And there it stands to this day, high up in the silence of midair, where the voices of the city below are rendered small and thin by the distance,--four hundred and seventy-four feet above the heads of the populace, who, in their littleness, crawl about and traffic at its base.
Part (e).--Four continuous Christiania (see General Instructions) on a slope of about 20 degrees.
And here and there are a few little Swiss girls, fresh and rosy as wood strawberries, smiling darlings like Dresden shepherdesses, dreaming of scenes of platonic love in a great garden adorned with the statue of William Tell or General Dufour.
After a fitting time has elapsed,--four months of dignified session,--the mind of the Holy Tribunal is made up.
+Enforme+, v. to establish, teach, PP; +enfourmeth+, pr.
p. 46, in the catalogue of the Museum at Prague are entitled:--"Four heads of idols, made of wood, from the Philippines, contributed by the Bohemian naturalist Thaddaeus Haenke, who was commissioned by the King of Spain, in the year 1817, to travel in the islands of the South Sea."
The following is an extract:--'Four days ago, as some planters were digging under ground, they found a square room containing eleven thousand stand of arms and fifteen thousand cartridges, each of the cartridges containing a bullet.'
Ganelon, Hencefourthe you never more shall see the courte: Yare banysht thence.
These messengers usually bring with them four or five hundred young women, more or less as they see cause.
~Four-o'clocks.~ It was that they loved the children, The children used to say, For there was no doubt That when school was out, At the same time every day, Down by the wall, Where the grass grew tall, Under the hedge of the hollyhocks, One by one, At the touch of the sun, There opened the four-o'clocks.
They were young men of from seventeen and eighteen to twenty-three and -four years of age, and bore the unmistakable stamp of the hoodlum class.
"--"Four feet high;" i.e., "High to four feet.
And now--as if sent to drive away sad thoughts and vain regrets-- before our feet lay a jest of Nature's, almost as absurd as a 'four- eyed fish,' or 'calling-crab.'
tis a mighty place and strong, and we but four--" "There be outlaws in the wild-wood!"
"One--two--three--four----" The bow of the Shelburne boat plunged up abeam Baliol's bow oar.
"I'll lay fourteen of my teeth, And yet, to my teen be it spoken, I have but four,-- She is not fourteen."--
In the following example, however, it seems proper to recognize an ellipsis; nay, the omissions in the construction of the last line, are as many as three or four;-- "Expatiate with glad step, and choose at will Whate'er bright spoils the florid earth contains, Whate'er the waters, or the liquid air.
(1) Reflection shows that all modes of perception or knowledge may be reduced to four:-- I. (2) Perception arising from hearsay or from some sign which everyone may name as he please.
He stammered, but with an effort raised his eyes and began again: "I knew a widow very poor, Who four"---- Again his treacherous eyes fell, and his little remaining self-possession utterly forsook him.
But this classification may be reduced to four:--1.
The blue waves rolled on, in their untiring way, and the sun went calmly down upon this day,--the twenty-seventh of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-four,--a day long to be remembered, both in the Eastern and Western world, for in it was the sundering of many mortal ties.
Miss Fouracres' voice aroused him from a fit of abstraction.
Very season weather, Mr. Fouracres"--calling me by name, just like that.
Winn collected as many as he could of the first company, also the stores sent out with them, and settled the people in temporary quarters at Fourah Bay, while Bacon set out to explore the coast anew and secure suitable territory.
There were in Ireland before Patrick came thither four holy bishops with their followers who evangelized and sowed the word of God there; these are the four:--Ailbe, Bishop Ibar, Declan, and Ciaran.
Louis was now seventy-four,--an old man whose delusions were dispelled, and to whom successive misfortunes had brought grief and shame.
And so the years went on,--one, two, three, four,--and Dandy Steve had become one of the most popular and best-known guides in the Adirondack country.
Hector would fain have made his escape; two ladies he might have faced, but four!--and two of them above thirty years of age! '
Such a multiplication of the oral elements of our first vowel.--or, indeed, any extension of them beyond four,--appears to me to be unadvisable; because it not only makes our alphabet the more defective, but is unnecessary, and not sustained by our best and most popular orthoepical sic--KTH authorities.
Dam-silly of a skinned eel to grow another skin, to be skinned again.... No, 'my co-mates and brothers in exile,' what I say is--you can get just as drunk on 'four-'arf' as on champagne, and a lot cheaper.
Adieu, varlets four!--At six, on Monday evening, I expect ye all.
A sonnet on Thomson's grave is a fine specimen of empty sounds and solid nonsense:-- Whene'er I linger, Thomson, near thy tomb, Where Thamis-- "Classic Cam" will be somewhat amazed to hear his learned brother called Thamis-- Where Thamis urges his majestic way, And the Muse loves at twilight hour to stray, I think how in thy theme ALL seasons BLOOM;-- What, all four?--autumn, nay, winter--blooming?
FOURBE, m., qui trompe avec perfidie.
FRIPONNERIE, f., action de fripon; fourberie.
Shadwell borrowed his Miser from Moliere, and Otway made versions of Racine's Berenice and Moliere's Fourberies de Scapin.
"Je donne mon corps aux Pedants: je legue mon ame aux manes de Voltaire et de J.J. Rousseau, qui m'ont appris a mepriser toutes les vaines superstitions de ce monde, et tous les vains prejuges qu'a enfantes la grossierete des hommes, et surtout les subtiles noirceurs des fourbes de Pretres.
Footnote 10: Sometimes called in the romances Frusberta (query, from fourbir, to burnish; or, froisser, to crush?).
barley surfeit"; "une fourbure."
He might have been, like Sir Philip Sidney, "scholar, soldier, lover, saint,"--for Doctors of Divinity have been all four,--but I declare that I have told you all I have learned about him.
"S'il disoit a son homme: 'Va-t-ent droit a Paris; Si me fier d'un coutel le Roy de Saint Denis, Jamais n'aresteroit, ne par nuit ne par dis, S'aroit tue le Roy, voiant tous ches marchis; Et deuist estre a fources traines et mal mis.'"
It will be remembered that one of the scenes a faire which M. Sarcey foresaw in Les Fourchambault was the encounter between the two brothers; the illegitimate Bernard and the legitimate Leopold.
This, from a comparison of courses and distances, is believed to be the source of the main branch of the Grande Fourche of Ristaymoh; and thus the second and fourth detachments had reached points within a very short distance of each other.
These gibbets, which were called fourches patibulaires or justices, because they represented the authority of the law, were generally composed of pillars of stone, joined at their summit by wooden traverses, to which the bodies of criminals were tied by ropes or chains.
Dejeuner a la fourchette, vin ordinaire, and cigarettes are unknown in this land of tiffins, pegs, and cheroots.
I have remarked the same occasional superiority to what might be called Fourchettism and its prejudices in others of established position in society.
And its divisions are four,--concession, removal of the accusation from oneself, a retorting of the accusation, and comparison.
Beyond this, to the right, are the tombs of Gretry the composer, Fourcroy the great chemist, Fontenelle, Boileau, Racine, and of Mademoiselle Raucourt, the celebrated actress, to whom the bigotry of the clergy refused burial in consecrated ground in 1815!
Seventh, Cajun or Cajum, probably Fourcroya cubensis; leaves small, from four to five inches long.
But what was that, when compared with the incessant toil of American slaves, the robbery of all their time and earnings, and even the "power to own any thing, or acquire any thing"--the "quart of corn a day," the legal allowance of foodA!--their only clothing for one half the year, "one shirt and one pair of pantaloonsB!"--the two hours and a half only for rest and refreshment in the twenty-fourC!--their dwellings, hovels, unfit for human residence, commonly with but one apartment, where both sexes and all ages herd promiscuously at night, like the beasts of the field.