He, indeed, ignorant that the still hour, a cloudless moon, and an open lattice, had revealed to me the secret of his selfish love and false friendship, would have continued smooth and complaisant as ever; but I grew spiny as a porcupine, and inflexible as a blackthorn
cudgel; I never had a smile for his raillery, never a moment for his society; his invitations to take coffee with him in his parlour were invariably rejected, and very stiffly and sternly rejected too; his jesting allusions to the directress (which he still continued) were heard with a grim calm very different from the petulant pleasure they were formerly wont to excite.
And thou pratest like a coward," answered the stranger, "for thou standest there with a good yew bow to shoot at my heart, while I have nought in my hand but a plain blackthorn
staff wherewith to meet thee.
He was dressed in nightshirt and trousers, with his favourite blackthorn cudgel in his hand.
His two clenched hands were raised above his head, and a heavy, blackthorn stick lay across them.
They have real glasses and real wine of three kinds, namely, blackthorn
wine, berberris wine, and cowslip wine, and the Queen pours out, but the bottles are so heavy that she just pretends to pour out.
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns
EDITH REID, 8 Blackthorn
Close, Sunniside, Tel: 0191 452 4557
Kevin Sands' The Blackthorn
Key (9781481446518, $17.
50PM PREMIERE Sam Shepard is Butch Cassidy, exiled in Bolivia under the alias James Blackthorn
has an eyecatching record at Sedgefield 3.
A South Wales miner was killed this morning, attacked as he travelled to work at Blackthorn
Middle notes of sandalwood balanced with sheer orange flower and velvety jasmine petals create a soft, delicate floral heart guarded by the Mystical Blackthorn