Gold and silver were early selected as useful and convenient articles for exchange, like bank-notes, and so far have inherent value as they supply that necessity; but if a fourth part of the gold and silver in existence would supply that necessity, the remaining three-fourths are as inherently valueless as the paper on which bank-notes are printed.
I possessed all the rarer qualities, but not that primary power without which all is valueless;--I mean the talent of the boy who can knock off a clever caricature of his schoolmaster or make a life-like sketch of his favourite horse on the barn door with a piece of chalk.
Ace is lowest, and the court-cards and tens are reckoned of the same value,--namely, ten.
I hate myself: And who is it I have reason to value?--Not the man who could form a plot to disgrace his own hopes, as well as a poor friendless creature, (made friendless by himself,) by insults not to be thought of with patience.
Grandest, flattest,--muddiest, dustiest,--hottest, coldest,--wettest, driest,--farthest north, south, east, and west from other places, consequently most central,--best harbor on Lake Michigan, worst harbor and smallest river any great commercial city ever lived on,--most elegant in architecture, meanest in hovel-propping,--wildest in speculation, solidest in value,--proudest in self-esteem, loudest in self-disparagement,--most lavish, most grasping,--most public-spirited in some things, blindest and darkest on some points of highest interest.
Sometimes I led a witness who was an expert valuer for a claimant to such a gross exaggeration of the value of a business as to stamp the claim with fraud, and so destroy his evidence altogether.
he thought to himself,--"hum!--a little rustic belle, I suppose,--well aware of her own value;--rather piquant, on my word!"
Mr. Wilson,--without making the least allusion to this testimony, which we cannot help regarding as of the strongest possible kind, intimates that the presents were of very little value,--represents the workmanship, which excited the admiration of the best European artificers, as a mere specimen of "savage ingenuity,"--and as for the wheel of gold, tells us that it "never existed but in the fertile fancy of Cortez."
Railway companies were especially plundered in the exorbitant valuation of lands, and therefore an advocate who could check the valuers by cross-examination was sought after.
BARRETT, CLIFFORD L. Ethics; an introduction to the philosophy of moral values.
Spiritual values-- CLAIRE: Spiritual values! (
Are you going to have all your presents paraded on the study-table, for everybody to pull over and compare values,--and have one mortified, and another elated, and all uncomfortable?"
Although he is not now regarded in the same light as he was in the seventeenth century, and originated no great movement that civilization values,--in fact was anything but a permanent benefactor to his country or mankind,--yet Louis XIV.
Be tender of this fragile flower that Providence hath put under thy protection, Sigismund; cherish it as thou valuest thine own soul; the generous and confiding love of a virtuous woman is always a support, frequently a triumphant stay, to the tottering principles of man.
For others other values,--they had found their only realities in the human affections.
I tell you, sirs, tho you set so light by Christ and salvation, God doth not so: He will not give them on such terms as these: He valueth the blood of His Son, and the everlasting glory, and He will make you value them if ever you have them.
He believed that Hebrew was the language of heaven,--that the ten tribes of the Jews had reappeared in the North American Indians,--that there was no such thing as disinterested benevolence, and that the doings of the unregenerate had some value,--that slavery was a divine ordinance, and that Dr. H. was a radical, who did more harm than good,--and, finally, that there never was so great a man as Dr. Stiles; and as Dr. Stiles belonged to him in the capacity of master, why, he, Digo, owned the greatest man in America.
* * * * * WHAT THINGS WE OUGHT TO DESPISE AND WHAT THINGS WE OUGHT TO VALUE.--The difficulties of all men are about external things, their helplessness is about external.
And here let it be remarked, to the disgrace of the receivers, that he is then made free, not--as a reward for his past services, but, as his labour is then of little or no value,--to save the tax.
In mea vesanas habui dispendia vires, Et valui paenam fortis in ipse meain.
He was 'greedy of power, more greedy of gain, imperious and impetuous in his temper, but learned in the ways and eloquence of the New England provinces, and valuing himself particularly on his knowledge of how to manage governors.'
Vltimo die mensis Octobris, episcopus Wintoniensis accessit ad concilium Constanciense, peregrinaturus Hierosolymam post electionem summi pontificis celebratam, vbi tantum valuit eius facunda persuasio, vt et excitaret dominos Cardinales ad concordiam, et ad electionem summi pontificis se ocyus praepararent.
In fact it is a case of 'Hoc volo sic jubes; sit pro ratione valunters.'
And within this place or Court are foure gilded houses couered with lead, and in euery one of these are certaine heathenish idoles of a very great valure.
"O thou, who every art And science valu'st!
Cet appel hardi a de vieux souvenirs valut au veteran la protection efficace de l'empereur qui lui fit gagner sa cause.
che ogni milione e mille migliaja di fiorini d' oro la valuta." (
* * * * Ed e da noi si strano, Che quando ne ragiono I' non trovo nessuno, Che l'abbia navicato, * * * * Le parti del Levante, La dove sono tante Gemme di gran valute E di molta salute: E sono in quello giro Balsamo, e ambra, e tiro, E lo pepe, e lo legno Aloe, ch' e si degno, E spigo, e cardamomo, Giengiovo, e cennamomo; E altre molte spezie, Ciascuna in sua spezie, E migliore, e piu fina, E sana in medicina.
+Falwen+, v. to become yellow, pallid, to fade, MD; +faluwen+, MD; +valuwen+, S.--AS.
a small gate, S, P, CM; +wickett+, PP; +wykett+, valva, gate, Cath.;
The piston begins its stroke at the end of cylinder, and is driven by live steam through an open port, 3 inches or one quarter of the stroke, when the port is closed by the valve shutting the steam from the cylinder, and the piston is driven the remaining 9 inches of its stroke by the expansive force of the steam.
Adelaide pretended to herself to regard Henrietta as an energetic and stimulating person, though she knew that Henrietta's energy, like her own, like that of most women of the sheltered, servant-attended class, was a mere blowing off of steam by an active but valveless engine of a mind.
120 As the fall'n angel heard with awful fear The cherub's grave rebuke, in grace severe, And fled, while horror plum'd his impious crestB, The form of virtue, as she stood confest; So fierce Valverda sullen mov'd along, 125 Abash'd, and follow'd by the guilty throng.
Pizarro takes possession of Cuzco--the fanaticism of Valverde, a Spanish priest--its dreadful effects--A Peruvian priest put to the torture--his daughter's distress--he is rescued by Las Casas, an amiable Spanish ecclesiastic, and led to a place of safety, where he dies--his daughter's narration of her sufferings--her death.
A.--Adjusting the valves, so that the steam is shut off from the cylinder before the end of the stroke, whereby the residue of the stroke is left to be completed by the expanding steam.
A.--Yes; and of the slide valve there are many varieties; but the kinds most in use are the D valve,--so called from its resemblance to a half cylinder or D in its cross section--and the three ported valve, shown in fig.
The crustaceans live within their shells or take advantage of ready-made refuges of limestone, expelling their former owners; the animal-plants exhale toxins; the planctonic beings, transparent and gelatinous, burn like a crystal exposed to fire; some organisms apparently weak and flabby, have in their tails the force of a carpenter's bit, perforating the rock sufficiently to create a cavern of refuge in its hard interior.... And the timid mollusks, trembling and succulent pulp, have fabricated for their protection the strong shields of their valves,--two concave walls that on opening form their door, and on closing, their house.
When we are not able to defend ourselves from a great misfortune, there is one safety-valve,--we may be able to grapple with some of its details.
C'est dans ce jardin a l'oree de la foret et dans la foret meme, parmi la melancolie de lat nature primitive, et a Valvins ou demeurait notre vieil ami Mallarme, triste et charmant bonhomme, comme le pays du reste (n'est-ce-pas que cette tristesse croit depuis qu'il s'en est alle?)
The heart is a valvular pump, which works on mechanical principles, the motive power being supplied by the contraction of its muscular fibers.
"A barley-corn he mounts for a speare, His helmet with hops is hung, He lightes the eye with a laughing leere, With a carolle he tipps the tongue-- And he marshals a valyant hoste Of spices and crabbes and toaste; And the stoutest of yeomen they well can o'erthrow, When he leads them in beakers and jugs to the foe,-- And Syr Tankarde his prowess may boaste."
Yet no newse of my brother: as I live The youth is valyent, feare deters hym not.
Hodgson, in his "Northumberland," says of this region, "All the said Kydlande is full of lytle hilles or mountaynes, and between the saide hilles be dyvers valyes in which discende litle Ryvvelles or brokes of water, spryngynge out of the said hilles and all fallynge into a lytle Rever or broke callede Kidlande water, w'ch fallethe into the rever of cockette nere to the towne of alwynntonn, w'tin a myll of the castell of harbottell."
Then we have brassards or arm-guards; the rere-brace for the upper arm, the vam-brace for the lower, and the elbow-piece called a "coudiere."
AFTER WATERLOO Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819 By MAJOR W.E. FRYE EDITED WITH A PREFACE AND NOTES By SALOMON REINACH Member of the Institute of France LONDON 1908 To V.A.M. S.R. PREFACE The knowledge of Major Frye's manuscript and the privilege of publishing it for the first time I owe to the kindness of two French ladies, the Misses G----.
Soon afterwards, a disciple of Vamadeva brought a beautiful boy to the king, and said "As I was returning from a pilgrimage to Ramatirtha, I saw an old woman carrying this child, and asked her how she came to be wandering there.
He answered--"The Lord of Lata, Mattakala by name, hearing again and again of the great beauty of Vamalochana, daughter of Viraketu, sovereign of this country, asked her in marriage, and was refused.
Atkinson, 285; Vamb.
And indeed Vambery tells us that even in our own day the Kashmiri Dervishes are pre-eminent among their Mahomedan brethren for cunning, secret arts, skill in exorcisms, etc. (