Owen


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O·wen

(ō'wĕn),
Richard, English anatomist, 1804-1892. See: Owen lines, contour lines of Owen, interglobular space of Owen.
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How strange it is," whispered Owen Warland to himself, leaning his head upon his hand, "that all my musings, my purposes, my passion for the beautiful, my consciousness of power to create it,--a finer, more ethereal power, of which this earthly giant can have no conception,--all, all, look so vain and idle whenever my path is crossed by Robert Danforth
For a time Owen Warland succumbed to this severe but inevitable test.
Well, Owen," said he, "I am glad to hear such good accounts of you from all quarters, and especially from the town clock yonder, which speaks in your commendation every hour of the twenty-four.
I should hardly dare touch it, sir," replied Owen, in a depressed tone; for he was weighed down by his old master's presence.
The old watchmaker, with the freedom naturally consequent on his former authority, went on inspecting the work which Owen had in hand at the moment, together with other matters that were in progress.
For Heaven's sake," screamed Owen Warland, springing up with wonderful energy, "as you would not drive me mad, do not touch it
A boyhood spent in the place, added to this ten days' stay, had made Owen something of a linguist.
Pots,' said the old woman, and she was still mumbling the encouraging word when Owen left the kitchen and returned to the sitting-room.
As Owen turned, he gave tongue in a voice like the discharge of a broadside.
Owen reproached himself bitterly for his momentary loss of presence of mind.
Audrey was out of town when Owen arrived in London, but she returned a week later.
Owen had never quite understood what it was that these young men did want, and now his detached mind refused even more emphatically to grapple with the problem.