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  • "O my king," the Lady Om whined to me in her beggar's chant; and I knew all her long-tried love and faith in my emprise were in that chant.

    Chapter 15

  • In short, he possessed the affection of the masses; and thus it happened that whenever a rival came upon the same route, if his days for running were not the same as those of the coucou, travellers would put off their journey to make it with their long-tried coachman, although his vehicle and his horses might be in a far from reassuring condition.

    A Start in Life

  • It was in an old-English looking, red brick mansion, encircled by plantations of thriving firs — warmly welcomed by relations whom I had never seen, for the sake of those who had been my long-tried friends — surrounded by hearts rejoicing in the blessings of unexpected re-union, and by faces radiant with affection and happiness — that I spent my first evening in the

    The Englishwoman in America

  • He took his disaster, also, with the temper not of a boy defeated in his attempt, but of an old and long-tried general, familiar with reverse of fortune; he busied himself in collecting his men, replenishing his magazines, watching the allegiance of the cities, and drilling his new recruits.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Charles as the last resource of a long-tried patience, — the decision of the question, Who shall perish? the one, or the million?

    Life of Dr Owen

  • He was roused from his meditations by the ringing of the street bell, and in a moment Mr. and Mrs. Lansdowne came forward to welcome their early and long-tried friend.

    Adèle Dubois A Story of the Lovely Miramichi Valley in New Brunswick

  • He tried persuasion, and urged him to desist for the sake of their long-tried affection -- but when did passion ever listen to the expostulations of friendship?

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 6, August 5, 1850

  • The Biography of American Quadrupeds, accompanying these plates, and of which the first volume appeared in New-York in 1846, was written principally by the Rev. John Bachman, D.D., of Charleston, a long-tried and enthusiastic friend, of whose introduction to him Audubon thus speaks in the preface of the second volume of his Ornithological

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • All of the rules and systems recommended in these Letters have borne the test of long-tried and extensive experience.

    The Young Lady's Mentor A Guide to the Formation of Character. In a Series of Letters to Her Unknown Friends

  • Christian Plato, erecting as he does, upon the ancient and long-tried foundation of that philosopher's beautiful system of intuitive truths, the various details of minor but still valuable knowledge with which the accumulated studies of four thousand intervening years have furnished us, at the same time harmonizing the whole by the all-pervading spirit of Christianity.

    The Young Lady's Mentor A Guide to the Formation of Character. In a Series of Letters to Her Unknown Friends

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