The water was growing cooler as the season
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season
, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
And we must contrive to get a peck of russet apples, late in the season
as it is.
This old town of Salem -- my native place, though I have dwelt much away from it both in boyhood and maturer years -- possesses, or did possess, a hold on my affection, the force of which I have never realized during my seasons
of actual residence here.
With a fair, fresh wind, the Pequod was now drawing nigh to these straits; Ahab purposing to pass through them into the Javan sea, and thence, cruising northwards, over waters known to be frequented here and there by the Sperm whale, sweep inshore by the Philippine Islands, and gain the far coast of Japan, in time for the great whaling season
When Lord George took Ginger for hunting, York shook his head; he said it ought to be a steady hand to train a horse for the first season
, and not a random rider like Lord George.
That would often be ten or eleven o'clock, which was bad enough, in all conscience; but now, in the slack season
, they would perhaps not have a thing for their men to do till late in the afternoon.
If you want to pay twelve hundred for a fellow, and use him right up in the press of the season
, just to serve your own spite, it's no business of mine, I've done what I could for him.
Tom slipped out in good season
with his aunt's old tin lantern, and a large towel to blindfold it with.
We notice with pleasure the arrival of visitors to this healthful and far-famed watering-place earlier in the season
than usual during the present year.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season
of Light, it was the season
of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season
, or with me.