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So the party for that bourne were compelled to spend the night at Richmond.

But Mr. Bourne seems to forget that “persuasion” is a vain thing.

This, however, never appeared to be an ambition of Captain Bourne.

Poor Bourne had passed the portal beyond which he was to find peace.

Bourne, whom the queen had appointed her chaplain, preached at Paul's Cross.

Another half-mile and they had reached the bourne of their expedition.

And they en't got no more right to it, Mr. Bourne, than you and me have!

Let us thank God that our sojourn ended within the bourne of His peace!

Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary.

Bourne, what do you say to all this—shall we go and sleep on it?

WORD ORIGIN

also bourne, "small stream," especially of the winter torrents of the chalk downs, Old English brunna, burna "brook, stream," from Proto-Germanic *brunnoz "spring, fountain" (cf. Old High German brunno, Old Norse brunnr, Old Frisian burna, German Brunnen "fountain," Gothis brunna "well"), ultimately from PIE root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).

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