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Come, come," said the landlord; "let the cow alone.
Macey," said the deputy clerk, with an air of anxious propriety, "I'm nowise a man to speak out of my place.
At the poor man people only throw a hasty glance; on the rich man they fix their eyes; and if the said rich man was once on a time poor, it is then there is the sneering and the tattle and spite of backbiters; and in the streets here they swarm as thick as bees.
Look here, Teresa," said Sancho, "and listen to what I am now going to say to you; maybe you never heard it in all your life; and I do not give my own notions, for what I am about to say are the opinions of his reverence the preacher, who preached in this town last Lent, and who said, if I remember rightly, that all things present that our eyes behold, bring themselves before us, and remain and fix themselves on our memory much better and more forcibly than things past.
He said to himself:--I shall see whether the wise Socrates will discover my facetious contradiction, or whether I shall be able to deceive him and the rest of them.
For if the demigods are the illegitimate sons of gods, whether by the nymphs or by any other mothers, of whom they are said to be the sons--what human being will ever believe that there are no gods if they are the sons of gods?
You have painted many pictures in the telling," I said.
I can only say good night tonight with a clear conscience," said Anne, cuddling luxuriously down among her pillows.
Will you believe that she never said a prayer in her life till tonight?
Beautiful Alice laughed and said it was forty years since he had been her Aunt Una's lover.
I say,' said John, rather astounded for the moment, 'mak' theeself quite at whoam, will 'ee?
Surely, he said, a man may be expected to love those whom he thinks good, and to hate those whom he thinks evil.
Among the good company which had attended in the hall during the bone-setting, Mrs Honour was one; who being summoned to her mistress as soon as it was over, and asked by her how the young gentleman did, presently launched into extravagant praises on the magnanimity, as she called it, of his behaviour, which, she said, "was so charming in so pretty a creature.
poor gentlewoman,' said she again, laughing, 'what will that do for thee?
And suppose I said to that venerable earl, "My Lord, I am here before your lordship, presented by your lordship's near kinsman, my friend upon my left, to indicate that programme;" what would his lordship answer?