In this dress I am vowed to poverty, nor do I change it for aught
save a horse and a coat of mail.
One bright morning, soon after the stirring events told in the last chapter, Robin wandered forth alone down the road to Barnesdale, to see if aught
had come of the Sheriff's pursuit.
For if they are capable of making greater advancement than I have made, they will much more be able of themselves to discover all that I believe myself to have found; since as I have never examined aught
except in order, it is certain that what yet remains to be discovered is in itself more difficult and recondite, than that which I have already been enabled to find, and the gratification would be much less in learning it from me than in discovering it for themselves.
Hence I am absolutely destitute of converts, and, for aught
that I can see, the millennial Revelation has been made to me for nothing.
The most venerable and ornamental object is a chimney-piece set round with Dutch tiles of blue-figured China, representing scenes from Scripture; and, for aught
I know, the lady of Pownall or Bernard may have sat beside this fireplace, and told her children the story of each blue tile.
Let nothing linger after-- No whispering ghost remain, In wall, or beam, or rafter, Of any hate or pain: Cleanse and call home thy spirit, Deny her leave to cast, On aught
thy heirs inherit, The shadow of her past.
Nothing; and then the Guardian of the North will claim you and your woman, and Salensus Oll, when he sees your dead bodies, will never dream that the hand of Solan had aught
to do with the thing.
The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught
else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.
He knew, or at least he used, but two arguments in his dealings with them--a belaying pin and a revolver--nor is it likely that the motley aggregation he signed would have understood aught
As a matter of fact, they were very good to me, nor did I see aught
while I was among them to indicate that they are ever else than a simple, kindly folk when left to themselves.
Saw you aught
of a warrior pursuing one who carried a woman before him on his thoat?
De Vac he knew to be too jealous of his fame as a swordsman to permit himself to be overcome by aught
but superior skill, and this day Henry felt that he could best the devil himself.
This was no night-task for any man, nor even for him who had forgotten how to do aught
But, if there be in glory aught
of good; It may be means far different be attained, Without ambition, war, or violence-- By deeds of peace, by wisdom eminent, By patience, temperance.
But I have a task here, Alleyne, which is harder to me than aught
that was set before me yesterday.