He therefore dug his cellar, and laid the deep foundations of his mansion, on the square of earth whence Matthew Maule, forty years before, had first swept away the fallen leaves.
There is a tradition, only worth alluding to as lending a tinge of superstitious awe to a scene perhaps gloomy enough without it, that a voice spoke loudly among the guests, the tones of which were like those of old Matthew Maule, the executed wizard,--"God hath given him blood to drink
Especially the man with spectacles, who had sneered at all the company in turn, now twisted his visage into such an expression of ill-natured mirth, that Matthew asked him, rather peevishly, what he himself meant to do with the Great Carbuncle.
But Matthew and Hannah, after their calm rest, were as light as two young deer, and merely stopped to say their prayers and wash themselves in a cold pool of the Amonoosuck, and then to taste a morsel of food, ere they turned their faces to the mountain-side.
Come, then,' said Matthew,mustering his manly courage and drawing her along with him, for she became timid again the moment that he grew bold.
The joy of success has killed him,' replied Matthew, trembling violently.
Fourth house on the left in yonder street," Matthew Nichols replied, pointing with his pipe.
If you weren't my own bother-in-law, Matthew Nichols," he said, "I'd shove those words down your throat.
Everhard and eleven others, among whom were Theodore Donnelson and Matthew
Kent, received life imprisonment.
The story is told, though not quite in the same way, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, our old friend, by Matthew
of Westminster, and by others of the old chroniclers.
Thomas Lynde-- a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"--was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables.
And yet here was Matthew Cuthbert, at half-past three on the afternoon of a busy day, placidly driving over the hollow and up the hill; moreover, he wore a white collar and his best suit of clothes, which was plain proof that he was going out of Avonlea; and he had the buggy and the sorrel mare, which betokened that he was going a considerable distance.
I remember telling Matthew
, that evening when he brought me to Green Gables, that I never expected to be a bride because I was so homely no one would ever want to marry me--unless some foreign missionary did.
Pupker takes the chair, and three members of Parliament are positively coming.
while across the smooth white paper before him his pencil fairly flew--after first drawing one black line through Matthew
twenty-third; 13--14 and 23.