I shall lie abed
late, and do nothing," replied Meg, from the depths of the rocking chair.
He cherishes his schemes, moreover, like other people, and reasonably brighter than most others; or did so, at least, as he lay abed
this morning, in an agreeable half-drowse, planning the business of the day, and speculating on the probabilities of the next fifteen years.
I felt worse and worse --at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehavior; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed
such an unendurable length of time.
That is mere sentimentality that lies abed
by day and thinks itself white, far from the tan and callus of experience.
The moment we were abed
, the rain cleared away and the moon came out.
I don' know how 'tis," grumbled Miranda, who was not able to sit up that day; "but from a child I could never lay abed
without Aurelia's gettin' sick too.
Early as it was, on the windy March morning, the room in which he lay abed
was already scrubbed throughout; and between the cups and saucers arranged for breakfast, and the lumbering deal table, a very clean white cloth was spread.
Martha, who was a poor apprentice at a milliner's, then told them what kind of work she had to do, and how many hours she worked at a stretch, and how she meant to lie abed
to-morrow morning for a good long rest; to-morrow being a holiday she passed at home.
He's at home, sir,' returned Peggotty, 'but he's bad abed
with the rheumatics.
All the servants were bustling about making preparations for the feast, save only Little John, who must needs lie abed
the greater part of the day.
I cursed the laziness of the servants that they should lie abed
at such an hour, for it was now ten o'clock, and so rang and knocked again, but more impatiently, but still without response.
Oh, Salters, Salters, why wasn't you abed