The mason, with much pains and misgiving, produced an original design
When Miss Antonia was announced, the buyer placed the design
on the table in such a position that it must catch her eye the moment she was shown into his office.
Thus, one huge mass, which must have weighed a hundred tons or so, was in the shape of a pulpit, beautifully fretted over outside with a design
that looked like lace.
It is true, however, that it is not customary to pull down all the houses of a town with the single design
of rebuilding them differently, and thereby rendering the streets more handsome; but it often happens that a private individual takes down his own with the view of erecting it anew, and that people are even sometimes constrained to this when their houses are in danger of falling from age, or when the foundations are insecure.
The two first designs
will be ready by the end of the week, to be paid for on delivery, according to the terms settled between us for my previous publications of the same size.
From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design
being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
Sir Edward, I know the motive of your Journey here--You come with the base Design
of reproaching me for having entered into an indissoluble engagement with my Laura without your Consent.
Having brought their conversation to this satisfactory end, they parted: Dennis, to pursue his design
, and take another walk about his farm; Miss Miggs, to launch, when he left her, into such a burst of mental anguish (which she gave them to understand was occasioned by certain tender things he had had the presumption and audacity to say), that little Dolly's heart was quite melted.
The chief reason of calling me was not that I might hear this confession: the viceroy had another design
of seizing my person, expecting that either the Jesuits or Portuguese would buy my liberty with a large ransom, or that he might exchange me for his father, who was kept prisoner by a revolted prince.
The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design
pleased him, and whether the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty frames.
He had no remedy in this exigence but to go with the ship, and had a pretty good voyage as far as the Banks (so they call the place where they catch the fish), where, meeting with a French ship bound from France to Quebec, and from thence to Martinico, to carry provisions, he thought he should have an opportunity to complete his first design
, but when he came to Quebec, the master of the ship died, and the vessel proceeded no further; so the next voyage he shipped himself for France, in the ship that was burned when we took them up at sea, and then shipped with us for the East Indies, as I have already said.
Ellmother, having a design
of her own to accomplish, ventured to speak more plainly.