The last day of the old year
was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love.
The Saxon Chronicle, as it extended over many hundred years
, was of course written by many different people, and so parts of it are written much better than other parts.
Yes, my children," replied Grandfather, with a smile and a sigh, "another year
has been added to those of the two centuries and upward which have passed since the Lady Arbella brought this chair over from England.
Beginning with physical intolerance for alcohol, for years
drinking only for the sake of comradeship and because alcohol was everywhere on the adventure-path, I had now reached the stage where my brain cried out, not merely for a drink, but for a drunk.
had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years
I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years
, and been nine Years
a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
This agreement, which was to remain in force for seventeen years
, was a master-stroke of diplomacy on the part of the Bell Company.
During the fifteen years
of his literary life Poe was connected with various newspapers and magazines in Richmond, Philadelphia and New York.
For three years
nothing was known of him but that he was reading hard and keeping his terms.
a newspaper which he continued for eleven years
and whose department called 'The Scandal Club' suggested 'The Tatler' to Steele.
By another statute, which passed a few years
later in the same reign, the term "frequently," which had alluded to the triennial period settled in the time of Charles II, is reduced to a precise meaning, it being expressly enacted that a new parliament shall be called within three years
after the termination of the former.
Repairing straight to a religious establishment, known throughout Europe for the rigour and severity of its discipline, and for the merciless penitence it exacted from those who sought its shelter as a refuge from the world, he took the vows which thenceforth shut him out from nature and his kind, and after a few remorseful years
was buried in its gloomy cloisters.