You go away when the match
burns out; you vanish like the warm stove, like the delicious roast goose, and like the magnificent Christmas tree
But I did not stay to look, I promise you: I retreated again, and when my second match
had ended, I struck my third.
This is what we call "a scrummage," gentlemen, and the first scrummage in a School-house match was no joke in the consulship of Plancus.
My dear sir, a battle would look much the same to you, except that the boys would be men, and the balls iron; but a battle would be worth your looking at for all that, and so is a football match.
A fair sight was Nottingham Town on the day of the shooting match.
There was Gill o' the Red Cap, the Sheriff's own head archer, and Diccon Cruikshank of Lincoln Town, and Adam o' the Dell, a man of Tamworth, of threescore years and more, yet hale and lusty still, who in his time had shot in the famous match at Woodstock, and had there beaten that renowned archer, Clym o' the Clough.
The very mention of anything concerning the match
threw her into an agony of ill-humour, and wherever she went she was sure of hearing it talked of.
Mrs Western assured her, "That the match was entirely agreed upon, and that nothing could or should prevent it.
The aunt answered, "She knew too much of the world to be so deceived; that as she was sensible another man had her affections, she should persuade Mr Western to hasten the match as much as possible.
If a man says a word, his wife 'll match
it with a contradiction; if he's a mind for hot meat, his wife 'll match
it with cold bacon; if he laughs, she'll match
him with whimpering.
Nevertheless, while Sir James said to himself that he had completely resigned her, since with the perversity of a Desdemona she had not affected a proposed match
that was clearly suitable and according to nature; he could not yet be quite passive under the idea of her engagement to Mr.
Head all right, good 'n' flat," Dag Daughtry murmured, first sliding his fingers over it, and then lighting a match