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.
The time passed quickly away, and when the seven
years were nearly ended two of them grew terribly anxious and frightened, but the third made light of it, saying, 'Don't be afraid, brothers, I wasn't born yesterday; I will guess the riddle.
Do you think that could be anything to a man who has struck down seven
at one blow?
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.
they would not go back to the seven
days for all they could see.
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.