He who is undetected only gets worse, whereas he who is detected and punished has the brutal part of his nature silenced and humanized; the gentler element in him is liberated, and his whole soul is perfected and ennobled by the acquirement
of justice and temperance and wisdom, more than the body ever is by receiving gifts of beauty, strength and health, in proportion as the soul is more honourable than the body.
Well, in a way there has come to be a sort of connection," I answered unsurprised by this time at such gaps in his vocabulary, which, like his knowledge, was the acquirement
of a self-read, self-educated man, whom no one had directed in his studies, and who had thought much and talked little or not at all.
In geography there is still much to be desired; and a careful and undeviating use of the backboard, for four hours daily during the next three years, is recommended as necessary to the acquirement
of that dignified DEPORTMENT AND CARRIAGE, so requisite for every young lady of FASHION.
One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement
of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.
Of beautiful sights, and sweet sounds, and pleasant odours, she has no conception; nevertheless, she seems as happy and playful as a bird or a lamb; and the employment of her intellectual faculties, or the acquirement
of a new idea, gives her a vivid pleasure, which is plainly marked in her expressive features.
Mr Stelling's duty was to teach the lad in the only right way,--indeed he knew no other; he had not wasted his time in the acquirement
of anything abnormal.
The grandest field that ever was; and all my own; not a competitor; not a man who wasn't a baby to me in acquirements
and capacities; whereas, what would I amount to in the twentieth century?
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements
with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
who advertised in the -shire Herald of last Thursday, possesses the acquirements
mentioned, and if she is in a position to give satisfactory references as to character and competency, a situation can be offered her where there is but one pupil, a little girl, under ten years of age; and where the salary is thirty pounds per annum.
Here, after gradually failing in loftier hopes, he had "read" with divers who had lacked opportunities or neglected them, and had refurbished divers others for special occasions, and had turned his acquirements
to the account of literary compilation and correction, and on such means, added to some very moderate private resources, still maintained the house I saw.
By all which acquirements
, I should be a living treasure of knowledge and wisdom, and certainly become the oracle of the nation.
They are sensible that their habits in life have not been such as to give them those acquired endowments, without which, in a deliberative assembly, the greatest natural abilities are for the most part useless; and that the influence and weight, and superior acquirements
of the merchants render them more equal to a contest with any spirit which might happen to infuse itself into the public councils, unfriendly to the manufacturing and trading interests.
A branch of knowledge which belongs to the acquirements
of a federal representative, and which has not been mentioned is that of foreign affairs.
You will observe, monsieur, and tell me what you think; I could so much better rely on your opinion than on my own; women cannot judge of these things as men can, and, excuse my pertinacity, monsieur, but it is natural I should feel interested about this poor little girl (pauvre petite); she has scarcely any relations, her own efforts are all she has to look to, her acquirements
must be her sole fortune; her present position has once been mine, or nearly so; it is then but natural I should sympathize with her; and sometimes when I see the difficulty she has in managing pupils, I reel quite chagrined.
Marnoo, I perceived, was a man who, by reason of his superior acquirements
, and the knowledge he possessed of the events which were taking place in the different bays of the island, was held in no little estimation by the inhabitants of the valley.