A girl, selected for the task by her rank and qualifications, commenced by modest allusions to the qualities of the deceased
warrior, embellishing her expressions with those oriental images that the Indians have probably brought with them from the extremes of the other continent, and which form of themselves a link to connect the ancient histories of the two worlds.
The rank, wealth, and eminent character of the deceased
must have insured the strictest scrutiny into every ambiguous circumstance.
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased
landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
Much stress has been laid upon the fact that the accused offered a very large reward for the knife with which this murder was done; that no thief came forward to claim that extraordinary reward; that the latter fact was good circumstantial evidence that the claim that the knife had been stolen was a vanity and a fraud; that these details taken in connection with the memorable and apparently prophetic speech of the deceased
concerning that knife, and the finally discovery of that very knife in the fatal room where no living person was found present with the slaughtered man but the owner of the knife and his brother, form an indestructible chain of evidence which fixed the crime upon those unfortunate strangers.
Aurelia's experience of genius, as exemplified in the deceased
Lorenzo de Medici led her into a greater admiration of plain, every-day common sense, a quality in which Rebecca, it must be confessed, seemed sometimes painfully deficient.
Reed herself, at far intervals, visited it to review the contents of a certain secret drawer in the wardrobe, where were stored divers parchments, her jewel-casket, and a miniature of her deceased
husband; and in those last words lies the secret of the red-room--the spell which kept it so lonely in spite of its grandeur.
It got there in course of time; insisted on pouring into the burial-ground; finally, accomplished the interment of the deceased
Roger Cly in its own way, and highly to its own satisfaction.
He lived in chambers which had once belonged to his deceased
Because his brother was a little eccentric - though he is not half so eccentric as a good many people - he didn't like to have him visible about his house, and sent him away to some private asylum-place: though he had been left to his particular care by their deceased
father, who thought him almost a natural.
My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father's exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased
relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
As thou art born of woman, spare the honour of a helpless maiden She is the image of my deceased
Rachel, she is the last of six pledges of her love Will you deprive a widowed husband of his sole remaining comfort?
Birrell, who had made the post-mortem examination of the deceased