This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
Such colloquies have occupied many a pair of pale-faced weavers, whose unnurtured souls have been like young winged things, fluttering forsaken in the twilight.
Yet even if we add neatherds, shepherds, and other herdsmen, in order that our husbandmen may have oxen to plough with, and builders as well as husbandmen may have draught cattle, and curriers and weavers
fleeces and hides,--still our State will not be very large.
I will send my old and honoured minister to the weavers,' thought the Emperor.
Now we are delighted at that,' said both the weavers, and thereupon they named the colours and explained the make of the texture.
went from mouth to mouth; everyone seemed delighted over them, and the Emperor gave to the impostors the title of Court weavers to the Emperor.
There are native tanners, shoemakers, weavers
, blacksmiths, stonecutters, and other artificers attached to each establishment.
Joe looked attentively, and at length discovered that the noise they heard was produced by a number of weavers
beating cloth stretched in the open air, on large trunks of trees.
O, my uncle, this cloth knew not the weavers
of Samarkand, and those colours were never made in the vats of Bokhara.
And one of those who suck the life out of the wretched handloom weavers
in Tipton and Freshitt.
Another era had dawned, new customs, new fashions sprang into life, all as lusty as if they had been born at twenty-one; as quickly as two people may exchange seats, the daughter, till now but a knitter of stockings, became the breadwinner, he who had been the breadwinner sat down to the knitting of stockings: what had been yesterday a nest of weavers was to-day a town of girls.
In our little town, which is a sample of many, life is as interesting, as pathetic, as joyous as ever it was; no group of weavers was better to look at or think about than the rivulet of winsome girls that overruns our streets every time the sluice is raised, the comedy of summer evenings and winter firesides is played with the old zest and every window-blind is the curtain of a romance.
Her conscience did not trouble her, for at that very time occurred the Nashville Massacre, when the Mercenaries, Donnelly in command, literally murdered eight hundred weavers
of that city.
One day, two rogues, calling themselves weavers, made their appearance.
And he caused large sums of money to be given to both the weavers in order that they might begin their work directly.