With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances
amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
There he used to sit, gazing with a somewhat dim serenity of aspect at the figures that came and went, amid the rustle of papers, the administering of oaths, the discussion of business, and the casual talk of the office; all which sounds and circumstances
seemed but indistinctly to impress his senses, and hardly to make their way into his inner sphere of contemplation.
Money would only oppress me, under such circumstances
And I could pursue my inquiries no further; time, place, and circumstances
forbade my adding another word.
However, all these rumours soon died down, to which circumstance
certain facts largely contributed.
At the time when those reports appeared, he was in hiding, under circumstances
which prevented him from seeing a newspaper.
It had been impossible to conceal the circumstance
, as his lordship rang repeatedly for the courier; insisting that the man should relieve Lady Montbarry and the Baron by taking their places during the night at his bedside.
He left me early in February; and the moment he was gone, I breathed again, and felt my vital energy return; not with the hope of escape - he has taken care to leave me no visible chance of that - but with a determination to make the best of existing circumstances
By which the reader may perceive (a circumstance
which we have not thought necessary to communicate before) that this was the very time when the late rebellion was at the highest; and indeed the banditti were now marched into England, intending, as it was thought, to fight the king's forces, and to attempt pushing forward to the metropolis.
There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance
seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.
The medical man who examined him, being informed of this circumstance
, considered the post-mortem appearances as being perfectly compatible with murder by smothering--that is to say, with murder committed by some person, or persons, pressing the pillow over the nose and mouth of the deceased, until death resulted from congestion of the lungs.
of importance, from the beginning to the end of the disclosure, shall be related on hearsay evidence.
It is a circumstance
not to be forgotten, that she was very young (under nineteen), and most remarkably handsome.
I left Miss Garth to decide -- after warning her, first of all, that the circumstances
I am compelled to disclose are of a very serious nature.
that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed.