A smart fight ensued betwixt
us for some time: At length the savages gave way, and fled.
Then--as if the only barrier betwixt
herself and the world had been thrown down, and a flood of evil consequences would come tumbling through the gap--she fled into the inner parlor, threw herself into the ancestral elbow-chair, and wept.
It was better to stand thus, with so many betwixt
him and her, than to greet him face to face -- they two alone.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt
sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
you, and Shekels, the Colonel's wife, and the Cid - "
Bad anyway, seeing there was only two di'monds betwixt
The barrier betwixt
him- self and brother he considered impassable.
We have oftentimes the honour to entertain your gentlemen in their travelling backwards and forwards betwixt
London and Paris, sir.
ourselves,' sinking his voice lower yet, 'that woman's name ain't Missis Gummidge neither, though she has a world of merits.
Get behind the door, old chap, and have the jack-towel betwixt
To ride on that coach, as it gallantly staggered betwixt
earth and heaven, was to know all the ecstasy of flying, with an added touch of danger, which birds and angels, and others accustomed to fly, can never experience.
Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil, and those oppressed inferior beings by whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt
the French and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this necessity arose by degrees the structure of our present English language, in which the speech of the victors and the vanquished have been so happily blended together; and which has since been so richly improved by importations from the classical languages, and from those spoken by the southern nations of Europe.