I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly
have not spent much time in accumulating property.
Soon after, I went to see a panorama of the Mississippi, and as I worked my way up the river in the light of today, and saw the steamboats wooding up, counted the rising cities, gazed on the fresh ruins of Nauvoo, beheld the Indians moving west across the stream, and, as before I had looked up the Moselle, now looked up the Ohio and the Missouri and heard the legends of Dubuque and of Wenona's Cliff--still thinking more of the future than of the past or present--I saw that this was a Rhine stream of a different kind; that the foundations of castles were yet to be laid, and the famous bridges were yet to be thrown over the river; and I felt that THIS WAS THE HEROIC AGE ITSELF, though we know it not, for the hero is commonly
the simplest and obscurest of men.
I pray you, Sir Knight,'' said Rowena, ``to cease a language so commonly
used by strolling minstrels, that it becomes not the mouth of knights or nobles.
He desired "I would give him as exact an account of the government of England as I possibly could; because, as fond as princes commonly
are of their own customs(for so he conjectured of other monarchs, by my former discourses), he should be glad to hear of any thing that might deserve imitation.
As midnight was striking bronze blows upon the dusky air, Dorian Gray, dressed commonly
, and with a muffler wrapped round his throat, crept quietly out of his house.
When the time for the young Prince's christening came the King chose as godmother a neighbouring Princess, so celebrated for her wisdom and goodness that she was commonly
called 'the Good Queen.
The innkeeper had a wife whose disposition was not such as those of her calling commonly
have, for she was by nature kind-hearted and felt for the sufferings of her neighbours, so she at once set about tending Don Quixote, and made her young daughter, a very comely girl, help her in taking care of her guest.
Independent of this motive of sympathy, if a large and influential State should happen to be the aggressing member, it would commonly
have weight enough with its neighbors to win over some of them as associates to its cause.
First, the least artistic form, which, from poverty of wit, is most commonly
employed recognition by signs.
I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly
done, one of the characters of the recent past.
As for talkers and futile persons, they are commonly
vain and credulous withal.
It is obvious that there was much in the commonly
received account of Strickland's life to embarrass a respectable family.
The hair that is commonly
cut off by those who justly
No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly
, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience.
In well-ordered States they are commonly
those who are the weakest in bodily strength, and therefore of little use for any other purpose; their duty is to be in the market, and to give money in exchange for goods to those who desire to sell and to take money from those who desire to buy.