The court was held at the Grand Trianon, Versailles, a place so associated with a pleasure-loving court, and the fanciful devices of a gay young queen, that it was difficult to realise the drama that was being enacted, when the honour of a Marshal of Francealmost an army of France, was to be judged.
Lord Lyons told him afterward that she had been very anxious to see him; she told him later, in speaking of the interview, that it was very difficult to realise that she was speaking to a French ministereverything about him was so absolutely English, figure, colouring, and speech.
It means more to us than you realise.
I knew enough of French law and of French habits of thought to realise that if those letters ever came into possession of Monsieur X., the game would be entirely in his hands.
I did not realise...." "There are no relatives to be hurt, madame," I interrupted.
Most of us, I think, are a little saddened when we realise our unimportance; most of us, no doubt, would be a little shocked could we return a day or two after our death and see how merrily the world wags on!
When he was made to realise that his perjury, instead of helping Holymead, had helped to convince the jury of the prisoner's guilt, would he tell the true story of how much he knew?
To realise that some small inadvertance on her part, some trivial but incriminating object left about, some heedless murmur or burst of unconscious frenzy might precipitate her doom, and I remain powerless, bearing my share of suspicion and ignominy, it is true, but not the chief share if matters befell as I have suggested, which they were liable to do at any hour, nay, at any minute.
Shelley summons any person who persists in mourning for Adonais to realise to his own mind what are the true terms of comparison between Adonais and himself.
But what God had prepared for her she did in some measure realise when, a few weeks later, outside the house a funeral procession passed from the rectory to the churchyard, and inside a little girl flung herself on her bed with the lonely cry of a motherless heart, "Oh, mamma, mamma, mamma!"
I flung myself on my knees in my room, and strove to realise the sudden hope.
Esther began to realise how tired she was.
You don't realise what an interest I take in your case.
Do you realise that I am old enough to be your mother?" "Impossible!"
There are about four-and-twenty collectors in the field here, and by the penny a week system they raise sums which periodical efforts would never realise.
She detested Mr. Van Torp, but she was honest enough to realise that for the present she had resented his saying that Lushington's book was probably trash, much more than what he had told her of his broken engagement.
If we leave the Germans engaged in the inland towns alone for a moment, do you realise, I wonder, that there isn't any seaport in England that hasn't its sprinkling of Germans engaged in the occupations of which you speak?"
" "I am just beginning to realise it myself," he replied.
" "There are very few people," Captain Fielder continued, "who do not realise that Austria is acting exactly as she is bidden by Germany.
You realise, I supposebut there, I won't threaten you.
"Why, Hardy, do you realise your possibilities?
" "Do you realise quite what you are saying, Mr. Norgate?" "Realise it?"
" "Do you realise quite what you are saying, Mr. Norgate?" "Realise it?"
"I cannot for the moment realise the significance of this thing.
"Just at present," she pronounced, "I realise one debt only, and that is to my husband.
May I ask whether you altogether realise, Baroness; what this means?
"Three thousand five hundred," says Simon, putting it down in writing, that he might the better realise his position.
No one who has ever stood on the Janiculum, and looked down on the river and the city, and across the Latin plain to the Alban mountain and the long line of hillsthe last spurs of the Apenninesenclosing the plain to the north, can fail to realise that Rome was originally an outpost of the Latins, her kinsmen and confederates, against the powerful and uncanny Etruscan race who dwelt in the undulating hill country to the north.
Nothing is more difficult for the ordinary reader of ancient history than to realise the difficulty of feeding large masses of human beings, whether crowded in towns or soldiers in the field.
Perhaps the best way to realise the problem is to reflect that every adult inhabitant needed about four and a half pecks of corn per month, or some three pounds a day; so that if the population of Rome be taken at half a million in Cicero's time, a million and a half pounds would be demanded as the daily consumption of the people.
System and practice are equally natural, and it needs but a little historical imagination to realise their development.
Many teachers do not seem to realise that the school should occupy as much time as they can possibly give to it outside their home duties.
No teacher is worthy of the name who does not realise that he serves God most truly and his country most faithfully when he lives and works with his boys.
Teachers should train their boys to realise that just as the home is the centre of activity for the child, so is the school the centre of activity for the youth.
Think how you would do your work if you knew that the Lord Himself were coming directly to see it; and then realise that He does see it, for all is taking place within His consciousness.
In the opening sentences of the first chapter we spoke of a wise suspense in forming opinions, a wise reserve in expressing them, and a wise tardiness in trying to realise them.
In the positive endeavour to realise an opinion, to convert a theory into practice, it may be, and very often is, highly expedient to defer to the prejudices of the majority, to move very slowly, to bow to the conditions of the status quo, to practise the very utmost sobriety, self-restraint, and conciliatoriness.
It may be urged that if, as it is the object of the present chapter to state, there are opinions which a man should form for himself, and which it may yet be expedient that he should not only be slow to attempt to realise in practical life, but sometimes even slow to express,then we are demanding from him the performance of a troublesome duty, while we are taking from him the only motives which could really induce him to perform it.
People seldom realise the enormous period of time which each change in men's ideas requires for its full accomplishment.
] It is the fashion in some quarters to make out that fathers do not realise the sacrifice made by their sons, but complacently acquiesce in it while they sit comfortably at home over the fire.
Neutrals all over the world, who are smarting just now under a fresh manifestation of Germany's respective goodwill, should try to realise before they take any action what is the precise situation of our chief enemy: He has (relatively) won the War; he has (virtually) broken the resistance of the Allies; he has (conditionally) ample supplies for his people; in particular he is (morally) rich in potatoes.
Now that the Food Controller has got into his stride, the nation has begun to realise the huge debt it owes to his firmness and organising ability, and is proportionately concerned to hear of his breakdown from overwork.
"At this heavy hour," said von Kühlmann to the Reichstag, "none of us fully realise what we owe to the German Emperor."
Yet Mr. Punch, in his Christmas musings on the solemn memory of the dead who gave us this hour, could not but realise the greatness of the task that lay before us if we were to make our country worthy of the men who fought and died for her.
We have just had an excellent meal, a quiet pipe, and fireside conversation within, almost forgetful for the time of the howling tempest without;now, as we lie in our bags warm and comfortable, one can scarcely realise that 'hell' is on the other side of the thin sheet of canvas that protects us.
It took me days and even months to realise fully the aims of our meteorologist and the scientific accuracy with which he was achieving them.
Judged by any standard it was a remarkably pretty little device, but when I learnt that it had been made from odds and ends, such as a cog-wheel or spring here and a cell or magnet there, begged from other departments, I began to realise that we had a very exceptional cook.
Finally, in this way I was brought to realise what an extensive and intricate but eminently satisfactory organisation I had made myself responsible for.
He needs two years here to fully realise these things, and with all his intelligence and energy will produce little unless he has that extended experience.
It is difficult for us to realise adequately what talented women like Rosa Bonheur had to undergo because of this curious attitude of humanity.
How many men realise these facts?
We are even forced to realise that the law of habit continues to do its perfect work in a strangely resentful or apathetic manner even when there is no moral issue at stake....
To the ordinary mind it is a self-evident proposition that a girl of those ages, the slippery period of puberty, can but seldom realise what she is doing when she submits herself to the lust of scoundrels.
When people once realise thoroughly what sickness and social ulcers result from the presence in the city of New York of 100,000 debauched women (and the estimate is conservative)when
Outside of his imagination nothing was changed; he stood in exactly the same relation to her as he had done when he returned from Stanton College, determined to build a Gothic monastery upon the ruins of Thornby Place, and yet somehow he found it difficult to realise that this was so.
To minds which realise all this, it is more inconceivable than any amount of miracle that such a religion as Christianity should have emerged naturally out of the conditions of the first century.
At last Hapley began to realise in what direction the pre-occupation tended.
By this time I was beginning to sort of realise the depth of their ignorance, and directly I set eyes on this deity I took my cue.
He began to realise that you cannot even fight happily with creatures who stand upon a different mental basis to yourself.
He now began to realise that he was somebody.
If the visitor looks only at the Judge he will realise the dignity of the law; the law which is the outcome and result of so many centuries of thought.
The change was so complete and so quickly effected I could hardly realise that so short a time since there had been nothing there but a blank open space.
She thus made Rowcliffe realise that if she was going to be abrupt it was because she had to be; they had both of them such a short time.
If the people in England could only realise the quarrelsome, deceitful, underhanded, egotistic any tyrannical character of the Germans, there would not be so much balderdash about a friendly understanding, etc., between England and Germany.
And we must realise that mere good intent does not suffice; that understanding, by which alone we can make headway, is not arrived at by a pleasant emotion like that produced by a Beethoven Sonata; that we pay for our progress in a little harder money than that, the money of hard work, in which must be included hard thinking.
And having got that far, we must realise that sound ideas do not spread themselves.
It is one of the astonishing things in the whole problem of the breaking of war, that while men realise that if women are to have votes, or men to be made temperate, or the White Slave Traffic to be stopped, or for that matter, if battleships are to be built, or conscription to be introduced, or soap or pills to be sold, effort, organisation, time, money, must be put into these things.
We must realise that a change of opinion, the recognition of a new fact, or of facts heretofore not realised, is a slow and laborious work, even in the relatively simple things which I have mentioned, and that you cannot make savages into civilised men by collecting them round a table.
And if it is not true? Even in that case conflict will equally be inevitable unless we realise its falseness, for a universal false opinion concerning a fact will have the same result in conduct as though the false belief were true.
He had expected to realise a little money out of his last salable trinketa diamond he had once taken for a debt.
I realise what it means when the air is full of singing, buzzing noises; when twigs and branches begin to fall and rattle on my cap and saddle; when weeds and dead grass are snipped off short beside me; when every mud puddle is starred and splashed; when whack!
It is true of all things; and the secret is to realise that we have no continuing city.
I was stunned with the news, unable to realise it; and the sight of the table, with all the customary details in the old disorder, fairly unmanned me; so it was all over and done with, and my friend was gone without a word or sign.
The sad fact, the melancholy truth, is that we have become vulgar; and until we can purge ourselves of vulgarity, till we can realise the ineffable ugliness of pomposity and pretension and ostentation, we shall effect nothing.
What is rather the duty of all who love what is noble and beautiful is not to carp and bicker over faulty conditions, but to realise their aims and hopes, to labour abundantly and patiently, to speak and feel sincerely, to encourage rather than to condemn, Serviendum lietandum says the brave motto.
What one is bound to do is to realise that there is abundant room for all kinds of personalities in the world, and it is much better not to protest and censure unless one is absolutely certain that the temperament one dislikes is a mischievous one.
To me it almost seemed to realise some of the passages of Homer, where he describes the wanderer Ulysses and his gallant band of warriors.
I really couldn't make you realise how I adored some of those men.
"Oh, don't be humble," said Father Payne; "that's the basest of the virtues, because it vanishes the moment you realise it!
"Oh yes," he said, "I quite realise thatand that's why I admire it.
But children ought to realise that the world is a big place, with all sorts of interesting and exciting things going on.
If I liked a book which he disliked, and praised it to him, he became inflicted with a kind of mental nausea: and it's impossible to see much of a man, with any real comfort, when you realise that you are constantly turning him faint and sick.
Did Newman, do you suppose, not realise that he had done that?
But you don't realise the amount of observation I bring to bear on such an eventthe strange house, the unfamiliar food, the new inscrutable peopleeverything has to be observed, dealt with, if possible accounted for, and if unaccountable, then inflexibly faced and recollected.
Some people get absorbed in life in the wrong way, just bent on acquisition and comfortsome people, again, live as if they were staying in somebody else's housebut what you want to induce men and women to do is to realise the sort of thing that life really is, and to attempt to put it in some kind of proportion.
"It's a pleasant thing to realise how your big man sits and looks and talks, what his house is like, and so forth.
He liked to realise what the bosses looked like, but he wasn't going to be bothered by having to talk respectfully to them time after time.
I always tell the fellows here to realise what they can endure and what they can't.
Just realise that your first duty is not to be a burden on yourself or on other people.
I fancy that the awakening may be very near, when we shall suddenly realise that we are all jolly good fellows, and wonder that we have been so blind.
But an old fellow like me, who has got in the way of it, and has found out at last how good it is to be alive, has to realise that he has only got a fag-end left.
"But it is difficult when you see anyone every day to realise a changeand then he is always cheerful.
So accurately are the habitual movements of the heads and the hands observed that you at once realise the years of bonnet-showing and servile words that these women have lived through.
This sounds incredible, but it is so; I saw, but I could realise nothing.
To realise the beautiful woodland passion and the idea of the transformation, a woman must have sinned, for only through sin may we learn the charm of innocence.
At first a man does not realise that the thing he has laboured over, and studied, and worked on, can be actually anything remarkable.
The hearer is thrilled with a sense of impassioned beauty, which the singer may perhaps feel when he first conceives the interpretation of the printed notes, but which goes over farther from him as he strives to approach it and realise it; and so his admiration for his own song is lost in dissatisfaction with the failings which others have not time to see.
"The first thing that you may as well realise is that it is hopeless.
Semyonov was, of course, quite clever enough to realise the change which was transforming her, and he seized it, at once, for his own advantage.
But it was not till the following spring that I began to realise that I must lose her.