We immediately took possession of Old Chelicothe without opposition, being deserted
by its inhabitants.
The wharves stretched out towards the centre of the harbor, and, in this inclement weather, were deserted
by the ordinary throng of merchants, laborers, and sea-faring men; each wharf a solitude, with the vessels moored stem and stern, along its misty length.
It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig -- which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave -- had bet me in the deserted
chamber of the Custom-House.
Silence reigned over the before tumultuous but now deserted
He has deceived and deserted
me; he has written me a cruel farewell -- but don't call him a villain