Bentley


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Bentley

(ˈbɛntlɪ)
n
(Biography) Edmund Clerihew. 1875–1956, English journalist, noted for his invention of the clerihew
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DAVID HARDY OF Winesburg, Ohio, was the grand- son of Jesse Bentley, the owner of Bentley farms.
On the occasions when David went to visit his grandfather on the Bentley farm, he was altogether contented and happy.
They were all guilty, from young Ardmore, a pink cherub of nineteen outward bound for some clerkship in the Consular Service, to old Captain Bentley, grizzled and sea-worn, and as emotional, to look at, as a Chinese joss.
Old Captain Bentley had just been whistled up, and had granted her what he never granted before.
Bentley l8 met with an able antagonist in a member of the University of Oxford, the Hon.
Bentley were yet further defended a few years later by Mr.
Bentley, the minister whom Anne had found lacking in imagination, had been pastor of Avonlea for eighteen years.
I am exceedingly sorry for this, Mr Bentley,' he said, 'but you will understand that I cannot--It is, of course, out of the question.
Pocket and Drummle while I was attentive to my knife and fork, spoon, glasses, and other instruments of self-destruction, that Drummle, whose Christian name was Bentley, was actually the next heir but one to a baronetcy.
I never heard anyone make more beautiful prayers than old Simon Bentley, who was always drunk, or hoping to be, and the drunker he was the better he prayed.
No book," said Bentley, "was ever written down by any but itself.
It was very little, but enough to make him appear to her a Porson or Bentley, and to put him at his ease with botanical nomenclature.