Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew
Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
and the Executioner with the knife to fulfil the martyr.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew
, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
No, senor, not for the world; for once alone with me, he would ray me like a Saint Bartholomew
in 1572; and then, above all this, this extreme measure, which was not at all repugnant to the king, good Catholic as he was, always fell before this argument of the besieging generals--La Rochelle is impregnable except to famine.
put to Catherine de Medicis, after the massacre of Saint Bartholomew
, `How have I played my little part?
In a rather ill-favoured and ill-savoured neighbourhood, though one of its rising grounds bears the name of Mount Pleasant, the Elfin Smallweed, christened Bartholomew
and known on the domestic hearth as Bart, passes that limited portion of his time on which the office and its contingencies have no claim.
was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
Yet, frail as was his person there gleamed out ever and anon from under his drooping brows a flash of fierce energy, which recalled to men's minds that he came of a fighting stock, and that even now his twin-brother, Sir Bartholomew
Berghersh, was one of the most famous of those stern warriors who had planted the Cross of St.
I can give you every information," said he, "and, what is more, I can do you justice; and I will, too, whatever Brother Bartholomew
Jane, write a line to the Reverend Bartholomew
Irons, in the third person, and say that I desire the pleasure of his company this evening at tea at half-past six.
I talked to it, and it prattled to me again, and I took it by the hand and led it along till I came to a paved alley that goes into Bartholomew
Close, and I led it in there.