Before the Congress of Berlin, believing that there was an opportunity of which considerable advantage might be made for Greece without deviating into partition, we applied to the Porte to consider the long-vexed question of the boundaries of the two States.
She preferred the novel of intrigue and passion in which the characters could be run through a breathless maze of amatory adventures, with a pause now and again to relate a digressive episode for variety's sake.
To this wild doctrine, one erratic Irishman yields a full assent; and, in one American grammatist, we find a partial and unintentional concurrence with it.
With fur cap, official garb, and the excursive eye of a martinet, he inspects every detail of preparation--sees each passenger stowed seriatim in his special place--then takes his position in front--gives the word to his jack-booted vice, whose responsive whip cracks assent--and away rolls the ponderous machine, with all the rumbling majesty of a three-decker from off the stocks.--Monthly Magazine.
"The fust time I wos took bad with it wos in a country somethin' like that," said Joe, pointing to the wide stretch of undulating prairie, dotted with clusters of trees and meandering streamlets, that lay before them. "
In many, the definitions, rules, and leading facts, are prolix, inaccurate, and confused.
He spent much of his time playing in the woods or roaming among the hills.
It means a comfortable fire when the blasts of winter are roving around your home; it means bread for the little ones, and medicine for the sick child, and little start in life."
"We must not forget entirely to eat breakfast today," said Akka, quickly spreading her wings.
One afternoon, not long since, he was telling me of his extraordinary successes with somnambulists and somnoparlists,--of old ladies cured of nervous headaches and face-twitches, and of young ones put to sleep at a distance from the magnetizer, dropping into a trance suddenly as a bird struck by a gun-shot, simply by an act of his volition,--of water turned into wine, and wine into brandy, to the somnambulic taste,--and so on, till we got wandering into crooked by-paths of physics and metaphysics, that seemed to lead us nowhere in particular,--when I said, "Come, Cousin Moses, suppose you try it on me, by way of experiment.