It had not been necessary, and the few occasions of its being possible for her to go to the Hall she had contrived to evade and escape from.
The sad accident at Lyme was soon the prevailing topic, and on comparing their latest accounts of the invalid, it appeared that each lady dated her intelligence from the same hour of yestermorn; that Captain Wentworth had been in Kellynch yesterday (the first time since the accident), had brought Anne the last note, which she had not been able to trace the exact steps of; had staid a few hours and then returned again to Lyme, and without any present intention of quitting it any more.
Words were insufficient for the elevation of his feelings; and he was obliged to walk about the room, while Elizabeth tried to unite civility and truth in a few
Weston added, "that he could only allow himself time to hurry to Highbury, after breakfast, and take leave of the few
friends there whom he could suppose to feel any interest in him; and that he might be expected at Hartfield very soon.
Until a few
weeks ago," he told her, "I thought of nothing but the war and my work in it--until you came, that is.
In a state of nature almost every plant produces seed, and amongst animals there are very few
which do not annually pair.
Sometimes when he came he was silent and moody, and after a few
sarcastic remarks went away again, to tramp the streets of Lincoln, which were almost as quiet and oppressively domestic as those of Black Hawk.
Blind would I gladly be for my few
remaining years, if that night's horrors could be washed from these eyes for ever.
south of Cape Horn, the net was put astern several times; it never, however, brought up anything besides a few
of two extremely minute species of Entomostraca.
bats skimmed his nose now and again and scared him half to death.
nights afterwards, a boy put a dirty scrap of paper in my hand, on which were scrawled a few
words in pencil, intimating that the man was dangerously ill, and begging me, after the performance, to see him at his lodgings in some street--I forget the name of it now--at no great distance from the theatre.
Let it not be imagined, however, that I consider myself competent to reform the errors and abuses of society, but only that I would fain contribute my humble quota towards so good an aim; and if I can gain the public ear at all, I would rather whisper a few
wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.
Being the third in the row, I concluded I had only a few
minutes of life before me.
A proper regulation of commerce requires much information, as has been elsewhere remarked; but as far as this information relates to the laws and local situation of each individual State, a very few
representatives would be very sufficient vehicles of it to the federal councils.
It is my fate to leave it in the evening; but those who are taken away earlier have only lost a few
hours, at the best little worth lamenting, and much oftener hours of labour and fatigue, of pain and sorrow.