“Ast illum, ereptæ magno inflammatus amore Conjugis, et scelerum Furiis agitatus, Orestes Excipit incautum, patriasque obtruncat ad aras.”—Virg.

But much as she loved England she was very loud in denouncing what she called the perfidy of the mother to the brightest of her children. The court of Damascus, awakening from a long slumber, resolved to prevent the pilgrimage of Mecca, which Ibrahim had undertaken with a splendid retinue, to recommend himself at once …

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Dives qui fieri vult, / Et cito vult fieri—He who wishes to become rich, is desirous of becoming so at once. “Lads!” said he, with a metallic ring in his voice. Formerly he had feared the end. The accusation is said to have been preferred on the ground of pecuniary malversation, and ended by his …

Trenchard had promised a thousand foot and three hundred horse in the West, and Ferguson had engaged to raise twelve hundred Scots who had fled to England after the battle of Bothwell Bridge.

Labour, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. “Papa, I have come on a matter of business. Harley was made a councillor of State, and subsequently, through Lord Suffolk, obtained a lucrative contract. I shall never forget the men with whom I worked hand in hand in these legislative struggles, not only …

At that time there was in France a man of genius—Napoleon.

At the same time, those that followed Wickliffes opinions, set vp publikelie on the church doore of Paules in London, and the church doores of Westminster, certeine writings, conteining accusations of the clergie, and conclusions, such as had not commonlie béene heard, against ec­cles­i­ast­i­call persons, and the vse of the sacraments, as the church then …

I showed this letter to the sisters of our house, telling them that I had a mind to go; but if they ceased to persecute me, and would leave Father La Combe in peace, I would return as soon as the mistress of my daughter should be recovered.

These papers got to the North and had more or less effect upon the minds of the people, causing much distress to all loyal persons particularly to those who had husbands, sons or brothers with Sherman. Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber if he has common-sense on the ground-floor. …

If, however, anyone were to say that without having bones and muscles and whatever else I have, I could not do that which I consider best, he[343] would be quite right.

“Yes, it is he! Yes, that man is somehow closely and painfully connected with me,” thought Prince Andrew, not yet clearly grasping what he saw before him. Le bruit est pour le fat, la plainte est pour le sot, / L’honnête homme trompé s’éloigne et ne dit mot—Blustering is for the fop, whimpering for the …

To the following year belong pamphlets on “Provision for the Poor,” and the case of the strange impostor, Elizabeth Canning (1734-1773).1 By 1754 his own case, as regards health, had grown desperate; and he made matters worse by a gallant and successful attempt to break up a “gang of villains and cut-throats,” who had become the terror of the metropolis.

Greene had borrowed ten napoleons from me before I started for Como, and I had spent above four in my fruitless journey to that place and Milan. That there is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous is only too true, for this rare and unique ceremony was absolutely concluded by the Fire-priests …