Moreover, I said to Tirpitz, we must not forget what an amazing adaptability the Anglo-Saxons had, which fitted them for occupying positions which had no relation to their previous life and training.
On the first day of the new year, 1651, Charles rode, or rather was led, in procession, by his partisans to the church at Scone, and there solemnly crowned. He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now—with the fight balanced on such a strained center—destroy him and his army. Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust, / 5 Die eine will sich von der andern trennen—Two souls, alas! dwell in my breast; the one struggles to separate itself from the other. Outside the house, beyond the gates, a group of undertakers, who hid whenever a carriage drove up, waited in expectation of an important order for an expensive funeral. O happy liberty wherein I have thus far lived.
26, or on “Christianity,” on pp. The Whigs had long been contemplating and preparing for this end; they now saw that the crisis was come. The little princess, like an old war horse that hears the trumpet, unconsciously and quite forgetting her condition, prepared for the familiar gallop of coquetry, without any ulterior motive or any struggle, but with naïve and lighthearted gaiety. Apparently, the Russian ruler enjoyed himself among us, and he took an active part in the hunt arranged in his honor, at which he proved himself an enthusiastic huntsman. Not by a single word had Nicholas alluded to the fact that Prince Andrew’s relations with Natásha might, if he recovered, be renewed, but Princess Mary saw by his face that he knew and thought of this.
The Romans, when investing towns, always accepted offers of capitulation, if made before the battering ram had touched the walls. When a man’s dog deserts him on account of his poverty, he can’t get any lower down in this world. Amer. He erred in his civil administration by too much centralising. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul. Sir J. A similar story about the manner of putting the question to Apollo at Delphi, after it had already been put to Zeus at Dodona, is told about Agesilaus on another occasion (Plutarch, Apophth.