Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
I had ceased to be a writer of tolerably poor tales and essays, and had become a tolerably good Surveyor of the Customs.
Well, as you have said, your ways are not our ways, but you can fight well enough to do about as you please, and so, if you wish to give your woman to a captive, it is your own affair; but as a chieftain you should have those to serve you, and in accordance with our customs
you may select any or all the females from the retinues of the chieftains whose metal you now wear.
There is indeed another custom
, which I cannot altogether approve of: when the king has a mind to put any of his nobles to death in a gentle indulgent manner, he commands the floor to be strewed with a certain brown powder of a deadly composition, which being licked up, infallibly kills him in twenty-four hours.
For there are no such bigoted holders by established forms and customs
, be they never so foolish or meaningless, as English school-boys--at least, as the school-boys of our generation.
officer was laid low, and two sailors wounded; Dantes was one of the latter, a ball having touched him in the left shoulder.
as the Cretans do; which proves from whence the custom
They will know of the saloon only in the pages of history, and they will think of the saloon as a quaint old custom
similar to bull-baiting and the burning of witches.
Its language hath it devised for itself in laws and customs
Aouda and he had remained, despite the cold, under the portico of the Custom
There is another custom
amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
Then, according to foreign custom
, the presentations took place.
prevails principally among the tribes on the sea-coast, and about the lower parts of the rivers.
Strolling along the native runways in the fringe of jungle just beyond the beach, as was his custom
, to see whatever he might pick up, the steward had picked up Kwaque.
Officers of the Custom
House, too, which stood on the opposite side of King Street, often sat in the chair wagging their tongues against John Hancock.