Uncle Venner's eulogium, if it appear rather too high-strained for the person and occasion
, had, nevertheless, a sense in which it was both subtile and true.
Go then, and earn your wages" In short, the almost torpid creatures of my own fancy twitted me with imbecility, and not without fair occasion
His only resource on such occasions
, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
The whole thing took indeed more nights than one, but on the first occasion
the same lady put another question.
On these occasions
, in summer as in winter, a blazing fire was kindled for some days previously in the large grate, and the charcoal was lighted in the tripod-pan, to keep the Banqueting-Hall as warm as circumstances would admit.
You remember a certain famous occasion
when I was more drunk than-- than usual?
Occasionally, he shot himself out of his equipage head-foremost over the apron; and I saw him on one occasion
deliver himself at the door of the Grove in this unintentional way - like coals.
There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed rites, altogether improper for the occasion
This flapper is likewise employed diligently to attend his master in his walks, and upon occasion
to give him a soft flap on his eyes; because he is always so wrapped up in cogitation, that he is in manifest danger of falling down every precipice, and bouncing his head against every post; and in the streets, of justling others, or being justled himself into the kennel.
Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion
for an extended address than there was at the first.
A change of the Chief Magistrate, therefore, would not occasion
so violent or so general a revolution in the officers of the government as might be expected, if he were the sole disposer of offices.
Not a single Indian war has yet been occasioned
by aggressions of the present federal government, feeble as it is; but there are several instances of Indian hostilities having been provoked by the improper conduct of individual States, who, either unable or unwilling to restrain or punish offenses, have given occasion
to the slaughter of many innocent inhabitants.