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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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  • She was of foreign education, and could not take kindly to the New England modes of life, in which nothing beautiful had ever been developed.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (24% in)
  • The mode of his death, too, affects the mind differently, in our day, from what it did a century and a half ago.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (10% in)
  • And supposing such to be the case, would it not be a far truer mode of expression to say of the Pyncheon family, that they inherited a great misfortune, than the reverse?
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (61% in)
  • But there was something pitifully small in this old Pyncheon's mode of setting about his commercial operations; it was whispered, that, with his own hands, all beruffled as they were, he used to give change for a shilling, and would turn a half-penny twice over, to make sure that it was a good one.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (98% in)
  • Not that he laid claim to the tithe pig; but, as an analogous mode of reverence, he went his rounds, every morning, to gather up the crumbs of the table and overflowings of the dinner-pot, as food for a pig of his own.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (36% in)
  • Giving it to Phoebe, she watched her features narrowly, and with a certain jealousy as to the mode in which the girl would show herself affected by the picture.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (34% in)
  • If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (2% in)
  • The country-girl, willing to give her utmost assistance, proposed to make an Indian cake, after her mother's peculiar method, of easy manufacture, and which she could vouch for as possessing a richness, and, if rightly prepared, a delicacy, unequalled by any other mode of breakfast-cake.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (8% in)
  • It would have been kept in check, however, and even converted into an accomplishment, and one of the thousand modes of intellectual culture, had his more ethereal characteristics retained their vigor.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (57% in)
  • It was betrayed in the unconscious smile with which he regarded Phoebe, whose fresh and maidenly figure was both sunshine and flowers,—their essence, in a prettier and more agreeable mode of manifestation.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (67% in)
  • These, and all such writers of society, whose new works glow like the rich texture of a just-woven carpet, must be content to relinquish their charm, for every reader, after an age or two, and could hardly be supposed to retain any portion of it for a mind that had utterly lost its estimate of modes and manners.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (11% in)
  • Not that he could ever be said to converse with her, or often manifest, in any other very definite mode, his sense of a charm in her society.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (42% in)
  • X The Pyncheon Garden CLIFFORD, except for Phoebe's More active instigation would ordinarily have yielded to the torpor which had crept through all his modes of being, and which sluggishly counselled him to sit in his morning chair till eventide.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (1% in)
  • "I take you at your word, Goodman Maule," said the owner of the Seven Gables, with a smile, "and will proceed to suggest a mode in which your hereditary resentments—justifiable or otherwise—may have had a bearing on my affairs.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (34% in)
  • "Should my cousin Clifford," continued Judge Pyncheon, wholly undisturbed, "from mere malice, and hatred of one whose interests ought naturally to be dear to him,—a mode of passion that, as often as any other, indicates mental disease,—should he refuse me the information so important to myself, and which he assuredly possesses, I shall consider it the one needed jot of evidence to satisfy my mind of his insanity.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (84% in)
  • Nevertheless, in spite of this perception that the Judge would draw all human aid to his own behalf, Hepzibah was so unaccustomed to act for herself, that the least word of counsel would have swayed her to any mode of action.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (34% in)
  • It seemed as if the house stood in a desert, or, by some spell, was made invisible to those who dwelt around, or passed beside it; so that any mode of misfortune, miserable accident, or crime might happen in it without the possibility of aid.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (40% in)
  • This mode of death had been an idiosyncrasy with his family, for generations past; not often occurring, indeed, but, when it does occur, usually attacking individuals about the Judge's time of life, and generally in the tension of some mental crisis, or, perhaps, in an access of wrath.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (44% in)
  • As regarded Judge Pyncheon, it seemed probable, at first blush, that the mode of his final departure might give him a larger and longer posthumous vogue than ordinarily attends the memory of a distinguished man.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (5% in)

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