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Besides my plate and family pictures, household furniture of every kind, my own, my children's, and servants' apparel, they carried off about £900 sterling in money, and emptied the house of everything whatsoever, except a part of the kitchen furniture, not leaving a single book or paper in it, and have scattered or destroyed all the manuscripts and other papers I had been collecting for thirty years together, besides a great number of public papers in my custody.
Square and triangular houses are not allowed, and for this reason.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
They had talked about looking at more houses before they made the purchase; but then they did not know where any more were, and they did not know any way of finding out.
To-morrow morning I will begin with the garret, nor desist till I have torn the house down
it has broken; the ball is driven out on the School- house side, and a rush of the School carries it past the School- house players-up.
The old man now went into the other room to fetch preserves, apples, and nuts--yes, it was delightful over there in the old house.
Feeling that he might have anticipated this occurrence, after what he had seen at Chigwell in the morning, where no man dared to touch a spade, though he offered a large reward to all who would come and dig among the ruins of his house, he walked along the Strand; too proud to expose himself to another refusal, and of too generous a spirit to involve in distress or ruin any honest tradesman who might be weak enough to give him shelter.
A dog attacked him and had to be driven away with stones, and a man appeared at the door of one of the houses and swore at the dog.
Moscow was set on fire by the soldiers' pipes, kitchens, and campfires, and by the carelessness of enemy soldiers occupying houses they did not own.
While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them.
The same night, on their way to the fields, they observed with dismay a light in one of the windows of the house.
The room in which he was watching was a room in his own house.
I hope nothing valuable may have been taken from the house in spite of you, but you know what women are--they always want to do the best they can for the man who marries them, and never give another thought to the children of their first husband, nor to their father either when he is dead and done with.