He had done very well the first year
, and there it had ended.
Towards the end of the first year
he took two little lads to help him.
Eight thousan', four hundred dollars just for rent the first year
He had commenced his labors, in the first year
of their residence, by erecting a tall, gaunt edifice of wood, with its gable toward the highway.
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year
, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.
It was the custom, in old New York, for brides to appear in this costly garment during the first year
or two of marriage: his mother, he knew, kept hers in tissue paper in the hope that Janey might some day wear it, though poor Janey was reaching the age when pearl grey poplin and no bridesmaids would be thought more "appropriate.
The expiration of my first year
of transportation was approaching, and already pleasant hints of my being soon assigned to private service began to reach my ears.
Thus, during their passage, and for the first year
of their settlement on the lunar continent, these adventurous explorers would suffer neither hunger nor thirst.
The harvest of the first year
of our possession had long been passed, and the fading foliage of a few scattered trees was already beginning to exhibit the hues and tints of autumn, when a train of wagons issued from the bed of a dry rivulet, to pursue its course across the undulating surface, of what, in the language of the country of which we write, is called a "rolling prairie.
The circle or double hedge that I had made was not only firm and entire, but the stakes which I had cut out of some trees that grew thereabouts were all shot out and grown with long branches, as much as a willow-tree usually shoots the first year
after lopping its head.
Here am I, getting on in the first year
of my time, and, since the day of my being bound, I have never thanked Miss Havisham, or asked after her, or shown that I remember her.
One age followed another until the first years
of the eighteenth Christian century saw the reign of Aurungzebe, Emperor of the Moguls.
That contempt of riches which our Gascon had observed as an article of faith during the thirty-five first years
of his life, had for a long time been considered by him as the first article of the code of bravery.
We see also that kings that have been fortunate conquerors, in their first years
, it being not possible for them to go forward infinitely, but that they must have some check, or arrest in their fortunes, turn in their latter years to be superstitious, and melancholy; as did Alexander the Great; Diocletian; and in our memory, Charles the Fifth; and others: for he that is used to go forward, and findeth a stop, falleth out of his own favor, and is not the thing he was.
He'd collected her wages all those first years
she worked out, and it was but right.