Mercy is the requiring of obedience to law; it is not a cajoling training in law-defiance, which shall one day break the mother's heart and upset the social relations of the world.
Onward we went, and no sound broke the silence, except the occasional snapping of a twig under our feet, as we moved forward.
Bowing to the Holy Father, he is about to pass on, when Judge SWEENEY stops him with "You must be very careful with your friend, BUMSTEAD, this evening, JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, and see that he don't fall and break his neck.
They have broken a law," answered one of the natives.
Look at Jupiter: all these years he has been 11 king, and never did more than once to break Vulcan's leg, 'Whom seizing by the foot he cast from the threshold of the sky,' [Sidenote: Illiad i, 591]
Then, perchance, while we gaze awe-stricken, along comes a merry squirrel, chattering and laughing, to break the spell, running up the trunk with no ceremony, and gnawing off the cones as if they were made only for him; while the carpenter-woodpecker hammers away at the bark, drilling holes in which to store his winter supply of acorns.
I promised some of the fellows to drive them out and a Hildreth cannot break his word, you know.
Take six pigeons, and truss them as you would do for baking, break the breast-bones, season and stuff them as you did for jugging, put them into a little deep dish and lay over them half a pound of butter; put into your dish a little water.
We concluded that we would break up our camp in the morning, and drift leisurely back towards civilization.
It is hard to me to break the news to you, but it must be done.
"And if Potts or O'Flynn want to break that seal" "I'll call 'em down," says Mac.
At length, just before half-time, a thing happened which very nearly caused Mr. Blake's followers to break their promise.
At the last meeting of my ward and your nephewjust before your dinner here,they concluded to break their engagement of marriage, for certain good reasons, and thenceforth be only brother and sister to each other.
At this the lovers joined their hands and hearts, and, with a kiss, Sealed all their vows of friendship and promises of bliss Their love was strong and solid and constant should remain, Till death should end their bondage and break the golden chain.
" "Can we break the receiving-line now, Lester honey, and go down with everybody?
That broke the ice and she asked me the classic royal question, "Avez-vous des enfants, madame?"
All at once, I became aware that a sound broke the inconceivable stillness.
When the service was over the old man said to Moffat, "My friend, you took a hard hammer, and you have broken a hard head".
Then, breaking his own rule of repression, he asked: "Did he come off the schooner with you?" "Picked him up," was the straining answer.
If there is a young surgeon in the neighborhood, you can enter into an arrangement to break arms and legs in this way with impunity, have the maimed "carried into the surgery," and share the fees with the operator.
Always, I saw around me the breadth of that enormous plain; and, always, I searched for some new thing to break its monotony; but there was no changeonly loneliness, silence, and desert.
What is to prevent that you should not shake the universe, and overturn this doom, and break all our bonds?
The king's belts are yet held by us, and we cannot break faith.
Nevertheless, he was in favor of the bill, as tending to break down the accursed spirit of caste, and to disseminate throughout the South the three or more R's which he had so often had the honor of reverberating throughout the Senate.
And, day by day, a friendship waxed and grew betwixt them so that upon the seventh morning, as they broke their fast together, Beltane's heart was heavy and his look downcast; whereat the stranger spake him thus: "Whence thy dole, good youth?"