Trop de zèle gâte tout—Too much zeal spoils all.
I had held most of the command aloof from the intrenchments, so as to start them out on the Danville Road early in the morning, supposing that Lee would be gone during the night. A number of tame monkeys played about the temple even while the most solemn services were being performed within. When Governor Peirpoint learned that Milroy’s brigade had passed Wheeling on his way to the Kanawha, he applied urgently to General Wright to send him, instead, from Parkersburg by rail to Clarksburg to form the nucleus of a column to move southward from that point upon the rear of Loring’s forces. “It was not a little amusing to note the expression of simple amazement with which the general Press of England acknowledged the discovery that Italy ‘actually contemplates’ this extension of territory. I remember when he came to Trieste from Vienna in early days, an old woman of the people knew he would arrive cold and uncomfortable after fifteen hours’ express, and she prepared a nice cup of coffee and hot milk, and rolls and butter, and the moment the train came in she ran up to the carriage with her tray and offered it him, and he received it with such hearty good will and thanks that she was quite overcome, and he put forty florins on her tray.
They rode across that bridge into the village of Borodinó and thence turned to the left, passing an enormous number of troops and guns, and came to a high knoll where militiamen were digging. Pierre had gone to Petersburg on business of his own for three weeks as he said, but had remained there nearly seven weeks and was expected back every minute. “Il est charmant; il n’a pas de sexe,” * they said of him. Davis before this, now fled precipitately, as did the legislature of the State and all the State officers. My husband was very hasty, so he took fire at these words.
On one occasion Luis de León went so far as to threaten Castro with the public burning of the latter’s treatise on Isaiah. The Queen laid before the House of Lords the papers concerning the Highland plot, with one exception, which the Earl of Nottingham asserted could not yet be made public without tending to prevent further discovery. The triads were, therefore, nothing more than theological fictions. Their fleet was not much inferior to the royal navy of Agamemnon, but it was magnified in the eyes of fear to ten or fifteen times the real proportion of its strength and numbers. The damage, however, beyond what could be repaired by a small expenditure of money, was slight, except to the Essex.
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Thrice did they march round the chamber, and then returned to that within from which they had come forth. XXIX. When he had settled all things properly he took leave of the Greeks, and reminding the Macedonians to keep by orderly and unanimous conduct the liberty which the Romans had bestowed upon them, he started for Epirus, as the Senate had passed a decree that the soldiers who had been present in the battle against Perseus should be gratified with the spoil of the cities of Epirus. We’d jump the life to come. Such classical allusions as are to be found are the stock figures of a layman’s vocabulary, Leda, Helena, Venus and Hercules, the rudimentary mythology of the age. Returning to Italy, he seems to have learned the language, for traces of Italian idioms are not rare even in his best pages.
One day, accompanied by Kesinèh, I visited a Nautchnee establishment of which the beautiful dancing-girl who so much attracted me was an inmate. Instead of taking me to the inn, he brought me to a mill, in which there was a woman. At this time a brother of Hassan, Abdul-momin, considering the absence of the Sultan Soleiman Khan in Persia afforded a favourable opportunity for his enterprise, went over to Tripoli. The austerity of our decrees renders the application of women to this vice more violent and vicious than its own condition needs, and engages it in consequences worse than their cause: they will readily offer to go to the law courts to seek for gain, and to the wars to get reputation, rather than in the midst of ease and delights, to have to keep so difficult a guard. Let there be a beam thrown over betwixt these two towers, of breadth sufficient to walk upon, there is no philosophical wisdom so firm that can give us the courage to walk over it as we should do upon the ground.
Cleodamus, one of the engineers employed by the emperor’s orders to fortify the maritime cities against the Goths, had already begun to repair the ancient walls, fallen to decay since the time of Scylla. We found the statue on Jim Perry’s porch. She took his arm and with a happy face went with him into the adjoining sitting room. In this connection mention may be made of the fact that more and more aromatic substances are now made artificially which were formerly obtained with difficulty from plants.