I used to watch and study this patriarchal
personage with, I think, livelier curiosity than any other form of humanity there presented to my notice.
Modern industry has converted the little workshop of the patriarchal
master into the great factory of the industrial capitalist.
All these persons knew each other so well, and their habits and ways were so familiarly patriarchal
, that if by chance the old Abbe de Sponde was lying down, or Mademoiselle Cormon was in her chamber, neither Josette, the maid, nor Jacquelin, the man-servant, nor Mariette, the cook, informed them.
Accordingly, for the last three years-- ever since he had superintended the building of the new barn--Adam had always been made welcome at the Hall Farm, especially of a winter evening, when the whole family, in patriarchal
fashion, master and mistress, children and servants, were assembled in that glorious kitchen, at well-graduated distances from the blazing fire.
The bread-fruit tree, in its glorious prime, is a grand and towering object, forming the same feature in a Marquesan landscape that the patriarchal
elm does in New England scenery.
He remarked with a patriarchal
smile as he tore the sheet noisily: "You had better not lose any time.
They appeared to be terrified at the prospect of repeating it, but the chief has patriarchal
powers in these countries, and if the bargain is good in his eyes the clansman has little choice in the matter.
He particularly requested to see little Coavinses (meaning Charley) and told her, with a patriarchal
air, that he had given her late father all the business in his power and that if one of her little brothers would make haste to get set up in the same profession, he hoped he should still be able to put a good deal of employment in his way.
He appeared to have an intelligent expression about him of knowing that he was not a lamp at all; that he was a Pendulum; a pendulum disguised, for prodigious and inscrutable purposes of his own deep devising, and not a common pendulum either, but the old original patriarchal
Pendulum--the Abraham Pendulum of the world.
Shortly after we re-passed the spot where Good had wounded the patriarchal
bull we came across a herd of eland, but did not shoot at them, as we had plenty of meat.
We said it would be so wild and free, so patriarchal
He would build a patriarchal
grass house like Tati's, and have it and the valley and the schooner filled with dark-skinned servitors.
Halfway down his chest descended an untrimmed patriarchal
The cheerfu' supper done,, wi' serious face, They, round the ingle, form a circle wide; The sire turns o'er, wi' patriarchal
grace, The big ha'-Bible, ance his father's pride: His bonnet rev'rently is laid aside, His layart haffets* wearing thin an' bare; Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales** a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God
Very green and neat and precise was that yard, set about on one side with great patriarchal
willows and the other with prim Lombardies.