Christmas stories. Blade-o'-grass, Golden grain, and Bread and cheese and kisses

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Tinsley Brothers, 1874 - 296 pages
 

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Page 78 - And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Page 34 - Virginia, and she was afraid to wade through the current: Paul therefore took her up in his arms, and went thus loaded over the slippery rocks, which formed the bed of the river, careless of the tumultuous noise of its waters. "Do not be afraid," cried he to Virginia; "I feel very strong with you.
Page 35 - Are we then so near home? — at the foot of our own mountain?" A moment after, Fidele was at their feet, barking, howling, moaning, and devouring them with his caresses. Before they could recover from their surprise, they saw Domingo running towards them.
Page 37 - ... Leroy evaded justice, but at length he was arrested. A popular newspaper published in its columns a portrait of the wretch " "I see," said Devlin, "and you would publish my portrait in the newspapers ?" "In every paper that would give it admittance; and few would refuse. Beneath it should be words to the effect that it was the portrait of a man who knew, before its committal, that the murder of the poor girl Lizzie Melladew was planned, and who must, therefore, be implicated in it. The portrait...
Page 54 - Constitution : it is a system of fundamental principles for the government of rational and social beings.
Page 91 - Until now my days and nights have been so much occupied that I have not been able to commence my task.
Page 14 - ... resemblance to the bright leaves which had been such a delight to her. She went to the spot where they had grown, and cried without knowing why ; and the man who had destroyed the leaves happening to pass at the time, she struck at him with her little fists. He pushed her aside rather roughly with his foot ; and Mrs. Manning seeing this, and having also seen the destruction of the leaves, and the child's worship of them, blew him up for his unkindness. He merely laughed, and said he wouldn't...
Page 72 - I'll stick to what I've said, nevertheless.' With that he wished them goodnight, and took his leave. Mr. Merrywhistle soon followed him, first ascertaining from Jimmy Virtue the address of Blade-o'-Grass. Jimmy, being left to his own resources, went to the door to see what sort of a night it was. The rain was still falling drearily.
Page 74 - My dear sir, — You will be surprised to receive a letter from me, but not angry, I hope.

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