Nor was it out of keeping with the general coarseness and matter-of-fact character of the age
, that the son should be willing to earn an honest penny, or, rather, a weighty amount of sterling pounds, from the purse of his father's deadly enemy.
Then, moreover, the white locks of age
were sometimes found to be the thatch of an intellectual tenement in good repair.
It was only at the age
of twenty that it had occurred to Marija to try her strength, when she had risen up and nearly murdered the man, and then come away.
The child, a boy of ten months, was uncommonly large and strong of his age
, and very vigorous in his limbs.
When he has exhausted the rich soil of Europe, and reinvigorated himself, "then recommences his adventurous career westward as in the earliest ages
Everywhere in the town were the mold and decay that go with antiquity, and evidence of it; but I do not know that anything else gave us so vivid a sense of the old age
of Heilbronn as those footworn grooves in the paving-stones.
I afterwards saw five or six of different ages
, the youngest not above two hundred years old, who were brought to me at several times by some of my friends; but although they were told, "that I was a great traveller, and had seen all the world," they had not the least curiosity to ask me a question; only desired "I would give them SLUMSKUDASK," or a token of remembrance; which is a modest way of begging, to avoid the law, that strictly forbids it, because they are provided for by the public, although indeed with a very scanty allowance.
I saw no signs of extreme age
among them, nor is there any appreciable difference in their appearance from the age
of maturity, about forty, until, at about the age
of one thousand years, they go voluntarily upon their last strange pilgrimage down the river Iss, which leads no living Martian knows whither and from whose bosom no Martian has ever returned, or would be allowed to live did he return after once embarking upon its cold, dark waters.
Or did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages
, in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its wearisome problems solved?
But some of us, regarding the ocean with understanding and affection, have seen it looking old, as if the immemorial ages
had been stirred up from the undisturbed bottom of ooze.
For there is a youth in thoughts, as well as in ages
Even the wise and mysterious therns of Barsoom, that ancient cult which for countless ages
has been credited with holding the secret of life and death in their impregnable fastnesses upon the hither slopes of the Mountains of Otz, are as ignorant as we.