We have already hinted that it is not our purpose to trace down the history of the Pyncheon family, in its unbroken connection
with the House of the Seven Gables; nor to show, as in a magic picture, how the rustiness and infirmity of age gathered over the venerable house itself.
The chain fell down, and we opened the door and went in, and shut it, and struck a match, and see the shed was only built against a cabin and hadn't no connection
with it; and there warn't no floor to the shed, nor nothing in it but some old rusty played-out hoes and spades and picks and a crippled plow.
Much stress has been laid upon the fact that the accused offered a very large reward for the knife with which this murder was done; that no thief came forward to claim that extraordinary reward; that the latter fact was good circumstantial evidence that the claim that the knife had been stolen was a vanity and a fraud; that these details taken in connection
with the memorable and apparently prophetic speech of the deceased concerning that knife, and the finally discovery of that very knife in the fatal room where no living person was found present with the slaughtered man but the owner of the knife and his brother, form an indestructible chain of evidence which fixed the crime upon those unfortunate strangers.
Miss Delia Weeks may have exaggerated matters somewhat, but it is easy to imagine that Rebecca as well as all the other Riverboro children had heard the particulars of the Widow Rideout's missing sleigh and Abner Simpson's supposed connection
with this, there is one circumstance which makes your recollections peculiarly valuable, and renders your early insight the more remarkable.
Jennings had been anxious to see Colonel Brandon well married, ever since her connection
with Sir John first brought him to her knowledge; and she was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.
I was still pondering the signification of "Institution," and endeavouring to make out a connection
between the first words and the verse of Scripture, when the sound of a cough close behind me made me turn my head.
All the probabilities seemed to point to some hidden connection
between the "family affairs" which had taken Mr.
Pennsylvania may not choose to confound her interests in a connection
so adverse to her policy.
No man will subject himself to the ridicule of pretending that any natural connection
subsists between the sun or the seasons, and the period within which human virtue can bear the temptations of power.
I was very much impressed by the elaborate secrecy of these two men regarding the contents of the place, and for some time I was thinking of that and of the unaccountable familiarity of the name of Moreau; but so odd is the human memory that I could not then recall that well-known name in its proper connection
My objections to the marriage were not merely those which I last night acknowledged to have the utmost force of passion to put aside, in my own case; the want of connection
could not be so great an evil to my friend as to me.