The brave soldier had already numbered, nearly or quite, his three-score years and ten, and was pursuing the remainder of his earthly march, burdened with infirmities which even the martial music of his own spirit-stirring recollections
could do little towards lightening.
Snell, the landlord--he being, as he observed, a man accustomed to put two and two together--to connect with the tinder-box, which, as deputy-constable, he himself had had the honourable distinction of finding, certain recollections
of a pedlar who had called to drink at the house about a month before, and had actually stated that he carried a tinder-box about with him to light his pipe.
After wandering along the lane for two hours, giving way to every variety of thought--re-considering events, determining probabilities, and reconciling herself, as well as she could, to a change so sudden and so important, fatigue, and a recollection
of her long absence, made her at length return home; and she entered the house with the wish of appearing cheerful as usual, and the resolution of repressing such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation.
The shouting I need not mention - it was the merest drop in an ocean of noise - and yet the character of the gale seems contained in the recollection
of one small, not particularly impressive, sallow man without a cap and with a very still face.
Sir Nathaniel had a confused recollection
of detail and sequence, though the main facts stood out in his memory boldly and clearly.
I have a recollection
of large, unbending women with great noses and rapacious eyes, who wore their clothes as though they were armour; and of little, mouse-like spinsters, with soft voices and a shrewd glance.
For a moment he remembered all the anguish he had suffered on her account, and he was sick with the recollection
of his pain.
Particularly vivid, humiliating, and shameful was the recollection
of how one day soon after his marriage he came out of the bedroom into his study a little before noon in his silk dressing gown and found his head steward there, who, bowing respectfully, looked into his face and at his dressing gown and smiled slightly, as if expressing respectful understanding of his employer's happiness.
Nothing spurred his hurt memory to a recollection
of past familiarity with his surroundings.
I ask you if I am not patient; I appeal to your own recollection
of occasions when I have exhibited extraordinary self-control.
The soul, then, as being immortal, and having been born again many times, and having seen all things that exist, whether in this world or in the world below, has knowledge of them all; and it is no wonder that she should be able to call to remembrance all that she ever knew about virtue, and about everything; for as all nature is akin, and the soul has learned all things; there is no difficulty in her eliciting or as men say learning, out of a single recollection
all the rest, if a man is strenuous and does not faint; for all enquiry and all learning is but recollection
So inured to savagery has Bassett since become, that he chuckled again with the glee of the recollection