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?"
But I sat there quite content, and sometimes dozed off with my head against his flowered waistcoat,--it was his one vanity,--and wakened only when he set me gently down.
EXTRACT, &C. Some persons respectable in the law, having given it as their opinion, "That a slave, by coming from the West Indies to Great Britain or Ireland, either with or without his master, doth not become free, or that his master's property or right in him is not thereby determined or varied;--and that the master may legally compel him to return again to the plantations,"--this causes our author to remark, that these lawyers, by thus stating the case merely on one side of the question, (I mean in favour of the master) have occasioned an unjust presumption and prejudice, plainly inconsistent with the laws of the realm, and against the other side of the question; as they have not signified that their opinion was only conditional, and not absolute, and must be understood on the part of the master, "That he can produce an authentic agreement or contract in writing, by which it shall appear, that the said slave hath voluntarily bound himself, without compulsion or illegal duress."
Their strong love for their Vaterland in spite of their early transplantation is also very agreeable.
Let me see: Spurio, a hundred and fifty; Sebastian, so many; Corambus, so many; Jaques, so many; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowick, and Gratii, two hundred fifty each; mine own company, Chitopher, Vaumond, Bentii, two hundred fifty each; so that the muster-file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll; half of the which dare not shake the snow from off their cassocks lest they shake themselves to pieces.
V.--Compound Alteratives; censure of Compounds, and mixed Physic.
We laughed often at these vehemences:--and they were not wholly laughable; there was something very serious, and very true, in them!
He knew she brooded silently on any grief that poisoned her comfort,--that she fed on it, as it were, until it ran with every drop of blood in her veins,--and that, except in some paroxysm of rage, of which he himself was not likely the second time to be the object, or in some deadly vengeance wrought secretly, against which he would keep a sharp look-out, so far as he was concerned, she had no outlet for her dangerous, smouldering passions.
How bear their pitying scorn, when they learn that she whom they call Maggie Miller has no right to that name?--that Hagar Warren's blood is flowing in her veins?--and Madam Conway thinks so much of that!
They could obtain no hearing on the matter nor even get within sight of Nero; and as this caused them to be slighted by all persons without exception, they began to long for death and so met their end by slitting open their veins.--And I notice Corbulo, because the emperor, after giving him also a most courteous summons and invariably calling him (among other names) "father" and "benefactor," then, as this general approached Cenchrea, commanded that he be slain before he had even entered his presence.
Sell, barter, vend, trade.
Nor do people intrust their dearest interests except to those whom they venerate,--and venerate because their virtues shine like the face of a goddess.
Boone could have escaped, but, maddened with the pain of his fall, he only thought of vengeance,--and, seizing his knife and tomahawk, which were fortunately within his reach, he darted furiously at the beast, dealing blows at random.
But how fares the world of Venice?--and what dost thou among the canals at this season, to keep the flowers of thy jacket from wilting?"
The principal parts of a sentence are usually three; namely, the SUBJECT, or nominative,--the attribute, or finite VERB,--and the case put after, or the OBJECT governed by the verb: as, "Crimes deserve punishment."
The pardon in that case would not do away with the verdict,--and the pardoned man would be a convicted bigamist.
My father's name was Veremond, and I was adopted by my uncle king Alphonso the chaste.
I was kind to him, as you may remember, and helped him to many little odd comforts,"--odd enough were they, of a verity,--"and he was grateful.
It was more than artistic enthusiasm which led him in profound admiration to the Madonna di San Sisto: Sie traegt zur Welt ihn, und er schaut entsetzt In ihrer Graeu'l chaotische Verwirrung, In ihres Tobens wilde Raserei, In ihres Treibens nie geheilte Thorheit, In ihrer Quaalen nie gestillten Schmerz; Entsetzt: doch strahlet Rub' and Zuversicht Und Siegesglanz sein Aug', verkuendigend Schon der Erloesung ewige gewissheit.
RETREAT IS ORDERED "Orders were therefore sent to the corps commanders to continue their retreat as soon as they possibly could toward the general line of Vermand, St. Quentin and Ribemont, and the cavalry under General Allenby were ordered to cover the retirement.
THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES of NILS by SELMA LAGERLOeF TRANSLATED FROM THE SWEDISH BY VELMA SWANSTON HOWARD CONTENTS The Boy Akka from Kebnekaise The Wonderful Journey of Nils Glimminge Castle The Great Crane Dance on Kullaberg In Rainy Weather The Stairway with the Three Steps By Ronneby River Karlskrona The Trip to Oeland Oeland's Southern Point The Big Butterfly Little Karl's Island Two Cities The Legend of Smaland The Crows The Old Peasant Woman From Taberg to Huskvarna The Big Bird Lake Ulvasa-Lady The Homespun Cloth The Story of Karr and Grayskin The Wind Witch The Breaking Up of the Ice Thumbietot and the Bears The Flood Dunfin Stockholm Gorgo the Eagle On Over Gaestrikland A Day in Haelsingland In Medelpad A Morning in Angermanland Westbottom and Lapland Osa, the Goose Girl, and Little Mats With the Laplanders Homeward Bound Legends from Haerjedalen Vermland and Dalsland The Treasure on the Island The Journey to Vemminghoeg Home at Last The Parting with the Wild Geese Some of the purely geographical matter in the Swedish original of the "Further Adventures of Nils" has been eliminated from the English version.
There can be no doubt that the utter destitution of his parents had made him desperate, for he could not rationally indulge the slightest hope of impunity; suffice it, that as the Princess was alighting from her coach on her return from attending mass at the abbey of the Celestines, between mid-day and one o'clock on the 5th of April, while her favourite stood beside the steps to assist her to descend, the unhappy Vermond shot him through the head, and then, turning his horse towards the gate of St. Denis, endeavoured to make his escape.
She has read Mrs. Lennox's The Female Quixote, and much of Sarah Fielding; and she desires Henry Fielding's posthumous works, with his Memoirs of Jonathan Wild and The Journey to the Next World; also the Memoirs of Verocand, a man of pleasure, and those of a Young Lady. "
To these guides," or at least to the last two, "the author is indebted for many valuable hints;" yet he scruples not to say, "Blair betrays a paucity of knowledge on this subject;"--"Lord Kames has slurred over the subject of Quantity," and "shown an unpardonable ignorance of the first principles of Quantity in our verse;"--and, "Even Dr. Johnson speaks of syllables in such a manner as would lead us to suppose that he was in the same error as Kames.
One of the students intimated some such doubt regarding some of the opening verses,--and there at once appeared enough to show how frank was the relation, in that class at least, between the teacher and the pupils.
By attending to the "reason" of man, said Coleridge, and duly chaining up the "understanding" of man: the Vernunft (Reason) and Verstand (Understanding) of the Germans, it all turned upon these, if you could well understand them,--which you couldn't.
Among other things of note, the exiles were recalled, who brought back with them the learning of the Continent and the theology of Geneva, and an intense hatred for all the old forms of superstition,--images, crucifixes, lighted candles, Catholic vestments,--and a supreme regard for the authority of the Scriptures, rather than the authority of the Church.
Full of amaze, and joyous, while my soul Fed on the viand, whereof still desire Grows with satiety, the other three With gesture, that declar'd a loftier line, Advanc'd: to their own carol on they came Dancing in festive ring angelical.
since the pious Fenelon taught that true virgin delicacy was almost as incompatible with learning as with vice,--and Dr. Channing complained, in his "Essay on Exclusion and Denunciation," of "women forgetting the tenderness of their sex" and arguing on theology.
A whimsical old Saragossa fashion, That a dead father's dying inclination, Should live to thwart a living daughter's passion, Unjustly on the sex we men exclaim, Rail at your vices,--and commit the same;-- Man is a promise-breaker from the womb, And goes a promise-breaker to the tomb-- What need we instance here the lover's vow, The sick man's purpose, or the great man's bow?
UNDER NOTE VI.--COMPOUND VERBAL NOUNS.
There were our victories,--and his own salary was raised.
Instantly, all saw the weaker blade fly wide, the stronger swerve, to dart in victorious,--and then saw Doctor Chantel staggering backward, struck full in the face by something round and heavy.
Allow me to declare, that by standing before the world as such an instructive example, you exercise the most effective revolutionary propaganda; for if the mis-result of French revolutions discourage the nations from shaking off the 'oppressors' yoke, your victory,--and still more, your unparalleled prosperity,--has encouraged oppressed nations to dare what you dared.
Instead I did without my bread and cheese and my cold tea-- and, man, I'm tellin' ye it means a lot for Harry to forego his victuals!--and went quickly along to the face where Jock was working.
Example VI.--England's Dead.
You told me what you studied in that fine old university you loved--the Vienna,--and why you became a revolutionist.
They were absolutely colorless,--not white, not black, but a strange mingling of all hues made them everything to my view,--and yet so full of coloring that no one ray came shining out and said, "I'm blue, or black, or gray;" but something said, if not the mandate of color, "Obey!"
Besides, the advocates of this new theory of the Anti-slavery character of the Constitution, quote some portions of the Madison Papers in support of their views,--and this makes it proper that the community should hear all that these Debates have to say on the subject.
And are they to look to him for illumination and renewed vigor!--and expect "grapes from thorns and figs from thistles!"
I cannot regain another spiritual youth, and even at her side cannot find my old self; my brains cannot change, or my nerves grow more vigorous,--and what then?
Thus, even the irregularity in Manuel's eyes is taken by Vanderhoffen, in his Tudor Tales, to be a myth connecting Manuel with the Vedic Rudra and the Russian Magarko and the Servian Vii,--"and every beneficent storm-god represented with his eye perpetually winking (like sheet lightning), lest his concentrated look (the thunderbolt) should reduce the universe to ashes.... His watery parentage, and the storm-god's relationship with a swan-maiden of the Apsarasas (typifying the mists and clouds), and with Freydis the fire queen, are equally obvious: whereas Niafer is plainly a variant of Nephthys, Lady of the House, whose personality Dr. Budge sums up as 'the goddess of the death which is not eternal,' or Nerthus, the Subterranean Earth, which the warm rainstorm quickens to life and fertility."
Nothing, certainly, could have been more fitting than that a ruler of Vikingland should be educated for the sea.
It had come so insidiously, with such apparent naturalness, little by little--a settler here, a settler there; here an acre of gray desert charmed to yellow wheat; there a pouch of shining gold washed from the burning sands; another wagon-train with hopeful men and faithful women; a cabin, two cabins, a settlement, a schoolhouse, a land of unwalled villages,--and democracy; a wicked government of men set up in the very face and front of God-governed Israel.
THE HANDMAID SAID: "He is hight Vilmund, Friend of hawk-bearers, He wrapped the damsel In the warm bed-gear Five winters long Without her father's wotting."
Devonshire, Cornwall, &c. F-vind for find; fet for fetch; wid for with; zee for see; tudder for the other; drash, droo, for thrash, and through; gewse for goose, &c. 172.
Leif's Vineland voyage was now a subject of frequent conversation in Greenland, and his brother Thorwald was of opinion that the country had not been sufficiently explored.
There is not much planted in it yet, but what a charming place it is for vines!--and the hedge, how sweet and flourishing!