“You will be called in when you are wanted,” he said.

It is the most ancient piece of non-Semitic alphabetical writing extant. Other ascriptions, involving Blanco de Paz, Ruiz de Alarcón, Andrés Pérez, are equally futile. Damnosa hæreditas—An inheritance which entails loss. Virtus est militis decus—Valour is the soldier’s honour. Mortemart, Hippolyte’s friend, addressed him firmly. We cannot forbear transcribing the ingenious, though somewhat fanciful description, …

I have, in my youth, seen a man of good rank with one hand present to the people verses that excelled both in wit and debauchery, and with the other, at the same time, the most ripe and pugnacious theological reformation that the world has been treated withal these many years.

When the Prince decided to make his offer to the Tsar, he must have altered his political conceptions which had led to San Stefano and the Congress of Berlin; or else, on account of the development of the general political situation in Europe, he considered that the moment had come for shuffling the political cards …

But on the fortieth day, at the audience of the ambassadors of Chorasan, and in the presence of a trembling multitude, the caliph was dragged from his throne to a dungeon, by the command of the stranger, and the rude hands of his Dilemites.

But the people of the West had suffered too much from the support of Monmouth not to have learnt caution. By this agreement, there was maintained between the two states a lasting peace which soon ripened into a close union. It happened that this was the season for celebrating the overflowing of the Nile; a …