Her even teeth, whiter than new yean'd lambs, When they with tender cries pursue their dams.
Such was the state of society during the existence of feudal institutions,--a period of about five hundred years,--dating from the dismemberment of Charlemagne's empire to the fifteenth century.
Father, if you would seek this seven-years'-day, You could not find a fitter match for her; And he shall have her, I swear he shall; He were as good be hanged, as once deny her.
Notwithstanding the unhappy days which have befallen them of late years,--days of privation and hunger,--they cling to life.
To read plebis for plebi would very much improve the sense.--D.O. Footnote 64: Twenty years.--D.O. Footnote 65: The misfortunes of the previous campaign were supposed to exert an influence on the present one.--D.O. Footnote 66: The cavalry at this period wore no defensive armour, and carried only an ox-hide buckler and a light lance.--D.O. Footnote 67: A victorious general who had entered the city could not afterward triumph.--D.O. Footnote 68: It was first necessary for these to be adopted into plebeian families, as none but plebeians were eligible.--D.O. Footnote 69: It stood about where the Arch of Gallienus now stands.--D.O. Footnote 70: Each legion was divided into ten cohorts.--D.O. Footnote 71: A not unusual method of forcing the charge, as not only military honour but religious sentiment forbade the loss of the standards.--D. O. Footnote 72: About twenty miles from Rome in the Alban Mountains.
Sometimes we may even put either term in either form; as, "During the ten years' war,"--"During the ten years of war,"--"During the war of ten years,"--"During the war's ten years."
But what was still more surprising, and tended to impart a new and strange insight into the character of sailors, and overthrow some long-established ideas concerning them as a class, was this: numbers of men who, during the cruise, had passed for exceedingly prudent, nay, parsimonious persons, who would even refuse you a patch, or a needleful of thread, and, from their stinginess, procured the name of Ravelings—no sooner were these men fairly adrift in harbour, and under the influence of frequent quaffings, than their three-years’-earned wages flew right and left; they summoned whole boarding-houses of sailors to the bar, and treated them over and over again.
Cromwell discharged him in 1658; but he was again sent to Newgate in 1662, where he died the same year.--See Vita Bidelli, the short account; Journals, Dec. 12, 13, 1654; Wood, iii.
For Scipio was not only deserving of admiration for his real virtues, but also for his peculiar address in displaying them, to which he had been formed from his earliest years;--effecting many things with the multitude, either by feigning nocturnal visions or as with a mind divinely inspired; whether it was that he was himself, too, endued with a superstitious turn of mind, or that they might execute his commands and adopt his plans without hesitation, as if they proceeded from the responses of an oracle.
For neither length of years,--equalled, as it is, and even excelled, in the case of the lower animals,--nor, again, experience, which is only a closer knowledge of the world's ways, can be any sufficient reason for the respect which the young are everywhere required to show towards the old: for if it were merely a matter of years, the weakness which attends on age would call rather for consideration than for respect.
Then comes a coup d'theatre: Shylock reminds everybody that a just Doge reigns now, (nor can I help pointing out the Frenchman's ingenuity here: in the play, the Doge must be just, or where would the pound of flesh be?--while, if the Doge of the prologue were just, Shylock would not have been committed for two years,--ergo, kill No.
He too is deep among the Prophets--the Yearservers--the mob of Gentlemen Annuals.
No nation ever made a more signal progress in material prosperity than did the German States during this period of forty years,--especially Prussia, which became in addition intellectually the most cultivated country in Europe, with twenty-one thousand primary schools, and one thousand academies, or gymnasia, in which mathematics and the learned languages were taught by accomplished scholars; to say nothing of the universities, which drew students from all Christian and civilized countries in both hemispheres.
The Montgomery house on Fifth Avenue, that's shut up for so many years,--ever since the death of Molly's parents,--is the one we've settled on.
I do not know, truly, what we are here for upon this wonderful and beautiful earth, this incalculably interesting earth, unless it is to crowd into a few short years--when all is said, terribly short years!--every possible fine experience and adventure: unless it is to live our lives to the uttermost: unless it is to seize upon every fresh impression, develop every latent capacity: to grow as much as ever we have it in our power to grow.
Her husband survived her but two years,--expiring at his son's house in Raleigh, where he was on a visit, in April, 1841, at the age of eighty.
Because they presented more cheerful and comforting grounds of justification than had been preached for one thousand years,--faith rather than penance; for works hinged on penance.
At the end of the Aztec or Toltec cycle of fifty-two years,--for it is not accurately ascertained to which of the tribes the astronomical science of Tenochtitlan is to be attributed,--these primitive children of the New World believed that the world was in danger of instant destruction.
Such venerable and princely retreats as St. Albans, Glastonbury, Beading, Bury St. Edmunds, and Westminster, which had flourished one thousand years,--founded long before the Conquest,--shared the common ruin.
His career outwardly is memorable only for this contest, which was afterwards renewed by Thomas Becket with a greater king than either William Rufus or Henry I. It is interesting, since it was a part of the great struggle between the spiritual and temporal powers for two hundred years,--from Hildebrand to Innocent III.
If they discover at the distance of fourteenG or of forty yearsH an action for which the law ordains that his life shall be the forfeit, though the interval should have been spent with the purity of a saint and the devotedness of a patriot, they disdain to enquire into it.
He had been reading the slow, cold thing for years,--had not got into its secret yet.
Scott's influence, somewhat checked during the growth of these reputations and the succession of fertile and accomplished writers on both sides of the Atlantic,--including the introspective analysts of the past fifteen years,--has within a decade been rising again, and has lately burst forth in a new group of historical romancers who seem to have "harked back" from the subjective fad of our day to Scott's healthy, adventurous objectivity.
Since 1810,--for five years,--he has been fighting constantly in his country's service, and has won himself fame while our eyes have been turned in other directions.
"Ranaway, my negro Philip, aged about 40 years.--He may have gone to St. Louis, as he has a wife there.
One of my own classmates has undergone a singular change of late years,--his hair losing its original tint, and getting a remarkable discolored look; and another has ceased to cultivate any hair at all over the vertex or crown of the head.
Ma foi,' I said, 'me, I too would be angry if my son had done nothing for fifteen years'--ho, ho, ho!"
She runs to the pantry for a roll, and she stands on the doorstep scattering crumbs: around her throng her eager, plump, happy, feathered vassals.... There are perhaps some little calves, some little new-yeaned lambs--it may be twins, whose mothers have rejected them: Miss Keeldar ... must permit herself the treat of feeding them with her own hand."
If we disregard the temporal wants of the Dahcotah, can we shut our ears against their cry, that rises up day after day, and year after year,--Show us the path to happiness and God?
How encouraging a Providence, then, was it that he was gone to sea for three years!--how fortunate that Mary had been prevented in any way from committing herself with him!--how encouraging that the only man in those parts, in the least fitted to appreciate her, seemed so greatly pleased and absorbed in her society!--how easily might Mary's dutiful reverence be changed to a warmer sentiment, when she should find that so great a man could descend from his lofty thoughts to think of her!
I had seen my Aunt Ann every day for nineteen years,--I never knew her until that moment; I never saw her real face until that moment.
Or when I remember what Sidney wrote to his younger brother,--"Being a gentleman born, you purpose to furnish yourself with the knowledge of such things as may be serviceable to your country and calling," or what he wrote to Languet,--"Our Princes are enjoying too deep a slumber: I cannot think there is any man possessed of common understanding who does not see to what these rough storms are driving by which all Christendom has been agitated now these many years,"--I seem to hear my friend, as he used to talk on the Sunday evenings when he sat in this huge cane-chair at my side, in which I saw him last, and in which I shall henceforth always see him.
And Mr. Armsworth has the money--every farthing--and the gold:--he has had it these two years!--I would give you the belt myself; and now I have done it, and the snake is unclasped from my heart at last, at last, at last!"
The diameter of the trunk at the surface of the ground was 8 feet; estimated age 350 years.--Ibid.
Mattathias, although a very old man, now put forth superhuman energies, raised an army, drove the persecuting soldiers out of the country, pulled down the heathen altars, and restored the Law; and when the time came for him to die, at the age of one hundred and forty-five years,--if we may credit the history, for Josephus and the Apocrypha are here our chief authorities,--he collected around him his five sons, all wise and valiant men, and enjoined them to be united among themselves, and to be faithful to the Law,--calling to their minds the noted examples from the Hebrew Scriptures, Abraham, Joseph, Joshua, David, Elijah, who were obedient to the commandments of God.
The Italian historian Vico wrote a book which attracted no attention for nearly two hundred years,--in fact, was forgotten,--but was made famous by the discoveries of Niebuhr in the Vatican library, and became the foundation of modern philosophical history.
The far sky, with its pallid moon,--the deep, shadowy valley, with its ghostly warriors,--the group on the near mountain, with its superb youth, its venerable age, and its manhood too strong and vital for the destructive years;--in the presence of such a creation there is time for a great silence.
This is the only accident that I have known at the Observatory.--The Electrometer Mast and sliding frame were erected near the Magnetic Observatory.--The six-year Catalogue of 1439 stars was finished; this work had been in progress during the last few years.--In May I went to Woolwich to correct the compasses of the 'Dover,' a small iron steamer carrying mails between Dover and Ostend: this I believe was the first iron ship possessed by the Admiralty.--The Lunar Reductions were making good progress; 16 computers were employed upon them.
An alluvial tract of about three hundred thousand acres, near the Mississippi, has been cultivated in Indian corn a hundred and fifty years,--indeed, ever since the French occupation of Illinois.
I showed him how impossible it was for me or anybody to help him, except with a little money, till he had shown what he could do; and I entreated him to wait two years,--one year,--six months, before rushing on such a fate.
"I did not see him for four years--did not wish to.... And he vanished completely.... Four years!--just a welcome blank!"
I've 'ad my eye on this side-board for years, and years,--knowed I'd get it some day, too,--the only wonder is as she ain't had to sell up afore now."
Fer he sot a heap er sto' by me, Sam did, an' I know he 's be'n huntin' fer me all dese years,--'less'n he 's be'n sick er sump'n, so he could n' work, er out'n his head, so he could n' 'member his promise.
cried they, after a few moments' reflection--the elect of Paris are capable of more in a single second than all the deputies of the National Assembly in three years--"Let decrees, proclamations, and placards be prepared.
C.L. Footnote 7: BURNS, and Mrs. YEARSLEY.
His seniors are in the grave; his contemporaries are scattered; the hearths at which he found a welcome are in the possession of those who know him not; the roads are altered; the houses rebuilt; and the common trees have grown out of his knowledge: but be it half a century or more, if man spare the old hawthorn, it is just the same--not a limb, hardly a twig, has altered from, the picture that memory traces of his early years.--Library of Entertaining Knowledge.
Every moment are shouted aloud by the post-office servants the great ancestral names of cities known to history through a thousand years,--Lincoln, Winchester, Portsmouth, Gloucester, Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow--expressing the grandeur of the empire by the antiquity of its towns, and the grandeur of the mail establishment by the diffusive radiation of its separate missions.
The man was in prison, at any rate for two years,--locked up safe for so much time, as it might be a wild beast which with infinite trouble had been caged.
Long before this great work was completed,--for she worked upon it six years,--Madame de Stael visited, with Sismondi, that country which above all others is dear to the poet, the artist, and the antiquarian.