John Brooke', and evidently laboring
under the delusion that the whole affair had been brought about by his excellent management.
The sticks were removed, and the stones lifted; for Indian cunning was known frequently to adopt these objects as covers, laboring
with the utmost patience and industry, to conceal each footstep as they proceeded.
They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring
on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age.
A poor devil of a bookkeeper who had been working in Durham's for twenty years at a salary of six dollars a week, and might work there for twenty more and do no better, would yet consider himself a gentleman, as far removed as the poles from the most skilled worker on the killing beds; he would dress differently, and live in another part of the town, and come to work at a different hour of the day, and in every way make sure that he never rubbed elbows with a laboring
He had been comforting himself with the thought of a cottage, rude, indeed, but one which he might make neat and quiet, and where he might have a shelf for his Bible, and a place to be alone out of his laboring
What do you allow a laboring
woman who works on a farm?
Hard for me, too; it hurts me like a physical pain to see that free spirit of the air and the sunshine laboring
and grieving over a book; and sometimes when I find her gazing far away towards the plain and the blue mountains with the longing in her eyes, I have to throw open the prison doors; I can't help it.
Now you must know that a man, by laboring
some time on a piece of raw cotton, can turn it into a piece of manufactured cotton fit for making into sheets and shifts and the like.
Had no important step been taken by the leaders of the Revolution for which a precedent could not be discovered, no government established of which an exact model did not present itself, the people of the United States might, at this moment have been numbered among the melancholy victims of misguided councils, must at best have been laboring
under the weight of some of those forms which have crushed the liberties of the rest of mankind.
Beside the door a great crew of men had been laboring
to pierce the wall, but they had scarcely scratched the flint- like surface, and now most of them lay in the last sleep from which not even air would awaken them.
It threaded its way through the narrow and crooked streets, and entered the low, mean, darksome dwellings, and laid its hand of death upon the artisans and laboring
classes of the town.
The merchants shut up their warehouses, and the laboring
men stood idle about the wharves.