Jacob stooped to the God-forgive-me, which was a two-handled tall mug standing in the ashes, cracked and charred with heat: it was rather furred with ex- traneous matter about the outside, especially in the crevices of the handles, the innermost curves of which may not have seen daylight for several years by reason of this encrustation thereon -- formed of ashes accident- ally wetted with cider and baked hard; but to the mind of any sensible drinker the cup was no worse for that, being incontestably clean on the inside and about the rim.
And although they are dexterous enough upon a piece of paper, inthe management of the rule, the pencil, and the divider, yet in thecommon actions and behaviour of life, I have not seen a moreclumsy, awkward, and unhandy people, nor so slow and perplexed intheir conceptions upon all other subjects, except those ofmathematics and music.
I looked at the glider and matching rocking chairs and imagined what a fantastic place this would be to spend an afternoon reading and watching the lake.
He was the politician of the concern, the handshaker, the guider of its policy.
They found themselves altogether unprepared to stop or resist the incursion of Hyder Ali; and in consequence of those disorders, the company is now (1784) in greater distress than ever; and, in order to prevent immediate bankruptcy, is once more reduced to supplicate the assistance of government.
Ben Fleck then reappeared in his Lupo Associates insider guise to make dismissive comments about the practice of bringing up agents from the mailroom (Ben got his job through nepotism: his step-father was a senior agent before keeling over, corned beef in hand, at Canter’s Deli), and mentioned, darkly, that I had come up from the mailroom myself.
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"He can't know much about it," he thought, "to back an outsider like that."
The Heavenly Provider, I thought, was hardly included in the interdiction with which Dyananda had silenced me.
The mule was shy, and was so frightened at her bridle being seized that rearing up she flung her rider to the ground over her haunches.
“There was one—the old master, Mr. Ryder—who, I think, could soon have brought me round, and could have done anything with me; but he had given up all the hard part of the trade to his son and to another experienced man, and he only came at times to oversee.
They were releasing the rest of the court, he said, all but Dr. Schneider, Dr. Pazzo and the two of them.
In these Wessex nooks the busy out- sider's ancient times are only old; his old times are still new; his present is futurity.
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"Is your name Jake Snider?"
He read or re-read Kent's "History of the Hebrews"; Weiniger's "Sex and Character"; Carl Snyder's "The World Machine"; Muzzey's "Spiritual Heroes"; Johnston's translation of "Bhagavad Ghita"; Emerson's essay on the Oversoul, and Huxley's "Science and Hebrew Tradition" and "Science and Christian Tradition."