“Hitherto,” wrote Sir George Savile in 1780, “I have been elected in Lord Rockingham’s dining-room.
Any young lawyer, shopkeeper, or clerk, or shop-assistant can keep himself in good condition if he tries. If their neighbours pass over the mountains to assault them, and obtain a victory, all the victors gain by it is glory only, and the advantage of having proved themselves the better in valour and virtue: for they never meddle with the goods of the conquered, but presently return into their own country, where they have no want of anything necessary, nor of this greatest of all goods, to know happily how to enjoy their condition and to be content. Wives were tortured for refusing to betray their husbands, children because they would not discover their parents. ‘We have summer heat here still,’ writes Marcus, ‘but since my little girls are pretty well, if I may say so, it is like the bracing climate of spring to us.'(1) When little Faustina came back from the valley of the shadow of death, her father at once writes to inform Fronto.(2) The sympathy he asks he also gives, and as old age brings more and more infirmity, Marcus becomes even more solicitous for his beloved teacher. VI., ii.
Soon after a shell burst in the cotton packed about the boilers, set the vessel on fire and burned her to the water’s edge. One goldsmith alone presented thirty thousand pounds in notes. Man must consider them as an unexpected gift from above, as pure children of God, which he must receive and venerate with joyful thanks, … Joe Railroad some miles west of Palmyra, in Missouri, and I was ordered to proceed with all dispatch to their relief. One misfortune is the vigil of another. It.
It was possible that the Indians were merely making a bluff and intended no mischief. The young princes put themselves at the head of the Household Troops, and displayed an enthusiasm which communicated itself to the whole line. For the Englishmen in those daies were cats not to be catched without mittens (as Iacob Meir in one place saith) & againe the French men were as warie how they aduentured to come néere them, peraduenture for feare, as in the reigne of king Edward the 3, as C.