The Works of A. Conan Doyle: A duel with an occational chorus

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Էջ 85 - Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. Then shall the Minister speak unto the People. Г ORASMUCH as M. and N. have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of hands ; I pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Էջ 83 - ... And wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou obey him and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live?" " I will," said Maude from her heart. " Who giveth this woman to be married to this man? "
Էջ 173 - We had a fricasee of rabbits and chickens, a leg of mutton boiled, three carps in a dish, a great dish of a side of lamb, a dish of roasted pigeons, a dish of four lobsters, three tarts, a lamprey pie (a most rare pie), a dish of anchovies, good wine of several sorts, and all things mighty noble and to my great content.
Էջ 209 - We command you, that within Eight days after the service of this Writ on you, inclusive of the day of such service, you cause an Appearance to be entered for you in an Action at the Suit of A B.
Էջ 307 - ... into victorious order. Leigh Hunt was continually sending us notes; most probably would in person step across before bedtime, and give us an hour of the prettiest melodious discourse. In about a week (it seems to me) all was swept and garnished, fairly habitable; and continued incessantly to get itself polished, civilised, and beautified to a degree that surprised one.
Էջ 308 - Now, Maude, did that man appreciate his wife?" But the obstinate head still shook. "Words, words," said she. "Yes, but words with the ring of truth in them. Can't you tell real feeling from sham? I don't believe women can, or they would not be so often taken in. Here's the heading of the next letter : 'Mournfully beautiful is this letter to me, a clear little household light shining pure and brilliant in the dark obstructive places of the past' — a little later comes the note: 'Oh my poor little...
Էջ 160 - Frank Crosse took the book and dropped it. It fell with a sulky thud upon the floor. "Nothing that it can teach you, dear, can ever make up to me if it makes you cry, and bothers you. — You bloated, pedantic thing !" he cried, in a sudden fury, aiming a kick at the squat volume. "It is to you I owe all those sad, tired looks which I have seen upon my wife's face. I know my enemy now. You pompous, fussy old humbug, I'll kick the red cover off you !" But Maude snatched it up, and gathered it to her...
Էջ 160 - As with the COMMANDER OF AN ARMY, or the leader of any enterprise, so is it with the mistress of a house. Her spirit will be seen through the whole establishment...
Էջ 161 - FRUGALITY AND ECONOMY ARE HOME VIRTUES, without which no household can prosper. Dr Johnson says: 'Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite corruption.
Էջ 217 - Will call twelve o'clock. Important. "MRS. CROSSE." So she had opened her campaign. " By the way, Frank," said she, as they travelled up together, " to-morrow is your birthday." " Yes, dear, it is," he answered lugubriously. "Dear me! What shall I give my boy for a birthday present? Nothing you particularly want? " " I have all I want," said he, looking at her. " Oh, but I think I could find something! I must look round when I am in town." She began her looking round by a visit to her father in Fenchurch...

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