No, it was not a spirit of wilfulness that led little Julia to interfere with the proceedings of her young companion ; but it is easier to say what it was not, than to explain precisely what it was. Young Love: A Novel - Page 27by Frances Trollope - 1844Full view
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George H. Hansell - Baptists - 1899 - 214 pages
...except as it was golden ; not sometimes like a clap of thunder, and then an almost inaudible whisper — -but it is easier to say what it was not, than to say what it was. Yet none ever listened to its mellifluous cadences without feeling a charm indescribable,...