He made his mark at once as an orator, and so brilliant and rapid was his legislative career that he was elected in 1806 to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term, of John Adair,--being only twenty-nine years old, the youngest man that ever sat in that body of legislators.
"Mr. Seddon's works," says Mr. Ruskin, "are the first which represent a truly historic landscape Art; that is to say, they are the first landscapes uniting perfect artistical skill with topographical accuracy,--being directed with stern self-restraint to no other purpose than that of giving to persons who cannot travel trustworthy knowledge of the scenes which ought to be most interesting to them.
The younger trapper of muskrat, being young, was ardent,--being young, was hopeful,--being young, believed in exceptions to general rules,--and being young, believed, that, given a good fellow with a gun, Nature would provide a victim.
If the Universe will not carry on its divine bosom any commonwealth of mortals that have no higher aim,--being still "a Temple and Hall of Doom," not a mere Weaving-shop and Cattle-pen?
It became a constellation long ago,--being translated to the stars.
As the hearers thus assemble, they present a motley appearance,--being, in the larger cities especially, from all lands, all ranks of society, and of every age.
He mentioned a thing as not unfrequent, of which I had never heard before,--being called, that is, hearing one's name pronounced by the voice of a known person at a great distance, far beyond the possibility of being reached by any sound uttered by human organs. '
Wherefore it was granted one knows not; but the purple robe had, perchance, some weight in the argument,--being a pleasing honor,--though one may dare assert that Fra Paolo himself gave it not a thought, having gathered honors all his life with no care for any greatness they might bring."
The following story is in corroboration of this assertion:--Being on a visit one day at the house of one of his parishioners, a poor lonely widow, living in a moorland part of the parish, he became fascinated by the charms of a little cast-iron pot, which happened at the time to be lying on the hearth, full of potatoes for the poor woman's dinner, and that of her children.
I was glad to see this interesting creature for once in salt water; for the Hillsborough, like the Halifax and the Indian rivers, is a river in name only,--a river by brevet,--being, in fact, a salt-water lagoon or sound between the mainland and the eastern peninsula.
While these additions--"fancy touches," as the Trio called them--were being made, Potts and O'Flynn, although occasionally they went out for an hour or two, shot-gun on shoulder, seldom brought home anything, and for the most part were content with doing what they modestly considered their share of the cooking and washing.
Harold--probably in 1064--being shipwrecked on the coast of Normandy, became a guest and virtual prisoner of William, Duke of Normandy, by whom the Saxon was forced to take an oath that he would marry William's daughter and assist him in obtaining the crown of England; William then allowed Harold to return to his country.
'--Being satisfied with the general efficiency of the system arranged by Mr Brooke for our photographic records (of magnetical observations) I wrote to the Admiralty in his favour, and on Aug. 25th the Admiralty ordered the payment of L500 to him.
If The cause were not in being- part o' th' cause, She, th' adultress; for the harlot king Is quite beyond mine arm, out of the blank And level of my brain, plot-proof; but she I can hook to me- say that she were gone, Given to the fire, a moiety of my rest Might come to me again.
And Nig--Nig was being-- The Boy turned as if a hurricane had struck him, and tore back down the incline--stumbling, floundering in the snow, calling hoarsely: "Colonel, Colonel!
while auntie listened with great interest, her only comment at the end being,-- "Well, they're not worth minding, Peggy, and I wouldn't act as if I'd heard what they said when you meet them.
1762), the first line being:-- "Audin' ut occiduae signum Campana diei."
1748) is the verb sconce, one of the definitions being--'a cant term for running up a score at an alehouse or tavern'--with which cf.
It was a human being,--a man of youthful body and strong, deeply lined, yet savage face.
The tender look and tone, the yearning of the daughter's heart for the mother she had never seen, save only with the unfixed, undistinguishing eyes of earliest infancy, perhaps the under-thought that she might soon rejoin her in another state of being,--all came upon her with a sudden overflow of feeling which broke through all the barriers between her heart and her eyes, and Elsie wept.
It was indeed a human being!--an infant, whose age I could not discover; but it seemed too young to walk, and was, besides, tied up in leaves and moss, enclosed in a piece of bark, which was much torn and rent.
But this last interview seemed to have struck some great nerve of her being,--and calm as she usually was, from habit, principle, and good health, she shivered and trembled, as she heard his retreating footsteps, and saw the orchard-grass fly back from under his feet.
It would also follow that if such be her destiny--that is, to be something else than a mere "individual being"--and if for that reason she is to be denied the suffrage, then man equally should be denied the ballot if his highest and final estate is to be something else than a "mere individual."
It is observable also, that the same examples, 'I am loved' and 'I am smitten,'--the same "tolerated, but erroneous forms," (so called on page 103,) that are given as specimens of what he would reject,--though at first pronounced "equivalent in grammatical construction," censured for the same pretended error, and proposed to be changed alike to "the true form" by the insertion of "being,"--are subsequently declared to "belong to" different classes and different tenses. "
For it must meet some instinctive craving of the human being,--as bread and salt meet his absolute needs,--to be so widely sought after and consumed.
He had a great dislike to being--'blown up,' as he would probably have expressed it himself, and he already thought that he saw in his companion's eye a tendency that way.
For the first time I felt distinctly that I was taking for my own this being,--body and soul.
The identity reaches still further,--across a mighty gulf of being,--but bridges it over with a line of logic as straight as a sunbeam, and as indestructible as the scymitar-edge that spanned the chasm, in the fable of the Indian Hades.
The child is hardly regarded as a human being,--certainly not as a perfect being.
I think I have hit on a subject for you, but can't swear it was never executed,--I never heard of its being,--"Chaucer beating a Franciscan Friar in Fleet Street."
Again, God is all Being:--consequently there can nothing be added to the idea, except what implies a negation or diminution of it.
The spirit that would have chosen danger in preference to crime,--to perish with justice rather than live with dishonor,--to dare and suffer whatever might betide, rather than sacrifice the rights of one human being,--could never have been subjugated by any mortal power.
And as I said to my son,--to my Dick, you know" (Mr. Hardcastle had a son of whom he always spoke as if sole owner of him, and indeed solely responsible for his being),--"'Dick,' I said, when he spoke disrespectfully of Mr. Webb's prayers,--and Mr. Webb is a powerful prayer-maker, to be sure,--'Dick,' I said, 'church is like physic, and the more you don't like it, the more good it does you.
There are duties devolving on every human being,--duties not small or few, but vast and varied,--which spring from home and private life, and all their sweet relations.
My mother soone perceiving my disgrace, My Arms beinge lost and gon which made me a terror To all the world, she tooke away my wings, Renouncd me for her child and cast me from her; And more, to be revengd upon Desert, Comanded Danger to be her strong keeper, That should she empt my quiver at the hearts Of men they might not dare to court her, fearing That horrid mischiefe that attends on her.
Of all the cetacea, that which approaches the nearest in form to man is undoubtedly the dugong, which, when its head and breast are raised above the water, and its pectoral fins, resembling hands, are visible, might easily be taken by superstitious seamen for a semi-human being.--Edinburgh Journal.
Emperor, assassinated November 29, 1759 Ali Gauhar See Shah Alam Aliverdi Khan his opinion of Europeans sister of Allahabad Amina Begum, mother of Siraj-ud-daula Anquetil du Perron, M. Anti-Renaultions "Arabian Nights" Archives, French Areca-nut Armenian officers Armenians Arz-begi (Gholam Ali Khan) Arzi Asiatic Annual Register Assaduzama Muhammad, Raja of Birbhum Assam, King of Audience Hall, the Augustine Father Aurengzebe Bahadur Singh Bahar See Bihar Bajarow Balasore Bandel Bankers, influence of Indian Banowra River Barber, a native Battle of the 5th of February Becher, Mr. Richard Beinges, M. Benares Bengal Nawabs of records revolution in rivers of Bengali merchant Berhampur Betel Bettiah, Raja of Bhagulpur Bhutiyas Bibi Lass See Mrs. Law Bibliotheque Nationale Biderra, battle of Bihar, Hindu Rajas of map of south province of town of Birbhum Raja of See Assaduzama Muhammad Bisdom, Adrian, Director of the Dutch in Bengal Black Hole, the Bloomer, Lieut.
But the strange being!--he has taken the other stone from the other cup--a thing of little value to any man!
For this purpose I fixed my eyes on a certain divinity-student, with the intention of exchanging a few phrases, and then forcing my picture-card, namely, The great end of being.--I will thank you for the sugar,--I said.--Man is a dependent creature.
If, then, that should be true which Mr. Darwin writes: "It may be metaphorically said that natural selection is daily and hourly scrutinising throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up that which is good, silently and incessantly working whenever and wherever opportunity offers at the improvement of every organic being"--if that, I say, were proven to be true, ought God's care and God's providence to seem less or more magnificent in our eyes?
The same thing was said long ago by Metrodorus, the earliest disciple of Epicurus, who wrote as the title of one of his chapters, The happiness we receive from ourselves is greater than that which we obtain from our surroundings And it is an obvious fact, which cannot be called in question, that the principal element in a man's well-being,--indeed, in the whole tenor of his existence,--is what he is made of, his inner constitution.
There seems to be a pervading principle in things, which gives an accumulating energy to any active property that may happen to be in the ascendant, at the time being.--Money produces money; knowledge is the parent of knowledge; and ignorance fortifies ignorance.--In a word, like begets like.
he had been labouring among these people for now twelve months, as no man had ever laboured before, and he felt that he had not won the confidence of a single human being,--not even of the old women, who took his teaching for the sake of his charity, and who scented popery, all the while, in words in which there was no popery, and in doctrines which were just the same, on the whole, as those of the dissenting preacher, simply because he would sprinkle among them certain words and phrases which had become "suspect," as party badges.
Either you understand by it a person, in the common sense of an intelligent or self-conscious being;--or, 2.
It was hard for me to make myself believe that I had seen human beings killed and wounded.
Does it seem to you a proper task for twenty-three apparently rational beings--" "Twenty-two!
Only look up yonder to Windsor Forest, and see the vast building now in progress there before your eyes, for lunatic convicts--the most miserable, perhaps, and pitiable of human beings,--and let that building be a sign to you, how far man is fallen, and what cause Jesus had to sigh, and has to sigh still, over the miseries of fallen man.
Schnitzler says that he "solemnly declared that he would not endure the habit of making grants of peasants, a practice hitherto common with the autocrats, and forbade the announcement in public papers of the sales of human beings,"--and that "he permitted his nobles to sell to their serfs, together with their personal liberty, portions of land, which should thus become the bona fide property of the serf purchaser.
It was bringing history very close to me, and peopling it with living beings,--beings of flesh and blood, who ate and drank and slept and wore clothes as we do; for here was one of them, the friend and companion of the greatest among them all, whom I had known through books, as I knew them long before I knew him in actual life, and every one of whose words and gestures seemed to give me a clearer conception of what they, too, must have been.
What strange imperfect beings!--but self here, which is at the bottom of all we do, and of all we wish, is the grand misleader.