As young readers
like to know `how people look', we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.
Some people said that they did this for the sake of the advertising it gave them, and some others said that their motive was a fear lest all their readers
should be starved off; but whatever the reason, the soup was thick and hot, and there was a bowl for every man, all night long.
Shelby's best hand, who, as he is to be the hero of our story, we must daguerreotype for our readers
of the Hosannah will re- gret to learn that the hadndsome and popular Sir Charolais of Gaul, who dur- ing his four weeks' stay at the Bull and Halibut, this city, has won every heart by his polished manners and elegant conversation, will pull out to-day for home.
That is a great cruelty to nine out of ten of the man's readers
How many of my readers
would have the industry and application to memorize two thousand verses, even for a Dore Bible?
It was English history: among the readers
I observed my acquaintance of the verandah: at the commencement of the lesson, her place had been at the top of the class, but for some error of pronunciation, or some inattention to stops, she was suddenly sent to the very bottom.
This design was no easy one to accomplish; and it has been a great encouragement to me (during the publication of my story in its periodical form) to know, on the authority of many readers
, that the object which I had proposed to myself, I might, in some degree, consider as an object achieved.
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers
out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.
will learn, not altogether without interest, in reference to the recent romantic rise in fortune of a young artificer in iron of this neighbourhood (what a theme, by the way, for the magic pen of our as yet not universally acknowledged townsman TOOBY, the poet of our columns
Whether this reasoning be correct or otherwise, the present author felt, that, in confining himself to subjects purely Scottish, he was not only likely to weary out the indulgence of his readers
, but also greatly to limit his own power of affording them pleasure.
The traditional parts of this system are, as Cervantes tried to show, for the chief part, barbarous and obsolete; the modern additions are largely due to the novel readers
and writers of our own century--most of them half-educated women,rebelliously slavish, superstitious, sentimental, full of the intense egotism fostered by their struggle for personal liberty, and, outside their families, with absolutely no social sentiment except love.