In the village of Hosjeradek there were Russian troops retiring from the field of battle, who though still in some confusion were less disordered. Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French—all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm—was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors—that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history. He was almost ashamed to say so, however, because it looked as though he had resolved to hook himself on to me. It is a thickly wooded country, with plenty of pasturage, and well watered. Once Prince Bismarck remarked to me that his main object was to not let Russia and England come to an understanding.
“Really, I don’t yet know. “Health to Leucippe, mistress of my heart! It is my lot to be at once happy and unhappy;—happy in that I have you mentally present to me; unhappy in that you are really absent from me. It Is better to be a self-made man, filled up according to God’s original pattern, than to be half a man, made after some other man’s pattern. J. Many romantic stories have gathered about the personality of Isabel: she has been passed upon us as the daughter of a Portuguese “lady of high quality,” and the prop of her father’s declining days. He appears to think that indecency is comedy, and that the way to terror lies through massacre.
We went over to Duino to stay with the Princess Hohenlöhe and Princess Taxis, a two hours’ drive from Trieste, which was our favourite visit in the neighbourhood. “Oh, you Don Juan! You serpent!” cried several voices. But as soon as she had said it a new train of thoughts and feelings arose in her. Wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss, / But 40 cheerly seek how to redress their harms. 3 Hen. Prudence as well as glory might have justified a war on the side of Artaxerxes, had his views been confined to the defence or acquisition of a useful frontier.
Gie the greedy dog a muckle bane. Sc. The predecessors of Honorius were accustomed to animate by their example, or at least by their presence, the valor of the legions; and the dates of their laws attest the perpetual activity of their motions through the provinces of the Roman world. The natives had been driven back, and the invaders were busy parcelling out the evacuated lands. Was man sein will, sei man ganz—What one 5 will be, let him entirely be. He jumped up at the sound of her light step.
The very phrase, cantar de gesta, bespeaks its French source. The city longed for Perikles, and invited him again to lead its counsels and direct its armies; and he, although dejected in spirits and living in seclusion in his own house, was yet persuaded by Alkibiades and his other friends to resume the direction of affairs. Johnson had expressed in speeches and conversation against the Southern people, and I feared that his course towards them would be such as to repel, and make them unwilling citizens; and if they became such they would remain so for a long while. On this the States offered, through the Spanish ambassador, Del Fresno, the terms which they had once already refused. Books have many charming qualities to such as know how to choose them; but every good has its ill; ‘tis a pleasure that is not pure and clean, no more than others: it has its inconveniences, and great ones too.
The next morning the English gave chase, and Russell’s vessel was retarded for some time by the falling of her topmast, but soon they were once more in full pursuit. “Do you know her? She’s thin, with long teeth,” said Pierre. Both had to depend on hiring wagons for transportation of supplies. They all took up their places. The task to which the two boys were assigned, and in which Ben had already been engaged for a day or two, was the grading of the lawn at the side of the armory.
“A friend lately asked Captain Burton why he was bringing out his translation so soon after another and a most scholarly one. The Scots, seeing that they must yield up the person of Charles to the English Parliament or prepare to fight for it, asked themselves what they were to gain by a civil war for a king who would not move one jot towards complying with their wishes? They made one more effort to persuade him to take the Covenant, but in vain. The staff captain on his broad-backed, steady mare came at a walk to meet him. Perhaps also Periklês, had he been still alive, might have taken the same prudent measure of the future, and might have had ascendency enough over his countrymen to be able to arrest the tide of success at its highest point, before it began to ebb again.