He perceived that the Liberal ministry had offended certain influential sections by appearing too demiss or too unenterprising in foreign affairs.Bryce.
A coiner or a smuggler shall get off tolerably well.Lamb.
The same circumstance may make one person laugh, which shall render another very serious.Lamb.
You shall hear the same persons say that George Barnwell is very natural, and Othello is very natural.Lamb.
Don Quixote shall last you a month for breakfast reading.Spectator.
Take them as they come, you shall find in the common people a surly indifference.Emerson.
Some of us, like Mr. Andrew Lang for instance, cannot away with a person who does not care for Scott or Dickens.Spectator.
One needs not praise their courage.Emerson.
What turn things are likely to take if this version be persisted in is a matter for speculation.Times.
If Mr. Hobhouse's analysis of the vices of popular government be correct, much more would seem to be needed.Times.
Mr. Bowen has been, not recalled, but ordered to Washington, and will be expected to produce proof, if any he have, of his charges against Mr. Loomis.Times.
It were futile to attempt to deprive it of its real meaning.Times.
It were idle to deny that the revolutionary movement in Russia is nowhere followed with keener interest than in this country.Times.
It were idle to deny that coming immediately after the Tangier demonstration it assumes special and unmistakable significance.Times.
He is putting poetic 'frills', if the phrase be not too mean, on what is better stated in the prose summary of the argument.Times.
Under them the land is being rapidly frivolled away, and, unless immediate action be taken, the country will be so tied that...Times.
That will depend a good deal on whether he be shocked by the cynicism of the most veracious of all possible representations...H. James.
We may not quote the lengthy passage here: it is probably familiar to many readers.Times.
'I have no particular business at L.,' said he; 'I was merely going thither to pass a day or two.'Borrow.
I am afraid you will hardly be able to ride your horse thither in time to dispose of him.Borrow.
It will necessitate my recurring thereto in the House of Commons.Spectator.
The Scottish Free Church had theretofore prided itself upon the rigidity of its orthodoxy.Bryce.
The special interests of France in Morocco, whereof the recognition by Great Britain and Spain forms the basis of the international agreements concluded last year by the French Government.Times.
To what extent has any philosophy or any revelation assured us hereof till now?F. W. H. Myers.
On the concert I need not dwell; the reader would not care to have my impressions thereanent.C. Brontë.
Nobody save an individual in no condition to distinguish a hawk from a handsaw...Times.
My ignorance as to 'figure of merit' is of no moment save to myself.Times.
This we obtain by allowing imports to go untaxed save only for revenue purposes.Spectator.
Who now reads Barry Cornwall or Talfourd save only in connexion with their memorials of the rusty little man in black?Times.
In my opinion the movements may be attributed to unconscious cerebration, save in those cases in which it is provoked wilfully.Times.
When Mr. Roosevelt was but barely elected Governor of New York, when Mr. Bryan was once and again by mounting majorities excused from service at the White House, perchance neither correctly forecasted the actual result.Times.
Dr. Bretton was a cicerone after my own heart; he would take me betimes ere the galleries were filled.C. Brontë.
He is certainly not cruising on a trade route, or his presence would long ere this have been reported.Times.
Mr. Shaynor unlocked a drawer, and ere he began to write, took out a meagre bundle of letters.Kipling.
Fortifications are fixed, immobile defences, and, in time of war, must await the coming of an enemy ere they can exercise their powers of offence.Times.
'It is something in this fashion', she cried out ere long; 'the man is too romantic and devoted.'C. Brontë.
Ere departing, however, I determined to stroll about and examine the town.Borrow.
And that she should force me, by the magic of her pen to mentally acknowledge, albeit with wrath and shame, my own inferiority!Corelli.
Such things as our modern newspapers chronicle, albeit in different form.Corelli.
It is thought by experts that there could be no better use of the money, albeit the best American colleges, with perhaps one exception, have very strong staffs of professors at incredibly low salaries.Times.
'Oxoniensis' approaches them with courage, his thoughts are expressed in plain, unmistakable language, howbeit with the touch of a master hand.Daily Telegraph.
Living in a coterie, he seems to have read the laudations and not to have noticed aught else.Times.
Hence, if higher criticism, or aught besides, compels any man to question, say, the historic accuracy of the fall...Daily Telegraph.
Many a true believer owned not up to his faith.Daily Telegraph.
The controversy now going on in your columns anent 'Do we believe?' throws a somewhat strange light upon the religion of to-day.Daily Telegraph.
It is because the world has not accepted the religion of Jesus Christ our Lord, that the world is in the parlous state we see it still.Daily Telegraph.
A discussion in which well nigh every trade, profession and calling have been represented.Daily Telegraph.
Why not? Because we have well-nigh bordering on 300 different interpretations of the message Christ bequeathed us.Daily Telegraph.
It is quite a common thing to see ladies with their hymn-books in their hands, ere returning home from church enter shops and make purchases which might every whit as well have been effected on the Saturday.Daily Telegraph.
How oft do those who train young minds need to urge the necessity of being in earnest...Daily Telegraph.
I trow not.Daily Telegraph.
The clerk, as I conjectured him to be from his appearance, was also commoved; for, sitting opposite to Mr. Morris, that honest gentleman's terror communicated itself to him, though he wotted not why.Scott.
I should be right glad if the substance could be made known to clergy and ministers of all denominations.Daily Telegraph.
So sordid are the lives of such natures, who are not only not heroic to their valets and waiting-women, but have neither valets nor waiting-women to be heroic to withal.Dickens.
An I had not been a thief, I could not have painted me your face.
Put me your hand into the corner, and see what ye find there.
Bring me him down like a ripe apple. And keep ever forward, Master Shelton; turn me not back again, an ye love your life.
Selden, take me this old shrew softly to the nearest elm, and hang me him tenderly by the neck, where I may see him at my riding.
Mark me this old villain on the piebald.
'Sirrah, no more words,' said Dick. 'Bend me your back.'
'Here is a piece of forest that I know not', Dick remarked. 'Where goeth me this track?'
'I slew him fair. I ran me in upon his bow,' he cried.
'Swallow me a good draught of this,' said the knight.
But the Captain, who, of course, lacks bowels of mercy for this kind of thing, says that if he had been Caesar, 'Caius would have got the great chuck. Yes, madam, I would have broke Mister Caius on the spot'.Crockett.
But if you once go in for having a good time (as Miss Anne in her innocence used to remark) you must be prepared to...Crockett.
...as all girls love to do when they are content with the way they have put in their time.Crockett.