Immediately after the holidays
were over, contrary to all our expectations, Mr.
He wore a blackened flannel shirt, and the jacketless ruins of the holiday
suit of yesterday.
Marlow had made their acquaintance one summer in the country, where they were accustomed to take a cottage for the holidays
You've heard of the Pusey horn, which King Canute gave to the Puseys of that day, and which the gallant old squire, lately gone to his rest (whom Berkshire freeholders turned out of last Parliament, to their eternal disgrace, for voting according to his conscience), used to bring out on high days, holidays
, and bonfire nights.
He was a tall youth now, carrying himself without the least awkwardness, and speaking without more shyness than was a becoming symptom of blended diffidence and pride; he wore his tail-coat and his stand-up collars, and watched the down on his lip with eager impatience, looking every day at his virgin razor, with which he had provided himself in the last holidays
Into this festal season of the year -- as it already was, and continued to be during the greater part of two centuries -- the Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday
, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction.
Folks as believe in Cliff's Holiday
aren't agoing to ventur near it for a matter o' ten pound.
Not long ago some of our young men spent a holiday
in rebuilding a cabin for a helpless coloured women who was about seventy-five years old.
So now, two days before the holiday
, Martha had been twice to see Vasili Andreevich and had got from him wheat flour, tea, sugar, and a quart of vodka, the lot costing three rubles, and also five rubles in cash, for which she thanked him as for a special favour, though he owed Nikita at least twenty rubles.
He had arranged to start for England to-morrow, and to leave you and Lady Montbarry and the children to enjoy your holiday
in Venice, under my care.
When Flambeau took his month's holiday
from his office in Westminster he took it in a small sailing-boat, so small that it passed much of its time as a rowing-boat.
But though he was taking a holiday
now, that is to say, he was doing no writing, he was so used to intellectual activity that he liked to put into concise and eloquent shape the ideas that occurred to him, and liked to have someone to listen to him.