So Meg went down
, wearing an injured look, and wasn't at all agreeable at breakfast time.
First it runs smoothly, as if meaning to go down
the descent as things were ordered; then it angles about and faces the shores; nor are there places wanting where it looks backward, as if unwilling to leave the wilderness, to mingle with the salt.
The other took it, and began to examine it; he smoothed it between his fingers, and held it up to the light; he turned it over, and upside down
, and edgeways.
The way it come about was this: He got to asking us, kind of indifferent like, about the passengers down
Conversation however was not wanted, for Sir John was very chatty, and Lady Middleton had taken the wise precaution of bringing with her their eldest child, a fine little boy about six years old, by which means there was one subject always to be recurred to by the ladies in case of extremity, for they had to enquire his name and age, admire his beauty, and ask him questions which his mother answered for him, while he hung about her and held down
his head, to the great surprise of her ladyship, who wondered at his being so shy before company, as he could make noise enough at home.
Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down
while I ate it; hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip, and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk.
Here I sat down
on a doorstep, quite spent and exhausted with the efforts I had already made, and with hardly breath enough to cry for the loss of my box and half-guinea.
The Poet wandering on, through Arabie And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste, And o'er the aerial mountains which pour down
Indus and Oxus from their icy caves--" and that other passage beginning
I was at incredible pains in cutting down
some of the largest timber-trees, for oars and masts, wherein I was, however, much assisted by his majesty's ship-carpenters, who helped me in smoothing them, after I had done the rough work.
The sage has left nothing in the ink-bottle," replied Samson; "he tells all and sets down
everything, even to the capers that worthy Sancho cut in the blanket.
There were no oars in the boat, but I contrived to paddle, as well as my parboiled hands would allow, down
the river towards Halliford and Walton, going very tediously and continually looking behind me, as you may well under- stand.
The sleepy waves lapping the sand unfurled themselves along the shore that extended as far as the eye could see, but where land began, it was limited by the downs
which separated it from the "Swamp," a large meadow shaped like a hippodrome.