Adam Bede, by George Eliot

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Page 71 - ear ago, when thee wast a babby at the breast." Lisbeth's voice became louder, and choked with sobs : a sort of wail, the most irritating of all sounds where real sorrows are to be borne, and real work to be done. Adam broke in impatiently. " Now, mother, don't cry, and talk so.
Page 215 - treble, pausing from her sweeping, and fixing her mild grave eyes upon him. "I trust you feel rested and strengthened again to bear the burthen and heat of the day." It was like dreaming of the sunshine, and awaking in the moonlight. Adam had seen Dinah several times, but always at the Hall Farm, where
Page 227 - like enough to find life a tough job—hard work inside and out. It's a strange thing to think of a man as can lift a chair with his teeth, and walk fifty mile on end, trembling and turning hot and cold at only a look from one woman out of all the rest
Page 309 - got their wings, and never know their kin when they see 'em, and get a fresh lot every year. I've had enough to be thankful for: I Ve allays had health and strength and brains to give me a delight in my work; and I count it a great thing as
Page 314 - which Arthur knew well by sight; and the silver coffeepot, which Carroll was bringing in, sent forth a fragrant steam which completed the delights of a bachelor breakfast. " Hallo, Arthur, that's a good fellow ! You're just in time," said Mr Irwine, as Arthur paused and stepped in over the low window-sill.
Page 220 - Makeshift, mother ?" said Adam. " Why, I think the house looks beautiful. I don't know how it could look better." " Thee dostna know. Nay: how's thee to know? Th' men ne'er know whether the floor's cleaned or cat-licked. But thee't know when thee gets thy parridge burnt, as thee't like to
Page 177 - carried such authority with all the people round about, and whom her uncle was always delighted to see of an evening, saying that " Adam knew a fine sight more o' the natur o' things than those as thought themselves his betters "—she knew that this Adam, who was often rather stern to other people, and not much
Page 206 - this country, bein' as Mrs Poyser's your aunt too ?" Dinah, seeing that Lisbeth's attention was attracted, told her the story of her early life—how she had been brought up to work hard, and what sort of place Snowfield was, and how many people had a hard life there—all the details that she
Page 71 - workman, an' taught thee thy trade, remember, an's niver gen me a blow nor so much as an ill word—no, not even in's drink . Thee wouldstna ha 'm go to th' workhus—thy own feyther—an' him as was a finegrowed man an' handy at iverythin
Page 309 - working it off; and the new spring brings no new shoots out on the withered tree/' " Ah, you've had a good deal of trouble and vexation in your life, Adam. I don't think you've ever been hairbrained and light-hearted, like other youngsters. You've always had some care on your mind?

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