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Miss Dearborn commonly went home with a headache, and never left her bed during the rest of the afternoon or evening; and the casual female parent who attended the exercises sat on a front bench with beads of cold sweat on her forehead, listening to the all-too-familiar halts and stammers.
Folks got up everywheres in the crowd, and worked their way just by main strength to the mourners' bench, with the tears running down their faces; and when all the mourners had got up there to the front benches in a crowd, they sung and shouted and flung themselves down on the straw, just crazy and wild.
On the front benches were already a number of venerable figures, muffled in ermine, velvet, and scarlet.
There was some sympathetic laughter on his entrance among the front benches of well-dressed spectators, as though the demonstration of the students in this instance was not unwelcome to them.
FIANNA Fail's Eamon O Cuiv was sacked from the front bench yesterday after his rogue behaviour at a meeting in the North.
NNA - Scott Morrison says his newly announced front bench is an election-winning team as the coalition tries to recover from last week's brutal leadership war.
Durham MPs Roberta Blackman-Woods and Laura Pidcock have been given new roles as the Labour leader looks to shake up his front bench.
Ms Wood recently shook up her front bench, making him the party's spokesman for economy and infrastructure.
NORTH East Labour MPs have taken key roles in Jeremy Corbyn's front bench team following a summer of splits within the party.
Explaining her decision to return to the front bench, Ms Blackman-Woods said: "I decided that we have had the election that Jeremy won comprehensively, and the best thing Labour MPs could do was to get behind him and be the most effective opposition that we can."
A series of senior MPs who quit in protest at Mr Corbyn's leadership have returned to the fold, although the leader's office appeared unaware that one of the so-called rebels had never actually resigned from the front bench in the first place.
In a move clearly intended to overshadow the resignations of two whips after the controversial sacking of chief whip Rosie Winterton, Mr Corbyn noted the number of people returning to the fold in his shake-up of Labour's front bench.