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had and been
If he had married her, he'd have been asking for trouble.
They had been seen as soon as they left the ranch, picked out of the darkness by the weary though watchful eyes of two men posted a few hundred yards away in the windless shelter of the trees.
They greeted the news angrily, as though they had been cheated of purpose.
With every leaping stride of the horse beneath him he crossed one more patch of earth that had been his, that he would never see again.
He had been carrying an Enfield rifle and a holstered navy cap-and-ball pistol.
But the luck that had been running their way left him.
His shout had been taken up and repeated.
A sizable supply of powder had been touched off.
The worst part had been the waiting ; ;
The war captain had been badly wounded and was fighting to hold his seat.
And one had been too many.
That afternoon when they had pulled up in front of the broken-down ranch house, his hopes had been high.
The place had been cheap -- just the little he had left after Amelia's burial -- and it would serve its purpose.
I had for some time been hoping, in vain, for one of the dim figures to pass between the fan vents and myself.
Although I had been inside it I had not yet seen it functioning.
No one was behind it, but in the rear wall of the office I noticed, for the first time, a door which had been left partially open.
He had been worried that with Miller and Rankin added to the escape party they would be short.
He had been one of the original Night Riders, one who had escaped the trial.
He had been the auditor for the mining syndicate, and he had stolen fifty thousand dollars of the syndicate's money.
Then the vein had petered out and the whole project had been abandoned.

had and wrote
Though I had a great dread of the island and felt I would never leave it alive, I eagerly wrote down everything she told me about its women.
As a consequence of the tensions thus produced in his thoughts and feelings, he wrote on the one hand sketches of idealized hunting trips and on the other an anecdote of the village of Hardscrabble, Arkansas, where no one had ever seen a piano ; ;
so Cyrus Adler became interested in her friend Racie Friedenwald, and Joe Jastrow -- the only young man who when he wrote had the temerity to address her as Henrietta, and signed himself Joe -- fell in love with pretty sister Rachel.
and in her forthright way, Henrietta, who in her story of Sara had indicated her own unwillingness `` to think of men as the privileged '' and `` women as submissive and yielding '', felt obliged to defend vigorously any statement of hers to which Morris Jastrow took the slightest exception -- he objected to her stand on the Corbin affair, as well as on the radical reforms of Dr. Wise of Hebrew Union College -- until once, in sheer desperation, he wrote that he had given up hope they would ever agree on anything.
But both were high-spirited and vivacious, both had tempers to control, both loved languages, especially English and German, both were good teachers and wrote for publication.
It is difficult to say what Thompson expected would come of their relationship, which had begun so soon after his emotions had been stirred by Maggie Brien, but when Katie wrote on April 11, 1900, to tell him that she was to be married to the Rev. Godfrey Burr, the vicar of Rushall in Staffordshire, the news evidently helped to deepen his discouragement over the failure of his hopes for a new volume of verse.
In `` My Song's Young Virgin Date '', for example, Thompson wrote: `` Yea, she that had my song's young virgin date Not now, alas, that noble singular she, I nobler hold, though marred from her once state, Than others in their best integrity.
Similarly, he wrote that Laurence Housman had a `` too deliberate manner '' as well as a lack of `` inevitable felicity in diction ''.
But things were worked out in the family and late in August he wrote Miss McCrady an explanatory letter in which he told her that matters at home had been in an unsettled condition after Papa's death and he had not known whether he would stay at home with Mama, accept the Northwestern job, or return to Harvard.
Colonel Benjamin Ford wrote to Morgan from Wilmington that he understood a Mrs. Sanderson from Maryland had obtained permission from Smallwood to visit Philadelphia, and would return on May 26th, escorted by several officers from Maryland `` belonging to the new levies in the British service ''.
He had been in London for several weeks when he wrote to Shakespeare on October 25.
After Quiney was elected bailiff in September, 1601, without Greville's approval, Greene wrote him that Coke had promised to be of counsel for Stratford and had advised `` that the office of bayly may be exercised as it is taken upon you, ( Sr. Edwardes his consent not beinge hadd to the swearinge of you ) ''.
He said he was a friend of Heywood Broun who had run a free employment bureau for several months during the depression, but the generous Broun to whom I wrote did not know his name and I somehow conceived the morbid notion that the man in question was prowling round the house.
Mr. Burlingham, -- `` C.C.B. '' -- wrote to me once about an old friend of mine, S. K. Ratcliffe, whom I had first met in London in 1914 and who also came out for a week-end in Weston.
Then followed a period in which he wrote reviews for The New York Times Book Review, The Commonweal, Commentary, had a small piece in Partisan Review, and moved on to Hudson, The Village Voice, and Exodus.
I wrote her that I'd met up with Eileen and that old bonds had proved too strong and asked her to send my clothes down by express.
With a pardonable irony Shelley wrote to the father who had publicly disowned his daughter:
In December I wrote her with authority that we would meet on the steps of the Hotel Astor, a rendezvous spot that I had learned was the most sophisticated.
Heywood Broun wrote: `` Belle Poitrine is the most original thinker since Caligula '', and even F.D.R. had to concede that `` if the rest of this nation showed the foresight and patriotism of Miss Poitrine, America would rapidly resemble ancient Babylon and Nineveh ''.

had and Mencken
Mencken, spoke of Dreiser's relationship with communism as an " unimportant detail in his life ," Dreiser's biographer Jerome Loving notes that his political activities since the early 1930s had " clearly been in concert with ostensible communist aims with regard to the working class.
Mencken described the diary entry as a misreading of the author's self-correction, and stated it was in reality the first two letters of the words a h before noticing the phrase had been used in the previous line and changing his mind.
In the same year, he became H. L. Mencken's chosen successor as editor of the literary magazine, The American Mercury, which Mencken had founded with George Jean Nathan.
Loos had become a devoted admirer of H. L. Mencken and when he was in New York, she would take a break from her " Tuesday Widows ", and join his circle which included Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Sinclair Lewis, Joseph Hergesheimer, essayist Ernest Boyd, and theater critic George Jean Nathan.
Mencken also quotes a story from the New York Herald Tribune in 1938 which reported that " one of the oldest police officers in New York said that he had heard ' on the lam ' thirty years ago.
Gilmore lists a number of people who influenced LaVey's writings: Ayn Rand, Friedrich Nietzsche, H. L. Mencken, the members of the carnival with whom LaVey had supposedly worked in his youth, P. T. Barnum, Mark Twain, John Milton, and Lord Byron.
Richard Lederer in Crazy English claims that H. L. Mencken had claimed in a 1940s poll that " cellar door " had been favored by a student from China.
In the case of Mencken, at least, Babbitt gave as good as he got ; he branded Mencken's writing as " intellectual vaudeville ", a criticism with which posterity has had some sympathy.
Mencken had criticized Puritanism for many years, famously characterizing it as " the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy ," but through World War I his criticism became increasingly outspoken, in part due to the rising tide of Prohibition.
Mencken supported women's rights, even if he had no affection for the suffragist.
He accordingly dedicated Figures of Earth to " six most gallant champions " who had rallied to Jurgens defence: Sinclair Lewis, Wilson Follett, Louis Untermeyer, H. L. Mencken, Hugh Walpole, and Joseph Hergesheimer.
Mencken and Nathan had previously edited The Smart Set literary magazine together, when not producing their own books and, in Mencken's case, regular journalism for The Baltimore Sun.
By 1936, Palmer had continued the Mencken standard in its content but changed its appearance: It now had the same pocket size as Reader's Digest.
Fiske, a 1928 graduate of Cornell University, had worked for the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration ( WPA ) during the 1930s, had written for H. L. Mencken ’ s American Mercury, had corresponded with George Bernard Shaw, had written an article now considered a classic, " Bernard Shaw ’ s Debt to William Blake ", and had translated Shakespeare's Hamlet into Modern English.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra of the 19th century had floundered in 1899, was replaced by a new orchestra organized by the Florestan Club, which included author H. L. Mencken ; the Club ensured that the orchestra would be the first municipally funded company in the country.

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