Who, but no less a prince than Alfred
the Great, who, with his own royal pen, took down the words from Other, the Norwegian whale-hunter of those times
He was a tall, good-looking fellow enough; but if ever there was a humbug in the shape of a groom Alfred
Smirk was the man.
But mother did; and so, when I had quarreled with Alfred
, and father looked sternly on me, I used to go off to mother's room, and sit by her.
She was sitting cosily on a little bench behind the schoolhouse looking at a picture-book with Alfred
Temple -- and so absorbed were they, and their heads so close together over the book, that they did not seem to be conscious of anything in the world besides.
Not that the idea of being robbed presented itself often or strongly to his mind: hoarding was common in country districts in those days; there were old labourers in the parish of Raveloe who were known to have their savings by them, probably inside their flock-beds; but their rustic neighbours, though not all of them as honest as their ancestors in the days of King Alfred
, had not imaginations bold enough to lay a plan of burglary.
It was so, I said to myself, Alfred
de Musset used to sit and sip his absinthe before a fascinated world.
Here, at least, the descendant of Alfred
still reigns a princess.
His grand-uncle Stephen had built the engines for the Savannah, the first American steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; and his cousin Alfred
was the friend and co-worker of Morse, the inventor of the telegraph.
Individuals had come from the rich establishment at Lebanon, from Canterbury, Harvard, and Alfred
, and from all the other localities where this strange people have fertilized the rugged hills of New England by their systematic industry.
Lord Illingworth Sir John Pontefract Lord Alfred
One day I gave, as a devoir, the trite little anecdote of Alfred
tending cakes in the herdsman's hut, to be related with amplifications.
It was a hare- brained project, for these villages were noted for the ruffian character of their inhabitants; yet two volunteers promptly stepped forward; Alfred
Seton, the clerk, and Joe de la Pierre, the cook.