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  • Intelligent industry, the honest doing of daily work, with a sense that it must be done well, under penalties; the necessaries of life moderately provided for; and a sensible content with the situation of life in which men are born -- this through the week, and at the end of it the 'Cottar's Saturday

    Short Studies on Great Subjects

  • "You must come along in and have a cup of tea," young Cottar urged.

    If Winter Comes

  • Things began one day very shortly after the declaration of war when, passing the barracks on his way home, Sabre was accosted and taken into the Mess by Cottar, a subaltern of the Pinks.

    If Winter Comes

  • Slovens and incompetents raged against him; the weak-minded strove to lure him from the ways of justice; the small-minded -- yea, men whom Cottar believed would never do "things no fellow can do" -- imputed motives mean and circuitous to actions that he had not spent a thought upon; and he tasted injustice, and it made him very sick.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • "Rummy thing," said the adjutant, after Cottar had returned to his wilderness with twenty other devils worse than the first.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • But there were horses in the land-ponies at reasonable price; there was polo for such as could afford it; there were the disreputable remnants of a pack of hounds; and Cottar worried his way along without too much despair.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • And so, in summer, when he came back to the pavilion after a slow but eminently safe game, it mattered not whether he had made nothing or, as once happened, a hundred and three, the school shouted just the same, and women-folk who had come to look at the match looked at Cottar -- Cottar, major; "that's Cottar!"

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • A major of the new school backed this idea with enthusiasm, and he and Cottar accumulated a library of military works, and read and argued and disputed far into the nights.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • Cottar turned up six weeks later, on foot, with his pupils.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • Cottar was cantering across to polo, and he looked a very satisfactory figure of a man as he gave easily to the first excited bucks of his pony, and slipped over a low mud wall to the practice-ground.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

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