In the first place, we have been doing decent work all this last month. We've been doing, between us, the work of two high-priced directors." She said, "Yes, but I didn't know ..." "Understanding's better than ignorance," he interrupted, "any time. Between people of sense, that is. We'd get on better together, not worse. Look at us now. We're talking together sensibly enough, aren't we?

"I daresay I've been hard and and didn't take the pains to understand, and was uncharitable perhaps. Anyhow there'll be no opportunity for any more any more misunderstandings of that sort." "No; the understanding's clear enough now," said he. She looked at him almost despairingly; he seemed so strangely hostile, so bitterly sensitive to her judgment of him.

Swept under by a trick he would not have believed possible from his most careless student! Mastered by the things he had believed he controlled! Meeting his life's destruction from the things which were to bring his life's triumph! In that moment of understanding's throwing wide her gates to torture, fate stood out as the master dramatist. Making him do it himself!

She must have your whole thought and care!" "She shall have it, Miss Barb, at every cost! as completely as I know your father has and ought to have yours!" He took her hand. "Good-by! The understanding's perfect now, isn't it?" "I think so I hope so yes, sir." "Say, 'Yes, John." "Oh, Mr. March, I can't say that." "Why, then, it isn't perfect." "Yes, it is."

Mind, the Lord Will-be-will's servant; and it made me laugh to see how old Mr. Prejudice was kicked and tumbled about in the dirt. For though a while since he was made captain of a company of the Diabolonians, to the hurt and damage of the town; yet now they had got him under their feet; and I will assure you he had by some of the Lord Understanding's party his crown soundly cracked to boot. Mr.

But they have lost the art of altogether damming up the road in such cases between the author and the public, which they were once able to do as effectually as Diabolus in John Bunyan's Holy War closed up the windows of my Lord Understanding's mansion.

So it is, therefore, that I shall probably, by the closest possible shave, escape the penalty of my crimes." "You mean being held responsible." "I mean being held responsible. My advantage will be that Maggie's such a trump." "Such a trump that, as you say, she'll stick to you." "Stick to me, on our understanding stick to me. For our understanding's signed and sealed."

Mind, the Lord Willbewill's servant; and it made me laugh to see how old Mr. Prejudice was kicked and tumbled about in the dirt; for though, a while since, he was made captain of a company of the Diabolonians, to the hurt and damage of the town, yet now they had got him under their feet, and, I'll assure you, he had, by some of the Lord Understanding's party, his crown cracked to boot. Mr.

So it is, therefore, that I shall probably, by the closest possible shave, escape the penalty of my crimes." "You mean being held responsible." "I mean being held responsible. My advantage will be that Maggie's such a trump." "Such a trump that, as you say, she'll stick to you." "Stick to me, on our understanding stick to me. For our understanding's signed and sealed."

A labourer in Buckinghamshire, being asked how the rector of the village was, replied, "Well, he's getting wonderful old; but they do tell me that his understanding's no worse than it always was" a pagan synonym for the hackneyed phrase that one is in full possession of one's faculties.