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United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)

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Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door, hastily retreated down the stairs.
But Mrs Brooks felt it unsafe to watch on the landing again, and entered her own parlour below.
Mrs Brooks had not been able to catch any word of farewell, temporary or otherwise, between her tenants at the door above.
While he sketched it the Story Girl and I sat on the banks of the brook and she told me the story of the Sighing Reed.
It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
Its windows looked east and west; through the west one, looking out on the back yard, came a flood of mellow June sunlight; but the east one, whence you got a glimpse of the bloom white cherry-trees in the left orchard and nodding, slender birches down in the hollow by the brook, was greened over by a tangle of vines.
And what is the opinion of Brooks of Sheffield, in reference to the projected business?
Why, I don't know that Brooks understands much about it at present,' replied Mr.
This he did; and when the wine came, he made me have a little, with a biscuit, and, before I drank it, stand up and say, 'Confusion to Brooks of Sheffield
If thou hadst a sorrow of thine own, the brook might tell thee of it," answered her mother, "even as it is telling me of mine.
Keep where thou canst hear the babble of the brook.
The fact is that a very singular train of events has occurred recently at my house in Brook Street, and to-night they came to such a head that I felt it was quite impossible for me to wait another hour before asking for your advice and assistance.
What would you say if I were to start you in Brook Street?