He afterwards did conjecture (but it was mere conjecture) that some injury which her haughty spirit had received in her cause of quarrel with her sister had wounded her beyond all reason, but she wrote him that from the date of that letter she died to him--as in literal truth she did--and that the resolution was exacted
from her by her knowledge of his proud temper and his strained sense of honour, which were both her nature too.
It is remarkable, however, that she neither insisted on Catherine's writing by every post, nor exacted
her promise of transmitting the character of every new acquaintance, nor a detail of every interesting conversation that Bath might produce.
I know that an exorbitant export duty is exacted
upon all pictures painted by the old masters, in order to discourage the sale of those in the private collections.
The ancient languages, with great beauty of structure, contain wonderful remains of genius, which draw, and always will draw, certain likeminded men,-- Greek men, and Roman men,--in all countries, to their study; but by a wonderful drowsiness of usage they had exacted
the study of all men.
He picked quarrels with everyone, began to hold forth eloquently, exacted
unlimited respect, and at last disappeared from the house, and sometimes did not return for a long time.
The saddle and handle-bar were then sketchily adjusted bv Grubb, a deposit exacted
, except in the case of familiar boys, the machine lubricated, and the adventurer started upon his career.
As Tarzan was leaving her a short time later he wondered a little at the clinging pressure of her hand at parting, and the firm insistence with which she exacted
a promise from him that he would call again on the morrow.
Thus, the penalty exacted
had proved a picnic and a feast--all of which appealed to the thrifty, calculating brain of Bashti.
Obedience, rigid, undeviating obedience, was what was exacted
of him; and in return he escaped beatings and his existence was tolerated.
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted
a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
In Rabourdin's system the State exacted
no money security; he allowed only mortgage securities; and for this reason: Either the State holds the security in specie, and that embarrasses business and the movement of money; or it invests it at a higher rate than the State itself pays, and that is a contemptible robbery; or else it loses on the transaction, and that is folly; moreover, if it is obliged at any time to dispose of a mass of these securities it gives rises in certain cases to terrible bankruptcy.
Alleyne smiled as he wondered what fantastic and wondrous deed would be exacted