Let it be enough for him that he too has served, and that by doing well he has prepared the way for the other man who can do better.

Another man of Portuguese birth has won immortality outside of literature; yet there is ground for thinking that337 Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) had the sense for language as for paint. if the variety of occurrences makes him alter his pace (his path, I mean, for the pace may be faster or slower) …

My courage broke, and I took to my bed that night, the 13th of February, and nolens volens I was obliged to stay at the Langham, being too weak either to find or to be transferred to a lodging.

The example of Mahomet had excited a spirit of fanaticism or imposture, and several of his rivals presumed to imitate the conduct, and defy the authority, of the living prophet. Ugliness of a confessed antiquity is to me less old and less ugly than another that is polished and plastered up. These circumstances, the continued …

Raisins, fine ones…

The labour we delight in physics pain. Macb., ii. My experience in the Police Department taught me that not a few of the worst tenement-houses were owned by wealthy individuals, who hired the best and most expensive lawyers to persuade the courts that it was “unconstitutional” to insist on the betterment of conditions. By evening …

Anne was, therefore, induced by him and his countess to write a conciliatory letter to William, proposing to wait on him and endeavour to console him in his distress.

Napoleon began the war with Russia because he could not resist going to Dresden, could not help having his head turned by the homage he received, could not help donning a Polish uniform and yielding to the stimulating influence of a June morning, and could not refrain from bursts of anger in the presence of …

Some, like Diogenes Laertius (IX.

The Russians retreated eighty miles—to beyond Moscow—and the French reached Moscow and there came to a standstill. It is needful to mention here that souls which are yet in themselves, whatever degree of light and ardor they have attained, are unqualified for it. It is difficult for men who have not been brought into contact …