Whom could he blame? Himself? Not utterly. His father? Yes, and no. The blame was here, the blame was there: it was everywhere and nowhere, and the young man cast it on the Fates, and looked angrily at heaven, and grew reckless. "Richard," said his father, coming close to him, "it is late to-night.
His strong Roman instinct calls him back to recognise the paramount claims of daily life; and he is nowhere more himself than when he declares that every one would leave philosophy to take care of herself at the first summons of duty.
"In the morning," said the husband, "I will make you something better than your cane. Such a beast as that feels nothing; it is in the proverb dur comme un âne; you might beat her insensible with a cudgel, and yet you would arrive nowhere." Something better! I little knew what he was offering. The sleeping-room was furnished with two beds.
"We've got to be mighty spry, then," said the woodsman, lurching to his feet, muscles swelling, and nostrils spreading like a sleuth-hound's. "If you want caribou, you've got to take 'em while they're around. Old hunters have a saying: 'They're here to-day, to-morrow nowhere. And that's about the size of it." "Let's start off this minute!"
The squire marvelled to see the body lying there so lonely, with no one near it, and likewise that the King was nowhere to be seen. Then he took out one of the tall tapers, and hid the candlestick under his cloak, and rode away until he should find the King. On his journey through the forest he was stopped by a man black and ill-favoured, holding a large knife in his hand.
Are you commanded to reject them; If yea, where is it? If nay, for shame be silent. 'Let us say what we will, say you, 'for our own practice; unless we bring positive scriptures that yours is forbidden, though nowhere written; you will be as a man in a rage without it; and would have it thought you go away with the garland. Ans. 1.
And when it did finally seep into their consciousness, their first feeling was one of joy for the poor professor whose sons would be restored to him after all. But quick on the heels of this thought came another. How could the sons be restored to their father, if the father were nowhere to be found? "You say the old chap skipped out, decamped?" Will broke in on their meditations.
Ralph replied, that the best writers of ancient and modern times had nowhere designated as a monster the man who was not in raptures at the sight of babies; whereupon Miss Fanny declared her disregard of writers in general, and her preference for babies at which stage of the discussion Ralph began to whistle.
Now Billy Byrne had not killed Schneider. He had been nowhere near the old fellow's saloon at the time of the holdup; but Sheehan, who had been arrested and charged with the crime, was an old enemy of Billy's, and Sheehan had seen a chance to divert some of the suspicion from himself and square accounts with Byrne at the same time.
The one great question that to-day agitates the whole civilized world is an economic question. It is not the production but the distribution of wealth; in other words, the wages question, the wages of men and women. Nowhere do we find any suggestion that capital and the landlord do not receive a quid pro quo.