CHAPTER XV Mode of procuring and paying seamen in that trade; their mortality in it.--Construction and admeasurement of slave-ships.--Difficulty of procuring evidence.--Cases of Gardiner and Arnold.
--Sowing.--Difficulties the plant has to contend with.--Weeding.
Perplexity of Antony.--His meeting with Fulvia.--Meeting of Antony and Fulvia.--Reconciliation of Antony and Octavius.--Octavia.--Her marriage to Antony.--Octavia's influence over her husband and her brother.--Octavia pleads for Antony.--Difficulties settled.--Antony tired of his wife.--He goes to Egypt.--Antony again with Cleopatra.--Effect on his character.--The march to Sidon.--Suffering of the troops.--Arrival of Cleopatra.--She brings supplies for the army.--Octavia intercedes for Antony.--She brings him re-enforcements.
1791--SEPTEMBER 8, 1810 Birth of S.F.B. Morse.--His parents.--Letters of Dr. Belknap and Rev. Mr. Wells.--Phillips, Andover.--First letter.--Letter from his father.-- Religious letter from Morse to his brothers.--Letters from the mother to her sons.--Morse enters Yale.--His journey there.--Difficulty in keeping up with his class.--Letter of warning from his mother.--Letters of Jedediah Morse to Bishop of London and Lindley Murray.--Morse becomes more studious.--Bill of expenses.--Longing to travel and interest in electricity.--Philadelphia and New York.--Graduates from college.--Wishes to accompany Allston to England, but submits to parents' desires.
Cohen and his opinion on Maroquine Affairs.-- Phlebotomising of Governors, and Ministerial responsibility.--Border Travels of the Shedma and Hhaha tribes.--How the Emperor enriches himself by the quarrels of his subjects.--Message from the Emperor respecting the Anti-Slavery Address.--Difficulties of travelling through or residing in the Interior.--Use of Knives, and Forks, and Chairs are signs of Social Progress.--Account of the periodic visit of the Mogador Merchants to the Emperor in the Southern Capital.
All these endeavors to put off the nascetur ridiculus mus--to avoid showing the funny little creature that is born after such mighty throes--often make it difficult to know what it is that they really mean.
"But it must have been very difficult--" argued Polly.
Per tanto donque tutti et ciascun di voi sudetti affectuosamente pregamo, che per qual si voglia de vostra iurisditione, alla quale detto magnifico Giouanni Keale et Dauid Filly anome quo supra con la naue et marinari de detti loro principali o altri caschera, nauigare, passare, et venire sicuramente, alla libera, sensa alcuno disturbo o altro impedimento li lasciate, et facciate lasciare, stare, et passare, tornare, et quando li parera partire, talmente che per amore et contemplatione nostra il detto magnifico Giouanni Keale a nome quo supra con le naue, marinari, et mercantia non habbi difficulta, fastidio et ritentione alcuna, anzi se gli dia ogni agiuto et fauore, cosa degnadi voi, giusta, et a noi gratissima, de recompensaruila con vagule et maggior seruitio, quando dall'occasione ne saremo rechiesti.
I have been favoured by Miss Lawrence with one of these letters as a specimen:-- 'T. LAWRENCIO, Medico, S. 'NOVUM frigus, nova tussis, nova spirandi difficultas, novam sanguinis missionem suadent, quam tamen te inconsulto nolim fieri.
My task is not so difficult,--as I seek virtues, not perishable stuffs.
"Octobris 12 Regina cum partus difficultate diu luctata, in lucem edidit, qui post patrem regnauit, Edvvardum, sed ex vtero matris excisum cum alterutri, aut parturienti nempe aut partui necessario percundum compertum esset.
recte protuleris, omnem loquendi difficultatem superasti."
Durantque aut potius aggrauescunt huiusmodi difficultates, vsque ad illum amaenissimum Paradisi locum, quem protoplausti per inobedientiam sibi et posteris perdidisse noscuntur, quod spacium si metiri posset, est multarum vtique diaetarum.
Nihil quicquid homini tam prosperum divinitus datum, quin ei admixtum sit aliquid difficultatis ut etiam amplissima quaqua laetitia, subsit quaepiam vel parva querimonia conjugatione quadam mellis, et fellis.
PEINE, f., punition; souffrance; difficulte.
I was much difficulted, the grand duke had the goodness to order the remainder to be emptied, and the goblet given to me.
Ad extremos fines Indiae ab Oriente, circa fontem Gangis, Astomorum gentem sine ore, corpore toto hirtam vestiri frondium lanugine, halitu tantum viuentem et odore quem naribus trahant: nullum illis cibum, nullumque potum: tantum radicum florumque varios odores et syluestrium malorum, quae secum portant longiore itinere, ne desit olfactus, grauiore paulo odore haud difficulter examinari.
Grey dit qu'en principe le Gouvernement Allemand s'est declare en faveur de la mediation, mais qu'il rencontre des difficultes quant a la forme.
'Well, my love,' said I--I was teaching myself to use these forms of address for fear she would feel an unkind lack of them, but it was difficult--'I am glad that somebody from my part of the world has impressed you favourably at last.
"Nothing is more easy than to do mischief is easy: nothing is more difficult than to suffer without complaining" is difficult.--Ib.,
But with much difficultie to be performd; For how to force him out of Germanie (Whether they say hee's fledd) without a war, At least the breaking of that league we have Concluded with them, I ingeniously Confes my ignoraunce.
Then they sneered and with sparkling eyes they compared notes about the table d'hote in the Rue des Martyrs, where big Laure Piedefer ran a dinner at three francs a head for little women in difficulties.
ORTHOGRAPHY --Orthography, of what treats --difficulties attending it in Eng.
It is in reference to this particular condition of the country, that I said on a former evening, what the honourable member for Surrey (Mr. Holme Sumner) has since done me the honour to repeat, 'If we are to be driven into war, sooner or later, let it be later': let it be after we have had time to turn, as it were, the corner of our difficulties-- after we shall have retrieved a little more, effectively our exhausted resources, and have assured ourselves of means and strength, not only to begin, but to keep up the conflict, if necessary, for an indefinite period of time.
On July 11th he wrote to my brother on the subject of a paper about Eternal Punishment, which was to form the first of a series of essays on Religious Difficulties:-- I am sending you the article on "Eternal Punishment" as it is.
Stephen's Won.--Vocal Difficulties.-- Leads a Double Life.--Pitt's Vulgar Attack.--Sheridan's Happy Retort-- Grattan's Quip.--Sheridan's Sallies.--The Trial of Warren Hastings.-- Wonderful Effect of Sheridan's Eloquence.--The Supreme Effort.--The Star Culminates.--Native Taste for Swindling.--A Shrewd but Graceless Oxonian.--Duns Outwitted.--The Lawyer Jockeyed.--Adventures with Bailiffs.--Sheridan's Powers of Persuasion.--House of Commons Greek.-- Curious Mimicry.--The Royal Boon Company.--Street Frolics at Night.-- An Old Tale.--'All's well that ends well.
But, withal, he allows the force of the objection almost as much as his opponents urge it,--so much so, indeed, that two of his English critics turn the concession unfairly upon him, and charge him with actually basing his hypothesis upon these and similar difficulties,--as if he held it because of the difficulties, and not in spite of them;--a handsome return for his candor!
He cleared up all difficulties;--he made all daylight before his gaze.
--Morse and Leslie paint each other's portraits.--The elder Morse's financial difficulties.--He deprecates the war talk.--The son differs with his father.--The Prince Regent.--Orders in Council.--Estimate of West.--Alarming state of affairs in England.--Assassination of Perceval, Prime Minister.--Execution of assassin.--Morse's love for his art.-- Stephen Van Rensselaer.--Leslie the friend and Allston the master.-- Afternoon tea.--The elder Morse well known in Europe.--Lord Castlereagh.
Morse and his family decide to move to New Haven.--Morse goes to Washington.--Paints the President under difficulties.--Hospitalities.--Death of his grandfather.--Dr.
Stephen's Won.--Vocal Difficulties.--Leads a Double Life.--Pitt's Vulgar Attack.--Sheridan's Happy Retort.--Grattan's Quip.--Sheridan's Sallies.--The Trial at Warren Hastings.--Wonderful Effect of Sheridan's Eloquence.--The Supreme Effort.--The Star Culminates.--Native Taste for Swindling.--A Shrewd but Graceless Oxonian.--Duns Outwitted.--The Lawyer Jockeyed.--Adventures with Bailiffs.--Sheridan's Powers of Persuasion.--House of Commons Greek.-- Curious Mimicry.--The Royal Boon Company.--Street Frolics at Night.--An Old Tale.--'All's well that ends well.
Though the cardinal was a man of peace, was irreproachable in morals, patriotic in his intentions, and succeeded in restoring for a time the credit of the country, still even he only warded off difficulties,--like Sir Robert Walpole,--instead of bravely meeting them before it should be too late.
It suffices us to know that they are not new nor peculiar difficulties,--that, as Darwin's theory and our reasonings upon it did not raise these perturbing spirits, they are not bound to lay them.
A voice says,--that kindly, earnest voice, the symbol of protective care, and our smoother of all difficulties,--"We have swung ourselves down by a chain that hangs from the side of the last round.
It emerged in a sort of secret way, moving towards them as with a purpose, stealthily, difficultly.
The passion for intricate and far-sought metaphor which had possessed Donne was accompanied in his work and even more in that of his followers with a passion for what was elusive and recondite in thought and emotion and with an increasing habit of rudeness and wilful difficultness in language and versification.
There are apathetic natures who do not want to undertake the difficult,--sluggish souls who would rather not stir from their present position.
And just so long as unskilful and untaught people cannot tell coincidences from cause and effect in medical practice,--which to do, the wise and experienced know how difficult!--so long it will have plenty of "facts" to fall back upon.
He became silent, and through the silence she heard his breathing, hard and difficult,--the breathing of a man who faces stupendous odds.
There is but one thing to be done, though how difficult!--the foolish must become wise,--and that they can never be.
Later--(it is here that the words become difficult)--We are very near the end. . . .
"It is very ingenious," said I, really appreciating the difficulty of being lively in this connection: it seemed even more wonderful than that a Vibrio should have an eye.
Yes--I felt--here and there, on each side of the chest, a heaviness--a difficulty--" "The idea of taking six months to cure you of a thing like that!"
In the personal allusions which occur through the work, the author exhibits, as we have before noticed, a freedom from malice and all uncharitableness, and in many of them has attained that happy desideratum which Dryden considered a matter of so much difficulty:-- "How easy is it," he observes, "to call rogue and villain, and that wittily!
"Is there"--he forced himself to utter the word with difficulty--"a--a man involved?"
To be sure, there will not be the trousers-difficulty,--at least, not at present; what we may come to is none of my affair.
Oh you have pleasd mee, And in proposinge all these difficultyes Given of her graces ample testimony.
When at last these reached him with much difficulty--(for they were not all together, but kept gathering gradually, since they lacked boats in which to cross in a body)--still, when in the course of time they did reach him and he had added them to his army, he took courage again; so much so, that he led out against the foe, and drew up his men in front of the trenches.
That surely is an occasion on which, if ever on any, the Genius of Reform may pipe all hands!--Poor old Genius of Reform; bedrid this good while; with little but broken ballot-boxes, and tattered stripes of Benthamee Constitutions lying round him; and on the walls mere shadows of clothing-colonels, rates-in-aid, poor-law unions, defunct potato and the Irish difficulty,--he does not seem long for this world, piping to that effect?
For this alone she seems to have made no calculations and taken no precautions; her whole mind being bent apparently on the solution of one single difficulty,--how to approach her enemy undetected.