Could a linguist, could a grammarian, could even a mathematician have seen what she did, have witnessed their appearance together, and heard their history of it, without feeling that circumstances had been at work to make them peculiarly
interesting to each other?How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight!especially with such a groundwork of anticipation as her mind had already made.
"But no matter how peculiarly constituted a man may be for blacksmithing," she was laughing, "I never heard of one becoming a blacksmith without first serving his apprenticeship."
He saw himself, stripped to the waist, with naked fists, fighting his great fight with Liverpool Red in the forecastle of the Susquehanna; and he saw the bloody deck of the John Rogers, that gray morning of attempted mutiny, the mate kicking in death-throes on the main-hatch, the revolver in the old man's hand spitting fire and smoke, the men with passion- wrenched faces, of brutes screaming vile blasphemies and falling about him - and then he returned to the central scene, calm and clean in the steadfast light, where Ruth sat and talked with him amid books and paintings; and he saw the grand piano upon which she would later play to him; and he heard the echoes of his own selected and correct words, "But then, may I not be peculiarly constituted to write?"
It had a peculiarly
strong effect on him because at the sight of the fire he felt himself suddenly freed from the ideas that had weighed him down.
It seemed peculiarly
sad to sit here, thirteen hundred years before I was born, and listen again to poor, flat, worm-eaten jokes that had given me the dry gripes when I was a boy thirteen hundred years after- wards.
X, who spoke it peculiarly
. I can UNDERSTAND German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I TALK it best through an interpreter.
In connection with this, there is one circumstance which makes your recollections peculiarly
valuable, and renders your early insight the more remarkable.
"Very fine, indeed, sir," she returned, with something of a blush, and a shy deprecating look that seemed to beg me not to notice the peculiarly
quaint antics which the wind, evidently a humourist, chose at that moment to execute with the female garments upon the line.
As though on purpose, I seemed, on this occasion, to be peculiarly
These are the kind of little things which please her ladyship, and it is a sort of attention which I conceive myself peculiarly
bound to pay."
Nay, I know not whether I ought to be quite tranquil now, for I have had more trouble in restoring peace than I ever intended to submit to--a spirit, too, resulting from a fancied sense of superior integrity, which is peculiarly
...But an express disclaimer will not be given effect where the facts are peculiarly
within the knowledge of the party invoking it." The appeals court also found that the alleged misrepresentation concerned facts peculiarly
within Credit Suisse's knowledge.