For three years and a half of my life I had had all the liberty I could wish for; but now, week after week
, month after month, and no doubt year after year, I must stand up in a stable night and day except when I am wanted, and then I must be just as steady and quiet as any old horse who has worked twenty years.
I read it as it came out week after week
in the old National Era, and I broke my heart over Uncle Tom's Cabin, as every one else did.
Day after day and week after week
elapsed, yet the store-house requisite for the reception of the cargo was not completed, and the ship was detained in port; while the captain was teased by frequent requisitions for various articles for the use of the establishment, or the trade with the natives.
A perilous solitude, for it was followed by afternoons and evenings spent, day after day and week after week
alone in the society of two women, one of whom possessed all the accomplishments of grace, wit, and high-breeding, the other all the charms of beauty, gentleness, and simple truth, that can purify and subdue the heart of man.
I am aware that you may be left here week after week
, if Sir Thomas cannot settle everything for coming himself, or sending your aunt's maid for you, without involving the slightest alteration of the arrangements which he may have laid down for the next quarter of a year.
But as week after week
went by, and Mac was still condemned to idleness and a darkened room, their zeal abated, and one after the other fell off.