To all appearance, they were a quiet, honest, well-meaning race of people, cherishing no malice against individuals or the public for the wrong which had been done them; or if, at their own fireside
, they transmitted from father to child any hostile recollection of the wizard's fate and their lost patrimony, it was never acted upon, nor openly expressed.
This brought them to the fireside
, where the easy-chair was drawn cosily up, and the tea things stood ready to the sitter's elbow, the very sugar in the cup.
One and all seemed to have caught the infection from the fireside
circle, and were outvying each other in wild wishes, and childish projects of what they would do when they came to be men and women.
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside
, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
As he grew old he attached himself to the son as he had done to the father, and by degrees became a kind of overlooker of a house in which his remarkable integrity, his acknowledged sobriety, and a thousand other virtues useless to enumerate, gave him an eternal place by the fireside
, with a right of inspection over the domestics.
My judgment is, that they ought all to be despised; and ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside
And, on certain occasions in the experience of Cecilia and her sister, the most indulgent of fathers proved to be as capable of saying No, as the sternest tyrant who ever ruled a fireside
OLD Lady Lydiard sat meditating by the fireside
, with three letters lying open on her lap.
By the fireside
there is a second man--supposed to be on the watch--fast asleep, poor wretch
Oh dear, oh dear," he says, "there is such a comfort in one's old coat and old shoes, one's armchair and own fireside
, one's own writing- desk and own library--with a little girl climbing up my neck, and saying, 'Don't go to London, papa--you must stay with Edith'; and a little boy, whom I have taught to speak the language of cats, dogs, cuckoos, and jackasses, etc.
Most mellifluously did he purr as we crowded around to stroke him; with friendly joy he licked our hands with his little red tongue; poor Paddy was a thankful cat; he was no longer lost, starving, imprisoned, helpless; he was with his comrades once more and he was going home--home to his old familiar haunts of orchard and dairy and granary, to his daily rations of new milk and cream, to the cosy corner of his own fireside
They were very good comrades in their rambles and their fireside
Why shouldn't we make one fireside
of it, and marry each other?
Even its comforts were limited to its being dry and warm, and having a snug though faded fireside
Wait a little till there are children's voices at your fireside