It appeared to me that it would take time, to become uncommon under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English
D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
As they leaned over, both little faces were mirrored on the placid pool; the fierce and terrible features of the ape beside those of the aristocratic scion of an old English
Morally, as well as materially, there was a coarser fibre in those wives and maidens of old English
birth and breeding than in their fair descendants, separated from them by a series of six or seven generations; for, throughout that chain of ancestry, every successive mother had transmitted to her child a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty, and a slighter physical frame, if not character of less force and solidity than her own.
In the dusk of an October evening, a sensible looking woman of forty came out through an oaken door to a broad landing on the first floor of an old English
The grass was as close-cropped and carpet-like as some old English
lawn and the trees themselves showed evidence of careful pruning to a uniform height of about fifteen feet from the ground, so that as one turned his glance in any direction the forest had the appearance at a little distance of a vast, high-ceiled chamber.
If any of the old English
yeomen had turned into fairies when they died, it was just the place in which they would have held their revels.
The stout old English
counsellor looked somewhat blank at this prompt acceptance of his master's bounty.
The rest of the party were of the usual materials: travellers on business, and travellers for pleasure; officers from India on leave; merchants in the Greek and Turkey trades; a clerical English husband in a meek strait- waistcoat, on a wedding trip with his young wife; a majestic English mama and papa, of the patrician order, with a family of three growing-up daughters, who were keeping a journal for the confusion of their fellow-creatures; and a deaf old English
mother, tough in travel, with a very decidedly grown-up daughter indeed, which daughter went sketching about the universe in the expectation of ultimately toning herself off into the married state.
When they met in conclave, it was never to keep up the old English
mirth, but to hear sermons three hours long, or to proclaim bounties on the heads of wolves and the scalps of Indians.
Why couldn't we have a proper old English
pantomime-- clown, columbine, and so on.
Miss Leonard's friend said she was crazy about these picturesque old English
families; and they went in to supper.
Much the same is it with many other sinewy Saxonisms of this sort, which emigrated to New-England rocks with the noble brawn of the old English
emigrants in the time of the Commonwealth.