Another argument of still greater importance is, that the knowledge of languages has scarcely ever been mastered, but by those, the commencement of whose acquaintance with them was early.
Wherefore, sweet master, for saint Charity, Since they are bound, deliver them to me, That for my son's blood I reveng'd may be.
" Lupton, in his "Notable Things," tells us that, "If a fir-tree be touched, withered, or burned with lightning, it signifies that the master or mistress thereof shall shortly die.
It is said, as the people are virtually masters in a Republic, that the people ought to be virtuous to rule well.
His terms were refused and the meeting broke up; but Henry remained practically master of the situation.
"I hope that you'll carry it a long time," said the harbour-master, gracefully.
My father, though merely a ship-master, was one of the better class; and he had imbibed many notions, in the course of his different voyages, that placed him much in advance of the ordinary habits of his day and country.
"Well," said his master, sharply.
But who shall tell me of thee, and how thyself shouldst be treated, Thou the only son of the house, and henceforth my master?"
The fronds differ very widely in form and a great many varieties have been pointed out, but the fern student, having first learned to identify the species, will gradually master the few leading varieties as he meets them.
But the battle was decisive, and made Alfred once more master of England south of the Thames.
XXII ON RE-READING WALTER PATER It is with no small satisfaction, and with a sense of reassurance of which one may, in moods of misgiving, have felt the need during two decades of the Literature of Noise, that one sees a writer so pre-eminently a master of the Literature of Meditation coming, for all the captains and the shouting, so surely into his own.
"And not Greek, Peter," said his master, gravely.
"You sing well," said the master, impatiently, to his best pupil, "but you will never sing divinely until you have given your all for love, and then been neglected and rejected, and scorned and beaten, and left for dead.
Nevertheless" "Men of your character are useful, in places," said the Master, incisively.
"A little worry beats a funeral," Billy retorted sententiously, instinctively mastering the situation because she was a woman and he must take care of her.
They were kind masters to the slaves,for slavery still prevailed.
Think you that I can believe you, If when having in this garment Sought you out to train and teach you, In the Christian faith and practice, Until deep theology You most learnedly have mastered; If, when having seen your progress, Your attention and exactness, I in secret gave you baptism, Which its mark indelibly stampeth;
She lifted the burden that had pressed so heavily upon her friend, and manfully mastered every difficulty that arose.
With a much larger force in the colonies themselves the king was confidently expected to master his unruly subjects, no matter how much they proclaimed their independence.
He had been eloquent enough, in his free youth, against the conventions of his class; yet when the moment came to show his contempt for them they had mysteriously mastered him, deflecting his course like some hidden hereditary failing.
Within her wilfulness she had been frightened by a sense of subtler force in him, and mystically mastered as she had never been before.
If France had sent to her possessions in America as many colonists as she sent soldiers to war for petty townships in Germany and Italy, the French would now be masters of half the territory north of the Rio Grande.
It is not the composition of a master, the language of art, painfully and entirely exact, but is the wild, capricious melody of nature, pathetic or brilliant, like the roundelay of innumerable birds whistling all about you, in the wind and water, sky and air, or the coquetting of a river breeze over the fine string's of an Aeolian harp, concealed among green, leaves and apple blossoms.
For they were palpably masters in their environment.
For Sam had installed a linotype, and Wilbur Cowan had patiently mastered its distracting intricacies.
Having found it, he forgot what he wanted it for and, wrapping it around his shoulders, sat down on the sofa, very silent, very white, but physically master of the demoralisation that sharpened the shadows under his cheek-bones and eyes.
He wasn't a captain, at allonly a master, you see, and we all called him Jumpin' Billy.
Young, full-dressed diplomatist, on whose breast we can count, by the badges of honour, how many courts thou hast visited with thy princely master, speak mildly of Scherezade's name!
It was now Harry's turn to be affected, and he could scarcely refrain from weeping, with his feeling little friend; but resolutely mastering his emotion, he began: "I asked you up to see me, dearest Frank, not to distress you, but to comfort you, and cheer you, and prepare you for my death, which will very shortly happen.
Here, saintly master, I leave her to your holy eloquence.
It was on this occasion that, on fire with the ardor of battle, which so seldom mastered him, Lee went forward in front of his line, and, taking his station beside the colors of one of his Virginian regiments, took off his hat, and, turning to the men, pointed toward the enemy.
I, who of all young women was the most simple-minded, and ordinarily with barely power to loose my tongue, when among my companions, concerning the most trivial and ordinary affairs, now, because of this my affection, mastered so speedily all his modes of speech that, in a brief space, my aptness at feigning and inventing surpassed that of any poet!
From this time forward the story of Lord Elgin's life is no longer a record of stirring incidents, of difficulties triumphantly overcome, or novel and entangled situations successfully mastered.
"Czar," said his master, suggestively.
" A smile of gratitude sweetly mastered her mouth: then it suddenly turned to a smile of pity; then it died in a quiver of remorse.
And by the time that we have tolerably mastered the delicate art, we are on the point of being called to the isolation of the graveor shall I say to the vast company of the Majority?
The Orient had mastered her utterly.
Shall we trot again?" Everybody assented, the cavalryman and Versatilia set off, the others followed as best they might, the beauty "going to pieces" in a minute or two, according to the master, the society young lady stiffening visibly, losing the cadence of the trot very soon, but making no outcry as she was tossed about uncomfortably, and not bending her head to look at her reins, as Versatilia did.
"I didn't expect to lose by it," said the boarding-master, pointedly.
"Very well done," said the master, approvingly, "but not the right thing to do.
The situation as it confronts us today is one in which man by his very energy and the stimulus of those cosmic energies he has so astonishingly mastered, has got far beyond his depth.
One of his first tasks, when he had barely mastered the rudiments of composition, was to write an overture which he intended to be more complicated than Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
I must assume the presence of the talent, and then assign the conditions under which that talent can alone achieve real success, no man is made a discoverer by learning the principles of scientific Method; but only by those principles can discoveries be made; and if he has consciously mastered them, he will find them directing his researches and saving him from an immensity of fruitless labour.
How he managed to live among and deal with and very considerably master a community speaking no language with which he was acquainted was more unaccountable still.
But already he was releasing her, pale but coolly master of the situation.
"Peter," said his master, decidedly, "I think Mrs. Moseley is right.
Frederick the Great returned to Berlin covered with glory, and definitively master of Silesia.
There the baby steps were taken, and at the village school the first stitches were learned, and the A B C duly mastered.
Even smaller opportunities of being acquainted with these conditions are given to the officer in ordinary manoeuvres, and yet it is extremely difficult on purely theoretical lines to become familiar with the machinery for moving and feeding a large army and to master the subject efficiently.