too old for such things," observed Meg, who was as much a child as ever about `dressing-up' frolics.
When fall came she was to husk corn for the neighbours until Christmas, as she had done the year before; but grandmother saved her from this by getting
her a place to work with our neighbours, the Harlings.
I don't feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I'm getting
dreadfully fretful and querulous.
To these questions they would answer, that he was getting
better and better, and was expected aboard every day; meantime, the two Captains, Peleg and Bildad, could attend to everything necessary to fit the vessel for the voyage.
It will get out among my boys, and it will not be a particularly quiet business getting
away any of my fellows, if they know it, I'll promise you.
The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Bailey's ship-yard, and frequently seeing the ship carpenters, after hewing, and getting
a piece of timber ready for use, write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended.
Jeremy liked getting
his feet wet; nobody ever scolded him, and he never caught a cold!
of your anchor was a noisy operation on board a merchant ship of yesterday - an inspiring, joyous noise, as if, with the emblem of hope, the ship's company expected to drag up out of the depths, each man all his personal hopes into the reach of a securing hand - the hope of home, the hope of rest, of liberty, of dissipation, of hard pleasure, following the hard endurance of many days between sky and water.
The prospect of it frightened her so thoroughly, that, with a mixture of true girlish perverseness and folly, she resolved on getting
out of the house and proceeding directly by the stage to her friends, the Clarkes; and had really got as far as the length of two streets in her journey when she was fortunately missed, pursued, and overtaken.
I should be getting
up when I pleased, eating and drinking all I wanted, and carrying on same as in the good old days.
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting
of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool for the cloth and brass for the statue.
We are getting
foreignized rapidly and with facility.