The Magnalia is a strange, pedantic history, in which true events and real personages move before the reader with the dreamy aspect which they wore in Cotton
Mather's singular mind.
My Chief said every man ought to have a shouk (a hobby) of sorts, and he took the trouble to ride a day out of his way to show me a belt of black soil that was just the thing for cotton
They had to resort to the brook in the woods behind the Cotton
500 pounds of cotton
into twenty-seven cubic feet, the whole quantity will not occupy a height of more than 180 feet within the bore of the Columbiad.
I don't see what it has to do with us, since you are not in the cotton
and her brother sat in the back parlor after school was over, and the young ladies were sent to bed.
There in the room stood his friend, with a large cotton
bag on his head, pulled far down to his very nose.
Chillip, looking mildly at my aunt with his head on one side, and making her a little bow, said, in allusion to the jewellers' cotton
, as he softly touched his left ear:
Every child that was large enough to carry a hoe was put to work, and the baby--for usually there was at least one baby--would be laid down at the end of the cotton
row, so that its mother could give it a certain amount of attention when she had finished chopping her row.
We put sheets of cotton
wool under it for a snow-field, and Jake's pocket-mirror for a frozen lake.
Sir Robert Cotton
loved books especially, and like many other book lovers, he was greedy of them.
She had more physical strength than most men, and made her patch of cotton
and corn and tobacco like the best of them.
Within abundance of silver paper was a pretty little Tunbridgeware box, which Harriet opened: it was well lined with the softest cotton
; but, excepting the cotton
, Emma saw only a small piece of courtplaister.
And this you must also do in order to deceive the King: you must slip into his bed-chamber very softly, and stop up all the bells which are round his bed with cotton
Instead he drew a dingy, ragged dress from the bundle beneath the thwart and in this disguised himself as an old woman, drawing a cotton
wimple low over his head and forehead to hide his short hair.