And she ran into the middle of the room and, taking a handle in each hand, began to skip, and skip, and skip, while Mary turned in her chair to stare at her, and the queer faces in the old portraits seemed to stare at her, too, and wonder what on earth this common little cottager
had the impudence to be doing under their very noses.
It could make no difference in the play, and as for Cottager
himself, when he has got his wife's speeches, I would undertake him with all my heart.
You have not: A cottager
, I mark'd a throne Of half the world as all my own, And murmur'd at such lowly lot - But, just like any other dream, Upon the vapour of the dew My own had past, did not the beam Of beauty which did while it thro' The minute - the hour - the day - oppress My mind with double loveliness.
and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day.
In the afternoon we paid our respects to the governor -- a quiet old man, who, in his appearance and manner of life, was scarcely superior to an English cottager
He has been known to drive miles in the rain to see a new kind of rose in somebody's garden, or a mon- strous cabbage grown by a cottager
The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager
won my reverence, while the gentle manners of the girl enticed my love.
We alighted in a pleasant wood towards the middle of the day, dined on a fallen tree, and leaving our best fragments with a cottager
, and our worst with the pigs (who swarm in this part of the country like grains of sand on the sea-shore, to the great comfort of our commissariat in Canada), we went forward again, gaily.
But when the cottager
died it would be discovered there.
There were besides, the cottager
and his wife, and three young sturdy children, brown as berries.
It was partly to this vague fear that Marner was indebted for protecting him from the persecution that his singularities might have drawn upon him, but still more to the fact that, the old linen-weaver in the neighbouring parish of Tarley being dead, his handicraft made him a highly welcome settler to the richer housewives of the district, and even to the more provident cottagers
, who had their little stock of yarn at the year's end.
Upon these, and the like reasonings, their opinion is, that parents are the last of all others to be trusted with the education of their own children; and therefore they have in every town public nurseries, where all parents, except cottagers
and labourers, are obliged to send their infants of both sexes to be reared and educated, when they come to the age of twenty moons, at which time they are supposed to have some rudiments of docility.