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They started for the Russian lines, toward one of the batteries which had so decimated the hapless wretches lying on the banks of the river.
Endicott rested on his sword, and closely surveyed the dress and aspect of the hapless pair.
But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.
hapless maid, why daring dost thou prove "The hidden dangers of the urchin's dart; "Why fix thine eye on this, the god of love, "And heedless think thee to retain thy heart
It's a pair of hapless lovers: he crosses the briny deep: and she is left lamenting.
Dear husband," said she, "your valour will bring you to destruction; think on your infant son, and on my hapless self who ere long shall be your widow--for the Achaeans will set upon you in a body and kill you.
The hapless porker whose fate I have just rehearsed, was not the only one who suffered in that memorable day.
At length a groan from the hapless Edward (who alone retained any share of life) restored us to ourselves.
My passions, from that hapless hour, Usurp'd a tyranny which men Have deem'd, since I have reach'd to power; My innate nature - be it so: But, father, there liv'd one who, then, Then - in my boyhood - when their fire Burn'd with a still intenser glow,(For passion must, with youth, expire) E'en then who knew this iron heart In woman's weakness had a part.
Another day Luigi took Ginevra's pictures, her portrait, and the few articles of furniture which they could still exist without, and sold them for a miserable sum, which prolonged the agony of the hapless household for a time.
Society must manage to get on without the Beauforts, and there was an end of it--except indeed for such hapless victims of the disaster as Medora Manson, the poor old Miss Lannings, and certain other misguided ladies of good family who, if only they had listened to Mr.
I'm everyways agreeable, sir," says the hapless Jo.