Man cannot, properly speaking, make circumstances for his purpose, but he always has it in his power to improve them when they occur, and this was the case in France.
Many of the old houses, round about, speak very plainly of those days when Kingston was a royal borough, and nobles and courtiers lived there, near their King, and the long road to the palace gates was gay all day with clanking steel and prancing palfreys, and rustling silks and velvets, and fair faces.
"Can I speak with you freely, Mr. McMurdo?"
Perhaps it should be added that the effect is greatly increased if Owen’s verse be spoken somewhat slowly and indistinctly in a tone suggestive of suppressed rancour.
One of the parties, however, when critically examined, did not seem, strictly speaking, to come under the species.
I delivered this message to Mrs. Earnshaw; she seemed in flighty spirits, and replied merrily, 'I hardly spoke a word, Ellen, and there he has gone out twice, crying.
The partition which divided us from the next room was so thin that we could almost hear Laura's breathing, and we might have disturbed her if we had spoken aloud.
He is very kind and good, but he scarcely ever speaks to me; I think he loves his pipe a great deal better than his"--but here Amelia checked herself, for why should she speak ill of her brother? "
Which of us has spoken truly?
'I knew now that I mustn't tease him, as he was ill; and I spoke softly and put no questions, and avoided irritating him in any way.
He went away (I think) on the morning of the fourth day after the arrival of Mrs. Rubelle, and at parting he spoke to Lady Glyde very seriously, in my presence, on the subject of Miss Halcombe.
Anybody who speaks kindly of her is my friend; anybody who speaks against her is my enemy.
"I dare not anticipate success, and for that very reason, Marian, I speak openly and plainly as I have spoken now.
She spoke lightly and laughingly of Sir Pitt's proposal, ridiculed it as the foolish fancy of an old man; and her eyes filled with tears, and Briggs's heart with unutterable pangs of defeat, as she said she desired no other lot than to remain for ever with her dear benefactress.
He nodded to several of the serving girls, and they began to splash just a bit more, speaking quietly, creating a low noise.
It is, broadly speaking, undeniable that the winter of 1919-20 saw a great change in Ward; whereby he abruptly stopped his general antiquarian pursuits and embarked on a desperate delving into occult subjects both at home and abroad, varied only by this strangely persistent search for his forefather’s grave.
She spoke those words as she had not spoken yet, quickly, fiercely, vindictively.
“Not so; I speak frankly to you.
"I think I'll sit anyway," Siri said, though she did stand and have her servants bring the chair further under the pavilion so that she didn't have to speak so loudly.
He and Joseph were conversing about some farming business; he gave clear, minute directions concerning the matter discussed, but he spoke rapidly, and turned his head continually aside, and had the same excited expression, even more exaggerated.
He seldom spoke to her, but when he did it was with the most powerful respect; and he never let her quit the apartment without rising in the most stately manner to open the door, and making an elegant bow at her egress.
"Speak low," I said.
It’s true that I’m still not all that familiar with your branch of jurisprudence but I take it it involves a lot more than speaking roughly - and I see you have no shame in doing that extremely well.” “
She gently spoke his name, and the animal, an old pet and playmate of hers, instantly, wagging his tail, prepared to follow her, though apparently revolving much, in this simple dog’s head, what such an indiscreet midnight promenade might mean.
Howard was no doubt an exceedingly kind and worthy man in his way, and has his reward; but, comparatively speaking, what are a hundred Howards to us, if their philanthropy do not help us in our best estate, when we are most worthy to be helped?
Thoughts were troubling me which I might have told her if we had spoken together longer, and which it might have been dangerous for her to know.
He had spoken correctly-the pantry's offerings had been depressingly mundane.
Now, FAITHFUL, play the man, speak for thy God: Fear not the wicked’s malice; nor their rod: Speak boldly, man, the truth is on thy side: Die for it, and to life in triumph ride.
What is it that sometimes speaks in the soul so calmly, so clearly, that its earthly time is short?
Suddenly the captain spoke up again, and I thought his voice was a little changed.
He vividly recollected when the occurrence alluded to took place as well as yesterday, roughly some score of years previously in the days of the land troubles, when it took the civilised world by storm, figuratively speaking, early in the eighties, eightyone to be correct, when he was just turned fifteen.
Yes, he said; the lawlessness of which you speak too easily steals in.
By-the-bye, I may want to speak to him, sooner or later.
He spoke respectfully as we met.
Catherine declared, emphatically: and she seemed to speak sincerely.
"Well, sir," said the captain, "better speak plain, I believe, even at the risk of offence.
To hear her own daughter made the subject of such a proposal as this, stung my mistress into speaking angrily for the first time.
He suffered her to overtake him without surprise and thrust his dull grey beard towards her, his loose jaw wagging as he spoke earnestly.
Very likely he had spoken to him privately, and had threatened to expose him unless he voluntarily resigned his membership of the club, and promised not to play cards again.
Haines spoke to her again a longer speech, confidently.
He had spoken sharply, more sharply than he had intended, but he had been quite right.
When Othello has discovered his fatal error, and is resolved to take his own life, he stops his groaning, and addresses the ambassadors of Venice thus: Speak of me as I am: nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then, must you speak Of one that loved, not wisely, but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but, being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.
“Hush, Harry,” she said; “mustn’t speak loud, or they will hear us.
said St. Clare, trembling as he spoke, but speaking cheerfully, “you’ve got nervous and low-spirited; you mustn’t indulge such gloomy thoughts.
He spoke so fast, and crowded his questions together so strangely and confusedly, that I could hardly follow him.
Of Thyselftherefore had I now learned, that neither ought any thing to seem tobe spoken truly, because eloquently; nor therefore falsely, becausethe utterance of the lips is inharmonious; nor, again, therefore true,because rudely delivered; nor therefore false, because the language isrich; but that wisdom and folly are as wholesome and unwholesome food;and adorned or unadorned phrases as courtly or country vessels; eitherkind of meats may be served up in either kind of dishes.
Then he spoke louder, so that the priestess could hear. "
As the light drew nearer, he beheld, within its illuminated circle, his brother clergyman--or, to speak more accurately, his professional father, as well as highly valued friend--the Reverend Mr. Wilson, who, as Mr. Dimmesdale now conjectured, had been praying at the bedside of some dying man.
Think what a joy it would be to all of my friends to hear me speak naturally!!
All the octuplets are handsome, with valuable metallic faces, wellmade, respectably dressed and wellconducted, speaking five modern languages fluently and interested in various arts and sciences.