As soon as we had thus happily disencumbered
ourselves from the weight of so much money, we began to think of returning to our Mothers, but accidentally hearing that they were both starved to Death, we gave over the design and determined to engage ourselves to some strolling Company of Players, as we had always a turn for the Stage.
The mouth of the Columbiad, now completely disencumbered
, was open entirely to the sky.
The tackle belonging to the crane being hauled from outside, the mouth of the Columbiad was instantly disencumbered
of its last supports.
Here she procured us a light, roused the fire to a cheerful blaze, and soon prepared a simple repast for our refreshment; while we disencumbered
ourselves of our travelling- gear, and took a hasty survey of our new abode.
I glanced at the other, as wondering what aspect it would present if disencumbered
of the boards.
When I did not prefer to keep mine to myself there was always a stray tourist, disencumbered
of his Baedeker, to discuss them with, or some domesticated painter rejoicing in the return of the season of strong effects.
"In my style," he says, "I have professed to imitate the divine Shakespeare, which, that I might perform more freely, I have disencumbered
myself from rhyme.
Doubtless it was a great relief to walk disencumbered
; and perhaps without that relief, and the consequent sense of liberty and lightness, I could not have walked at all.
In the mean time, the elder traveller, as if familiar with the nature of the impulses by which his children were governed, disencumbered
himself of his pack and rifle, and, assisted by the man already mentioned as disposed to appeal so promptly to the rifle, he quietly proceeded to release the cattle from the gears.
Winkle, as Sam disencumbered
him of his great- coat and travelling-shawl, 'to ascertain, before I gave my consent to Sam's employment in this matter, that you are quite in earnest and serious, with respect to this young lady.'
The ivy spray was still twisted about the handle; this one sacrifice, she thought, she might make to sentimentality and personality, and she picked two leaves from the ivy and put them in her pocket before she disencumbered
her stick of the rest of it.
But this was not the time for delay; I disencumbered
the dogs of their dead companion, gave them a plentiful portion of food, and after an hour's rest, which was absolutely necessary, and yet which was bitterly irksome to me, I continued my route.