Nothing delighted you more than to have me tie my piece bags on your backs for burdens
, give you hats and sticks and rolls of paper, and let you travel through the house from the cellar, which was the City of Destruction, up, up, to the housetop, where you had all the lovely things you could collect to make a Celestial City.
What have I done that this burden
should be laid on me?
LAST summer I happened to be crossing the plains of Iowa in a season of intense heat, and it was my good fortune to have for a traveling companion James Quayle Burden
, as we still call him in the West.
As she crossed it with her precious burden
, she looked constantly and restlessly from side to side.
It was the first opportunity possessed by Duncan and his companions to view the marked lineaments of either of their Indian attendants, and each individual of the party felt relieved from a burden
of doubt, as the proud and determined, though wild expression of the features of the young warrior forced itself on their notice.
I meant to be such a help to John, such a real rest and comfort, and here I am a comparative burden
The cups--not having been used, perhaps, since Hepzibah's youth--had contracted no small burden
of dust, which Phoebe washed away with so much care and delicacy as to satisfy even the proprietor of this invaluable china.
Not so with our old Inspector One brief sigh sufficed to carry off the entire burden
of these dismal reminiscences.
The shoulders have known no ignobler burden
than iron mail, and they will not stoop.
She had made a visit of a week at the brick house; and Miranda's impression, conveyed in privacy to Jane, was that Hannah was close as the bark of a tree, and consid'able selfish too; that when she'd clim' as fur as she could in the world, she'd kick the ladder out from under her, everlastin' quick; that, on being sounded as to her ability to be of use to the younger children in the future, she said she guessed she'd done her share a'ready, and she wan't goin' to burden
Will with her poor relations.
Yes, a poor thing, Umslopogaas, yet these are the burdens
that men must bear.
Before he had accomplished half the distance he was so tired that, finding himself in a quiet street where the pavement was sprinkled with rose water, and a cool breeze was blowing, he set his burden
upon the ground, and sat down to rest in the shade of a grand house.