He answered, in a stammering voice, "That he was afraid Molly would be too awkward to wait on her ladyship, as she had never been at service." "No matter for that," says Sophia; "she will soon improve.
So great envy had this sack occasioned, that when Mr Allworthy and the other gentry were gone from church, the rage, which had hitherto been confined, burst into an uproar; and, having vented itself at first in opprobrious words, laughs, hisses, and gestures, betook itself at last to certain missile weapons; which, though from their plastic nature they threatened neither the loss of life or of limb, were however sufficiently dreadful to a well-dressed lady.
His forlorn travels of the preceding winter had
made him acquainted with the topography of the country, and he reached Snake River without any material difficulty.
Nearly the whole of my previous life having been devoted to business and the pursuit of wealth, numerous scenes of which I had
no previous conception have dawned upon me--I hope to the enlargement of my mind, and the improvement of my understanding.
I met with one piece of gratitude indeed, which I did not expect; and this was, that the master of the ship, whom I had
so happily delivered, and by the same means saved the ship and cargo, having given a very handsome account to the owners of the manner how I had
saved the lives of the men and the ship, they invited me to meet them and some other merchants concerned, and all together made me a very handsome compliment upon the subject, and a present of almost
As I could not sit there nodding at him perpetually, without making some other attempt to interest him, I shouted at inquiry whether his own calling in life had
been "the Wine-Coopering." By dint of straining that term out of myself several times and tapping the old gentleman on the chest to associate it with him, I at last succeeded in making my meaning understood.
Mynheer van Baerle the father had
amassed in the Indian trade three or four hundred thousand guilders, which Mynheer van Baerle the son, at the death of his dear and worthy parents, found still quite new, although one set of them bore the date of coinage of 1640, and the other that of
As for us, who were to go by Zeila, we had
still greater difficulties to struggle with: we were entirely strangers to the ways we were to take, to the manners, and even to the names of the nations through which we were to pass.
Boris Drubetskoy, having left his wife in Moscow and being for the present en garcon (as he phrased it), was also there and, though not an aide-de-camp, had
subscribed a large sum toward the expenses.
It was most interesting to me to observe that wherever several bees had
begun to excavate these basins near together, they had
begun their work at such a distance from each other, that by the time the basins had
acquired the above stated width (i.e.
This would make his position more secure and durable, as it has made that of the Turk in Greece, who, notwithstanding all the other measures taken by him for holding that state, if he had
not settled there, would not have been able to keep it.
I left the steamer at Gravesend, and discovered that the Indians had
gone from that place to London.