It seems such hard lines
that he could not have shared the reward!"
Perhaps some people may think that my mothers uncle Thomas shouldent of wispered at prayer time in church but you must remember that Miss Jemima Parrs father had thretened to set the dog on him and that was hard lines
when he was a respektable young man though not rich.
It is hard lines
for man and it is hard lines
for beast, and who's to mend it I don't know: but anyway you might tell the poor beast that you were sorry to take it out of him in that way.
The hard lines
in his aunt's face relaxed and a sud- den tenderness dawned in her eyes.
His lips were curled in hard lines
and his teeth were clinched.
The result was one that, if only I had considered the thing carefully, I might have foreseen: as the hand of the Watch touched the mark, the spring-cart--which had driven off, and was by this time half-way down the street, was back again at the door, and in the act of starting, while--oh woe for the golden dream of world-wide benevolence that had dazzled my dreaming fancy!--the wounded youth was once more reclining on the heap of pillows, his pale face set rigidly in the hard lines
that told of pain resolutely endured.
"I'd say they was pretty hard lines
for a young fellow," he remarked.
Once more the horrible slate appeared when she had done, between the writing paper and her eyes, with the hard lines
of warning pitilessly traced on it.
The hunters, on the other hand, had stronger and more diversified faces, with hard lines
and the marks of the free play of passions.
"It's pretty hard lines
to stick a boy into an office at seventeen!"
Now tell me, O King, plump and plain, will you give your daughter to my son as wife?' The King listened to the end of the old woman's strange request, but every moment his face grew blacker, and his features sterner; till all at once he thought to himself, 'Is it worth while that I, the King, should be angry with this poor old fool?' And all the courtiers and counsellors were amazed when they saw the hard lines
round his mouth and the frown on his brow grow smooth, and heard the mild but mocking tones in which he answered the old woman, saying:
Certainly it would be hard lines
if, by dawdling as much as possible in coming in and taking their places, entering into long-winded explanations of what was the usual course of the regular master of the form, and others of the stock contrivances of boys for wasting time in school, they could not spin out the lesson so that he should not work them through more than the forty lines.