roof; if he declines the honour, then the owner of the wife is to purchase the husband; and if that fails, a third party is to buy both: failing all these efforts, the law appears non-plused, and leaves their fate to Providence.
If I had laid out that which I profused in Luxury and Wantonness, in Acts of Generosity or Charity?
She read and reread a chapter, scarce thinking what she was reading,--aroused herself,--and then sat with the book in her hand in deep thought.
Rainbows.--Caused by reflection and refraction from and through drops of water--colours vary with size of drops, the smaller the drop the lighter the colours and nearer to the violet end of the spectrum--hence white rainbow as seen on the Barrier, very small drops.
Ex-presidents of the South American republics,--generals or doctors who were going to Europe to rest,--used to relate to him on the bridge, with Napoleonic gravity, the principal events in their history.
By June 1915, 150 "Friends" had rebuilt more than 400 houses, and rehoused more than seven hundred persons.
Langdale's statement is confirmed by Dachmont, who affirmed to Burnet, that "on fryday before Preston the duke read to Douchel and him a letter he had from Langdale, telling how the enemy had rendesvoused at Oatley and Oatley Park, wher Cromwell was,"--See a letter from Burnet to Turner in App.
The command of this expedition had been vested in General Stephen W. Kearney, and the force under his command had rendezvoused at Fort Leavenworth; and the most energetic measures had been adopted to insure its early departure and its ultimate success.
He finds that there is a great difference between the effect of written words, which are perused and reperused in the stillness of the closet, and the effect of spoken words which, set off by the graces of utterance and gesture, vibrate for a single moment on the ear.
It was this same "accursed Cretan question," as Mr. Venizelos called it, which now drew the country into a military alliance against her Ottoman neighbor who, until too late, refused to make any concession either to the just claims of the Cretans or to the conciliatory proposals of the Greek government.
In a letter to Mr. Kendall of July 17, 1854, Morse declares his intention of publishing that "Defense" which he had held in reserve for several years, hoping that the necessity for its publication might be avoided by a personal understanding with Professor Henry, which, however, that gentleman refused:-- "You will perceive what injury I have suffered from the machinations of the sordid pirates against whom I have had to contend, and it will also be noticed how history has been falsified in order to detract from me, and how the conduct of Henry, on his deposition, has tended to strengthen the ready prejudice of the English against the American claim to priority.
It was, however, taken as no favourable omen, that when the protector, at the opening of parliament, commanded the attendance of the Commons in the House of Lords, nearly one-half of the members refuseda to obey.
The minutest concession has been obstinately refused,--a fact so well known that even in Rome itself no other course has been possible among its discontented people than absolute rebellion.
eighteen others, it was taken cheerfully, and without comment; by the remaining twenty-two, with Fairfax at their head, it was firmly but respectfully refused.a The peers alleged that it stood not with their honour to approve upon oath of that which had been done in opposition to their vote; the commoners, that it was not for them to pronounce an opinion on judicial proceedings of which they had no official information.