canons


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The canon, replying to Don Quixote, said, "In truth, brother, I know more about books of chivalry than I do about Villalpando's elements of logic; so if that be all, you may safely tell me what you please.
When the canon heard both the prisoner and the man who was at liberty talk in such a strain he was ready to cross himself in his astonishment, and could not make out what had befallen him; and all his attendants were in the same state of amazement.
nephew," exclaimed the canon, "if your wife were here, you would behave more rationally.
I sprang up at the words with a dread in my mind, my fears written so plainly in my face, that the old canon came out after me into the garden.
The poor canon of the cathedral of Paris was spiked again.
Steadily it ascended toward the mountains, into which they filed through a narrow canon close to noon.
By eleven he was at the foot of White Horse, and that night saw him camped beyond the Box Canon, the last bad river-stretch behind him, the string of lakes before him.
For my second place of concealment I chose what seemed in the darkness a narrow canon leading through a range of rocky hills.
The truth of this remark is indeed shown by that old canon in natural history of Natura non facit saltum.
Three more huskies were added to the team inside an hour, making a total of nine, and before another quarter of an hour had passed they were in harness and swinging up the trail toward the Dyea Canon.
Crisparkle, Minor Canon and good man, lately 'Coach' upon the chief Pagan high roads, but since promoted by a patron (grateful for a well-taught son) to his present Christian beat; betakes himself to the gatehouse, on his way home to his early tea.
Once again he was nearly killed, and once again under the name of Douglas he worked in a lonely canon, where with an English partner named Barker he amassed a fortune.