Brooke looked up and said quickly, Young ladies in America love independence as much as their ancestors
did, and are admired and respected for supporting themselves.
The tourist, the valetudinarian, or the amateur of the beauties of nature, who, in the train of his four-in-hand, now rolls through the scenes we have attempted to describe, in quest of information, health, or pleasure, or floats steadily toward his object on those artificial waters which have sprung up under the administration of a statesman* who has dared to stake his political character on the hazardous issue, is not to suppose that his ancestors
traversed those hills, or struggled with the same currents with equal facility.
So deep a stain, indeed, that his dry old bones, in the Charter-street burial-ground, must still retain it, if they have not crumbled utterly to dust I know not whether these ancestors
of mine bethought themselves to repent, and ask pardon of Heaven for their cruelties; or whether they are now groaning under the heavy consequences of them in another state of being.
The whale of to-day is as big as his ancestors
in Pliny's time.
Seeing the throng, Marija abandoned precipitately the debate concerning the ancestors
of her coachman, and, springing from the moving carriage, plunged in and proceeded to clear a way to the hall.
All that is original in us, and therefore fairly creditable or dis- creditable to us, can be covered up and hidden by the point of a cambric needle, all the rest being atoms contributed by, and inherited from, a procession of ancestors
that stretches back a billion years to the Adam-clam or grasshopper or monkey from whom our race has been so tediously and ostentatiously and un- profitably developed.
When Professor Marsh was out here hunting bones for the chapel of Yale University he found skeletons of horses no bigger than a fox, bedded in the rocks, and he said they were ancestors
of my father.
I suppose this is the tongue which our Saxon ancestors
carried to England with them.
The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors
in the female line clear back to the Crusades.
She had not been able, however, to borrow her parents' virtues and those of other generous ancestors
and escape all the weaknesses in the calendar.
He said it was a very old name in that neighbourhood; that the ancestors
of the house were wealthy; that all Morton had once belonged to them; that even now he considered the representative of that house might, if he liked, make an alliance with the best.
I'm not going to endure the persecutions of your hospitable ancestors