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  • "Theer's honest men as mought ha 'loved her," said Joan inwardly.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • Let honest men be protected! ” “At any rate, ” I said, “it seems they have been seeing on another. ” “It cannot be! ” he said. “Your slave, it seems, has been carrying on a shameless affair with her. ” “That cannot be, ” he said. “I have seen them, ” I said. “He is a big, handsome fellow.

    Magicians of Gor

  • "Theer's honest men as would ha 'made her life happy."

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • You'll praise up any body that will give you a copper; besides, 't is my opinion that that fellow who took his long slab-sides up stairs, for all the world just like a half-scared woman, afraid to look honest men in the face, is a Northerner, and as mean as dishwater. "

    The Heroic Slave. From Autographs for Freedom, Ed. Julia Griffiths

  • Duncan Cuming was here, and I desired him to tell the honest men in the south that though I did not come up their length, I hoped they would not stumble at me. '

    Samuel Rutherford

  • I avoided these honest men until evening, when Joe Seale and an acquaintance of his came up, they said the Yankees were in Monroe when they left.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • I rejoined, By Allah, thou canst do nothing of the kind with me, O my lord, for thou boughtest me with my blemish; and there are honest men to bear witness against thee that thou didst so accepting the condition, and that thou knewest of my fault which is to tell one lie every year.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Perhaps Powers '“America” was a fortunate escape, and yet it does not seem right that any enlightened government should set such a pitfall for honest men to stumble into.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The next day Sir Edward Savage did take the said Moyer in tax about it, giving ill words of this Moyer and his brother; which he not being able to bear, told him he would give to the person that had engaged him what he promised, and not any thing to any body else; and that both he and his brother were as honest men as himself, or any man else; and so sent him going, and bid him do his worst.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May 1667

  • Law, of Religion, of the Navy and (since his present Majestie's time) of the Army, that it seems as if the Nation could scarce furnish honest men enow to supply all those imployments.

    Andrew Marvell

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