Even when he went away, and her mother was called to devote her skill and energy to Soldiers' Aid
Societies, Beth went faithfully on by herself and did the best she could.
Without words Mary Hardy, with the aid
of the man who had come to spend the evening with her, brought to the country girl a knowledge of men and women.
I want you to aid
me in organizing an expedition to go to Honduras after the idol of gold.
A large, civil cocked hat, like those worn by clergymen within the last thirty years, surmounted the whole, furnishing dignity to a good-natured and somewhat vacant countenance, that apparently needed such artificial aid
, to support the gravity of some high and extraordinary trust.
It was this indefinable peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid
, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid
me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer of the Custom-House.
It was to me in particular that he appeared to propound this-- appeared almost to appeal for aid
not to hesitate.
For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid
of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
The packers had wanted a bridge at Ashland Avenue, but they had not been able to get it till they had seen Scully; and it was the same with "Bubbly Creek," which the city had threatened to make the packers cover over, till Scully had come to their aid
Her father, scarce knowing what he did, was plunging in after her, but was held back by some behind him, who saw that more efficient aid
had followed his child.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid
of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
Society had called its meeting for a certain Wednesday in March of the year in which Rebecca ended her Riverboro school days and began her studies at Wareham.