It was a subject which the king had recommended from the throne at the commencement of the Session, and which the failing health of William and the prospect of agitations all over Europe warned them not to defer.
I was seated at the time on the porch of a fine plantation house waiting for Burnside’s corps to pass. Ersparte Wahl ist auch ersparte Mühe—Selection saved is trouble saved. Their vexatious inroads were changed into formidable irruptions, and, after a long vicissitude of mutual calamities, many tribes of the victorious invaders established themselves in the provinces of the Roman Empire. Whether they might have been better in conception and execution is for the people, who mourn the loss of friends fallen, and who have to pay the pecuniary cost, to say. Numbers of both Lords and Commons continued to steal away to the king, especially, says May, lawyers and clergy, “whose callings made them capable of easier and greater gratifications from the king than other men, and therefore apt to lean that way where preferment lies.” The Commons summoned nine peers, who had gone away to York, to appear in their places in Westminster, and, on their refusing, impeached them of high treason.
I have often thought of this incident since when I have heard the noise of a few disappointed politicians who had deserted their associates. It was impossible that it could long subsist between two implacable enemies, who neither desired nor could trust a reconciliation. It is so much the more noteworthy, that nevertheless the oracle of the Delphian Apollo, Pythia, declared Socrates to be the wisest Greek. Socrates it was who carried out the command of the God of knowledge, “Know Thyself,” and made it the motto of the Greeks, calling it the law of the mind, and not interpreting it as meaning a mere acquaintanceship with the particular nature of man. At the same time the violent agitation of the period, and the enthusiasm of this new doctrine, led some of Fox’s followers into considerable extravagances. “If only I knew that anything besides humiliation would come of it…” answered her son coldly.
MAJOR-GENERAL HALLECK, Chief of Staff of the Army,
Washington, D. Valerian was about sixty years of age 63 when he was invested with the purple, not by the caprice of the populace, or the clamors of the army, but by the unanimous voice of the Roman world. The northern apartments of the palace were appropriated to Gudea and his family. They were ruled by kings whose authority was absolute, and whose will was accepted as the sole law. But I am not, nevertheless, of opinion, that he committed so great an error in going out, as men commonly reproach his memory withal, as he did in choosing a gentle and submissive way for the effecting his purpose, and in endeavouring to quiet this storm, rather by obeying than commanding, and by entreaty rather than remonstrance; and I am inclined to believe, that a gracious severity, with a soldierlike way of commanding, full of security and confidence, suitable to the quality of his person, and the dignity of his command, would have succeeded better with him; at least, he had perished with greater decency and, reputation.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; / Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; / Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: / What is it else? A madness most discreet, / A choking gall, and a preserving sweet. Rom. More probably the Nesur were hereditary governors originally appointed by the rulers of Kanem. Speránski told Kochubéy he was sorry he had been unable to come sooner as he had been detained at the palace. “How dare you take it?” he shouted. Cornelis Petrus Tiele was born at Leyden, Holland, 16th December, 1830.
The movements of the Russian and French armies during the campaign from Moscow back to the Niemen were like those in a game of Russian blindman’s bluff, in which two players are blindfolded and one of them occasionally rings a little bell to inform the catcher of his whereabouts. “Yes, he is very handsome,” thought Pierre, “and I know him. Everybody ran to see to what end these unusual preparations were made; when Ninachetuen, with a manly but displeased countenance, set forth how much he had obliged the Portuguese nation, and with how unspotted fidelity he had carried himself in his charge; that having so often, sword in hand, manifested in the behalf of others, that honour was much more dear to him than life, he was not to abandon the concern of it for himself: that fortune denying him all means of opposing the affront designed to be put upon him, his courage at least enjoined him to free himself from the sense of it, and not to serve for a fable to the people, nor for a triumph to men less deserving than himself; which having said he leaped into the fire. Hab’ mich nie mit Kleinigkeiten abgegeben—I 45 have never occupied myself with trifles. Instead of the pay which had been formally promised to them by Anaxibius if they would cross over from Asia to Byzantium, the Cyreians thus found themselves sent away empty-handed, to a long march,–through another barbarous country, with chance supplies to be ravished only by their own efforts,–and at the end of it a lot unknown and uncertain; while, had they remained in Asia, they would have had at any rate the rich satrapy of Pharnabazus within their reach.
Christiana, 1883-1885; Handel und Schiffahrt auf dem Roten Meer in alten Zeiten. It was about this time that he settled the famous dispute concerning the golden apple, thrown by the goddess of Discord into the assembly of the gods. A few years before the war people[Pg 44] in England, under the pressure of labor troubles, awoke to the conviction that better care must be taken of the workers. Every item of the whole great plan of Reclamation now in effect was undertaken between 1902 and 1906. Greedy folk hae lang airms. Sc.
Under the management of Halifax, Van Citters, the Dutch ambassador in London, went over to the Hague on pretence of negotiating some measure of importance between the two countries. As to the rest, I abominate that incidental repentance which old age brings along with it.