The Vigil service was being performed in the large church on the eve of the feast of the Intercession
of the Blessed Virgin, and there were many visitors.
If it should chance," he said, "that through the surpassing merits of the blessed Paul your sin-stained soul should gain a way into paradise, I trust that you will not forget that intercession
which you have promised.
It now became Miss Squeers's turn to intercede with Nicholas, which she did with many symptoms of alarm and horror; the effect of the double intercession
was, that he and John Browdie shook hands across the table with much gravity; and such was the imposing nature of the ceremonial, that Miss Squeers was overcome and shed tears.
He was often sent to the Continent--to France, Flanders, and Italy--on diplomatic missions; and for eleven years he was in charge of the London customs, where the uncongenial drudgery occupied almost all his time until through the intercession
of the queen he was allowed to perform it by deputy.
I'm not going to defile my fingers with him,' said I, in answer to the maternal intercession
go to her, Rosa my dear, and tell her the penalty is remitted, in deference to the intercession
of your guardian, Mr.
Considering the relative ages of the two ladies, the aunt's chance, in the ordinary course of nature, of receiving the ten thousand pounds, was thus rendered doubtful in the extreme; and Madame Fosco resented her brother's treatment of her as unjustly as usual in such cases, by refusing to see her niece, and declining to believe that Miss Fairlie's intercession
had ever been exerted to restore her name to Mr.
Some time after this, the boat was ordered on shore, the tide being up, with the things promised to the men; to which the captain, at my intercession
, caused their chests and clothes to be added, which they took, and were very thankful for.
I had by many letters and much importunity, and with the intercession
of my mother too, had a second return of some goods from my brother (as I now call him) in Virginia, to make up the damage of the cargo I brought away with me, and this too was upon the condition of my sealing a general release to him, and to send it him by his correspondent at Bristol, which, though I thought hard of, yet I was obliged to promise to do.
THROUGH THE INTERCESSION
OF THE BOARD OF HONOUR, the challenge was withdrawn, and the difference amicably adjusted.
For seven years afterwards he remained, at the strong intercession
of his friends, comparatively quiet; saving that he, every now and then, took occasion to display his zeal for the Protestant faith in some extravagant proceeding which was the delight of its enemies; and saving, besides, that he was formally excommunicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, for refusing to appear as a witness in the Ecclesiastical Court when cited for that purpose.
At her entreaty, Gowan spared him; and he deserved her intercession
, for truly he was as submissive, and as sorry, and as wretched as a dog could be.