There were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.
I really am a little afraid, my dear, hinted the cherub meekly, that you are not enjoying yourself?
I love your daughter fondly, dearly, disninterestedly, devotedly. If ever there were love in the world, I love her.
The sun,--the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.
Too much of the old Puritan spirit exists in these parts to the present hour; but its influence has not tended, that I know, to make the people less hard in their bargains, or more equal in their dealings.
All these things, and a thousand like them, came to pass in and close upon the dear old year one.