The Step-mother: A Tale

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Seite 2 - Productions of our times, but supplying also, in the majority of instances, the best existing authorities on given subjects. This new Catalogue, having been constructed with a view to the especial use of persons desirous of forming or enriching their Literary Collections, as well as principals of District Schools and Seminaries of Learning, who may not possess any reliable means of forming a true estimate of any production, commends itself to all such by its novel feature of including bibliographical,...
Seite 190 - I REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful.
Seite 123 - These questions now intrude into virtually all of my work, and I do not think it is too much to say that they haunt the contemporary imagination.
Seite 10 - Dry," said the good gentleman who had been paying such devoted attention to the beef, "there is nothing malignant about my nature, and the air you talk of is but a remnant of French manners caught while I was serving our Calvinistic brethren in that poor, benighted land. In me , Sir , you behold him whom you may have heard of — who in the morning preached to the people in the beleaguered city of Rochelle , from the...
Seite 95 - There was a email public-house at the distance of about a quarter of a mile, at the door of which Brown stopped, declaring that, as he had been bilked of his wine, the other should treat him to a glass of spirits ; and, going in, he tossed off more than half a pint of the liquid fire, which is but too readily to be found in such places, partly at his own expense, partly at that of Williams. He was inclined to stop and gossip with some loose characters whom they found in the parlor ; but the superior...
Seite 184 - Ah, indeed ! Well, come forward, my man ; — oh ! a stout-looking fellow too ; — so you wish for employment, do you ?" " I do," said the man; " will you hire me?" " Let me see what you can do first. I certainly do want another pair of hands with the cattle, but are you accustomed...
Seite 9 - That looks well," said Mr. Dry, oracularly; " not that I would condemn any man for using creature comforts in moderation, according to his necessity. Some men's complexion, if of a cold and melancholic nature, does require such helps.
Seite 242 - Your mother, sir," said the officer, " is in my room, wishing to see you. I don't know any reason why she should not. The magistrates have given me no directions. So, if you like to see her you can.
Seite 7 - ... the well, she fell into thought again. The stranger stood and gazed at her for a moment without uttering a word. There are times when silence is more eloquent of sympathy than the choicest words of condolence. One of the servants, however, who had ridden up, and was holding his lord's horse, burst forth with an oath, "The Roundhead rascals ! I wish I had my sword in their stomachs! The good old man was worth a score of them.

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