I think, if I estimate their marketable value at 80l a head, I shall be considerably below the truth.
Ere long there was an ample abundance of supplies of all sorts, for marketables arrived from Hellenic cities on all sides, and marts were established.
Murray visits Edinburgh--Engaged to Miss Elliot--Goes into Forfarshire--Rude Hospitality--Murray's marriage--The D'Israelis CHAPTER IV "MARMION"--CONSTABLES AND BALLANTYNES--THE "EDINBURGH REVIEW" Murray's business prospects--Acquires a share of "Marmion"--Becomes London publisher of the Edinburgh Review--Acquaintance with Walter Scott--Constable's money transactions--Murray's remonstrance--He separates from Constable--The Ballantynes--Scott joins their printing business--Literary themes CHAPTER V ORIGIN OF THE "QUARTERLY REVIEW" Canning's early schemes for a Penny Newspaper--The Anti-Jacobin--The Edinburgh Review--John Murray's letter to Mr. Canning--Walter Scott's assistance--Southey's letter to Scott--Review of "Marmion" in the Edinburgh--Murray's conditions--Meeting with James Ballantyne at Ferrybridge--Visit to Scott at Ashestiel--Letters to Scott--Scott's letters to Murray, Ellis, and Gifford on the Quarterly--Arrangements for the first number--Articles by Scott--James Mill--Mrs.
The streets were already alive with the traffic of the early morning,--vegetable carts drawn by dogs, servants going to market, and laborers to their work.
The special bounty which had hitherto been paid on cocoons, over and above their merchantable value, was suspended, and by a statute of 9 Geo.
This being probably the first institution of commerce before the Ars Cauponaria was invented, and merchants, instead of robbing, began to cheat and outwit each other, and by degrees changed the Metabletic, the only kind of traffic allowed by Aristotle in his Politics, into the Chrematistic.
A fellow may suggest Jane, and obtrude Bridget, and hire Peggy, and run in debt for Mehetable, and offer to take the baby on 'Change with him, but has he by a feather's weight lightened Madam's mysterious burden?
So she lived on, peaceful and peace-making, till forty found her as comely and as happy as ever, a source of perpetual wonder to the neighbors, who said of her, "She has got the dreadfullest faculty of gettin' along I ever see," and thereby solved the problem, for all except one, and that other one 'Tenty's opposite in every trait, Miss Mehitable Hall, Hannah-Ann's older sister, an old maid of the straitest sect, and one who was nowise sustained under the inflictions of life by the consciousness of enough money to support her, and friends to care for her approaching age.
Nothing is more mutable than language.
Though they retain their positions, seldom abandoning the ground on which they were originally built, they change almost hourly their appearance and their uses,--insomuch that the very solids of the city seem fluid, and even the stables are mutable,--the horse-house of last week being an office for the sale of patents, or periodicals, or lottery-tickets, this week, with every probability of becoming an oyster-cellar, a billiard-saloon, a cigar-store, a barber's shop, a bar-room, or a faro-bank, next week.
"This is a distressing affair, captain Willoughby," observed Joel, in his most jesuitical manner; "and to me it is altogether onaccountable!
He was charged with stealing 5-1/2 6-5/8 Nbegetable marrows from an allotment.
"Notable enough too, here as elsewhere, wilt thou find the potency of Names; which indeed are but one kind of such custom-woven, wonder-hiding Garments.
Very notable;--and worth mentioning, though we know what is to be said and answered!
-46- These were the measures that were ratified because of victory,--I am not mentioning all, but as many as I have seemed to me notable,--not on one day, but just as it happened, one at one time, another at another.
I think both my father and uncle still nursed the idea that I was to become the good old-fashioned county attorney, for they perpetually rang in my ears the praises of "our Bench" and "our chairman," out Bench being by far the biggest thing in Hertfordshire, except when a couple of notables came down to contest the heavy-weight championship or some other noble prize.
Not only the break with eight centuries of history--nay, more, for when had not every king his council of notables?--not only the loss of picturesqueness and sentiment and lofty mien, but the certainty, the appalling certainty, that, when an aristocracy of birth falls, it is not an aristocracy of character or intellect, but an aristocracy--save the mark--of money, which is bound to take its place.
"The same is notified in the notablest places in the diocese.
Mechall Mention ( = dimension) Mew Middleton, quotation from his Family of Love Minikin ( = fiddle) Mistris Moe Monthes mind Mooncalf More hayre than wit Morglay Mosch Mother Motion ( = suggestion, proposal) Mouse Much (ironical) Mumchance Muscadine Muschatoes ( = moustaches) Mushrumps ( = mushrooms) Music played between the acts Muskadine with an egg My Love can sing no other song (See Appendix) Mynsatives Nephewes Nero, his poems Newmarket Nifle Night rail Ninivie, motion of Noddy Old Orphant Outcryes Outface with a card of ten Overseene Owe Pantables ( = slippers) Paris Garden ditch Pavine Pedlars' French Peele's Hunting of Cupid Peeterman Persius quoted Pharo, by the life of (This oath occurs in first edition, 1601, of Every Man in his Humour: in the revised edition it was altered to "by the foot of Pharaoh.")
Thet means they've moved on down to the edge of the timber an' oncomfortable near our wheat.
"In consequents o' wot you said, an' more in consequents o' yore clumsy fat fingers not been used to 'andlin' dellikit objex, and most in consequents o' yore been a most ontrustable thief, I will perceed to roll you a fag meself, me been 'ighly competent so fer to do.
Doctor Nye of North Ostable.
If this was a West India v'y'ge, I wouldn't stand a minute about signing the articles; nor should I make much question if the craft was large enough for a common whalin' v'y'ge; but, sealin' is a different business, and one onprofitable hand may make many an onprofitable lay."
Nothing is less paintable than a New England village; nothing is more monotonous than the woodland mountain of any of the ranges of eastern North America.
Part of our road was studded with gray cork-trees, at a distance hardly to be distinguished from olives, and Jose dismounted to gather the mast, which was as sweet and palatable as chestnuts, with very little of the bitter quercine flavor.
And though it can hardly be supposed to be of itself very nourishing, yet it is possible it may render the bread eaten with it not only more nutritive, but also more wholesome;-- and it certainly renders it more savoury and palatable.--It is the common breakfast of the peasants in Bavaria; and it is infinitely preferable, in all respects, to that most pernicious wash, TEA, with which the lower classes of the inhabitants of this island drench their stomachs, and ruin their constitutions.
If they are found to be knotty, half green, or in a state of decadence, and you are bound to buy strawberries, you can take them, and, by your native woman's wit, you can dress them into a state of palatableness, even if you have to reduce them to a pulp in the sacred mysteries of a short-cake.
Much good may also be done to the Poor by teaching them how to prepare various kinds of cheap and wholesome food, and to render them savoury and palatable.--The art of cookery, notwithstanding its infinite importance to mankind, has hitherto been little studied; and among the more indigent classes of society, where it is most necessary to cultivate it, it seems to have been most neglected.--No present that could be made to a poor family could be of more essential service to them than a thin, light stew-pan, with its cover, made of wrought, or cast iron, and fitted to a portable furnace, or close fire-place, constructed to save fuel; with two or three approved receipts for making nourishing and savoury soups and broths at a small expence.
In the palaces of Palermo,--veritable enchanted bowers of Oriental gardens,--he had led the life both of pagan and savant, surrounded by poets and men of science (Jews, Mahometans and Christians), by Oriental dancers, alchemists, and ferocious Saracen Guards.
Sketching is always a peltable or mobable offence, as being contrary to the Koran, and sitting down tempts the pelter.
That letter which had come from Washington this morning informing him that the device this girl had invented was patentable, filled her hands with gold.
you must speak possitable, if you can carry her your desires towards her.
This idea of portable allotments is appealing very strongly to busy City men.
We paddled from the camp to the lake-foot, and there, while the others compacted the portables for portage, Iglesias and I, at cost of a ducking with mist-drops from the thickets, scrambled up a crag for a supreme view of the fair lake and the clear mountain.
The United States loses each year five hundred thousand babies under twelve months of age from preventable causes.
Est-ce de l'eau potable?
All her life long she has lived here in this community, a world of small things, one is tempted to say, with a sort of expected and predictable life.
My other suit is, if anything, less presentable than this; and they're all I've got, except the frock--and I'm miserable in that."
Statesmen deal in proximate principles,--unstable compounds; but war reduces facts to their simple elements in its red-hot crucible, with its black flux of carbon and sulphur and nitre.
But he is one of the merchant princes,--respectable, of course.
the instructor bellowed, and while the detachment stiffened to immobility he went on, without stopping to draw breath, bellowing other and less printable remarks.
Treschier & redoubte seign'r/ pour ce que Jay entendu et scay que vous veez & ouez volentiers choses proffitables & honestes et qui tendent alinformacion de bonne meur ay Je mis vn petit liuret de latin en francois le quel mest venuz a la main nouuellement/ ou quel plussieurs auctoritez et dis de docteurs & de philosophes & de poetes & des anciens sages/ sont Racontez & sont appliquiez a la moralite des nobles hommes et des gens de peuple selon le gieu des eschez le quel liure Tres puissant et tres redoubte seigneur jay fait ou nom & soubz vmbre de vous pour laquelle chose treschr seign'r Je vous suppli & requier de bonne voulente de cuer que il vo daigne plaire a receuvoir ce liure en gre aussi bien que de vn greign'r maistre de moy/ car la tres bonne voulente que Jay de mielx faire se je pouoie me doit estre reputee pour le fait/ Et po'r plus clerement proceder en ceste ouure/ Jay ordene que les chappitres du liure soient escrips & mis au commencement afin de veoir plus plainement la matiere de quoy le dit liure pole."
For better is to haue a kynge by succession than by election/ For oftentymes the electours and chosers can not ne wyll not accorde/ And so is the election left/ And otherwhyle they chese not the beste and most able and conuenyent/ but hym that they best loue/ or is for them most proffytable/ But whan the kynge is by lignage and by trewe succession/ he is taught enseygned and nourrishid in his yongth in alle good & vertuous tacches and maners of hys fader/ And also the prynces of the royame dar not so hardily mene warre agaynst a kynge hauynge a sone for to regne after hym And so a Quene ought to be chaste.
mines and minerals in which large and profitable investments are already made.
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAN WHO BOUGHT A FARM-- --BECAUSE AN OPEN-AIR LIFE APPEALED TO HIM-- --AND BECAUSE IT MADE ONE ONE'S OWN MASTER-- --BECAUSE, MOREOVER, HE WAS FOND OF ANIMALS-- --AND ALSO BECAUSE ANY AMOUNT OF EXPERT OPINION WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN CASES OF DOUBT-- --BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE ELEMENT OF UNCERTAINTY GAVE SUCH A CHARM TO IT-- --AND, FURTHER, BECAUSE CERTAIN SECTIONS WERE BOUND TO BE PROFITABLE-- --IN ADDITION BECAUSE UP-TO-DATE APPLIANCES MADE EVERYTHING SO EASY-- --BECAUSE, IN PARTICULAR, IT TOOK ONE BACK TO NATURE, AND HELPED ONE TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF NATURAL LAWS-- --AND, LASTLY, BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, ONE COULD ALWAYS GET RID OF THE BEASTLY THING.
A true soldier would require something more than the average treatise on Christian ethics to convince him that a lie to an enemy in war time is justifiable as a "lie of necessity," on the ground of its profitableness.
From the Universe of Fact he has turned himself away; he is gone into partnership with the Universe of Phantasm; finds it profitablest to deal in forged notes, while the foolish shopkeepers will accept them.
Seeing that contemporary fame is the most profitable,--that you can eat it, and drink it, and wear it upon your back,--I own that it is the kind for which I have the most absolute partiality.
They are already semi-farmers; and in the natural course of events, they must become more and more so.--As the greater quantity of rich western lands are appropriated to the production of the staple of our planters, that staple will become less profitable.--We shall gradually divert our lands from its production, until we shall become actual farmers.--Then will the necessity for slave labor diminish; then will the effectual demand diminish, and then will the quantity of slaves diminish, until they shall be adapted to the effectual demand.