March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring
face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the `precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.
The deepest sounds of the retiring
and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
The many lattices, with their small, diamond-shaped panes, admitted the sunlight into hall and chamber, while, nevertheless, the second story, projecting far over the base, and itself retiring
beneath the third, threw a shadowy and thoughtful gloom into the lower rooms.
From father to son, for above a hundred years, they followed the sea; a grey-headed shipmaster, in each generation, retiring
from the quarter-deck to the homestead, while a boy of fourteen took the hereditary place before the mast, confronting the salt spray and the gale which had blustered against his sire and grandsire.
Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship-owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring
from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
These preparations of the retiring
commandant's have started it up.
In another moment he was flying down the street with his pail and a tingling rear, Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring
from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye.
Remove them yourself,' she said, pushing them from her as soon as she had done; and retiring
to a stool by the window, where she began to carve figures of birds and beasts out of the turnip-parings in her lap.
He was a sober, steady-looking young man of retiring
manners, with a comic head of hair, and eyes that were rather wide open; and he got into an obscure corner so soon, that I had some difficulty in making him out.
Yes, young man," said he, releasing the handle of the article in question, retiring
a step or two from my table, and speaking for the behoof of the landlord and waiter at the door, "I will leave that teapot alone.
Thine now is all this World, thy vertue hath won What thy hands builded not, thy Wisdom gain'd With odds what Warr hath lost, and fully aveng'd Our foile in Heav'n; here thou shalt Monarch reign, There didst not; there let him still Victor sway, As Battel hath adjudg'd, from this new World Retiring
, by his own doom alienated, And henceforth Monarchie with thee divide Of all things, parted by th' Empyreal bounds, His Quadrature, from thy Orbicular World, Or trie thee now more dang'rous to his Throne.
The address of the riders recovered their steeds by use of the bridle and spur; and having glared on each other for an instant with eyes which seemed to flash fire through the bars of their visors, each made a demi-volte, and, retiring
to the extremity of the lists, received a fresh lance from the attendants.