It is no wonder that in an age when this kind of
merit is so little in fashion, and so slenderly provided for, persons possessed of it should very eagerly flock to a place where they were sure of being received with great complaisance; indeed, where they might enjoy almost the same advantages of a liberal fortune as if they were entitled to it in their own right; for Mr Allworthy was not one of those generous persons who are ready most bountifully to bestow meat, drink, and lodging on men of wit and learning, for which they expect no other return but entertainment, instruction, flattery, and subserviency; in a word, that such persons should be enrolled in the number of domestics, without wearing their master's cloathes, or receiving wages.
The pickaxe first struck upon a kind of black earth, six inches in thickness, which was speedily disposed of.
At the bottom of the excavation they constructed a wheel of oak, a kind of circle strongly bolted together, and of immense strength.
I had scarcely had an hour's rest, when he came again for me with a saddle and bridle and a new kind of
As I looked at the leaves and branches and gnarls, it came to me with distressing vividness that I had seen that same kind of
tree many and countless times n my sleep.
"Now, let's see what kind of fish we have caught today," said the Green Fisherman.
"I must admit that a Marionette fish is, for me, an entirely new kind of fish.
I think she kind of
likes me, too; she smoothed my hair once.
Oh, Anne, I know I've been kind of
strict and harsh with you maybe-- but you mustn't think I didn't love you as well as Matthew did, for all that.
Some take hold of suits, only for an occasion to cross some other; or to make an information, whereof they could not otherwise have apt pretext; without care what become of the suit, when that turn is served; or, generally, to make other men's business a kind of
entertainment, to bring in their own.
I asked her to let me think a minute; and she set there, very impatient and ex- cited and handsome, but looking kind of
happy and eased-up, like a person that's had a tooth pulled out.
She wondered, with little intermission what could be the reason of it; was sure there must be some bad news, and thought over every kind of
distress that could have befallen him, with a fixed determination that he should not escape them all.