For her father being dead, her guardian wished her to wed the plebeian, her mother the noble.
I pick and choose.... You are a lucky girl, and I am rather inclined to envy you, in having the leisure to read Dante--I have never read a page of him; yet I am sure the "Divina Commedia" is one of the grandest books in the world--though I am not sure whether the reading of it would raise one's life and give it a nobler purpose, or simply be a grand poetical treat.
In making these claims, organized working-women are keeping themselves well in line with the splendid statement of principles enunciated by that great educator, John Dewey: The ethical responsibility of the school on the social side must be interpreted in the broadest and freest spirit; it is equivalent to that training of the child which will give him such possession of himself that he may take charge of himself; may not only adapt himself to the changes that are going on, but have power to shape and direct them.
I wish you all happiness, and I thank you for the many kind things you have said, for the good advice you have given me.
He did not know.
So long as we remained in France his humour was like this, delicate and expansive, but an accidental allusion led us across the Channel when he changed.
He rescued Fidelia, at the age of twelve, from the hands of Villard, a villain who wanted to abuse her, and taking her to his own home, fell in love with her, and in due time married her.
On the evening of the day when she was buried, a rich man went, not to Pilate, but to the cure of the place.
"I'm going to tell him to-day," she went on, "that he's got to marry her.
It must have been her hand that had struck down the old man, yet she had made no effort to release Turan from his prison.
I have not said a word of that kind.
The various measures adopted, and precautions taken, in arresting the beggars,--in collecting and distributing alms,--in establishing order and police among them,--in feeding and clothing the poor,-- and in establishing various manufactures for giving them employment, are all subjects which deserve, and require, the most particular explanation; yet those are not only operations which were begun at the same time; and carried on together; but they are so dependent upon each other, that it is almost impossible to have a complete idea of the one, without being acquainted with the others; or of treating of the one, without mentioning the others at the same time.--This, therefore, must be my excuse, if I am taxed with want of method, or of perspicuity in the descriptions; and this being premised, I shall proceed to give an account of the various objects and operations which yet remain to be described.
I have suitors come huddle, twos upon twos, And threes upon threes: and what think you Troubles me?
The time of our visit was in the dry season, which lasts from October till April, and alternates with the wet one, from May till September.
There is one thing I want to say to you.
Mistress Rebecca Deans, Douce Davie's second wife.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on."
The writer does not know if it had ever been designed that young Seaton should proceed from Ogilvie's classes to the more systematic courses of a college.