These are of a light and brilliant green and lie flat upon the branches, giving them a fan-like appearance such as we observe in the hemlock."
INDISCIPLINE, E, qui n'observe aucune discipline.
Shall we live to see a House of Lords that makes its mark?"--Observer.
Now,--observe the contrast.
"--Observe, reader, we are not at all questioning the Scriptural Chronology of the earth as a habitation for man, for on the pre-human earth Scripture is silent: not upon the six thousand years does our doubt revolve, but upon a very different thing, viz.
Oh, it's only the firemen," replied he; "as I was about to observe--" "Hush!"
If now we sum up the contrasts between local government in Virginia and that in New England, we observe:-- 1.
Observe.--A teaspoonful or two of this is generally an acceptable addition, mixed with the gravy usually sent up for chops and steaks; or added to thick melted butter.
The governor expressed some surprise at the homeliness of the dwelling: then, addressing himself to Madame de la Tour, he observed, that although public affairs drew his attention too much from the concerns of individuals, she had many claims to his good offices. '
His nephew spoke again: "Fred, if you knew all that girl has done for that boy and that grandmother--It may sound like an overstatement, but you must have observed--" "That she's a sort of overstatement herself?"
The newly engaged buccanier bowed to the compliment of his superior, and appeared at some little loss for a reply: As if to get rid of the subject at once, he hurriedly observed,-- "As we now understand each other, I will intrude no longer, but leave you for the night, and return to my duty in the morning."
The president of the evening, Mr. James J. Foran, observed:-- In 1849 we held in this city the first meeting, I believe, in the United States on this subject, and expressed our indignation at the unwarrantable interference of Russia.
When the family were felicitating each other on his escape, he pleasantly observed--'A poor prize, had they obtained it--an old dying man!'"
A respectable English writer observed:--"All pages of human life are worth reading; the wise instruct; the gay divert us; the imprudent teach us what to shun; the absurd cure the spleen."
Miss Stapylton observed,--and now, for the first time, he saw the teeth that were like grains of rice upon a pink rose petal.
"But not as clear," I observed,--"at least, not to our apprehension.
It was afterward not doubted but that Rome might have seen its last day, and that Hannibal, within five days, might have feasted in the Capitol, if--as they say that Adherbal, the Carthaginian, the son of Bomilcar, observed--"he had known as well how to use his victory as how to gain it."
Mochuda observed:--"He will change to-night, and to-morrow he will not break fast till you meet him and you shall sit on the same seat, at the same table, and you shall remain fast friends for the rest of your lives."
If infidelity be disingenuously dispersed in every shape that is likely to allure, surprise, or beguile the imagination,--in a fable, a tale, a novel, a poem,--in books of travels, of philosophy, of natural history,--as Mr. Paley has well observed,--I hope it is fair in me thus to meet such poison with an unexpected antidote, which I cannot doubt will be found powerful.
It seems, therefore, that the magnetic properties of the magnet count for nothing in the phenomena observed.--Journal de Physique.
The steam engine was running day and night, and the watchman had orders to go the rounds of the place every hour during the night; but the Apaches were so skillful and secretive in their movements that not the least intimation of their presence on the place was observed,--not even by the watchdogs, which generally have a keen scent for Indians.
That trip to Wyoming did you a lot of good," he observed.--"Or something did."
The wonder indeed is, on the theory of natural selection, that more cases of the want of absolute perfection have not been observed.--p.
An engineer, visiting the Park for the first time, and hearing the criticism to which we refer applied to the walls and bridges of the Transverse Roads, observed,--"People in this country are so unaccustomed to see genuine substantial work, they do not know what it means when they meet with it."
Mrs. Laudersdale scarcely observed,--she felt; and probably she saw nothing but the general impression of what I have been telling you.
Once at Mr. Thrale's, when Reynolds left the room, Johnson observed:--"There goes a man not to be spoiled by prosperity."'
On which her companion observed--"Very likely; don't you see what a curly beard he has, and what a dark face?
I sent the foregoing scientific deductions to the "Resident Physician," and the bearer told me afterwards that the venerable Esculapian only observed,--"Well, the writer of that must have been a most egregious ass.
So when wonderful phenomena in the nervous system are observed,--when tables are smashed by invisible hands,--when people see ghosts through stone walls, and know what is passing in the heart of Africa,--how easily you unlock your wardrobe of terms and clap on the back of every eccentric fact your ready-made phrase-coat,--Animal Magnetism, Biology, Odic Force, Optical Illusion, Second Sight, Spirits, and what not!
Eve made no answer, but Paul hurriedly observed--"You will find him in the next walk, I think, by returning a short distance, and taking the first path to the left."
It is curious to observe,"--for Peterchen had a little of an antiquarian flavor among the other crude elements of his character--"that whenever a much-trodden path traverses a country, its people catch the blood as well as the opinions of those who travel it, after the manner that tares are scattered and sown by the passing winds.
I observe"--he added, turning to the other, with twinkling eyes--"I observe, Mr. King, that you really do have a good bit of your mother's character.
Si non observemus, nihil valent.
The most casual observer could have seen that he was engaged in calculations of an abstruse and elusive nature.
* * * * * Headline in The Yorkshire Daily Observer:-- "KAISER'S 1904 PLOTS" No doubt there were quite as many as that, but we should like to know how our contemporary arrives at the exact number.
Observer.--"... a rich mine of controversy...." No.
OBSERVER.--"A valuable addition to archaeological science and learning."
Aujourd'hui le Ministre de Bulgarie, an nom de son Gouvernement, a declare a Pachiteh que la Bulgarie observerait la neutralite.
OBSERVER.--German minnenwerfer are not dangerous if their flight is carefully watched, as they swerve to the left, and their landing-place can thus be fairly accurately judged.
Pliny cannot be called a scientific genius in the sense understood by modern savants; nor was he an original observer,--his materials being drawn up second-hand, like a modern encyclopaedia.
He would slip out from under his steering-wheel, his linen duster flapping about his long legs, and he would stalk through the rocking, meditative observers on the piazza and through the lobby past Dickie's frozen stare, upstairs to the door of Miss Arundel's "suite."
The courtier's, scholar's, soldier's, eye, tongue, sword, Th' expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, Th' observ'd of all observers- quite, quite down!
I. BOTANY.--The Relation of Tabasheer to Mineral Substances.--The composition of this curious secretion of the bamboo.--Analyses and properties of the material, according to various observers.--Its appearance under the microscope.
The precision, exactitude and regularity of the news brought in by its members are evidence of their perfect organization and also of the perfect training of the pilots and the observers.--JOSEPH JOFFRE, General,' "To give a rough idea of the amount of work carried out it is sufficient to mention that during a period of twenty days up to the 10th of September a daily average of more than nine reconnaissance flights of over 100 miles each has been maintained.
of the "Exploration Scientifique," &c.) foolishly observes that there is no way of arriving at correct statistics of this empire, except by comparing it with Algeria; and then remarks, which is true enough, "Malheureusement, la population de l'Algerie n'est pas encore bien connue."
As Cicero very justly observes--" "I am inclined to think that his political opinions are scarcely to our immediate purpose.
Describing the feat of the Moor in carrying off Desdemona against her father's consent, which might either make or mar his fortune, according as the act might be sanctioned or nullified, Iago observes,-- "'Faith, he to-night hath hoarded a land carack: If it prove a lawful prize, he's made forever'; the trope indicating that there would be a suit in the High Court of Admiralty to determine the validity of the capture"!--p.
Alluding to the adoption of immediate emancipation in preference to the apprenticeship, he observes:-- "The reasons and considerations which led to this step were various, of course impressing the minds of different individuals in different degrees.
One visitor of the period ingenuously observes--"Certain persons will be chagrined to hear that Byron's mode of life does not furnish the smallest food for calumny."