DAVID HARDY OF Winesburg, Ohio, was the grand- son of Jesse Bentley
, the owner of Bentley
Emaciated he was; as much, perhaps, as he dared be, with a needy undertaker at Bentley
's Flat and a new and enterprising coroner at Sonora.
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.
, at the close of the seventeenth century, to examine more minutely the existing versions of Aesop's Fables, and he maintained that many of them could, with a slight change of words, be resolved into the Scazonic l7 iambics, in which Babrias is known to have written: and, with a greater freedom than the evidence then justified, he put forth, in behalf of Babrias, a claim to the exclusive authorship of these fables.
, 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.
Yesterday we all came up, and we settled at Bentley
's private hotel.
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."
A criticism of Pope's work which Pope never forgave but which is final in some aspects was made by the great Cambridge professor, Bentley
: 'It's a pretty poem, Mr.
"No book," said Bentley
, "was ever written down by any but itself." The permanence of all books is fixed by no effort, friendly or hostile, but by their own specific gravity, or the intrinsic importance of their contents to the constant mind of man.
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.