With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours
and civil scruples of their guests.
The vicinity was one that kept early hours
. Now and then you might see the lights of a cigar store or of an all-night lunch counter; but the majority of the doors belonged to business places that had long since been closed.
Further questioned, he described his awakening in the early hours
of the morning, and the circumstances of his mother's death.
Maybe I understood because I saw her in that early hour
of the morning when even the stony Memnon sings, in that mystical light of the young day when divine exiled things, condemned to rough bondage through the noon, are for a short magical hour their own celestial selves, their unearthly glory as yet unhidden by any earthly disguise.
The captain was convinced, however, that the stream was too insignificant to drain so wide a valley and the adjacent mountains: he encamped, therefore, at an early hour
, on its borders, that he might take the whole of the next day to reach the main river; which he presumed to flow between him and the distant range of western hills.
My messenger brought back a polite answer, inviting me to visit him at an early hour
in the afternoon.
For especially wicked am I in the morning: at the early hour
when the pail rattleth at the well, and horses neigh warmly in grey lanes:--
On her way home at an early hour
when she met no one but bricklayers going to work or men sweeping the street, and everybody within the houses was still asleep, Natasha experienced a feeling new to her, a sense of the possibility of correcting her faults, the possibility of a new, clean life, and of happiness.
At an early hour
this morning she secretly left the house, and she has not been heard of since.
Thus did Sancho soliloquise on the day of their departure, as Don Quixote, who had the night before taken leave of the duke and duchess, coming out made his appearance at an early hour
in full armour in the courtyard of the castle.
Everything had an empty air, and everyone whom I met looked careworn and preoccupied, and no wonder, for who would choose to walk abroad at such an early hour
, and in such weather?
Delvin's retreat, Emily retired at an early hour
, fatigued by her long journey.
With more kisses, and hugs, and tears, than many young gentlemen who start upon their travels, and leave well-stocked homes behind them, would deem within the bounds of probability (if matter so low could be herein set down), Kit left the house at an early hour
next morning, and set out to walk to Finchley; feeling a sufficient pride in his appearance to have warranted his excommunication from Little Bethel from that time forth, if he had ever been one of that mournful congregation.
At an early hour
in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.
The post to the south went out on the next day; and the early hour
of the morning at which the messenger called for our letters made it a matter of ordinary convenience to write overnight.