Forgetting his intention of concealing his knowledge of French, Pierre, snatching away the pistol and throwing it down, ran up to the officer and addressed him in French.

The method of public service involved in the appointment and the work of the two commissions just described was applied also in the establishment of four other commissions, each of which performed its task without salary or expense for its members, and wholly without cost to the Government. Let prideful priests do battle about creeds, …

So impoverished was Cyrus by previous disbursements,–perhaps also by remissions of tribute for the purpose of popularizing himself,–that he was utterly without money, and was obliged to put them off again with promises.

Of the various institutions of the ancient Egyptians, says the greatest interpreter of Egyptian customs, none are more interesting than those which relate to their social life; and when we consider the condition of other countries in the early ages when they flourished, from the tenth to the twentieth century before our era, we may …

The sun had set long since.

What could he have wanted of ten napoleons? He had alleged the necessity of paying the porters, but the few francs he had had in his pocket would have been enough for that. I promised to take a journey, but afterwards heard that the road was infested with robbers. We went to Lady Murray’s fancy …

He grew every day more exuberant and riotous.

But Sónya? And his plighted word? That was why Rostóv grew angry when he was rallied about Princess Bolkónskaya. When man determines to adopt a Religion he asks himself, “What is the ground of my faith?” The Christian Religion replies—”The Spirit’s witness to its content.” Christ reproved the Pharisees for wishing to see miracles; the …

Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom. Sir P.

We went into the temple of Parvati. Others may be of earlier date; but it is impossible to identify them, inasmuch as they have been retouched and polished by singers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The old princess rose respectfully and curtsied. Post cineres gloria sera venit—- Glory comes too 15 late after one …

If the former point of view upholds[291] transmutation, the latter believes in the possibility of demonstrating the opposite; it no longer, indeed, maintains water, fire, &c., to be simple realities, for it resolves them into hydrogen, oxygen, &c., but it asserts their immutability.

Poverty is the mither (mother) o’ a’ arts. Sc. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; / And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind. Mid. In May, the young shoots are pinched back after the grapes have set well and began to develop. One man complains, more than of death, that he …