These boots, an old foil, and a slashed doublet once used by an artist for some picture, were Jo's chief treasures and appeared on all occasions
On the occasions
when David went to visit his grandfather on the Bentley farm, he was altogether contented and happy.
Ned and Tom made one or two short hunting trips, and on these occasions
they kept a lookout in the direction the Indian had taken when he went away.
On a few previous occasions
she had been completely deprived of any desire to finish her dinner.
When he had enumerated the many different occasions
on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
In this situation the articles were formally agreed to, and signed; and the Indians told us it was customary with them, on such occasions
, for two Indians to shake hands with every white-man in the treaty, as an evidence of entire friendship.
Clifford, on several occasions
, had seemed to enjoy the old man's intercourse, for the sake of his mellow, cheerful vein, which was like the sweet flavor of a frost-bitten apple, such as one picks up under the tree in December.
might remind the elderly citizen of that period, before the last war with England, when Salem was a port by itself; not scorned, as she is now, by her own merchants and ship-owners, who permit her wharves to crumble to ruin while their ventures go to swell, needlessly and imperceptibly, the mighty flood of commerce at New York or Boston.
His only resource on such occasions
, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
That was exactly present to me--by which I mean the face was-- when, on the first of these occasions
, at the end of a long June day, I stopped short on emerging from one of the plantations and coming into view of the house.
Starbuck was no crusader after perils; in him courage was not a sentiment; but a thing simply useful to him, and always at hand upon all mortally practical occasions
And as the mighty iron Leviathan of the modern railway is so familiarly known in its every pace, that, with watches in their hands, men time his rate as doctors that of a baby's pulse; and lightly say of it, the up train or the down train will reach such or such a spot, at such or such an hour; even so, almost, there are occasions
when these Nantucketers time that other Leviathan of the deep, according to the observed humor of his speed; and say to themselves, so many hours hence this whale will have gone two hundred miles, will have about reached this or that degree of latitude or longitude.