Certain it is, his advances were signals for rival candidates to retire, who felt no inclination to cross a lion in his amours; insomuch, that when his horse was seen tied to Van Tassel's paling, on a Sunday
night, a sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is termed, " sparking," within, all other suitors passed by in despair, and carried the war into other quarters.
Then one Sunday
evening, Jurgis sat puffing his pipe by the kitchen stove, and talking with an old fellow whom Jonas had introduced, and who worked in the canning rooms at Durham's; and so Jurgis learned a few things about the great and only Durham canned goods, which had become a national institution.
I bid him beware of rousing the master, and while he undressed and I waited to put out the candle, he continued - 'Cathy and I escaped from the wash-house to have a ramble at liberty, and getting a glimpse of the Grange lights, we thought we would just go and see whether the Lintons passed their Sunday
evenings standing shivering in corners, while their father and mother sat eating and drinking, and singing and laughing, and burning their eyes out before the fire.
Firstly, because, on fine Sundays
, he often walked out, before dinner, with the Doctor and Lucie; secondly, because, on unfavourable Sundays
, he was accustomed to be with them as the family friend, talking, reading, looking out of window, and generally getting through the day; thirdly, because he happened to have his own little shrewd doubts to solve, and knew how the ways of the Doctor's household pointed to that time as a likely time for solving them.
The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog's-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays
, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.
, they likewise observe the cardinal holidays of the Roman Catholic Church.
He always went to church on Sacrament Sundays
, but not very regularly at other times; on wet Sundays
, or whenever he had a touch of rheumatism, he used to read the three first chapters of Genesis instead.
This was only used by visitors and on Sundays
, and on special occasions, as when the Vicar went up to London or came back.
You won't say naughty words, or run away on Sundays
, or tell falsehoods to cover up your sins?
I don't believe they're fit to read on Sundays
," exclaimed Felicity.
But its sound had revived a long train of miserable Sundays
, and the procession would not stop with the bell, but continued to march on.
Early on Sunday
morning he went into a little room called a study in the bell tower of the church and prayed.
Every seat was crowded, too; for it was Sunday
, and consequently everybody was taking a "pleasure" excursion.
evening was spent in repeating, by heart, the Church Catechism, and the fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters of St.
I had never heard Joe read aloud to any greater extent than this monosyllable, and I had observed at church last Sunday
when I accidentally held our Prayer-Book upside down, that it seemed to suit his convenience quite as well as if it had been all right.