An hour ago they had seemed dangerous companions for so lofty a mood; but now, under the gentle influences of dinner, the mood had not indeed changed--but mellowed.
Indeed, for some unexplained reason, she was bubbling over with congested laughter, the reason for which mere embarrassment set one inquiring.
And was there, indeed
, such a resemblance as the crowd had testified?
having heard anything about it; that, indeed
, is a genuine difficulty, the greatest of all, in truth; and I hardly see how it is to be done.
, although as Ben Jonson said, 'he was not for an age but for all time,' was in every respect a thorough Elizabethan also, and does not escape the superficial Elizabethan faults.
These are indeed
to be considered as blanks in the grand lottery of time.
Nay,' says the eldest sister, 'if it be so, she has acted handsomely indeed
, it may be said of Kingston, that one half of it appears to be burnt down, and the other half not to be built up.
So they could do nothing but stand still and be wounded with arrows, till they came up to the teeth of the enemy; and then, indeed
, the three halberds they had were of use to them; and they would often drive a whole little army before them with those halberds, and sharpened sticks put into the muzzles of their muskets.
checked her rather sharply for thinking it would be necessary to tell her elder sister what was the right mode of behavior in family matters.
In face she bore a striking resemblance to her brother, Sampson--so exact, indeed
, was the likeness between them, that had it consorted with Miss Brass's maiden modesty and gentle womanhood to have assumed her brother's clothes in a frolic and sat down beside him, it would have been difficult for the oldest friend of the family to determine which was Sampson and which Sally, especially as the lady carried upon her upper lip certain reddish demonstrations, which, if the imagination had been assisted by her attire, might have been mistaken for a beard.
All was regular and in order; the medical inquiry diagnosed apoplexy due to bathing immediately after a heavy dinner and a bottle of wine, and indeed
it could have proved nothing else.