Herkimer did know him; but it demanded all the intimate and practical acquaintance with the human face, acquired by modelling actual likenesses in clay, to recognize the features of Roderick Elliston in the visage that now met the sculptor's gaze.
Roderick!" cried he, "I had heard of this; but my conception came far short of the truth.
A snake in the bosom--that's all," answered Roderick Elliston.
Fyne referred to him at times also as Roderick) joined the children.
The dear girls were exchanging jeering remarks about "lazy uncle Roderick" openly, in her indulgent hearing.
was a Milgrave, and the Milgraves never had much sense.
Its proprietor, Roderick Usher, had been one of my boon companions in boyhood; but many years had elapsed since our last meeting.
Surely, man had never before so terribly altered, in so brief a period, as had Roderick Usher!
"I do not understand that Latin," answered Don Quixote, "but I know well I did not lay hands, only this pike; besides, I did not think I was committing an assault upon priests or things of the Church, which, like a Catholic and faithful Christian as I am, I respect and revere, but upon phantoms and spectres of the other world; but even so, I remember how it fared with Cid Ruy Diaz when he broke the chair of the ambassador of that king before his Holiness the Pope, who excommunicated him for the same; and yet the good Roderick
of Vivar bore himself that day like a very noble and valiant knight."
From that blessed little room, Roderick
Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
"I'm Fitzjames and he's Roderick
Dhu, and we'll give you the broadsword combat some day.
But he performed one definite service; in 'Roderick
Random,' drawing on his early experiences as a ship's surgeon, he inaugurated the out-and-out sea story, that is the story which takes place not, like 'Robinson Crusoe,' in small part, but mainly, on board ship.