It was "The Old Oaken
Bucket," cut out of a newspaper and nearly worn out.
When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken
timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
The rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken
door looked more antique than anything else in the New World.
He was seated on an old-fashioned oaken
chair, wriggling all over with curious carving; and the bottom of which was formed of a stout interlacing of the same elastic stuff of which the wigwam was constructed.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken
handspikes and iron crowbars.
In the middle of this groined and vaulted public square was an oaken
table which they called the Table Round.
It had a window of good size, iron-grated; a small stove; two wooden chairs; two oaken
tables, very old and most elaborately carved with names, mottoes, faces, armorial bearings, etc.
Only one hour in the twenty-four did she pass with her fellow-servants below; all the rest of her time was spent in some low-ceiled, oaken
chamber of the second storey: there she sat and sewed--and probably laughed drearily to herself,--as companionless as a prisoner in his dungeon.
Before the last notes of the dog's remonstrance had died away, the oaken
stairs in the higher regions of the house creaked under slowly-descending footsteps.
table and three-cornered oaken
chair were hardly what was likely to be seen in so poor a cottage: they had come, with the beds and other things, from the Red House; for Mr.
which Sir Arthur Wardour preserves with such jealous care in the third drawer of his oaken
cabinet, scarcely allowing any one to touch it, and being himself not able to read one syllable of its contents.
In the dusk of an October evening, a sensible looking woman of forty came out through an oaken
door to a broad landing on the first floor of an old English country-house.