Scarcely any of the items in the above-drawn parallel
occurred to Phoebe, whose country birth and residence, in truth, had left her pitifully ignorant of most of the family traditions, which lingered, like cobwebs and incrustations of smoke, about the rooms and chimney-corners of the House of the Seven Gables.
Clare are not without a parallel
, as the following anecdote will show.
I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel
at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel
sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
Upon this, my Grandson, again returning to his former suggestion, took me up rather suddenly and exclaimed, "Well, then, if a Point by moving three inches, makes a Line of three inches represented by 3; and if a straight Line of three inches, moving parallel
to itself, makes a Square of three inches every way, represented by 3^2; it must be that a Square of three inches every way, moving somehow parallel
to itself (but I don't see how) must make Something else (but I don't see what) of three inches every way -- and this must be represented by 3^3.
I saw clearly the cultivated ranges, and the several mountain-chains that run parallel
with the side, and the volcanoes that overtop Mouna-Rea, which rise 5,000 yards above the level of the sea.
In the distance, beyond the waste ground, and running parallel
with the line of ships, a line of brown, warm-toned houses seemed bowed under snow-laden roofs.
So he went deeper into the undergrowth, and followed along parallel
to the avenue to the house.
The retreat from Malo-Yaroslavets when he had a free road into a well-supplied district and the parallel
road was open to him along which Kutuzov afterwards pursued him- this unnecessary retreat along a devastated road- is explained to us as being due to profound considerations.
It was a very simple-hearted fraud, and it was all done with an innocent trust in the popular ignorance which now seems to me a little pathetic; but it was certainly very barefaced, and merited the public punishment which the discoverer inflicted by means of what journalists call the deadly parallel
Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel
to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas.
To this end he set out toward the north early one day, and, keeping parallel
with the shore, travelled rapidly until almost nightfall.
Indignation that a mere black should laugh at him mastered Jerry, and the next moment his puppy teeth, sharp-pointed as needles, had scored the astonished black's naked calf in long parallel
scratches from each of which leaped the instant blood.