Let us then consider that all these were but so many preparatory steps to qualify a man, and such a man, tinctured with no national prejudice, with no domestic affection to admire, and to hold out to the admiration of mankind the constitution of England.--Appeal from the Nero to the Old Institutes, at the end.
I appeal to the candor of the honorable gentleman, and if he thinks it an improper appeal, I ask the gentlemen here, whether there be a general indefinite power of providing for the general welfare?
"--Appeal of Mr. J.W.C. Fegan, of the Boys' Home, Southwark.
What might have happened in the next minute or two one may speculate about, yet never definitely know, for in the instant of profound silence that followed Hank's roaring voice, and as though in answer to it, something went past through the darkness of the sky overhead at terrific speed--something of necessity very large, for it displaced much air, while down between the trees there fell a faint and windy cry of a human voice, calling in tones of indescribable anguish and appeal-- "Oh, oh!
Under these accumulated annoyances, the Cherokees, on the 18th of December, 1829, addressed to Congress the following powerful and touching appeal:-- "By the will of our Father in heaven, the Governor of the whole world, the red man of America has become small, and the white man great and renowned.
And her penalties, as quiet as she looks, are terrible: amounting to world-earthquakes, to anarchy and death everlasting; and admit of no appeal!-- Surely England still flatters herself that she has lungs; that she can still breathe a little?
Nay, the inward beauty would sometimes quite transform the external harshness; there would be moments when the thin hands that entwined themselves in their eagerness, the earnest figure that bowed forward to speak and hear, the deep gaze moving from one face to another with a grave appeal,--all these seemed the transparent symbols that showed the presence of a wise, benignant soul.
And Polly, looking up into the kind sweet face, told the whole story,--all about the long saving for the little paint-box, Jane's valentine, and everything, winding up eagerly with the appeal,--"And wouldn't you buy the paint-box now 'stead of the valentine, 'cos the paint-box mebbe'll be gone when I get more money?"
So heard I answering, as appeal'd, a voice That onward came some space from whence I stood.
His rage and troble both pronounce him guiltles Of this attempt, which makes mee rather doubt Hee may proove too seveare in his revendge, Which I with all indevour will prevent Yet to the most censorious I appeale, What coold I lesse have doone to save myne honor From suffringe beneathe skandall?
They represented that, though the king had performed all the conditions required of him, the barons had hitherto done nothing for the public good, and had only been careful to promote their own private advantage, and to make inroads on the royal authority; and they even appealed to Prince Edward, and claimed his interposition for the interests of the nation and the reformation of the government f. The prince replied, that though it was from constraint, and contrary to his private sentiments, he had sworn to maintain the provisions of Oxford, he was determined to observe his oath: but he sent a message to the barons, requiring them to bring their undertaking to a speedy conclusion, and fulfil their engagements to the public: otherwise he menaced them, that, at the expense of his life, he would oblige them to do their duty, and would shed the last drop of his blood in promoting the interests, and satisfying the just wishes of the nation g. FN e M. Paris, p. 667.
The Character and Condition of Those to Whom the Prophet Appealed.--IV.
But," continued this sagacious Counsellor, after a word explanatory of the "future council," "it were better to avoid this appeal in order not to irritate the Pope more than ever; and also because he who appealeth admiteth that the goodness of his cause is doubtful, whereas that of the Republic is indubitable."
But sweeter, sweeter, I aver, That soft appeal--"For your remarks," That gentle answer--"We concur."
I weep while I make the appeal"--"I cannot go on for tears"--he repeats towards the close of that fine oration in behalf of Milo--the speech that never was spoken.
All Christian nations have accepted these Ten Commandments, even Mohammedan nations, as appealing to the universal conscience,--not a mere Jewish code, but a primary law, susceptible of boundless obligation, never to be abrogated; a direct injunction of the Almighty to the end of time.
Footnote 8: Not in Q. Footnote 9: --appealing to the judges.
Forgive me only on this condition--That my future faith and honour-- She interrupted me, rising--If you mean to beg of me never to seek to avenge myself by law, or by an appeal to my relations, to my cousin Morden in particular, when he comes to England---- D--n the law, rising also, she started, and all those to whom you talk of appealing!--I defy both the one and the other--All I beg is YOUR forgiveness; and that you will, on my unfeigned contrition, re-establish me in your favour---- O no, no, no!
Her eyes filled with tears and she reached out her hands appealingly. "
The next day when at dinner, for it was generally at meal-times Teddy chose to make his observations, he looked round the table appealingly,-- 'What's the very ugliest name that could be given a boy?'
Mr. Harley"--she turned to him appealingly--"please don't study my feelings in the least; I can bear anything--now; just tell me what happened.
Dr. Miller," she panted, breathless from her flight and laying her hand upon his arm appealingly,--when he shrank from the contact she still held it there,--"Dr.
When they were drawn up in readiness to commence the expedition, the venerable nobleman, their leader, moved to their front, lifted his hat, and, looking up to heaven, pronounced, with a solemn voice, the awful appeal,--'O Lord, thou knowest that our cause is just!'
Dear Draxy's reverent wifehood would have been grieved and dismayed if she had known that her efforts to second her husband's appeals to his people were sometimes so eloquent as to make the Elder's words forgotten.
Lords Justices of Appeal.--The Lords Justices of Appeal are Knights, and should be addressed thus: Sup.--To the Right Honourable Sir W. Milbourne James, Knt.
He bent over her chair, seized her hand and pressed it passionately to his lips, watching with the intensest eagerness the effect of his appeal.--There was a rustle of silk behind him, an incoming of perfumes, a light footstep.
What is an appeal?--This procedure seems cumbrous, but it is founded in common sense.
When I reflect upon my last iniquitous intention, the first outrage so nobly resented, as well as, so far as she was able, so nobly resisted, I cannot but conclude, that I was under the power of fascination from these accursed Circes; who, pretending to know their own sex, would have it, that there is in every woman a yielding, or a weak-resisting moment to be met with: and that yet, and yet, and yet, I had not tried enough; but that, if neither love nor terror should enable me to hit that lucky moment, when, by help of their cursed arts, she was once overcome, she would be for ever overcome:--appealing to all my experience, to all my knowledge of the sex, for justification of their assertion.
As she jerked off her flaunting bonnet, and dragged off her loud shawl, saluting me, as she did so, with an overdone obeisance, she said, "This San Fanfrisko"--why would she, how could she, always twist the decent name of the metropolis of the Pacific into such an absurd shape?--"was a norrid 'ole; she happealed to the gentleman,"--meaning me,--"didn't 'e find it a norrid 'ole, habsolutely hawful?"
Nor do we find in Cranmer the outspoken and hearty eloquence of Latimer,--appealing to the people at St. Paul's Cross to shake off all the trappings of the "Scarlet Mother," who had so long bewitched the world with her sorceries.
Hester tried to argue with her,--spoke of her own love,--appealed to her mother, asking whether, as she had now declared her love, it could be right that she should abandon a man who was so good and so fondly attached to her.
Works published by Murray and Blackwood jointly--Illness of Scott--Efforts to help the Ettrick Shepherd--Murray's offers of assistance--Scott reviews the "Wake"--Hogg's house at Eltrive--Scott and the Quarterly--"Rob Roy"--The "Scottish Regalia"--"The Heart of Midlothian"--Appeal to Scott for an article--"Lord Orford's Letters"--Murray and James Hogg at Abbotsford--Conclusion of Hogg's correspondence--Robert Owen--Increased number of would-be poets--Sharon Turner--Gifford's illness--Croker and Barrow edit Quarterly Review CHAPTER XX HALLAM--BASIL HALL.--CRABBE--HOPE--HORACE AND JAMES SMITH Mr. Hallam--Sir H. Ellis's "Embassy to China"--Correspondence with Lady Abercorn about new books--Proposed Monthly Register--Mr.
Imagine, then, what my feelings must have been, when, with my hat deferentially in my hand, I stood before my lord and master, Captain Claret, and heard these Articles read as the law and gospel, the infallible, unappealable dispensation and code, whereby I lived, and moved, and had my being on board of the United States ship Neversink.
Some of Mr. Gladstone's other speeches stand on higher ground and are of permanent value; they will live for the lofty sentiments and the comprehensive knowledge which marked them,--appealing to the highest intellect as well as to the hearts of those common people of whom all nations are chiefly composed.
that, with all my fine passion for her, he was aware that I was not without embarrassment on this score,--appealed to her disinterested love, to her pride,--don't you see?--to her pride."
Witter Bynner Perhaps they laughed at Dante in his youth, Told him that truth Had unappealably been said In the great masterpieces of the dead: -- Perhaps he listened and but bowed his head In acquiescent honour, while his heart Held natal tidings, -- that a new life is the part Of every man that's born, A new life never lived before, And a new expectant art; It is the variations of the morn That are forever, more and more, The single dawning of the single truth.
There were times when Oldfield could even arouse enthusiasm amid the dullest and most unappealing surroundings.