This is the Valiant Soldier, by James Groves-- Jem Groves--honest Jem Groves, as is a man of unblemished moral character, and has a good dry skittle-ground.
With these words, the speaker tapped himself on the waistcoat to intimate that he was the Jem Groves so highly eulogized; sparred scientifically at a counterfeit Jem Groves, who was sparring at society in general from a black frame over the chimney-piece; and, applying a half-emptied glass of spirits and water to his lips, drank Jem Groves's health.
Scores of the savages were vigorously plying their stone pestles in preparing masses of poee-poee, and numbers were gathering green bread-fruit and young cocoanuts in the surrounding groves
; when an exceeding great multitude, with a view of encouraging the rest in their labours, stood still, and kept shouting most lustily without intermission.
Therefore, I greatly fear in heart and spirit that as soon as he sets the light of the sun, he will scorn this island -- for truly I have but a hard, rocky soil -- and overturn me and thrust me down with his feet in the depths of the sea; then will the great ocean wash deep above my head for ever, and he will go to another land such as will please him, there to make his temple and wooded groves
. So, many-footed creatures of the sea will make their lairs in me and black seals their dwellings undisturbed, because I lack people.
Again, for miles along the shores, handsome country seats, surrounded by gardens and groves
, sit fairly in the water, sometimes in nooks carved by Nature out of the vine-hung precipices, and with no ingress or egress save by boats.
Sancho was about to reply to his master, but the Knight of the Grove
's voice, which was neither very bad nor very good, stopped him, and listening attentively the pair heard him sing this
The very first subject after being seated was Maple Grove
, "My brother Mr.
Pomfret, that Hetty required no more presence of mind than was demanded for using her needle, and throwing in an occasional "yes" or "no." She would have wanted to put on her hat earlier than usual; only she had told Captain Donnithorne that she usually set out about eight o'clock, and if he SHOULD go to the Grove
again expecting to see her, and she should be gone!
It was now a pleasant evening in the latter end of June, when our heroe was walking in a most delicious grove
, where the gentle breezes fanning the leaves, together with the sweet trilling of a murmuring stream, and the melodious notes of nightingales, formed altogether the most enchanting harmony.
I followed them from the court towards the oak grove
. Larsan joined me.
At Startop's suggestion, we put ourselves down for election into a club called The Finches of the Grove
: the object of which institution I have never divined, if it were not that the members should dine expensively once a fortnight, to quarrel among themselves as much as possible after dinner, and to cause six waiters to get drunk on the stairs.
"Now, from what you tell me, the negro had just come from the direction of Diana's Grove
, carrying the dead snakes which the mongoose had killed the previous morning.