The Second Mrs. Tanqueray requires an unusual amount of preliminary retrospect.
Embark for Japan--Coast Views--Simoda--Off Yeddo--Yeddo--Conferences--A Country Ride--Peace and Plenty--Feudal System--A Temple--A Juggler --Signing the Treaty--Its Terms--Retrospect.
And yet Helen, had she been asked, would have said that he must often dwell on them in loving retrospect.
III, after the first paragraph, are a digression in retrospect.
Her voice was retrospecting.
Great decisions are made or great impulses given or withheld in the life of a man or a nation often so quietly that their critical character is seen only in retrospect.
DISCONTENT--REBELLION LOSSES BILL--OPPOSITION TO IT--NEUTRALITY OF THE GOVERNOR--RIOTS AT MONTREAL--FIRMNESS OF THE GOVERNOR--APPROVAL OF HOME GOVERNMENT--FRESH RIOTS--REMOVAL OF SEAT OF GOVERNMENT FROM MONTREAL--FORBEARANCE OF LORD ELGIN--RETROSPECT.
I would have no pudding for dinner and be sent to bed in the afternoon: but these things had happened to me before, and though I had not liked them at the time, they did not seem very terrible in retrospect.
She shook herself impatiently out of that retrospect.
Without answering this question at all fully, we may at this juncture engage in a brief retrospect.
I cannot tell how much I suffered in the presence of these wrongs, nor how I am still pained by the retrospect.
Discontent--Rebellion Losses Bill--Opposition to it--Neutrality of the Governor--Riots at Montreal--Firmness of the Governor--Approval of Home Government--Fresh Riots--Removal of Seat of Government from Montreal --Forbearance of Lord Elgin--Retrospect.
EMBARK FOR JAPAN--COAST VIEWS--SIMODA--OFF YEDDO--YEDDO--CONFERENCES--A COUNTRY RIDE--PEACE AND PLENTY--FEUDAL SYSTEM--A TEMPLE--A JUGGLER--SIGNING THE TREATY--ITS TERMS--RETROSPECT.
She groaned at the retrospect.
This is certainly a very remarkable retrospect.
The years before manhood were years of prospect, and in most cases they offered but little to make them worth the retrospect.
But when we turn to other aspirations the retrospect is more cheerful.
Of Mr. Rose I will say no more than that he was an excellent schoolmaster and a most true saint, and that to his influence and warnings many a man can, in the long retrospect, trace his escape from moral ruin.
And in the retrospect I see them all not only magnified and transfigured, but fore-shortened and confused together.
From those early days of suffering, weary perhaps to him as they went by, but bright surely in the retrospect both to him and us, a mark seems at once to have been set upon his career.
What can be more gratifying than such a retrospect as this?
After a long acquaintance with this excellent man, and an attentive retrospect to his whole conduct, such is the light in which he appears to the writer of this essay.
The draughty, rowdy city of San Francisco, the bustling office where my friend Jim paced like a caged lion daily between ten and four, even (at times) the retrospect of Paris, faded in comparison.
If it be the highest happiness of man to contemplate himself with satisfaction, and to receive the gratulations of his own conscience; he whose courage has made way amidst the turbulence of opposition, and whose vigour has broken through the snares of distress, has many advantages over those that have slept in the shades of indolence, and whose retrospect of time can entertain them with nothing but day rising upon day, and year gliding after year.
'As to your complaints of my diffidences, and the like, I appeal to your own heart, if it be possible for you to make my case your own for one moment, and to retrospect some parts of your behaviour, words, and actions, whether I am not rather to be justified than censured: and whether, of all the men in the world, avowing what you avow, you ought not to think so.
State of the Colony--First Impressions--Provincial Politics--'Responsible Government'--Irish Immigrants--Upper Canada--Change of Ministry--French Habitans--The French Question--The Irish--The British--Discontents; their Causes and Remedies--Navigation Laws--Retrospect--Speech on Education.
A Thanksgiving retrospect; or, Simplicity of life in old New England.
In retrospect they pleased him--all and every one.
Judged in the retrospect of nearly half a century, with his every written word now in print and with all the facts of the period brought out and placed in proper perspective by the endless studies, discussions, and arguments of the intervening years, it becomes clear that, first and last and at all times during his Presidency, in military affairs his was not only the guiding but the controlling hand."
This gives the traveller a series of beautiful views and an especially fine retrospect of Corfe Castle.
If the principiant view of the forces which control the history of philosophy, and of the progress of modern philosophy, expressed in the Introduction and in the Retrospect at the end of the book, have not been everywhere verified in detail from the historical facts, this is due in part to the limits, in part to the pedagogical aim, of the work.
According to Harte's own statement, made in the retrospect of later years, he set out deliberately to add a new province to American literature.
SMITH, NORA A. A Thanksgiving retrospect; or, Simplicity of life In old New England.
In closing this communication I trust that it will not be deemed inappropriate to the occasion and purposes upon which we are here assembled to indulge a momentary retrospect, combining in a single glance the period of our origin as a national confederation with that of our present existence, at the precise interval of half a century from each other.
A fair retrospect of Davenant's career enables us to select without difficulty that one of his labors which is most deserving of applause.
As the quiet firm hands held each other again, there seemed to be long retrospects of tried and tender intercourse in their very touch.
But to me, my fellow-citizens, looking forward to the far-distant future with ardent prayers and confiding hopes, this retrospect presents a ground for still deeper delight.
Surely, whatever may happen to us all, it is something gained to have this retrospect in store.
said the youth,--and his eyes were wet,-- "Is old age merely a vain regret, The retrospect of wasted years, Of false ideals and lost careers?
But I am tremendously impressed now in the retrospect by the realisation of how little that frontage represented me, and just how little such frontages do represent the complexities of the intelligent contemporary.
I conceived it to be in the highest degree absurd and iniquitous, to cut off a man qualified for the most essential and extensive utility, merely out of retrospect to an act which, whatever were its merits, could not be retrieved."
Illustration: IN HONOUR OF THE BRITISH NAVY To commemorate the surrender of the German Fleet EPILOGUE It remains to trace in brief retrospect the record of "the months between"--a period of test and trial almost as severe as that of the War.
At that moment, as if to confirm my conjecture,--which in the retrospect becomes almost ridiculous,--a prairie warbler hopped into sight on an outer twig of the water-oak out of which the music had proceeded.
But besides these maps, he gives, in a tabular form of parallel columns, the reigning sovereigns in Europe and Asia connected with his historical retrospect, just on the plan presented in Sir Harris Nicolas's Chronology of History.
Footnote: "Retrospect of a Long Life, from 1815 to 1883."
He seemed to me--I say it deliberately and with forethought--to possess the unparalleled power not merely of disentangling in retrospect, but of unravelling in prospect, and I have known him to relate coming events with unimaginable minuteness of precision.
For two plain human beings, unaccustomed to the use of the broad-axe and consumed with an impatient greed of the result, the whole business melts, in the retrospect, into a nightmare of exertion, heat, hurry, and bewilderment; sweat pouring from the face like rain, the scurry of rats, the choking exhalations of the bilge, and the throbs and splinterings of the toiling axes.