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Machiavel has justly animadverted on the different notice taken by all succeeding times, of the two great projectors, Cataline and Caesar.
And if you are so unwise as to be struck by yet another brilliant idea, and tell him that the pennies were all bad pennies, which you were concealing to save him from a police prosecution for coining, the tradesman may even be so wayward as to institute a police prosecution himself.
"Add to this, the more than common Emulation that was, in those times, of writing well: which, though it be found in all Ages and all persons that pretend to the same reputation: yet Poesy, being then in more esteem than now it is, had greater honours decreed to the Professors of it, and consequently the rivalship was more high between them.
Mortification, curiosity, panting affection, aversion to her who came to gratify those feelings, yet another curiosity to see what she was like, and what there was in her to bewitch Gerard and make so much mischief. At last Denys came alone, and whispered, "The she-comrade is without." "Fetch her in," said Eli. "Now whisht, all of ye. None speak to her but I."
This suddenness and rapidity is exactly what would be the result of a collision. The most inexplicable feature of all is the rapid formation of a nebula around this star. In the first photographs of the latter, the appearance presented is simply that of an ordinary star.
Not in vain had Voltaire for years cried, 'Écrasez l'infâme, and Rousseau preached that the youth would all be wise and pure, if only the kind of education which he had had in the religious schools were made impossible. There was for many minds no alternative between clericalism and atheism.
O loss of friends and kindred! let all this be rather than the drawing back of meeting hands and the sundering of yearning hearts! and he went back hastily to his place.
William Morris - The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale
The particulars of all which are fully given in the history of Caminus. The origin of the Salii is this.
Suppose that the happiness of the woman who has done me the honor to promise me her hand, is just now my supreme aim, paramount to every other ambitious scheme; and that to insure it, I hazard all else? Remember the privilege of choice is mine."
For the song it was settled that Frank Palmer should be asked, as he would be in Fenmarket. Usually he came but once every half year, but he had not been able, so he said, to finish all his work the last time. The recitation Madge undertook. The evening arrived, the room was crowded and a dozen private carriages stood in the 'Crown and Sceptre' courtyard. Frank called for the Hopgoods.