'I could wish it done as soon as it can be done, Wickfield,' said Doctor Strong, 'for Jack Maldon is needy, and idle; and of those two bad things, worse things sometimes come.
'Jack Maldon will never be very busy in getting either, I expect,' said Doctor Strong, rubbing his chin thoughtfully.
Maldon has come back, and he begs the favour of a word.'
Jack Maldon; whom I had not expected to see so soon, when I heard the Doctor speak of him that morning.
Jack Maldon's departure for India, whither he was going as a cadet, or something of that kind: Mr.
'Not only for your own sake, but for Annie's, and John Maldon's, and many other people's.
Jack Maldon, and his voyage, and the country he was going to, and his various plans and prospects.
She tried a duet, once, with her cousin Maldon, but could not so much as begin; and afterwards, when she tried to sing by herself, although she began sweetly, her voice died away on a sudden, and left her quite distressed, with her head hanging down over the keys.
Strong had declined to play, on the ground of not feeling very well; and her cousin Maldon had excused himself because he had some packing to do.
Jack Maldon tried to be very talkative, but was not at his ease, and made matters worse.
Close inshore was a multitude of fishing smacks--English, Scotch, French, Dutch, and Swedish; steam launches from the Thames, yachts, electric boats; and beyond were ships of large burden, a multitude of filthy colliers, trim merchantmen, cattle ships, passenger boats, petroleum tanks, ocean tramps, an old white transport even, neat white and grey liners from Southampton and Hamburg; and along the blue coast across the Blackwater my brother could make out dimly a dense swarm of boats chaffering with the people on the beach, a swarm which also extended up the Blackwater almost to Maldon
Most of the entries in the 'Chronicle' are bare and brief, but sometimes, especially in the accounts of Alfred's own splendid exploits, a writer is roused to spirited narrative, occasionally in verse; and in the tenth century two great battles against invading Northmen, at Brunanburh and Maldon
, produced the only important extant pieces of Anglo-Saxon poetry which certainly belong to the West Saxon period.