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" The ship was every thing we could wish ; and having closed my charge here much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy ; for in the evening came a sad reverse. Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had... "
The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History, Literature ... - Page 235
1825
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The Elements of Reading and Oratory

Henry Mandeville - Elocution - 1850 - 356 pages
...having closed my charge here, much to my satisfaction, it 3 was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy ; for in the evening came a sad reverse. Sophia had 4 just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of Fire ! — Fire ! — roused...
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A Course of Reading for Common Schools and the Lower Classes of Academies ...

Henry Mandeville - Readers - 1851 - 377 pages
...having closed my charge here, much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my 3 life. We were, perhaps, too happy; for in the evening came a sad reverse. Sophia had just gone to bed, and I 4 had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of Fire !— Fire !—roused us from our calm content;...
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The Uses of Biography: Romantic, Philosophic, and Didactic

Edwin Paxton Hood - Biography - 1852 - 210 pages
...closed my charge at Bencoolen, much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were perhaps too happy, for in the evening came a sad reverse. Lady Raffles had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of ' Fire ! fire...
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Rhetoric: A Text-book, Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges, and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - English language - 1869 - 381 pages
...change from the past to the present. Sometimes the nature of the events allows it to be abrupt, thus : "Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off...; and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames ! — Down with the boats ! where is Sophia ? Here.' The children ? Here. — A rope to the side. —...
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Selections from the Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India ...

India - 1875
...having closed my charge here much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life ; we were, perhaps, too happy, for in the evening came...content, and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames ! I ran to examine whence the flames principally issued, and found that the fire had its origin immediately...
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The Romance of Biography: Chapters on the Strange and Wonderful in Human Life

Edwin Paxton Hood - Biography as a literary form - 1876 - 383 pages
...closed my charge at Bencoolen, much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy, for in the evening came a sad reverse. Lady Raffles had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of ' Fire ! fire...
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McGuffey's Alternate First[-sixth] Reader, Book 4

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1887
...closed my charge at Bencoolen much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. 2. We were perhaps too happy, for in the evening came a sad reverse. Lady Raffles had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of "Fire! fire!"...
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The Writer: Being One of a Series of Handbooks Upon Practical Expression, a ...

George Lansing Raymond, George Post Wheeler - English language - 1893 - 203 pages
...That was a farmhouse. We saw nothing but a white object — a green spot." Here is another example: " Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off...and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames. Down with the boats! Where is Sophia ? Here. The children ? Hero. A rope to the side. ' Give her to...
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Sir Stamford Raffles: England in the Far East

Hugh Edward Egerton - East Asia - 1897 - 290 pages
...trying in its way than the misfortunes of the past few years. ' Sophia,' Raffles writes on the 4th, ' had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half my...content, and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames ! I ran to examine whence the flames principally issued, and found that the fire had its origin immediately...
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The Life of Sir Stamford Raffles

Demetrius Charles Boulger - British - 1897 - 403 pages
...Sophia had just gone to bed, aud 1 had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of ' Fire ! tire ! ' roused us from our calm content, and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames! I ran to examine whence the flames principally issued, and found that the fire had its origin immediately...
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