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That this was a very splendid ornamentation is shown by the fact that it is mentioned so particularly in the inscription. And if in 54 A.D. marble and marble facing were things so worthy of note, then certainly one hundred and thirty years earlier there was no marble mosaic floor in Praeneste like the one under discussion, which is considered the finest large piece of Roman mosaic in existence.
Afterwards, when he took the matter into his own hands, and created personages who owed little or nothing to the playwright, then he became an inventor. He rose with the occasion. Sic ivit ad astra. In the drama of "Modern Antiques," especially, space was allowed him for his movements. The words were nothing. The prosperity of the piece depended exclusively on the genius of the actor.
"What is the precise danger you apprehend?" said Mr. Randolph. "I have not heard it put into words." "Daisy will be unmanageable. She is nearly that now." "I never saw a more docile child in my life." "That is because you take her part, Mr. Randolph. You will find it out in time, when it is too late; and it will be your own doing." "What?" "Daisy will be a confirmed piece of superstition.
Mother used to say, 'Betty, if you want to dream of your true love, you will take a piece of wedding-cake that belongs to a fresh-made bride, and you will put it into your right-foot stocking, and tie it with your left-foot garter, and put it under your pillow. And when you get into bed, not a mortal word will you utter, or the spell is broke.
A few movements, performed with wonderful accuracy, giving the regiment the aspect of some peculiar piece of mechanism, and then the order was given, "Band to the front!"
To prevent children drinking when they are hot, he says they should be trained to eat a piece of bread first. It is a strange thing to make a child eat because he is thirsty; I would as soon give him a drink when he is hungry. You will never convince me that our first instincts are so ill-regulated that we cannot satisfy them without endangering our lives.
But they did not know it, and consequently surrendered, and he hoisted the British flag and disarmed the residents a really brilliant piece of work, for which Driscoll's Scouts have up to date received no public credit. The Scout and his men took a warm part in the, very warm fight at Wepener, where many a good Briton fell.
A. G. (Alfred Greenwood) Hales - Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)
Letters from the Front
Letters from the Front
For two hours it poured, and then the sun came out, and brightened up the dripping scene. "I found this rifle in the woods," said Washburn, taking the piece from his state-room, where he had put it when he came in. "That was the one with which Griffin Leeds fired at me," I replied. "I forgot all about it, and left it on the ground. Whose is it?" He showed it to several, and at last to Cornwood.
He called for volunteers for a dangerous piece of work, and was at once joined by Jerry Austill, James Smith, and a negro man whose name was Cæsar. With these men he leaped into the little canoe, and paddled towards the big Indian boat, meaning to fight the nine Indians who remained in it, although he and his canoe party numbered only four men all told.
"Good God!" said Henry, "it is the same." Mr. Marchdale dropped the piece of cloth and trembled. "This fact shakes even your scepticism," said Henry. "I know not what to make of it." "I can tell you something which bears upon it.