In order that we may start afresh
and go to Meg's wedding with free minds, it will be well to begin with a little gossip about the Marches.
When the smoky clouds hung low in the west and the red sun went down behind them, leaving a pink flush on the snowy roofs and the blue drifts, then the wind sprang up afresh
, with a kind of bitter song, as if it said: `This is reality, whether you like it or not.
He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh
Nay, we could almost venture to say, further, that a daily guilt might have been acted by him, continually renewed, and reddening forth afresh
, like the miraculous blood-stain of a murder, without his necessarily and at every moment being aware of it.
When strangers looked curiously at the scarlet letter and none ever failed to do so -- they branded it afresh
in Hester's soul; so that, oftentimes, she could scarcely refrain, yet always did refrain, from covering the symbol with her hand.
Driving at that hour, on a lovely day, through a country to which the summer sweetness seemed to offer me a friendly welcome, my fortitude mounted afresh
and, as we turned into the avenue, encountered a reprieve that was probably but a proof of the point to which it had sunk.
Whether any of the relatives of the seamen whose names appeared there were now among the congregation, I knew not; but so many are the unrecorded accidents in the fishery, and so plainly did several women present wear the countenance if not the trappings of some unceasing grief, that I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh
But now forget all about blinds and whiskers for a moment, and, standing in the Right Whale's mouth, look around you afresh
Shelby was thoughtfully peeling an orange, Haley broke out afresh
, with becoming diffidence, but as if actually driven by the force of truth to say a few words more.
Every man stood firm; and at our last meeting, we pledged ourselves afresh
, in the most solemn manner, that, at the time appointed, we would cer- tainly start in pursuit of freedom.
Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh
, resolved to pioneer my way through every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.
I blushed at my inconsideration: but, without showing further consciousness of the offence, I hastened to add - 'The truth is, sir, I passed the first part of the night in - ' Here I stopped afresh
- I was about to say 'perusing those old volumes,' then it would have revealed my knowledge of their written, as well as their printed, contents; so, correcting myself, I went on - 'in spelling over the name scratched on that window-ledge.