But there was a story, for which it is difficult to conceive any foundation, that the posterity of Matthew Maule had some connection with the mystery of the looking-glass, and that, by what appears to have been a sort of mesmeric process, they could make its inner region all alive with the departed Pyncheons; not as they had shown themselves to the world, nor in their better and happier hours, but as doing over again some deed of sin, or in the crisis of life's bitterest sorrow.
The Pyncheons, in brief, lived along, for the better part of two centuries, with perhaps less of outward vicissitude than has attended most other New England families during the same period of time.
Alfred scolds me, every time we meet; and he has the better of me, I grant,--for he really does something; his life is a logical result of his opinions and mine is a contemptible non sequitur.
I never had a braver, better fellow,--trusty and true as steel.
Meanwhile I have absolutely no means of escape from my position except by giving away my slaves to fellows who will use them no better
than I, and becoming a slave myself; which, if you please, you shall not catch me doing in a hurry.
So defend yourself and see that you prove the better
Edward Freely was a pretty name, much better
than John Towers.
He shall manage my woods for me, for he seems to have a better
notion of those things than any man I ever met with; and I know he would make twice the money of them that my grandfather does, with that miserable old Satchell to manage, who understands no more about timber than an old carp.
And Antilochus answered, "Forgive me; I am much younger, King Menelaus, than you are; you stand higher than I do and are the better
man of the two; you know how easily young men are betrayed into indiscretion; their tempers are more hasty and they have less judgement; make due allowances therefore, and bear with me; I will of my own accord give up the mare that I have won, and if you claim any further chattel from my own possessions, I would rather yield it to you, at once, than fall from your good graces henceforth, and do wrong in the sight of heaven.
And if he's weak and poor and wants me, may be he'd make me happier than my betters
that bully me and don't want me.
You are old enough to leave off boyish tricks, and to behave better
It's Novastoshnah over again, but ten times better
," said Kotick.