Being proposed to is all very nice and all that sort
of thing, but it isn't at all a happy thing when you have to see a poor fellow, whom you know loves you honestly, going away and looking all broken hearted, and to know that, no matter what he may say at the moment, you are passing out of his life.
There are six sorts
of movement: generation, destruction, increase, diminution, alteration, and change of place.
Nowadays a gentleman who lives by his sword is exposed to that sort
And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort
of Runic rhyme, To the pæan of the bells - Of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, In a sort
of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells - To the sobbing of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: - To the tolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
To begin, then, of what sort
is the mystery--physical, mental, moral, historical, scientific, occult?
Abruptly, in the middle of those sunny and windy flats, he came upon a sort
of cleft almost narrow enough to be called a crack in the land.
This wasn't one of them languishing sort
wot sits about in cosy corners and reads story-books, and don't care what's happening in the home so long as they find out what became of the hero in his duel with the Grand Duke.
Casaubon was out of the question, not merely because he declined duty of this sort
, but because Featherstone had an especial dislike to him as the rector of his own parish, who had a lien on the land in the shape of tithe, also as the deliverer of morning sermons, which the old man, being in his pew and not at all sleepy, had been obliged to sit through with an inward snarl.
I do not the least condemn that sort
of thing; one does not live by sweets, unless one is willing to spoil one's digestion; but one may now and then indulge one's self without harm, and a sugar-plum or two after dinner may even be of advantage.
Fynes always seemed to me such a harmless sort
of person, so unlikely to have enemies, or anything of that sort
of fellow, Thomson," Major Harrison continued, in blissful ignorance of the peculiar significance of his words.
He found himself wondering, in an impersonal sort
of way, that these things should so little affect him.