Dartmouth Sketches

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George Charles Selden
Republican Press Association, 1893 - 149 頁
 

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第 105 頁 - What art thou afraid of? Wherefore, like a coward, dost thou forever pip and whimper, and go cowering and trembling? Despicable biped! what is the sum-total of the worst that lies before thee? Death? Well. Death; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the Devil and Man may, will, or can do against thee!
第 105 頁 - Despicable biped! what is the sum-total of the worst that lies before thee? Death? Well, Death; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the Devil and Man may, will or can do against thee! Hast thou not a heart; canst thou not suffer...
第 104 頁 - ones, that already sleep in the noiseless Bed of Rest, ' whom in life I could only weep for and never help ; ' and ye, who wide-scattered still toil lonely in the ' monster-bearing Desert, dyeing the flinty ground ' with your blood, — yet a little while, and we shall all ' meet THERE, and our Mother's bosom will screen ' us all ; and Oppression's harness, and Sorrow's fire' whip, and all the Gehenna Bailiffs that patrol and ' inhabit ever-vexed Time, cannot thenceforth harm
第 134 頁 - ... the second year, and so on from year to year, until the end of the time, allowing the increase to be but tenfold proportion. I demand what the 1 1 years' service came to, supposing the sum of the whole produce to be sold at 4s.
第 128 頁 - ... which had seen its best days several years before. Pete, who had at last come to comprehend the situation, had not taken the pains even to don a "biled" shirt. As he met the one who was to share his peanuts, he greeted her with a "Hello, Lize ! Ben fixin' up, han't ye?" And without further questioning they started down the mountain — Pete in his jean overalls, and Lize in her red calico gown. At the end of a mile, which had been occupied in picking the few remaining berries which grew by the...
第 130 頁 - It a'nt no use," said Pete at length. "Joe'll come sure. I'm goin' ter wait." "All right," answered Lize. "I's willin'." Side by side they sat down on a rocky ledge, which seemed to sink deeper and deeper into the shadow of the mountain as the sun sank from sight. Both were too weary to talk much, and left each other to their own thoughts. As Lize sat looking at her own soiled calico, her thoughts were of the wonderful sights which she had seen on her "weddin' tower," and she exclaimed "Say, Pete,...
第 128 頁 - It was not in satins, to be sure, but for her it was to be her "weddin' gown," and that was enough. The broad-rimmed straw hat which she had borrowed from her father for the occasion, was tied down at the sides with a piece of red yarn into a sunbonnet. Her face, scrupulously clean, contrasted strangely with her "weddin' gown," which had seen its best days several years before. Pete, who had at last come to comprehend the situation, had not taken the pains even to don a "biled" shirt. As he met the...
第 126 頁 - Hev ye I" screamed Pete's maw. "Hev ye ! why yere's Lize Simons ben livin' right next door nigh on ter sixteen year. Corse she'll hev ye." Pete, who was one of the goodnatured, yielding sort, "lowed he bed known Lize a long spell," and the ole man and '"Ria," who had it planned to their own satisfaction, finally persuaded poor Pete that he ought to get married today. Pete rebelled a little against this precipitate action, saying that he hadn't got a cent to give the parson. "Thet a'n't no diff'runce,"...
第 134 頁 - ... sown the second year, and so on from year to year, until the end of the time, allowing the increase to be but in...

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