He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry
pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry
dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.
Of course not; he knows you are with me," Robert replied, as he busied himself among sundry
pans and covered dishes which had been left standing on the hearth.
On the other hand, Heyward began to throw sundry
inducements in the way of the French general, to betray the discoveries he had made through the intercepted letter.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry
contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
What under the heavens he did it for, I cannot tell, but his next movement was to crush himself --boots in hand, and hat on --under the bed; when, from sundry
violent gaspings and strainings, I inferred he was hard at work booting himself; though by no law of propriety that I ever heard of, is any man required to be private when putting on his boots.
The woman opened to him the door of a little parlor, covered with a rag carpet, where stood a table with a very shining black oil-cloth, sundry
lank, high-backed wood chairs, with some plaster images in resplendent colors on the mantel-shelf, above a very dimly-smoking grate; a long hard-wood settle extended its uneasy length by the chimney, and here Haley sat him down to meditate on the instability of human hopes and happiness in general.
In his memoirs he piously thanks the Giver of all Good for remembering him in his needs and delivering sundry
such cargoes into his hands at times when only special providences could have relieved him.
The stronger among the girls ran about and engaged in active games, but sundry
pale and thin ones herded together for shelter and warmth in the verandah; and amongst these, as the dense mist penetrated to their shivering frames, I heard frequently the sound of a hollow cough.
Above the chimney were sundry
villainous old guns, and a couple of horse-pistols: and, by way of ornament, three gaudily-painted canisters disposed along its ledge.
At last, after several hours, when sundry
summer-houses had been pulled down, and some area-railings had been torn up, to arm the more belligerent spirits, a rumour got about that the Guards were coming.
Besides these, there were sundry
immense manuscript Books of Evidence taken on affidavit, strongly bound, and tied together in massive sets, a set to each cause, as if every cause were a history in ten or twenty volumes.
Between him and me, secret articles were signed of which Herbert was the subject, and I paid him half of my five hundred pounds down, and engaged for sundry
other payments: some, to fall due at certain dates out of my income: some, contingent on my coming into my property.