Many years ago I became impressed with the necessity for our infantry being taught and practised in the skilful use of their rifle.—Lord Roberts.
This plan has now been abandoned owing to circumstances requiring the convocation of representatives of the people at the earliest possible moment.—Times. ...by imposing as great difficulty as possible on parents and publicans using child messengers.—Times. Of course no obstacles should be put in the way of charitable people providing free or other meals if they think fit.—Times. The notion of the Czar being addressed in such terms by the nobility of his capital would have been regarded as an absolute impossibility.—Spectator.
You may rely upon me doing all in my power.—Sir W. Harcourt. The confounded fetterlock clapped on my movements by old Griffiths prevents me repairing to England in person.—Scott. But when it comes to us following his life and example...—Daily Telegraph. Nothing can prevent it being the main issue at the General Election.— Spectator. One of them, if you will pardon me reminding you, is that no discussion is to pass between us.—E. F. Benson. Frederick had already accepted the crown, lest James should object to him doing so.—Times. ...notwithstanding the fact that their suspicions of ease-loving, ear-tickling parsons prevent them supporting the commercial churches of our time.—Daily Telegraph.
Nearly a week passed over without Mr. Fairford hearing a word directly from his son.—Scott. Mrs. Downe Wright had not forgiven the indignity of her son having been refused by Mary.—S. Ferrier. In no other religion is there a thought of man being saved by grace and not by merit.—Daily Telegraph. And it is said that, on a visitor once asking to see his library, Descartes led him...—Huxley. It is true that one of our objects was to prevent 1 children 'sipping' the liquor they were sent for.—Times. Orders were sometimes issued to prohibit 1 soldiers buying and eating cucumbers.—Times. Renewed efforts at a settlement in 1891 failed through the Swedish Government leading off with a flippant and offensive suggestion.—Nansen. Hurried reading results in the learner forgetting half of what he reads, or in his forming vague conceptions.—Sweet.
We look forward to much attention being given.—Times. He affirmed that such increases were the rule in that city on the change being made.—Times. I live in hopes of this discussion resulting in some modification in our form of belief.—Daily Telegraph. (that this discussion may result)
In the event of the passage being found, he will esteem it a favour... (if the passage is found) Conceive my vexation at being told by Papa this morning that he had not the least objection to Edward and me marrying whenever we pleased.—S. Ferrier. (our)
It has been replied to the absurd taunt about the French inventing nothing, that at least Descartes invented German philosophy.—Morley. (Frenchmen's)
A protestation, read at Edinburgh, was followed, on Archibald Johnston of Warriston's suggestion, by...—J. R. Green. The retirement of Judge Stonor was made the subject of special reference yesterday on the occasion of Sir W. L. Selfe, his successor, taking his seat in Marylebone County Court.—Times. The mere fact of such a premier being endured shows...—Bagehot. There is no possibility of the dissolution of the legislative union becoming a vital question.—Spectator. If some means could be devised for ... insisting upon many English guardians of the poor making themselves more acquainted...—Times.
This incentive can only be supplied by the nation itself taking the matter up seriously.—Lord Roberts.
We have to account for the collision of two great fleets, so equal in material strength that the issue was thought doubtful by many careful statisticians, ending in the total destruction of one of them and in the immunity of the other from damage greater than might well be incurred in a mere skirmish.—Times.
The success of the negotiations depends on the Russian Minister at Tokio being allowed to convince Japan that...—Times.
So far from this being the case, the policy ... was actually decided upon before ... the question ... was raised.—Times.
We are not without tokens of an openness for this higher truth also, of a keen though uncultivated sense for it, having existed in Burns.—Carlyle.
There is no apparent evidence of an early peace being necessitated by the pecuniary exigencies of the Russian Government.—Sir Howard Vincent.
The general effect of his words was to show the absurdity of the Secretary of State for War, and our military authorities generally, denouncing the Militia as useless or redundant.—Spectator.
Apparently his mission was decided upon without that of the British and Spanish Ministers having been taken into account, or, at all events, without their having been sufficiently reckoned with.—Times.
...capital seeking employment in foreign protected countries, in consequence of manufacturing business in many branches in which it might be employed at home being rendered unprofitable by our system of free trade.—Lord Goschen.
So far from the relief given to agriculture by the State paying one-half of the rates being inequitable, it is but a bare act of justice.—Spectator.
I remember old Colney's once, in old days, calling that kind of marriage a sarcophagus.—Meredith. She had thought in her heart that Mr. Barmby espousing the girl would smoothe a troubled prospect.—Meredith.
I do not say that the advice is not sound, or complain that it is given. I do deprecate that it should be taken.—Times.
There being shown to be something radically defective in the management of the Bank led to the appointment of a Committee.—H. D. Macleod.
I shut the door and stood with my back to it. Then, instead of his philandering with Bess, I, Clementina MacTaggart, had some plain speech with John Barnaby.—Crockett.
You took food to him, but instead of he reaching out his hand and taking it, he kept asking for food.—Daily Telegraph. Harsh facts: sure as she was of her never losing her filial hold of the beloved.—Meredith. I have said that Mr. Chamberlain has no warrant for his limiting the phrase ... to the competitive manufacture of goods.—Lord Goschen.
The good, the illuminated, sit apart from the rest, censuring their dullness and vices, as if they thought that, by sitting very grand in their chairs, the very brokers, attorneys, and congressmen would see the error of their ways, and flock to them.—Emerson.
From the Bible alone was she taught the duties of morality, but familiarized to her taste by hearing its stories and precepts from the lips she best loved.—S. Ferrier.
...an excellent arrangement for a breeching, which, when released, remains with the carriage, so that lead or centre horses can be put in the wheel without having to affix a new breeching.—Times.
I cultivated a passionless and cold exterior, for I discovered that by assuming such a character, certain otherwise crafty persons would talk more readily before me.—Corelli.
After following a country Church of England clergyman for a period of half a century, a newly-appointed, youthful vicar, totally unacquainted with rural life, comes into the parish, and at once commences to alter the services of the Church, believed in by the parishioners for generations.—Daily Telegraph.
I am sensible that by conniving at it it will take too deep root ever to be eradicated.—Times.
This was experienced by certain sensitive temperaments, either by sensations which produced shivering, or by seeing at night a peculiar light in the air.—Times.
But the commercial interests of both Great Britain and the United States were too closely affected by the terms of the Russo-Chinese agreement to let it pass unnoticed.—Times.
And it would be well for all concerned, for motor drivers and the public alike, if this were made law, instead of fixing a maximum speed.—Times.
And in order to bring her to a right understanding, she underwent a system of persecution.—S. Ferrier.
Her friendship is too precious to me, not to doubt my own merits on the one hand, and not to be anxious for the preservation of it on the other.—Richardson.
One cannot do good to a man whose mouth has been gagged in order not to hear what he desires for his welfare.—Times.
Germany has, alas! victories enough not to add one of the kind which would have been implied in the retirement of M. Delcassé.—Times.
In order to obtain peace, ordinary battles followed by ordinary victories and ordinary results will only lead to a useless prolongation of the struggle.—Times.
The vain hope to be understood by everybody possessed of a ballot makes us in the United States perhaps guiltier than public men in Great Britain in the use of that monstrous muddled dichotomy 'capital and labour'.—Times.
The habitual necessity to amass [of amassing] matter for the weekly sermon, set him noting...—Meredith. We wish to be among the first to felicitate Mr. Whitelaw Reid upon his opportunity to exercise [of exercising] again the distinguished talents which...—Times. Men lie twenty times in as many hours in the hope to propitiate [of propitiating] you.—Corelli. We left the mound in the twilight, with the design to return [of returning] the next morning.—Emerson. The main duties of government were omitted—the duty to instruct [of instructing] the ignorant, to supply [of supplying] the poor with work and good guidance.—Emerson. Mr. Hay's purpose to preserve or restore [of preserving or restoring] the integrity of the administrative entity of China has never been abandoned.—Times. My custom to be dressed [of being dressed] for the day, as soon as breakfast is over, ... will make such a step less suspected.—Richardson. He points out that if Russia accepted the agreement, she would not attain her object to clear [of clearing] the situation, inasmuch as...—Times.
The menace to have secreted Solmes, and that other, that I had thoughts to run away with her foolish brother, ... so much terrified the dear creature...—Richardson. I passed my childhood here, and had a weakness here to close my life.—Beaconsfield. Before ten o'clock in the evening, Gasca had the satisfaction to see the bridge so well secured that...—Prescott. Almagro's followers made as little scruple to appropriate to their own use such horses and arms as they could find.—Prescott.
The necessity which has confronted the Tokio War Office, to enlarge their views of the requirements of the situation.—Times.
He had as much as any man ever had that gift of a great preacher to make the oratorical fervour which persuades himself while it lasts into the abiding conviction of his hearers.—Lowell. The pastures of Tartary were still remembered by the tenacious practice of the Norsemen to eat horseflesh at religious feasts.—Emerson.
But our recognition of it implies a corresponding duty to make the most of such advantages.—Times.
His views on the necessity for Russia to secure the command of the sea...—Times.
...the extraordinary remissness of the English commanders to utilize their preponderating strength against the Boers.—Times. Lord Kenyon reminded the House of the resistance met with to vaccination, to [of?] the possible effect of the proposal to increase that resistance...—Times. I think sculpture and painting have an effect to teach us manners and abolish hurry.—Emerson. Such a capitulation would be inconsistent with the position of any Great Power, independently of the humiliation there would be for England and France to submit their agreement for approval and perhaps modification to Germany.—Times. The humiliation there would be in submitting; or the humiliation it would be to submit.
But history accords with the Japanese practice to show [in showing] that...—Times. We must necessarily appeal to the intuition, and aim much more to suggest than to describe [at suggesting than at describing].—Emerson. But they can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create [at drilling, but at creating].—Emerson. So far from aiming to be mistress of Europe, she was rapidly sinking into the almost helpless prey of France.—J. R. Green.
Lose no time, I pray you, to advise.—Richardson. In advising may have been avoided as ambiguous. Egotism has its root in the cardinal necessity by which each individual persists to be [in being] what he is.—Emerson. I do not despair to see [of seeing] a motor public service.—Guernsey Advertiser. Their journeymen are far too declamatory, and too much addicted to substitute [substituting] vague and puerile dissertations for solid instruction.—Morley.
His blackguard countrymen, always averse, as their descendants are, to give [giving] credit to anybody, for any valuable quality.—Borrow. Is he to be blamed, if he thinks a person would make a wife worth having, to endeavour [for endeavouring] to obtain her?—Richardson.
Fortune, who has generally been ready to gratify my inclinations, provided it cost her very little by so doing...—Borrow.