Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able—to dress and entertain, and order things.
“Oh, I ain’t afraid, gov’nor.
'What is that apathetic being doing?'
Many improvements have been made by the ingenuity of the makers of the machines, when to make them became the business of a peculiar trade; and some by that of those who are called philosophers, or men of speculation, whose trade it is not to do any thing, but to observe every thing, and who, upon that account, are often capable of combining together the powers of the most distant and dissimilar objects.
Herbert and I agreed that we could do nothing else but be very cautious.
A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it.
“No wonder that Lionel was disinclined to accept the Bishop’s advice to become a total abstainer,” the Canon chuckled. “
Curiosity can become a disinterested passion, and yield intimate and immediate satisfaction like any other impulse.
58:010:031 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
"Theodosia, if you please," said Dove, with meek resignation.
This was the real reason they tolerated him-the reason why even the timid peasants would harbor a man such as Kelsier, a skaa who defied the Lord Ruler's will by traveling from plantation to plantation.
The night came in, and took up its place there, unconcerned and indifferent; the night which had already swallowed up his happiness, and was now digesting it listlessly; and was ready to swallow up the happiness of a thousand other people with as little disturbance or change of mien.
But, dear Fanny, you must allow that you were not so absolutely unprepared to have the question asked as your cousin fancies.
Lincoln sent him everything necessary in the way of men, ammunition, artillery and equipments, but he was forever unready.
Nature is very unwilling to die, and to be pressed down, and to be overcome, and to be in subjection, and to bear the yoke readily; but Grace studieth self-mortification, resisteth sensuality, seeketh to be subdued, longeth to be conquered, and willeth not to use her own liberty.
With short nails without moons, bad circulation and weak action of the heart; and with very flat nails, nerve diseases and paralysis (see Nails, page 137).
‘You are working late tonight, Uriah,’ says I.‘Yes, Master Copperfield,’ says Uriah.