For years after Lydgate remembered the impression produced in him by this involuntary appeal--this cry from soul to soul, without other consciousness than their moving with kindred natures in the same embroiled medium, the same troublous
fitfully illuminated life.
That was in the days of Charles I., and those were troublous
"A De Tany, madam, were a great and valuable capture in these troublous
times," replied the Earl, "and that alone were enough to necessitate my keeping you; but a beautiful De Tany is yet a different matter and so I will grant you at least one favor, I will not take you to the King, but a prisoner you shall be in mine own castle for I am alone, and need the cheering company of a fair and loving lady."
"Everyone has his worries, prince, especially in these strange and troublous
times of ours," Lebedeff replied, drily, and with the air of a man disappointed of his reasonable expectations.
To outsiders the five energetic women seemed to rule the house, and so they did in many things, but the quiet scholar, sitting among his books, was still the head of the family, the household conscience, anchor, and comforter, for to him the busy, anxious women always turned in troublous
times, finding him, in the truest sense of those sacred words, husband and father.
Maggie's was a troublous
life, and this was the form in which she took her opium.
It is night in Lincoln's Inn--perplexed and troublous
valley of the shadow of the law, where suitors generally find but little day--and fat candles are snuffed out in offices, and clerks have rattled down the crazy wooden stairs and dispersed.
In my troublous
sleep I ha' known thee still to be there.
The old-fashioned things had been let with the house, and now seemed almost like a gift from Grandma, doubly precious in these troublous
"My lord," replied Guitant, "I was observing that we live in troublous
times and that to-day's events are very like those in the days of the Ligue, of which I heard so much in my youth.
It is said the the Dilsbergers do not emigrate much; they find that living up there above the world, in their peaceful nest, is pleasanter than living down in the troublous
SIR, - So Alex Hynes, boss of Abellio ScotRail, pulled out of what was always going to be a troublous
meeting in Laurencekirk last week (Press & Journal, June 29).