To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off
the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
and both set off
towards the capital at full gallop.
It was all a matter of chance and so I set off
down that which seemed the easiest going, and in this I made the same mistake that many of us do in selecting the path along which we shall follow out the course of our lives, and again learned that it is not always best to follow the line of least resistance.
Alleyne watched him until he was small in the distance, and then, wiping the tears from his eyes, he set off
briskly once more upon his journey.
These devoted men set off
at once; and the railroad, which will soon cross the whole of Central America, took them as far as St.
The next morning Maggie did not set off
to Basset quite so soon as she had expected.
Kennedy set off
, at once, for Edinburgh, with his famous rifle, for he was in haste to relieve the anxiety of his faithful old housekeeper.
At the same time, one of them took a handful of straw and set off
to light it at the wick of the good Virgin.
The Poodle, to show that he understood, wagged his silk-covered tail two or three times and set off
at a quick pace.
A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off
to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.
Mrs Harville's giving it as her opinion that her husband would have quite walking enough by the time he reached home, determined the direction of all the party in what was to be their last walk; they would accompany them to their door, and then return and set off
When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off
home at a full gallop.