The person addressed, a good-natured giant, girded with a cartridge belt, smiled as he replied: "Well, sir, I'm wearing a watch which the company gave me for standing off the James gang in Missouri for half an hour, when we hadn't the ghost of a soldier about.
A certain Celt who saw this would not endure it, but taking pity on him cried: "I will help you, as well as I can alone."
Porson, who was one of Cromwell's most pious soldiers--for he served in the double capacity of warrior and valet--stroked his sleek hair down over his solemn brow, and uttered a sonorous "amen" to the unconnected and unintelligible observation of his master, who, it is well known, dealt much in this extraordinary sort of jargon.
You could see, here looked forth a soul which was winged; which dwelt in hope and action, not in hesitation or fear.
Showers of rain fell every hour throughout the day, so I employed my men in making feldt-schoens, or, in other words, African brogues for me.
It seemed that the sea had soaked through his heart, and the pains he felt in all his veins were little less than those which one feels that has endured the torture of the rack.
One of the soldiers, named Matthew Helt, being suddenly afflicted with a violent cough, implored his comrades to put him to death, to avoid the risk of a discovery.
But when the happy morning came for it to open, and M. Benest knelt beside his prize, he drew back a hand.
Then that which swelled in all hearts spread itself abroad, the houses were emptied and there rolled through the streets a human flood of which every drop sought to melt into another.
Thus Erech stood, where in her infancy The huts of wandering Accads had been built Of soil, and rudely roofed by woolly pelt O'erlaid upon the shepherd's worn-out staves, And yonder lay their fathers' unmarked graves.
When our servants offered any of the coin which they call yperpera , they rubbed it with their fingers, and smelt it, to see whether it were copper.
It's the sun-cure on the hot stone-wall, from which I arise wan and shrunken, baked through and through, but svelte enough to make the youngest tomcat envious. (
Unbelievable as it may seem, even when the missile had struck him, though it had left a great red welt, he gave no sign of feeling.
WELTE, H. D. Standard service geometry workbook, by H. D. Welte and F. B. Knight.