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And she gently pushed her to the door which closed after her; and then, turning round, she caught little Harry in her arms, and began kissing him.
In the hour of my death, I shall hold sacred the one good remembrance-- and shall thank and bless you for it--that my last avowal of myself was made to you, and that my name, and faults, and miseries were gently carried in your heart.
When I came to the side of the outer court, I stood upon one stool, and took the other in my hand; this I lifted over the roof, and gently set it down on the space between the first and second court, which was eight feet wide.
You have spoken truly, Maximilian; according to the care we bestow upon it, death is either a friend who rocks us gently as a nurse, or an enemy who violently drags the soul from the body.
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you " -- here I opened wide the door; Darkness there and nothing more.
exclaimed Tess, gently striving to free herself, her eyes concerned with the quadruped's actions, her heart more deeply concerned with herself and Clare.
And they did gently deposit on their blankets that poor, wasted body, covered with scars and wounds, still bleeding where fire and steel had, in twenty places, left their agonizing marks.
He turned it very gently, as if to prevent anyone within from hearing, and then slowly pushed the door open.
And the Giant stole up behind him and took him gently in his hand, and put him up into the tree.
You poor devil," he said gently, rubbing White Fang's ears and tapping his spine.
Yes, yes," she hurried, pulling her hand gently away from him.
I didn't see you were ill, when I spoke," she gently explained.