A number of persons, who had been contending at law for several years, applied to my husband to settle their affairs.
Renewing his plots on his release, he publicly insulted Queen Mary in 1691, and it is practically certain that he was implicated in the schemes for assassinating William which came to light in 1695 and 1696. If we are to believe Theophrastus, who has inquired more diligently into these various tales than any one else, Alkibiades excelled all men of his time in readiness of invention and resource. The wattle wall the men had brought was set up in a semicircle by the Eighth Company as a shelter from the north, propped up by musket rests, and a campfire was built before it. Too little is as yet known of the Babylonian-Assyrian temples to judge with any certainty of their style of architecture. When the emperor Carus undertook the Persian war, he was induced, by motives of affection as well as policy, to secure the fortunes of his family, by leaving in the hands of his eldest son the armies and provinces of the West.
Irving—Tales of a Traveller. By Washington Irving. He just sends a ball and they think they’ll all be killed,” a sergeant was saying angrily and reproachfully. In general they regard Smolénsk as the place where they hope to recover. The later village lay at the foot of the hill on the eastern edge of the high-road, and its curia, with a dedicatory inscription to M. Ministers were painsful, people were diligent.
Le peuple est le coeur du pays—The people is the heart of a country. Der grösste Mensch bleibt stets ein Menschenkind—The greatest man remains always a man-child, or son of man. Another example may be given from a letter of Fronto’s (2) Here is something else quarrelsome and querulous. But the next morning his cavalry at Rowton Heath was attacked by Poyntz, the Parliamentary general, who had been carefully following on the king’s heels, and now, having his little army penned between his troops and those of the Parliamentary besiegers, a simultaneous attack was made on the Royalists from both sides. The first person he saw in the house was Natásha.
And now he was in good hope, that he had rooted vp all plants of treason, and therefore cared lesse who might be his freend or his fo, than before he had doone, estéeming himselfe higher in degrée than anie prince liuing, and so presumed further than euer his grandfather did, and tooke vpon him to beare the armes of saint Edward, ioining them vnto his owne armes. “The Journey, of which we proceed to describe the course simply,” says the editor of the Itinerary, “had, from Beaumont-sur-Oise to Plombieres, in Lorraine, nothing sufficiently interesting to detain us . “I’m sorry, sorry for that fine fellow. Ramballe refused food and resting his head on his elbow lay silent beside the campfire, looking at the Russian soldiers with red and vacant eyes. Celer et audax—Swift and daring.
This chamber with what you see therein should already have suggested to your heart, if it is sincere, more than words could do. Oh, how much compassion has this sad experience given me for sinners. A belief in the Bible, the fruit of deep meditation, 20 has served me as the guide of my moral and literary life. I know one of a very good family, to whom, at the request of a brother of his, a very honest and brave gentleman, I once spoke on this account, who made answer, and confessed to me roundly, that he had been put upon this paltry practice by the severity and avarice of his father; but that he was now so accustomed to it he could not leave it off. And is not that their age quite over, and ended? Again, consider now the times of Trajan.
L’homme n’est qu’un roseau, le plus faible de la nature, mais c’est un roseau pensant—Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a reed that thinks. Some see it as a force directly inherent in heroes, as the peasant sees the devil in the locomotive; others as a force resulting from several other forces, like the movement of the wheels; others again as an intellectual influence, like the smoke that is blown away. HON P. A mere touch of it in a room, in a street, even on a door-knocker, is a spiritual force. Prof. Non est jocus esse malignum—There is no joking where there is spite.
Who would obscure one hue of that gorgeous coloring in which Gibbon has invested the dying forms of Paganism, or darken one paragraph in his splendid view of the rise and progress of Mahometanism? But who would not have wished that the same equal justice had been done to Christianity; that its real character and deeply penetrating influence had been traced with the same philosophical sagacity, and represented with more sober, as would become its quiet course, and perhaps less picturesque, but still with lively and attractive, descriptiveness? He might have thrown aside, with the same scorn, the mass of ecclesiastical fiction which envelops the early history of the church, stripped off the legendary romance, and brought out the facts in their primitive nakedness and simplicity—if he had but allowed those facts the benefit of the glowing eloquence which he denied to them alone. This man, at the instance of Themistokles, was declared infamous, he and his children and his descendants for ever, because he brought Persian gold among the Greeks. What Mind seeks for in Philosophy is this conception which already constitutes its inward determination and the root of its existence conceived of as object to thought; Mind demands a knowledge of itself.