as they all sat together in her sunny room, the babies kicking and crowing on the floor, mother and sisters working near, and father reading, in his pleasant voice, from the wise old books which seemed rich in good and comfortable words, as applicable now as when written centuries
ago, a little chapel, where a paternal priest taught his flock the hard lessons all must learn, trying to show them that hope can comfort love, and faith make resignation possible.
I mean that the city, like many others of Central and South America, is buried below the refuse of centuries
," went on the professor.
The vengeance of the Hurons had now taken a new direction, and they prepared to execute it with that barbarous ingenuity with which they were familiarized by the practise of centuries
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries
swept the detritus of gulch and canyon.
But the story would include a chain of events extending over the better part of two centuries
, and, written out with reasonable amplitude, would fill a bigger folio volume, or a longer series of duodecimos, than could prudently be appropriated to the annals of all New England during a similar period.
It is now nearly two centuries
and a quarter since the original Briton, the earliest emigrant of my name, made his appearance in the wild and forest -- bordered settlement which has since become a city.
And some three centuries
ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built in honor of Jonah, in which mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
The race that formed the character of the Haytiens was a worn-out, effeminate one; and, of course, the subject race will be centuries
in rising to anything.
My acquaintance smiled -- not a modern smile, but one that must have gone out of general use many, many centuries
ago -- and muttered apparently to himself:
It had queer houses five hundred years old in it, and a military tower 115 feet high, which had stood there more than ten centuries
Men like Schiaparelli watched the red planet--it is odd, by-the-bye, that for count- less centuries
Mars has been the star of war--but failed to interpret the fluctuating appearances of the markings they mapped so well.
Heidegger, "which Ponce De Leon, the Spanish adventurer, went in search of two or three centuries