One day toward the end of December Natásha, pale and thin, dressed in a black woolen gown, her plaited hair negligently twisted into a knot, was crouched feet and all in the corner of her sofa, nervously crumpling and smoothing out the end of her sash while she looked at a corner of the door.
That’s all right so far, assented Chick. Immediately some of the gentlemen composing that body wrote out a call for a meeting and had it published in their papers. The objection most commonly made is that he surrenders his personality, and converts himself into the exquisite echo of an exhausted pseudo-classic convention. In the spring Khair-ad-din Beg being desirous to take this castle, its governor solicited assistance from Spain. Then it was that she bade O’Brien “Fill high the bowl with Samian wine.” The Irishman took her at her word, and she raised the bumper, and waved it over her head before she put it to her lips.
and Mrs. Labouchere at Twickenham, and Richard dined with the “Odd Volumes;” also a delightful lunch with G. I, however, had no base, having abandoned it more than a week before. “Karáy, here!” he shouted, answering “Uncle’s” remark by this call to his borzoi. The Romans, who traversed the plains of Hungary, suppose that they passed several navigable rivers, either in canoes or portable boats; but there is reason to suspect that the winding stream of the Teyss, or Tibiscus, might present itself in different places under different names. Then again, by the order of the same cruel governor, he was cast into a blazing fire; but he lay there unscathed, smiling so serenely upon his persecutors that they were at once converted into friends.
 Xen. He replied, "Stranger, the customs of different races are different, and each has its own standard of right and wrong; yet among all men it is thought right to honour, admire, and to defend one’s own customs. The pretty inscription wherewith the Athenians honoured the entry of Pompey into their city is conformable to my sense: “By so much thou art a god, as thou confessest thee a man.” ‘Tis an absolute and, as it were, a divine perfection, for a man to know how loyally to enjoy his being. When Fabius was informed of these insults by his friends, who begged him to wipe away this disgrace by risking a battle, he answered, "If I did so, I should be more cowardly than I am now thought to be, in abandoning the policy which I have determined on because of men’s slanders and sneers. The only actual incident which we hear of in Boeotia during this interval, is one which illustrates forcibly the harsh and ungenerous ascendency of the Thebans over the inferior Boeotian cities.720 The Thebans destroyed the walls of Thespiæ, and condemned the city to remain unfortified, on the charge of atticizing tendencies.
The valor of the British army maintained, indeed, a sharp and doubtful contest, with the hardy discipline of the Illyrian legions. The vestibule was filled with the discordant sounds of a struggle and of a tipsy, hoarse voice. People of that kind of trading are very reserved, and pretend to be the most moderate imaginable and nearest to the opinions of those with whom they have to do; I expose myself in my stiff opinion, and after a method the most my own; a tender negotiator, a novice, who had rather fail in the affair than be wanting to myself. As soon as the news of the arrival of the Union army behind Vicksburg reached the North, floods of visitors began to pour in. According to this version, Nitocris was originally a courtesan named Rhodopis (“Rosy-cheeked”—a translation into Greek of the name Nitocris).
If it be admitted that all the races of mankind sprang originally from a single source,—an hypothesis upon which students of the most diverse habits of thought are agreed,—then in the last analysis it would appear that we must look to such environing conditions as soil and climate for the causes of all the differences that are observed among the different races of the earth to-day. Scelere velandum est scelus—One crime has to be concealed by another. Lykurgus paid no heed to the pain, but stood facing the citizens and showed them his face streaming with blood, and his eye destroyed. Hired wagons were kept moving night and day to take additional rations to Jackson, to supply the troops when they started from there. In front and behind moved infantry.
It were, notwithstanding, to say the truth, more against nature to make the mothers depend upon the discretion of their children; they ought to be plentifully provided for, to maintain themselves according to their quality and age, by reason that necessity and indigence are much more unbecoming and insupportable to them than to men; the son should rather be cut short than the mother. For its Skin is cover’d all over with Scales of an extraordinary hardness; many sharp Teeth are rang’d on both sides its Jaws, and Two of them are much bigger than the rest. In 1784 he was appointed professor of Oriental languages and hermeneutics in the university of Lemberg, when he took the degree of doctor 294 of divinity; and shortly afterwards he was released from his monastic vows on the intervention of the emperor. The adulteress was also punished with death, but with death by the sword: and when the use of iron became widespread, the blade was to be of that metal. One day I was told that the ecclesiastic had won over the good girl whom I dearly loved.
The free entrance I had into the house, and the confidence which some young ladies of the Court, distinguished for their rank and piety, placed in me, gave no small uneasines to the people who had persecuted me. There are good and bad wage-workers just as there are good and bad employers, and good and bad men of small means and of large means alike. There are several animals, and even men, in whom one may perceive the muscles to stir and tremble after they are dead. The Speeches of Charles Dickens 1841-1870. With a New Bibliography, revised and enlarged. Honestum quod vere dicimus, etiamsi a nullo laudatur, laudabile est sua natura—That which we truly call honourable is praiseworthy in its own nature, even though it should be praised by no one.
As I have said, the whole South was a military camp.