And very soon she was smiling and clapping her hands, while I solemnly burned a match
A fair sight was Nottingham Town on the day of the shooting match.
There was Gill o' the Red Cap, the Sheriff's own head archer, and Diccon Cruikshank of Lincoln Town, and Adam o' the Dell, a man of Tamworth, of threescore years and more, yet hale and lusty still, who in his time had shot in the famous match at Woodstock, and had there beaten that renowned archer, Clym o' the Clough.
This time he went to work more carefully, and feeling with his fingers for a match
with the largest head and the greatest amount of phosphorus, lit it at the first try.
In the light of another match
he examined all four feet.
And what was still more capital to behold was, the goose hopped down from the dish, reeled about on the floor with knife and fork in its breast, till it came up to the poor little girl; when--the match went out and nothing but the thick, cold, damp wall was left behind.
The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when--the match went out.
Poor Sophia was too much in her aunt's power to deny her anything positively; she was obliged to promise that she would see Mr Blifil, and be as civil to him as possible; but begged her aunt that the match might not be hurried on.
Mrs Western assured her, "That the match was entirely agreed upon, and that nothing could or should prevent it.
Well, the match is for the best of three goals; whichever side kicks two goals wins: and it won't do, you see, just to kick the ball through these posts--it must go over the cross-bar; any height'll do, so long as it's between the posts.
They trust to our honour," as East proudly informs Tom; "they know very well that no School-house boy would cut the match.
One would have thought that nothing could be simpler than for him, a man of good family, rather rich than poor, and thirty-two years old, to make the young Princess Shtcherbatskaya an offer of marriage; in all likelihood he would at once have been looked upon as a good match.
Levin's conviction that it could not be was founded on the idea that in the eyes of her family he was a disadvantageous and worthless match for the charming Kitty, and that Kitty herself could not love him.
He never went up to Lord's without his cricket-bag, or showed the slightest interest in the result of a match
in which he was not himself engaged.
By great luck I had an old silver spoon in my pocket, which I pulled out, and told him I had carried that spoon to match
it with half a dozen of new ones, that it might match
some I had in the country.