Stories by English Authors ..., Volume 5

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C. Scribner's sons, 1896 - Short stories, English
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Page 16 - ' By the powdhers o' war, I'm all right," says I ; ' there's a house there' — and sure enough there was, and a parcel of men, women, and childher, ating their dinner round a table quite convaynient.
Page 152 - Don't go," added the wife a third time, giving Neal a significant look in the face. In about another half-hour Neal sat down quietly to his business, instead of going to the dance ! Neal now turned himself, like many a sage in similar circumstances, to philosophy — that is to say, he began to shake his head upon principle, after the manner of the schoolmaster. He would indeed have preferred the bottle upon principle ; but there was no getting at the bottle, except through...
Page 144 - I wish you would advise me how to act," said Neal. " I'm as happy as a prince since I began to get fond o' them an' to think of marriage." The schoolmaster shook his head again, and looked rather miserable ; Neal rubbed his hands with glee, and looked perfectly happy. The schoolmaster shook his head again, and looked more miserable than before ; Neal's...
Page 12 - ... before our two good-lookin' eyes but the canophy iv heaven, and the wide ocean — the broad Atlantic — not a thing was to be seen but the sae and the sky ; and though the sae and the sky is mighty purty things in themselves, throth they're no great things when you've nothin...
Page 12 - And then, soon enough, throth, our provisions began to run low, the bishkits, and the wather, and the rum — throth that was gone first of all — God help uz — and oh! it was thin that starvation began to stare us in the face, — 'O, murther, murther, Captain darlint,' says I, 'I wish we could land anywhere,
Page 14 - I was thinkin' so myself," says I, 'by the rowl it has ; for I often heerd av it in regard o' that same ; ' and throth, the likes av it I never seen before nor since, and, with the help o' God, never will. "Well, with that my heart began to grow light, and when I seen my life was safe, I began to grow twice hungrier nor ever — so says I, 'Captain, jewel, I wish we had a gridiron.
Page 13 - ' Tut, you fool,' says he — for he had that consaited way wid him — thinkin' himself cleverer nor any one else — ' tut, you fool,' says he, ' that's France,
Page 18 - Then would you lind me the loan of a gridiron,' says I,' if you plase? ' " Oh, it was thin that they stared at me as if I had seven heads; and, faith, myself began to feel flushed like and onaisy; and so says I, makin' a bow and scrape ag'in, ' I know it's a liberty I take, sir,' says I, 'but it 's only in the regard of bein' cast away; and if you plase, sir,
Page 11 - ... rum aboord, and any other little matthers we could tiiink iv in the mortial hurry we wor in, — and faith there was no time to be lost, for, my darlint, the Colleen Dhas went down like a lump o' lead, afore we wor many sthrokes o
Page 146 - Neal, the monks of old were happy men : they were all fat and had double chins ; and, Neal, I tell you, that all fat men are in general happy. Care cannot come at them so readily as at a thin man ; before it gets through the strong outworks of flesh and blood with which they are surrounded, it becomes treacherous to its original purpose, joins the cheerful spirits it meets in the system, and dances about the heart in all the madness of mirth ; just like a sincere ecclesiastic, who comes to lecture...

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