On an afternoon in October, or the beginning of November
- a fresh watery afternoon, when the turf and paths were rustling with moist, withered leaves, and the cold blue sky was half hidden by clouds - dark grey streamers, rapidly mounting from the west, and boding abundant rain - I requested my young lady to forego her ramble, because I was certain of showers.
It was the Dover road that lay, on a Friday night late in November
, before the first of the persons with whom this history has business.
I began one note, in a six-syllable line, 'Oh, do not remember' - but that associated itself with the fifth of November
, and became an absurdity.
It was November
, and my guardian was standing before his fire leaning his back against the chimney-piece, with his hands under his coattails.
It was the once hopeful Godfrey who was standing, with his hands in his side-pockets and his back to the fire, in the dark wainscoted parlour, one late November
afternoon in that fifteenth year of Silas Marner's life at Raveloe.
I do not ask you to be loyal, Erskine; but I expect you, in common humanity, to sympathize with the chief figure in the pageant, who is no more accountable for the manifold evils and abominations that exist in his realm than the Lord Mayor is accountable for the thefts of the pickpockets who follow his show on the ninth of November
On the 5th of November
, which was the beginning of summer in those parts, the weather being very hazy, the seamen spied a rock within half a cable's length of the ship; but the wind was so strong, that we were driven directly upon it, and immediately split.
11, 1620[This was November
21, old style calendar]
But the night of the 4th of November
arrived without the unveiling of this submarine mystery.
A sort of tempest arose on the 3rd of November
, the squall knocking the vessel about with fury, and the waves running high.
Dreary, chill November
was howling out of doors, and vexing the atmosphere with sudden showers of wintry rain, or sometimes with gusts of snow, that rattled like small pebbles against the windows.
FOR the greater part of the month of November
Captain Bonneville remained in his temporary post on Salmon River.