At the moment of our interview, Gail Thackeray, officially unemployed, is working out of the county sheriff's office, living on her savings, and prosecuting several cases--working 60-hour weeks, just as always-- for no pay at all.
Fraser's Magazine, September, 1856.--"Hours with the Mystics."
People to whom the Net is Life, who worry about what happens when they graduate and they lose their free, 24-hour access.
* * * * * "At Bolton on Saturday the United Textile Factory Workers' Association decided to put forward a demand for a 4-hours week, with the same rate of pay as for 55-1/2 hours.
For a farther progress in these studies, they may consult Quintilian, and Vossius's Rhetorick; the art of poetry will be best learned from Bossu and Bohours in French, together with Dryden's Essays and Prefaces, the critical Papers of Addison, Spence on Pope's Odyssey, and Trapp's Praelectiones Poeticae: but a more accurate and philosophical account is expected from a commentary upon Aristotle's Art of Poetry, with which the literature of this nation will be, in a short time, augmented.
The following curious anecdote I insert in Dr. Burney's own words:-- 'Dr. Burney related to Dr. Johnson the partiality which his writings had excited in a friend of Dr. Burney's, the late Mr. Bewley, well known in Norfolk by the name of the Philosopher of Massingham: who, from the Ramblers and Plan of his Dictionary, and long before the authour's fame was established by the Dictionary itself, or any other work, had conceived such a reverence for him, that he urgently begged Dr. Burney to give him the cover of the first letter he had received from him, as a relick of so estimable a writer.
We forgot to tell the Reader, that some Prologues and Epilogues (here inserted) were not written by the Authours of this Volume; but made by others on the Revivall of severall Playes.
It really seems almost as if the longer he stayed away,--hours, days, weeks even,--the happier she were.
Despauter, an ancient Latin grammarian, gave an improper latitude to this figure, or to a species of it, under the name of Antiptosis; and Behourt and others extended it still further.
In the year wherein he was deprived of the laurel, he published the life of St. Francis Xavier, translated from the French of father Dominic Bouchours.
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Secreta Monita; Steinmetz's History of the Jesuits; Ranke's History of the Popes; Spiritual Exercises; Encyclopaedia Britannica; Biographie Universelle; Fall of the Jesuits, by St. Priest; Lives of Ignatius Loyola, Aquiviva, Lainez, Salmeron, Borgia, Xavier, Bobadilla; Pascal's Provincial Letters; Bonhours' Cretineau; Lingard's History of England; Tierney; Lettres Aedificantes; Jesuit Missions; Memoires Secretes du Cardinal Dubois; Tanner's Societas Jesu; Dodd's Church History.
The Sultan, at last suspecting his treachery, summoned him to Constantinople, and on his refusal to appear, denounced him as a rebel, and sent Chourchid Pasha, one of his ablest generals, with forty thousand troops, to subdue him.
They have made me the author of a diatribe against Pere Bouhours, which I never even imagined.
For example, a shirt was called lime; a chambermaid, limogere; sheets, limans--words all derived from the gipsy word lima, a shirt: they called an ecu, a rusquin or rougesme, from rujia, the common word for money; a rich man, rupin; a house, turne; a knife, chourin, from rup, turna, and chori, which, in the gipsy tongue, mean respectively silver, castle, and knife.
DUHOURCAU, MME FRANCOIS.
Their food consists of dates, fish, and dhoura bread.
Instead of building strategic railways in Manchouria, which would never have had the approbation of the czar, the Son of Heaven has preferred to continue the Transcaspian across China and Chinese Turkestan."
gourde, gouhourde, cougourde; Lat.
SEE Hoshour, Harvey.
The exhilaration and satisfaction which he felt at his first performances, in this hour of renunciation, are changed to bitterness and disgust.
This yellow Iachimo in an hour- was't not?
I have some friends coming at that hour-- The panoply which covered your material pig shall be forthcoming-- The pig pictorial, with its trappings, domesticate with me.
And taking many a fort, Furnished in warlike sort, Marched towards Agincourt In happy hour,-- Skirmishing day by day.
No man, nor beast, or plant, or flower, Without us could survive an hour;-- The feathered songsters of the grove.
But at any rate it was a decisive hour:-- Tels furent les incidents de ce jour qui a fixe le sort de l'humanite.
Lord Warwick, on thy shoulder will I lean; And when thou fail'st- as God forbid the hour!- Must Edward fall, which peril heaven forfend.
One hour!-- BUTLER.
He thus resolved; but had not power To hold the humour "half an hour"-- And critics, vers'd in Cupid's laws, Pretended they had found a clause, In an old volume on the shelf;-- Which said, if arrows chanc'd to fly, When no bright nymph was passing by, And lighted on a vacant breast; The swain, Narcissus-like possest, Strait doated on himself!
Urn Burial, which is Browne's masterpiece, shows his power as a prose poet of the "inevitable hour":-- "There is no antidote against the opium of time... The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the register of God, not in the record of man... But man is a Noble Animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal luster, not omitting ceremonies of bravery, in the infamy of his nature."
And within the palace tower the little prince slept well, His head upon his mother's heart, that knew no more alarms; For at the midnight hour--0 most sweet and strange to tell-- She too slept deeply as the child close folded in her arms.
by going back to the military origin of prandium, we gain the interpretation of all the peculiarities attached to it; viz.--1, its early hour--2, its being taken in a standing posture--3, in the open air--4, the humble quality of its materials--bread and biscuit, (the main articles of military fare.)
On one occasion, however, notwithstanding the fact that the peremptory adviser was present, watch in hand, Mr. Gladstone, after throwing down the written speech as the clock struck, went on for another half-hour!A This disobedience was the exception which proved the rule.
Every day the statesman, when immersed even in the cares of a great office, was seen at her modest dwelling, at the same hour,--about four o'clock,--and no other visitors were received at that hour.
Indeed, my dear, you are ill!--Indeed you must alight--alight but for one quarter of an hour.--Alight but to give orders yourself about your things.
Rage, indignation, and vengeance are the passions of the hour,--all concentrated on "the infidels," which term was the bitterest reproach that each party could inflict on the other.
There is one train each way daily, but it runs very slowly,--about fifteen or eighteen miles an hour,--and stops a long time at the stations.
There was nothing I did not think of or accuse him of,--especially, the last and worst sin of breaking off our engagement at the eleventh hour!--and I, who had suffered silently, secretly, untold torments about that name of his,--nobody, no man, could ever guess how keenly, because no man can ever feel as a woman does about such things!
It seemed as though every moment had become a long hour,--as though I dared not breathe, lest the breath should be my last.
Time.--According to size, 1/2 to 1 hour.--Average cost.
I was as I had been when I dropped, giddy and amazed, upon the same pavement, how long--an hour?--before?
The Coach will set out from the Crown Inn in Frome, at Ten o'clock in the evening of every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday; and from the Bull Inn in Holborne, London, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Evening, at the same Hour.--Books are kept, Places taken, and Parcels received, at the Christopher in Wells, the George in Shepton, the Crown in Frome, the Woolpack in Trowbridge, and the Bull in Holborne, London; calls going in and coming out, at the White Bear Inn, Piccadilly, and the new White Horse Cellar.
But is it necessary for his health, that this change of scene should be found in a close tap-room, within a few yards of his home, where he drinks to a ruinous excess till a late hour,--breathing all the while a hot atmosphere of tobacco-smoke?
The sun would give warmth enough in an hour,--by nine o'clock one would probably be glad of a sunshade; but the man was chilly after his ride; it was still a bit early to go about the business that had brought him into town: what more natural than to hitch his horse, get together a few sticks, and kindle a blaze?
He required an immediate acceptance of these terms, and the delivery to him of six hostages within an hour.--(Compare the letter of October 16 in the King's Pamphlets, No.
A houre behind it.
How long will it take you?--A quarter of an hour?--Eh?"
Thus am I hourely visited by friends; Beautie's a counsellor that wants no fee.