The Commons voted the king seventy thousand pounds a month for present necessities, and then proceeded to pass not only the Indemnity Bill, but to vote the king a liberal permanent revenue.

The gods knew no limitation of time or space, being able to transport themselves to incredible distances with the speed of thought. The main discrepancy, between the statement of Thucydidês and the present state of the coast, is to be found in the breadth of the two channels between Sphakteria and the mainland. If they …

The dramatic use of certain metrical forms persisted as he sanctioned it: the décimas for laments, the romance for exposition, the lira for heroic declamation, the sonnet to mark time, the redondilla for love-passages.

FERETORY (from Lat. II. At the end of the election there was an immense crowd collected for the chairing of Fox. “What,” asked Isaac Disraeli, “what does my son know about dukes?” The Padre Coloma’s acquaintance with dukes is extensive and peculiar. It is necessary to distinguish clearly between oil of true geranium distilled in …

It displays the maximum of that which wit combined with malice can achieve, in covering an enemy with ridicule, contempt, and odium.

“Oh, that count of yours!” said the princess malevolently. The nature of this battle was such that cavalry could not be used in front; I therefore formed ours into line in rear, to stop stragglers—of whom there were many. Aquila non capit muscas—An eagle does not catch flies. When at leisure, he disregarded sensual enjoyments …

The smoke of the first shot had not yet dispersed before another puff appeared, followed by a report.

Interea gustus elementa per omnia quærunt, / Nunquam animo pretiis obstantibus; interius si / Attendas, magis illa juvant, quæ pluris emuntur—Meantime they search for relishes through all the elements, with minds regardless of expense; look at it closely, those things please more which cost the higher price. At the sound of Weyrother’s voice, he opened …

Therefore, as I viewed it, there were two sides to the work: first, the actual handling of the Police Department; second, using my position to help in making the city a better place in which to live and work for those to whom the conditions of life and labor were hardest.

His youth was spent at the court of Polycrates, under whose rule Samos was brought, not only to wealth, but also to the possession of culture and art. I held a portion of the Second Brigade as a reserve on Kettle Hill, not knowing what force the enemy might have in reserve behind the ridge. …

September, 6, 1812.

She raised her head, and, looking toward the spot whence the sound proceeded, was horrified at seeing the shadows of the nude figures of several men passing between the outer and inner walls of the tent. “But, mamma, I do wish you’d see the mouth of the oracle. Bull, Sind has utterly ‘eliminated’ the Sepoy, …

The same extent of ground which at present maintains, in ease and plenty, a million of husbandmen and artificers, was unable to supply a hundred thousand lazy warriors with the simple necessaries of life.

Louis was to quit-claim to all the barons and men of England all homage, fealty, confederations, and alliances, and never henceforth to make, on account of this war, any confederation which might at any time cause damage to the English King. But the majority of my divisions fought flawlessly to the very end and preserved …