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By the fireside there is a second man--supposed to be on the watch--fast asleep, poor wretch
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
I morbidly represented to myself that if Joe knew it, I never afterwards could see him at the fireside feeling his fair whisker, without thinking that he was meditating on it.
They were very good comrades in their rambles and their fireside communings.
The monotonous and vibrating note was destined to grow into the intimacy of the heart, pass into blood and bone, accompany the thoughts and acts of two full decades, remain to haunt like a reproach the peace of the quiet fireside, and enter into the very texture of respectable dreams dreamed safely under a roof of rafters and tiles.
My judgment is, that they ought all to be despised; and ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside.
Even its comforts were limited to its being dry and warm, and having a snug though faded fireside.
The human heart may best be read in the fireside chair.
OLD Lady Lydiard sat meditating by the fireside, with three letters lying open on her lap.
He was of a proud, yet gentle spirit--haughty and reserved among the rich and great; but ever ready to stoop his head to the lowly cottage door, and be like a brother or a son at the poor man's fireside.
He was of a proud, yet gentle spirit -- haughty and reserved among the rich and great; but ever ready to stoop his head to the lowly cottage door, and be like a brother or a son at the poor man's fireside.
Surveyor Pue, who made investigations a century later, believed -- and one of his recent successors in office, moreover, faithfully believes -- that Pearl was not only alive, but married, and happy, and mindful of her mother; and that she would most joyfully have entertained that sad and lonely mother at her fireside.