"I'll soon be through now--soon be through--and then we'll go away for a long vacation--for a long vacation
Stryver's papers before the setting in of the long vacation
. The clearance was effected at last; the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up; everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again.
It was the last day but one of the 1999th year of our era, and the first day of the Long Vacation
. Having amused myself till a late hour with my favourite recreation of Geometry, I had retired to rest with an unsolved problem in my mind.
Till this year, every long vacation
since their marriage had been divided between Hartfield and Donwell Abbey; but all the holidays of this autumn had been given to seabathing for the children, and it was therefore many months since they had been seen in a regular way by their Surry connexions, or seen at all by Mr.
There was a yellow packet of letters which he had written to his father in the forties, when as an Oxford undergraduate he had gone to Germany for the long vacation
. Philip read them idly.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation
" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
Finally, he invited me down to his father's place at Donnithorpe, in Norfolk, and I accepted his hospitality for a month of the long vacation
They were his father and mother, his brother the Reverend Felix--curate at a town in the adjoining county, home for the inside of a fortnight--and his other brother, the Reverend Cuthbert, the classical scholar, and Fellow and Dean of his College, down from Cambridge for the long vacation
. His mother appeared in a cap and silver spectacles, and his father looked what in fact he was--an earnest, God-fearing man, somewhat gaunt, in years about sixty-five, his pale face lined with thought and purpose.
Also, she took to following him on his early morning hunts, and life seemed one long vacation
There is the articled clerk, who has paid a premium, and is an attorney in perspective, who runs a tailor's bill, receives invitations to parties, knows a family in Gower Street, and another in Tavistock Square; who goes out of town every long vacation
to see his father, who keeps live horses innumerable; and who is, in short, the very aristocrat of clerks.
I came down again to my dinner; and even the slow comfort of the meal, and the orderly silence of the place - which was bare of guests, the Long Vacation
not yet being over - were eloquent on the audacity of Traddles, and his small hopes of a livelihood for twenty years to come.
They had taken a bachelor cottage near Hampton, on the brink of the Thames, with a lawn, and a boat-house; and all things fitting, and were to float with the stream through the summer and the Long Vacation