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The remainder may perhaps be applied to purposes equally valuable hereafter, or not impossibly may be worked up, so far as they go, into a regular history of Salem, should my veneration for the natal soil ever impel me to so pious a task.
I know Captain Ahab well; I've sailed with him as mate years ago; I know what he is--a good man --not a pious, good man, like Bildad, but a swearing good man --something like me --only there's a good deal more of him.
Some folks don't believe there is pious niggers Shelby," said Haley, with a candid flourish of his hand, "but I do.
Thus ended our little Sabbath school in the pious town of St.
By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr.
What do you think, my dear sir, of pious frauds in general?
Now, for instance, you wouldn't think I had had a pious mother--to look at me?
In a word, pious persons, devotes, are stupid on various points.
Further, always using religion as a plea, so as to undertake greater schemes, he devoted himself with pious cruelty to driving out and clearing his kingdom of the Moors; nor could there be a more admirable example, nor one more rare.
Not only these, but several other men of wealth and pious ministers were in the cabin of the Arbella.
To carry through their lessons to their Christian friends, the poor savages were as charitable as they had been pious, and generously shared with them the spoils of their hunting, giving them food enough to last for several days.
Both the parents died before the Restoration, leaving the little girl to the care of her pious grandmother, la vicomtesse, who survived, in a feeble old age, to descant on the former grandeur of her house, and to sigh, in common with so many others, for le bon vieux temps.