Once a week, generally some singular evening that, being alone, I go to bed at the hour I ought always to be a-bed, just close to my bed-room window is the club-room of a public-house, where a set of singers--I take them to be chorus-singers of the two theatres (it must be both of them)--begin their orgies.
CHAPTER XVI FEBRUARY 6, 1880--JUNE 15, 1830 Serra Palace in Genoa.--Starts for Rome.--Rain in the mountains.--A brigand.--Carrara.--First mention of a railroad.--Pisa.--The leaning tower.--Rome at last.--Begins copying at once.--Notebooks.--Ceremonies at the Vatican.--Pope Pius VIII.--Academy of St. Luke's.--St Peter's.-- Chiesa Nuova.--Painting at the Vatican.--Beggar monks.--Fata of the Annunciation.--Soiree at Palazzo Simbaldi.--Passion Sunday.--Horace Vernet.--Lying in state of a cardinal.--Miserere at Sistine Chapel.-- Holy Thursday at St Peter's.--Third cardinal dies.--Meets Thorwaldsen at Signor Persianis's.--Manners of English, French, and Americans.--Landi's pictures.--Funeral of a young girl.--Trip to Tivoli, Subiaco.--Procession of the Corpus Domini.--Disagreeable experience.
CHAPTER XIII JANUARY 4, 1825--NOVEMBER 18, 1825 Success in New York.--Chosen to paint portrait of Lafayette.--Hope of a permanent home with his family.--Meets Lafayette in Washington.--Mutually attracted.--Attends President's levee.--Begins portrait of Lafayette.-- Death of his wife.--Crushed by the news.--His attachment to her.--Epitaph composed by Benjamin Silliman.--Bravely takes up his work again.-- Finishes portrait of Lafayette.--Describes it in letter of a later date.
"--Dreams of greatness.--Again expresses gratitude to his parents.--Begins painting of "Dying Hercules.
E.M. NEWBEGIN, Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent.
These plants--(beginning flounderingly) Perhaps they are less beautiful--less sound--than the plants from which they diverged.
"Fulfil the old pun?--Begin beside yourself, and end beside your horse!
Q.--Beginning, then, with the power necessary for threshing,--a 4 horse power engine, with cylinder 6 inches diameter, pressure of steam 45 lbs.,
She has destroyed me as a politician, brought me to this belated rebeginning of life.
A.--Beginning with the relative resistance of 5.5 as before, the proper ratio of pitch to diameter for that and each of the successive resistances in the case of screws with six blades, will be 1.677, 1.771, 1.891, 1.2009, 2.131, 2.262, 2.416, 2.600, 2.804; and the respective fractions of pitch will be 0.794, 0.749, 0.703, 0.661, 0.621, 0.585, 0.548, 0.515, and 0.481.
There was no doubt that one of the consuls was about tobegin hostilities against the AEquans.
I formerly thought that it would be worth the while to get a specimen leaf from each changing tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, when it had acquired its brightest characteristic color, in its transition from the green to the brown state, outline it, and copy its color exactly, with paint, in a book, which should be entitled, "October, or Autumnal Tints";--beginning with the earliest reddening,--Woodbine and the lake of radical leaves, and coming down through the Maples, Hickories, and Sumachs, and many beautifully freckled leaves less generally known, to the latest Oaks and Aspens.
But the uniform tendency of all poets and Rishis alike was to seek, beyond all these gods, one unbeginning, unending, and all comprehensive Being, from whom these "devas" emerged, and into whom they must return.
said Abel,--beginning to suspect that he was the first to bring the news of last evening's events.
"Certainly, it's a beginning,--the very beginning of a beginning."
The wasps, driven off for a moment, became only the more irritated, and returned with vigor and wonderful pertinacity to the attack,--beginning to sting the poor animal furiously in all the tender parts.
"My friends," he said,--this was near the beginning,--"the angry words of God's book are very merciful--they are meant to drive us home; but the tender words, my friends, they are sometimes terrible!
A singular People; who could both produce such divine men, and then could so stone and crucify them; a People terrible from the beginning!--Well, they got Barabbas; and they got, of course, such guidance as Barabbas and the like of him could give them; and, of course, they stumbled ever downwards and devilwards, in their truculent stiffnecked way; and--and, at this hour, after eighteen centuries of sad fortune, they prophetically sing "Ou' clo!"
34; paragraph beginning,--'Whoever hesitates to utter that which he thinks the highest truth, lest it should be too much in advance of the time, may reassure himself by looking at his acts from an impersonal point of view,' etc.
Beginn'st thou now to tremble and to doubt?
And theye seye that it hathe ben there sithe the beginnynge of the World; and was sumtyme grene and bare Leves, unto the Tyme that Oure Lord dyede on the Cros; and thanne it dryede; and so dyden alle the Trees that weren thanne in the World.
The sheriff would go out into the court-yard and say to the people, "Come in, boys,--the court is going to begin,"--or sometimes, "Our John is going to open court now,"--the judge being just one of the "boys."
He felt no fear, however: only a great impatience to have the spy begin,--rise, beckon, call to his fellows, fire his gun, hit or miss.
Kherrfin ya summa" ("Tell us a story"), they say, and she begins the long series of the exploits of Ah Di Douan.
There is his lyric named Misery, written in 1818, which begins-- 'Come, be happy,--sit by me, Shadow-vested Misery: Coy, unwilling, silent bride, Mourning in thy robe of pride, Desolation deified.'
It begins:-- "Audistin!
I do not say it was a vision; it was only a crossing of the narrow boundary beyond which reasoning leaves off and conscious feeling begins,--a feeling which as yet is only a conclusion of former premises, but carried so far as to be difficult to grasp, as a golden thread spun out to its utmost length.
The passage begins:--'A servant or two from a revering distance cast many a wishful look, and condole their honoured master in the language of sighs.'
I was invited to the last two of the series,--for they come to a conspicuous stop and turn into theatre parties when Lent begins,--and I really enjoyed myself, the only drawback being that so few of the really tall and steady men care for dancing.
Footnote 1: In the Impartial Inquiry, &c. p.84, is a deposition which thus begins--"CHARLES DEMPSEY, of the Parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, aged fifty-four years and upwards, maketh that in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty-five, this deponent went with the Honorable James Oglethorpe, Esq.
At the point where the folly of others ceases, that of the Brentanos begins.--German Proverb.
The English version Psalm 36 begins,--'My heart sheweth me the wickedness of the ungodly,' which has no relation to 'Dixit injustus.'
Civil War begins.%--One of the places Lincoln thus pledged himself to "hold" was Fort Sumter, to which he decided to send men and supplies.
It thus begins:--"The 4th day of the 6th moneth, called June, all the free planters assembled together in a general meetinge, to consult about settling civil government according to God, and about the nomination of persons that may be found by consent of all fittest in all respects for the foundation work of a church, which was to be gathered in Quinipiack the Indian name of the place.
I have hitherto given no precise directions in regard to the height to which the new back and covings ought to be carried:-- This will depend not only on the height of the mantle, but also, and more especially, on the height of the breast of the Chimney, or of that part of the Chimney where the breast ends and the upright canal begins.--The back and covings must rise a few inches, five or six for instance, higher than this part, otherwise the throat of the Chimney will not be properly formed:--but I know of no advantages that would be gained by carrying them up still higher.
General Taylor enters Texas; War with Mexico begins.%--When Texas came into the Union, she claimed as her western boundary the Rio Grande from its mouth to its source and then a line due north to 42 deg.. Now this line was disputed by Mexico, which claimed that the Nueces River was the western boundary of Texas.
There is an old conundrum song that begins--"Why do summer roses fade?"
And farther, I perceive, this of Pauperism is the corner where we must begin,--the levels all pointing thitherward, the possibilities lying all clearly there.
And now the guns begin!--the first we have heard since we arrived.
Matriculation at Christ Church--Death of Mrs. Dodgson--The Great Exhibition--University and College Honours--A wonderful year--A theatrical treat--Misch-Masch--The Train--College Rhymes--His nom de plume--"Dotheboys Hall"--Alfred Tennyson--Ordination--Sermons--A visit to Farringford--"Where does the day begin?"--The Queen visits Oxford.
said this poor Tilly to herself, "that South American gown, I suppose, proves that she must be that Smithson man's daughter; but grandmother was right,--she is innocent of the facts of the case, of that there can be no doubt,--and we must be good to her, and now is the time to begin,--this very minute, when Agnes is planning what hateful thing she can do next."
Joe Foster had attended the meeting at which the resolutions by the miners were adopted, and after recalling, as nearly as possible, the language in which they were drawn, it was decided to begin:--"We, the breaker boys, of Burnham Breaker, in mass meeting met"-- After that, with the exception of an occasional dispute concerning the spelling of a word, they got on very well, and came, finally, to the end.
"Well,--to begin,--you know, perhaps, how much mother and I have always been--" his fine voice broke and the older man bowed his head; but, with a slight lift of his determined chin, the painter went on calmly--"to each other.
You know, we are always hearing that, if we are going to try to improve the living conditions of the poor, we must 'begin with the children,'--begin by teaching them better ways of living.
CHAPTER X. Abolition of Slavery.--Abridgment of the Apprenticeship.--The East India Company's Trade is Thrown Open.--Commencement of Ecclesiastical Reforms.--The New Poor-law.--State of Ireland.--Agitation against Tithes.--Coercion Bill.--Beginning of Church Reform.--Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime-minister.--Variety of Offices held Provisionally by the Duke of Wellington.--Sir Robert Peel Retires, and Lord Melbourne Resumes the Government.--Sir Robert Peel Proposes a Measure of Church Reform.--Municipal Reform.--Measures of Ecclesiastical Reform.
We'd like some drink--the Contrack doesn't begin yet, Peachey, so you needn't look--but what we really want is advice.
Stand to your horses!--It's time to begin-- Boots and Saddles!
What voices dropping through the din An airy murmuring begin,-- These floating flakes, so fine and thin, Were they and rock-laid earth akin?
This, for instance, is the sort of way in which a sermon would begin:-- Hypocrisy is a serious word.