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I spent this day in covering and securing the goods which I had saved, that the rain might not spoil them.
But in the city where the painted stucco blisters under the smoky sun, and the sooty rain brings slush and mud, and the snow lies piled in dirty heaps, and the chill blasts whistle down dingy streets and shriek round flaring gas lit corners, no face of Nature charms us.
But whether Catherine might still expect her friends, whether there had not been too much rain for Miss Tilney to venture, must yet be a question.
The rain was already ceasing, and it was beginning to get light when Levin reached them.
She was very much obliged to him, but declined it all, repeating her conviction, that the rain would come to nothing at present, and adding, "I am only waiting for Mr Elliot.
Only a short time ago you told me there would be no more Rain of Stones or of People," said the Prince.
That the surrounding country was most barren will be readily believed, when it is known that a shower of rain had not fallen during the last thirteen months.
Who don't know anything of us, and where it comes from; or think how we two drove miles across the moor tonight in the rain that it might reach 'em in time?
Bob did look dampish, inasmuch as the rain was streaming from his neck, elbows, cuffs, skirts, and knees; and his whole apparel shone so with the wet, that it might have been mistaken for a full suit of prepared oilskin.
And when the afternoon was nearly gone, and still there was no sign of rain, we tried to cheer ourselves up with the idea that it would come down all at once, just as the people had started for home, and were out of the reach of any shelter, and that they would thus get more drenched than ever.
She said, "All things are prospering with me, and I have only one wish, that there may be a heavy fall of rain, in order that the plants may be well watered.
And, besides, he said them little birds had said it was going to rain, and did I want the things to get wet?
On the twelfth of July, on the eve of that action, there was a heavy storm of rain and hail.
They fly far and wide, in rain and sunshine; they know the whole forest here, both within and without.
In his poem called "The Little Rain", which I have (perhaps somewhat rashly) attempted, there is all the graciousness of fine rain falling upon sullen furrows, which charms the world into spring.