My dearest child," said her mother, laughing, "at this rate you must be in continual terror of MY decay; and it must seem to you a miracle that my life has been extended to the advanced age
The language of this country being always upon the flux, the STRULDBRUGS of one age
do not understand those of another; neither are they able, after two hundred years, to hold any conversation (farther than by a few general words) with their neighbours the mortals; and thus they lie under the disadvantage of living like foreigners in their own country.
Upon closer observation I saw as we passed them that the buildings were deserted, and while not greatly decayed had the appearance of not having been tenanted for years, possibly for ages
Perhaps his name might be found in the records of that stern Court of Justice, which passed a sentence, too mighty for the age
, but glorious in all after-times, for its humbling lesson to the monarch and its high example to the subject.
She knows that people who piece together the beautiful trifles die early, because the labor is so confining, and so exhausting to hand and brain, and so she has decreed that all these people who reach the age
of sixty shall have a pension after that
For it is thus that people have been in the habit of proceeding with the marvellous churches of the Middle Ages
for the last two hundred years.
She looked fifty, but gave her age
This black-eyed, wide-mouthed girl, not pretty but full of life- with childish bare shoulders which after her run heaved and shook her bodice, with black curls tossed backward, thin bare arms, little legs in lace-frilled drawers, and feet in low slippers- was just at that charming age
when a girl is no longer a child, though the child is not yet a young woman.
Elizabethan prose, all too chaotic in the beauty and force which overflowed into it from Elizabethan poetry, and incorrect with an incorrectness which leaves it scarcely legitimate prose at all: then, in reaction against that, the correctness of Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, determining the standard of a prose in the proper sense, not inferior to the prose of the Augustan age
in Latin, or of the "great age
in France": and, again in reaction against this, the wild mixture of poetry and prose, in our wild nineteenth century, under the influence of such writers as Dickens and Carlyle: such are the three periods into which the story of our prose literature divides itself.
However, I am content with the fact--I never age
, and I love life and the vigor of youth.
At her age
she naturally shrank from revisiting the home scenes now occupied by the strangers to whom our house had been let.
As a writer his influence on the age
in which he lived was tremendous.
15: Some consider that children under the age
of seven should not receive a literary education.
In our archipelago, I believe that fossiliferous formations could be formed of sufficient thickness to last to an age
, as distant in futurity as the secondary formations lie in the past, only during periods of subsidence.
Of the century and a half, from 1350 to 1500, which forms our third period, the most important part for literature was the first fifty years, which constitutes the age