Martha


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Martha,

in the New Testament, friend of Jesus, sister of Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. In Christian literature, Martha has been a symbol of the active, as opposed to the contemplative, life. Feast: July 29.

Martha

personification of the busy housekeeper. [N.T.: Luke 10:39]

Martha

Saint New Testament a sister of Mary and Lazarus, who lived at Bethany and ministered to Jesus (Luke 10:38--42). Feast day: July 29 or June 4
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"Son Adam, and daughter Martha," said the venerable Father Ephraim, fixing his aged eyes piercingly upon them, "if ye can conscientiously undertake this charge, speak, that the brethren may not doubt of your fitness."
There was but one earthly affection in my breast, and it had grown calmer since my youth; so that I was satisfied to bring Martha to be my sister, in our new abode.
Martha started, and moved her lips, as if she would have made a formal reply to this appeal.
"Well," said Martha, evidently not in the least aware that she was impudent, "it's time tha' should learn.
She sobbed so unrestrainedly that good-natured Yorkshire Martha was a little frightened and quite sorry for her.
When Mary at last decided to get up, the clothes Martha took from the wardrobe were not the ones she had worn when she arrived the night before with Mrs.
I only hope and trust he wasn't a worse liver than we think of, Martha."
"Dear, dear!" said sister Martha, not meaning to be audible, but driven to some articulation under this pressure of dates.
"Besides, the Martha has a gasoline engine--twenty-five horse- power," Tudor added.
Sheldon was wondering as to the identity of the craft, while Tudor persisted in believing it might be the Martha.
The meal over, Theodosia and Martha broke into a joint flood of ecstasy.
"I was watching you all the time, Madame," quavered Martha, "and I asked Potapitch what mistress was trying to do.