It was happy for Uncas and the scout, and even David, that they were all beyond the reach of his arm at such a moment; for, assuredly
, no refinement in cruelty would then have deferred their deaths, in opposition to the promptings of the fierce temper that nearly choked him.
Should my cousin Clifford," continued Judge Pyncheon, wholly undisturbed, "from mere malice, and hatred of one whose interests ought naturally to be dear to him,--a mode of passion that, as often as any other, indicates mental disease,--should he refuse me the information so important to myself, and which he assuredly
possesses, I shall consider it the one needed jot of evidence to satisfy my mind of his insanity.
, as the minister looked back, he beheld an expression of divine gratitude and ecstasy that seemed like the shine of the celestial city on her face, so wrinkled and ashy pale.
There was one direction, assuredly
, in which these discoveries stopped: deep obscurity continued to cover the region of the boy's conduct at school.
, we must conclude so, if we are to credit the accounts of such gentlemen as Pliny, and the ancient naturalists generally.
There were assuredly
wonderful mysteries about the developing of these things; and then, becoming confidential, Mr.
, pleasant enough: but whether healthy or not is another question.
Barkis was so extremely mysterious, that I might have stood looking in his face for an hour, and most assuredly
should have got as much information out of it as out of the face of a clock that had stopped, but for Peggotty's calling me away.
After overhearing this dialogue, I should assuredly
have got down and been left in the solitude and darkness of the highway, but for feeling certain that the man had no suspicion of my identity.
, among these flushed and dull-eyed men there were some whom--thanks to their native human-kindness--even riot could never drive into brutality; men who, when their cheeks were fresh, had felt the keen point of sorrow or remorse, had been pierced by the reeds they leaned on, or had lightly put their limbs in fetters from which no struggle could loose them; and under these sad circumstances, common to us all, their thoughts could find no resting-place outside the ever-trodden round of their own petty history.
It is the good knight my master's,'' answered Gurth, ``of which, assuredly
, I would not have spoken a word, had you been satisfied with working your will upon mine own property.
The very devil would be in it in that case," said Sancho; and letting off thirty "ohs," and sixty sighs, and a hundred and twenty maledictions and execrations on whomsoever it was that had brought him there, he raised himself, stopping half-way bent like a Turkish bow without power to bring himself upright, but with all his pains he saddled his ass, who too had gone astray somewhat, yielding to the excessive licence of the day; he next raised up Rocinante, and as for him, had he possessed a tongue to complain with, most assuredly
neither Sancho nor his master would have been behind him.