The Courtship of Miles Standish

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J.R. Osgood and Company, 1858 - 95 страници

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Страница 33 - Fell on the ear of Priscilla; and swift as a flash she made answer: " Has 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;
Страница 47 - Is it to shoot red squirrels you have your howitzer planted There on the roof of the church, or is it to shoot red devils ? Truly the only tongue that is understood by a savage Must be the tongue of fire that speaks from the mouth of the cannon!
Страница 88 - Fervently then, and devoutly, the excellent Elder of Plymouth Prayed for the hearth and the home, that were founded that day in affection, Speaking of life and of death, and imploring Divine benedictions. Lo! when the service was ended, a form appeared on the threshold, Clad in armor of steel, a sombre and sorrowful
Страница 19 - Truly the maxim is good, and I do not mean to gainsay it; But we must use it discreetly, and not waste powder for nothing. Now, as I said before, I was never a maker of phrases. I can march up to a fortress
Страница 38 - Shame and confusion of guilt, and abasement and self-condemnation, Overwhelmed him at once ; and he cried in the deepest contrition : " It hath displeased the Lord ! It is the temptation of Satan!" Then, uplifting his head, he looked at the sea, and beheld there Dimly the shadowy form of the May
Страница 7 - dwelling, Clad in doublet and hose, and boots of Cordovan leather, Strode, with a martial air, Miles Standish the Puritan Captain. Buried in thought he seemed, with his hands behind him, and pausing Ever and auon to behold his glittering
Страница 26 - Piled at her knee, her white hands feeding the ravenous spindle, While with her foot on the treadle she guided the wheel in its motion. Open wide on her lap lay the well-worn psalmbook of Aiusworth, Printed in Amsterdam, the
Страница 35 - But as he warmed and glowed, in his simple and eloquent language, Quite forgetful of self, and full of the praise of his rival, Archly the maiden smiled, and, with eyes overrunning with laughter, Said, in a tremulous voice,
Страница 42 - Fighting some great campaign in Hainault or Brabant or Flanders. " Long have you been on your errand," he said with a cheery demeanor, Even as one who is waiting an answer, and fears not the issue. " Not far off is the house, although the woods
Страница 67 - and listened and looked at Priscilla, Thinking he never had seen her more fair, more divine in her beauty. He who but yesterday pleaded so glibly the cause of another, Stood there embarrassed and silent, and seeking in vain for an answer. So the

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