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They do nothing to earn what they receive, they do not even have to ask for it--it comes to them of itself, their only care is to dispose of it.
When I think that these precious souls are to-day shut up in the prison-house of slavery, my feelings overcome me, and I am almost ready to ask, "Does a righteous God govern the universe?
I will tell anybody who asks me questions, this exact tale.
If you say No, you simply shock me; and there is an end of it; if you say Yes, then I beg to ask, Why am I to blame for making a Christian community do its duty?
You have no time to ask me why I bring it, or what it means; I have no time to tell you.
They don't mind what they ask of me, the subordinate; but you'll never catch 'em asking any questions of my principal.
Silas began now to think of Raveloe life entirely in relation to Eppie: she must have everything that was a good in Raveloe; and he listened docilely, that he might come to understand better what this life was, from which, for fifteen years, he had stood aloof as from a strange thing, with which he could have no communion: as some man who has a precious plant to which he would give a nurturing home in a new soil, thinks of the rain, and the sunshine, and all influences, in relation to his nursling, and asks industriously for all knowledge that will help him to satisfy the wants of the searching roots, or to guard leaf and bud from invading harm.
Ever she sits here and asks of the passers by that they should bring him to her, offering the great club for a reward; but they dare not
But when I part with a young lady on good terms, and after a lapse of years, during which we neither meet nor correspond, she asks me how I dare speak to her, I am naturally startled.
He rubs his ear and asks himself, if he's dreaming.
Then the criminal orders meat and drink to be brought out, they eat and drink together, he asks a formal pardon, which is not granted at first; however, the husband forgives first one part of the debt, and then another, till at length the whole is remitted.
If any one asks you questions," she said, "say that you had instructions to wait here for me.
Humor an old fellow who adores the Loves and the Graces, and who asks nothing better than to sun himself in your smiles.
Hummel told him she was poor, and had tried to cure baby herself, but now it was too late, and she could only ask him to help the others and trust to charity for his pay.
A dull, sickly yellow began to obscure the sky, and the water, from a beautiful blue, turned a slate color and ran along the sides of the vessel with a hissing sound as though the sullen waves would ask nothing better than to suck the craft down into their depths.