One morning it was known that work was stopped at the Devil's Ford Ditch--temporarily only, it was alleged
, and many of the old workmen simply had their labor for the present transferred to excavating the river banks, and the collection of vast heaps of "pay gravel.
The lapse of time during which a given event has not happened, is, in this logic of habit, constantly alleged
as a reason why the event should never happen, even when the lapse of time is precisely the added condition which makes the event imminent.
To match an English and a Scottish author in the rival task of embodying and reviving the traditions of their respective countries, would be, you alleged
, in the highest degree unequal and unjust.
Gertrude, unaware of the extent to which she had already betrayed her disappointment, believed that anxiety for her father's health, which she alleged
as the motive of her sudden departure, was an excuse plausible enough to blind her friends to her overpowering reluctance to speak to Agatha or endure her presence; to her fierce shrinking from the sort of pity usually accorded to a jilted woman; and, above all, to her dread of meeting Trefusis.
It is alleged
, indeed, that the high heels are most agreeable to our ancient constitution; but, however this be, his majesty has determined to make use only of low heels in the administration of the government, and all offices in the gift of the crown, as you cannot but observe; and particularly that his majesty's imperial heels are lower at least by a DRURR than any of his court (DRURR is a measure about the fourteenth part of an inch).
in vindication of their opinions that it was reasonable to expect, if they put us to death, that the viceroy of the Indies would come with fire and sword to demand satisfaction.
Toleration, in that instance, would have been self-murder, and many other examples might be alleged
, in which their necessary measures of self-defence have been exaggerated into cruelty, and their most indispensable precautions distorted into persecution.
This, however, like most other things that have been alleged
on that side, rests on mere general assertion, unsupported by any precise or intelligible designation of the reasons upon which it is founded.
On the abolition of royalty the consular administration was substituted by Brutus, who stepped forward with a project for such a reform, which, he alleged
, had been prepared by Tullius Hostilius, and to which his address obtained the assent and ratification of the senate and people.
We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labour, which property is alleged
to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.
Machiavelli's strong condemnation of conspiracies may get its edge from his own very recent experience (February 1513), when he had been arrested and tortured for his alleged
complicity in the Boscoli conspiracy.
It was quite probable they would hit the wrong man who, after he had recovered from his amazement would perhaps spend the rest of his days in writ- ing replies to the songs of his alleged
Captain Bonneville, however, discredits, on the whole, the alleged
sagacity of the beaver in this particular, and thinks the animal has no other aim than to get the tree down, without any of the subtle calculation as to its mode or direction of falling.
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged
ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
on March 17th, 1829, and the fac-simile given in "Scribner's"s alleged
to be of his handwriting.