I have always an idea in my soul, and a sort of disturbed image which presents me as in a dream with a better form than that I have made use of; but I cannot catch it nor fit it to my purpose; and even that idea is but of the meaner sort.
Under Sargon I and Naram-Sin there is a high state of organisation and civilisation in the kingdom. Stevenson (R. The young lady afterwards admitted that she too, although until then she had never looked upon me other than as a visitor whose company was agreeable to her, had experienced a depression of spirits she could not account for when the regiment left. From thence they marched at once into the interior of Bithynia, with the view of surprising the villages, and acquiring plunder. If they continued their march by land, it was only through Sinopian guidance and mediation that they could obtain or force a passage through Paphlagonia; while for a voyage by sea, there was no chance of procuring a sufficient number of vessels except from Sinôpê, since no news had been received of Cheirisophus.
She knew what she ought to have said to Natásha, but she had been unable to say it because Mademoiselle Bourienne was in the way, and because, without knowing why, she felt it very difficult to speak of the marriage. Whether he accepted the wise reasoning contained in the Mason’s words, or believed as a child believes, in the speaker’s tone of conviction and earnestness, or the tremor of the speaker’s voice—which sometimes almost broke—or those brilliant aged eyes grown old in this conviction, or the calm firmness and certainty of his vocation, which radiated from his whole being (and which struck Pierre especially by contrast with his own dejection and hopelessness)—at any rate, Pierre longed with his whole soul to believe and he did believe, and felt a joyful sense of comfort, regeneration, and return to life. Now, when the Notion turns to the riches which consciousness thinks to possess, and when the latter is sensible of the danger to its truth without which it would not be, when its fixed realities are destroyed, it is enraged; and the Notion which in this its realization applies itself to the common verities, draws hatred and disdain upon itself. He cautiously released the shoulder she leaned on, looked into her face, and carefully placed her in an easy chair. Shakespeare is the greatest intellect who, in our recorded world, has left record of himself in the way of literature.
“I am sure of it, sure!” Natásha almost shouted, taking hold of both his hands with a passionate movement. Regibus boni quam mali suspectiores sunt, 15 semperque his aliena virtus formidolosa est—Good men are more suspected by kings than bad men; and virtue in other men is to them always a source of dread. “Colonel, I always require it,” replied the Emperor. Under these circumstances, we cannot wonder that the Athenians passed sentence of banishment against him; not because he had originally taken part in aid of Cyrus against Artaxerxes,–nor because his political sentiments were unfriendly to democracy, as has been sometimes erroneously affirmed,–but because he was now openly in arms, and in conspicuous command, against his own country.[p. Suddenly Pierre heaved a deep sigh and dumped his heavy person down on the sofa beside Prince Andrew.
It modifies the character of its abstract sounds into something, so to speak, more concrete, and, instead of sensations which are like nothing else, affords us sensations which recognizably resemble those we receive from some of the sounds of nature. Cleomenes was wont to say, “that what mischief soever a man could do his enemy in time of war was above justice, and nothing accountable to it in the sight of gods and men.” And so, having concluded a truce with those of Argos for seven days, the third night after he fell upon them when they were all buried in sleep, and put them to the sword, alleging that there had no nights been mentioned in the truce; but the gods punished this subtle perfidy. Omnia serviliter pro dominatione—Servile in 30 all his actions for the sake of power. Princess Mary looked at them in silence. The combatants advanced along the trodden tracks, nearer and nearer to one another, beginning to see one another through the mist.
I complained of the treatment received from the English Government, which everywhere opposed German wishes, even such as were justified.