Though so short a period ago --not a good life-time
--the census of the buffalo in Illinois exceeded the census of men now in London, and though at the present day not one horn or hoof of them remains in all that region; and though the cause of this wondrous extermination was the spear of man; yet the far different nature of the whale-hunt peremptorily forbids so inglorious an end to the Leviathan.
His wound began to ache with its first fierceness, and during his long bleak journey the thought of Madame de Cintre's "life-time
," passed within prison walls on whose outer side he might stand, kept him perpetual company.
It seemed a life-time
since he had received that letter from the TRANSCONTINENTAL, a life-time
since it was all over and done with and a new page turned.
It seemed in some previous life-time
that Billy had gone away, that another life-time
would have to come before he returned.
She said "reading the newspaper" in the tone in which a Minister's wife might have said: "Presiding at a Cabinet meeting"--not from any arrogance of mind, but because the habit of a life-time
, and the attitude of her friends and relations, had led her to consider Mr.
Judging by my sensations, I waited half a life-time
. Judging by my watch, I waited half an hour.
d'Epinay, that during my life-time
my father's will shall never be questioned, my position forbidding any doubt to be entertained."
I felt that I had indeed missed an opportunity: to witness such an event as a nursemaid going 'in two halves' does not occur twice in a life-time
Of course it isn't every day that one meets a mother that lives by her wits and a son that lives by his sword, but there was a perfect finish about their ambiguous personalities which is not to be met twice in a life-time
. I shall never forget that grey dress with ample skirts and long corsage yet with infinite style, the ancient as if ghostly beauty of outlines, the black lace, the silver hair, the harmonious, restrained movements of those white, soft hands like the hands of a queen - or an abbess; and in the general fresh effect of her person the brilliant eyes like two stars with the calm reposeful way they had of moving on and off one, as if nothing in the world had the right to veil itself before their once sovereign beauty.
His premises are the premises formerly occupied by Krook, marine store dealer--a relation of this gentleman's that you saw in his life-time
if I don't mistake?"
They would find her flier missing and they would guess that somewhere in the path of the storm it lay a wrecked and tangled mass upon her dead body, and then brave men would go out in search of her, risking their lives; and that lives would be lost in the search, she knew, for she realized now that never in her life-time
had such a tempest raged upon Barsoom.
The property will be found where the labor, the wisdom, and the virtue have been in nations, in classes, and (the whole life-time
considered, with the compensations) in the individual also.