There was always a prophetic instinct, a low whisper in my ear, that within no long period, and whenever a new change of custom
should be essential to my good, change would come.
He was the very fellow to manage the engine; and so we have reconciled him to the custom
of going on pilgrimage, and engaged him as chief engineer.
The board, according to red Martian custom
, was triangular, for there were three in our family.
For the English knew little of the Highlanders and their customs
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.
Its language hath it devised for itself in laws and customs
There's some sense in this custom
of saying good-bye to bachelor life," said Sergey Ivanovitch.
We hear you, Lord of the Axe," answered one of the councillors, "but first, O Unconquered, you must on this day of the year, according to ancient custom
, give public challenge to any man to fight you for the Groan-Maker and for your place as chief of the People of the Axe.
of this country deserves to be remarked: when a stranger comes to a village, or to the camp, the people are obliged to entertain him and his company according to his rank.
He had been shut up in the Custom
House, and he was to he transferred to London the next day.
Then, according to foreign custom
, the presentations took place.
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.
OF THE ISLANDERS--THEIR CHANTING, AND THE PECULIARITY OF THEIR VOICE--RAPTURE OF THE KING AT FIRST HEARING A SONG--A NEW DIGNITY CONFERRED ON THE AUTHOR--MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE VALLEY--ADMIRATION OF THE SAVAGES AT BEHOLDING A PUGILISTIC PERFORMANCE--SWIMMING INFANT--BEAUTIFUL TRESSES OF THE GIRLS--OINTMENT FOR THE HAIR
prevails principally among the tribes on the sea-coast, and about the lower parts of the rivers.
It is true, that what is settled by custom
, though it be not good, yet at least it is fit; and those things which have long gone together, are, as it were, confederate within themselves; whereas new things piece not so well; but though they help by their utility, yet they trouble by their inconformity.