he needed was lying uppermost, the first card in the pack.
I had to restrain my impatience for some time, on account of Twenty Seven
being reserved for a concluding effect.
This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven
hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle.
when many men still lived who had seen the Christ; here Mary Magdalen died, and here the Virgin Mary ended her days with John, albeit Rome has since judged it best to locate her grave elsewhere; six or seven
hundred years ago--almost yesterday, as it were--troops of mail-clad Crusaders thronged the streets; and to come down to trifles, we speak of meandering streams, and find a new interest in a common word when we discover that the crooked river Meander, in yonder valley, gave it to our dictionary.
But after seven
years you are mine.' Then he put a book before them, which he made all three of them sign.
'Oh, indeed?' answered the little tailor, and unbuttoned his coat, and showed the giant the girdle, 'there may you read what kind of a man I am!' The giant read: 'Seven
at one stroke,' and thought that they had been men whom the tailor had killed, and began to feel a little respect for the tiny fellow.
All these things, and a thousand like them, came to pass in and close upon the dear old year one thousand seven
hundred and seventy-five.
I read that God made man, and he made horses and all the other beasts, and as soon as He had made them He made a day of rest, and bade that all should rest one day in seven
; and I think, sir, He must have known what was good for them, and I am sure it is good for me; I am stronger and healthier altogether, now that I have a day of rest; the horses are fresh too, and do not wear up nearly so fast.
Our king, as a matter of course, retained his 'fool.' The fact is, he required something in the way of folly -- if only to counterbalance the heavy wisdom of the seven
wise men who were his ministers -- not to mention himself.
He had directed, in great part, the movable embellishments of the seven
chambers, upon occasion of this great fete; and it was his own guiding taste which had given character to the masqueraders.
They are essentially the art works of an older school than that of the Seven
It consequently becomes imperative to make short work with most of the traditionary lore of which the old Pyncheon House, otherwise known as the House of the Seven
Gables, has been the theme.