I met a fine old fellow, who might have sat as the father in "The Cottar's Saturday Night," and who swore most heathenishly at a cow he was driving. And a little after I scraped acquaintance with a poor body tramping out to gather cockles.
'Ah, the dear holy men! It's all by the sign of the blessed cross! exclaimed all the girls together, devoutly crossing themselves, while two or three of the most enthusiastic were half-minded to go forward and kneel to Philammon for his blessing; but hesitated, their Gothic lovers being heathenishly stupid and prudish on such points. 'Why should he not know as well as the prefect?
Not that I would here insinuate that he was heathenishly inclined to believe in or to worship the goddess Nemesis; for, in fact, I am convinced he never heard of her name. He was, besides, of an active disposition, and had a great antipathy to those close quarters in the castle of Gloucester, for which a justice of peace might possibly give him a billet.
I met a fine old fellow, who might have sat as the father in 'The Cottar's Saturday Night, and who swore most heathenishly at a cow he was driving. And a little after I scraped acquaintance with a poor body tramping out to gather cockles.
"Get up," she said; "suppose the servant came in with the tea?" "Oh, ye gods!" He stumbled to his feet and stood staring down at her. "You're rotten to the core and so am I. But you're heathenishly beautiful." The woman went over to the piano stood there striking one note her brows drawn together. Then she shrugged her shoulders and smiled. "I'll make a confession.
And then, every now and again, how subtle and startling was the change of look! the gaiety passing in a moment, with the drooping of eye and mouth, into something sad and harsh, like a cloud dropping round a goddess. In her elegance and self-possession indeed, she seemed to the girl a kind of goddess heathenishly divine, because of that mixture of unseemliness, but still divine.
Early that evening old Spooner returned, accompanied by an even more disreputable-looking old man than himself. Felipe heard them slowly and laboriously fumbling their way up the dark stairs, recognized the sound of Spooner's cane, and flung open the door of his room that the light of his oil lamp might aid them. "Bless you, boy!" panted old Spooner. "These stairs are dark heathenishly dark."
This spell of ill-luck the Icelander heathenishly thought would only be removed by a sacrifice to Rhin, the goddess of the sea, in which light he trusted she would look upon the goat's body when it came to be thrown overboard. Whether the change which followed upon the consignment of her remains to the deep really resulted from such an influence, I am not prepared to say.
At times Satan doth so shrewdly mask his wiles that if it were possible the very elect might be deceived, but how evidently doth he here reveal his handiwork." He held up some of the court cards. "Take note of these misshaped and deformed figures, heathenishly attired, and with no middle parts or legs, but with two heads turned diverse ways.
But to be plain, and in one word to tell you, about all these things you are heathenishly dark; there hath not in these one hundred and fifty pages one gospel truth been christianity handled by you; but rather a darkening of truth by words without knowledge.