The Courtship of Miles Standish

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883 - 44 страници

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Страница 17 - I'm not afraid of bullets, nor shot from the mouth of a cannon, But of a thundering 'No!
Страница 23 - Mute with amazement and sorrow, Priscilla the Puritan maiden Looked into Alden's face, her eyes dilated with wonder, Feeling his words like a blow, that stunned her and rendered her speechless; Till at length she exclaimed, interrupting the ominous silence: "If the great Captain of Plymouth is so very eager to wed me, Why does he not come himself, and take the trouble to woo me? If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning!
Страница 14 - Calling on each by his name, to order forward the ensigns; Then to widen the ranks, and give more room for their weapons; So he won the day, the battle of something.or-other. That's what I always say; if you wish a thing to be well done, You must do it yourself, you must not leave it to others!
Страница 37 - Let us, then, be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things Keep ourselves loyal to truth, and the sacred professions of friendship.
Страница 24 - And are offended and hurt, and indignant perhaps, that a woman Does not respond at once to a love that she never suspected, Does not attain at a bound the height to which you have been climbing. This is not right nor just : for surely a woman's affection Is not a thing to be asked for, and had for only the asking. When one is truly in love, one not only says it, but shows it. Had he but waited...
Страница 25 - Stern as a soldier might be, but hearty, and placable always, Not to be laughed at and scorned, because he was little of stature; For he was great of heart, magnanimous, courtly, courageous; Any woman in Plymouth, nay, any woman in England, Might be happy and proud to be called the wife of Miles Standish!
Страница 31 - Who had advanced to the table, and thus continued discoursing : "Leave this matter to me, for to me by right it pertaineth War is a terrible trade ; but in the cause that is righteous. Sweet is the smell of powder ; and thus I answer the challenge ! " Then from the rattlesnake's skin, with a sudden, contemptuous gesture.
Страница 16 - ... and coming, Now to the grave of the dead, and now to the bed of the dying, Patient, courageous, and strong, and said to myself, that if ever There were angels on earth, as there are angels in heaven, Two have I seen and known ; and the angel whose name is Priscilla Holds in my desolate life the place which the other abandoned.
Страница 24 - Has he no time for such things, as you call it, before he is married, Would he be likely to find it, or make it, after the wedding ? That is the way with you men; you don't understand us, you cannot.
Страница 13 - Out of the Latin translated by Arthur Goldinge of London, And, as if guarded by these, between them was standing the Bible. Musing a moment before them, Miles Standish paused as if doubtful Which of the three he should choose for his consolation and comfort...