In a quarter of an hour we were in Bloomsbury at the Alpha
Inn, which is a small public-house at the corner of one of the streets which runs down into Holborn.
He was versed in patent lore from Alpha
to Omega; and as the trial proceeded, he became convinced that the Bell patent was valid.
Now inasmuch as we have plenty of wit, we thought it would be a good thing to parade our dear little honor, or dishonor, to catch an old boy; but that old boy, my dear heart, knows the Alpha
and Omega of female tricks,--which means that you could easier put salt on a sparrow's tail than to make me believe I have anything to do with your little affair.
Standing at the beginning of British (and English) history, his name came to be applied to the whole of it, just as the first two Greek letters, alpha
and beta, have given the name to the alphabet.] Laghamon was a humble parish priest in Worcestershire, and his thirty-two thousand half-lines, in which he imperfectly follows the Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter, are rather crude; though they are by no means dull, rather are often strong with the old-time Anglo-Saxon fighting spirit.
That I merited all I endured, I acknowledged--that I could scarcely endure more, I pleaded; and the alpha
and omega of my heart's wishes broke involuntarily from my lips in the words--'Jane!
or--and a subtler thought--was she mastered by some vaster, profounder superstition, a fetish-worship of which the Alpha
and the Omega was the cryptic SAMUEL?