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My grandsire,'' said Hubert, ``drew a good bow at the battle of Hastings, and never shot at such a mark in his life and neither will I.
Sirrah Locksley, do thou shoot; but, if thou hittest such a mark, I will say thou art the first man ever did so.
Measure no marks for us, most sovereign liege," quoth he; "for such largess as that, we'll shoot at the sun and the moon.
He had offered to the younger and more humble marks men divers birds of an inferior quality, and some shooting had already taken place, much to the pecuniary advantage of the sable owner of the game.
His first object was to learn his limits, round which he would pace, occasionally freshening, with a blow of his axe, the marks on the boundary trees; and then he would proceed, with an air of great deliberation, to the centre of his premises, and, throwing aside his superfluous garments, measure, with a knowing eye, one or two of the nearest trees that were towering apparently into the very clouds as he gazed upward.
We've got to hitch to windward of that Mark Boat somehow," George cried.
The Mark Boat was below and a little to the sou'west of us, fluctuating in the centre of her distraught galaxy.
He held down the light, and the marks of muddy boots were very visible in the corner.
bout the greatest mod'rn improvement I knows on,"--and Marks patronized his joke by a quiet introductory sniggle.
That ar's what ye may call emphasis," said Marks, poking Haley in the side, and going into another small giggle.
The same distinction marks off Tragedy from Comedy; for Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
Occasionally the marks were hidden under tufts of myrtle, which spread into large bushes laden with blossoms, or beneath parasitical lichen.
It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
The marks were some twenty yards from the body and no one gave them a thought.
And if they did know Bevis Marks (as he trusted for their own character, they did) did they know the historical and elevating associations connected with that most remarkable spot?