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There is in the world a very aged rioter and demagogue who breaks into the most refined retreats with the dreadful information that all men are brothers, and wherever this leveller went on his pale horse it was Father Brown's trade to follow.
She picks it up, and retreats quickly to Mademoiselle Cynthia's room, closing the door behind her.
The censures of mankind will pursue the wretch, their scorn will abash him in publick; and if shame drives him into retirement, he will go to it with all those terrors with which a weary child, who is afraid of hobgoblins, retreats from company to go to bed alone.
Day and night the river flows down into England, day after day the sun retreats into the Welsh mountains, and the tower chimes, "See the Conquering Hero.
Purdy in one of those subterranean retreats where house-keepers foregather and the worm dieth seldom.
Why bury ourselves with our work in obscure retreats in the depths of woods, if it may not protect us against those dangerous threats to life which meet us in the busy cities?
Still I would penetrate their misty veil and seek them in their cloudy retreats.
There were rallies, retreats, charges, and counter-charges.
The wheelings, the charges, the advances, and the circuitous retreats, were like the flights of circling swallows.
If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.
I did so, and eking out the flicker with a scrap of paper from my pocket, I made good my retreat to the narrow tunnel.
Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat.