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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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Whether or no the early loves of Adam and Martha had rendered it inexpedient that they should now preside together over a Shaker village, it was certainly most singular that such should be the final result of many warm and tender hopes.
He sought an interview with Martha, and proposed that they should join the Society of Shakers.
"Aye, that I do," answered Martha, cheerfully polishing away at the grate.
Martha sat up on her heels, with her blackingbrush in her hand, and laughed, without seeming the least out of temper.
'Martha,' urged the locksmith, endeavouring to look as wakeful as possible, 'what is it you complain of?
'I am very sorry, Martha,' said the good-natured locksmith.
"Dear, dear!" said poor sister Martha, whose imagination of hundreds had been habitually narrowed to the amount of her unpaid rent.
Waule, looking across at the Vincys, and then moving back to the side of her sister Martha.
One evening, at this hour, he told me that he had found Martha waiting near his lodging on the preceding night when he came out, and that she had asked him not to leave London on any account, until he should have seen her again.
Martha, with an astonished look, repeated her former action, and softly led me up the stairs; and then, by a little back-door which seemed to have no lock, and which she pushed open with a touch, into a small empty garret with a low sloping roof, little better than a cupboard.
They wouldn't be sweeping a big vessel like the Martha."
Potapitch and Martha rushed towards her to kiss her hand.