Elinor contradicted it, however, very positively; and by relating that she had herself been employed in conveying the offer from Colonel Brandon to Edward, and, therefore, must understand the terms on which it was given
, obliged him to submit to her authority.
I have perused several books of travels with great delight in my younger days; but having since gone over most parts of the globe, and been able to contradict many fabulous accounts from my own observation, it has given
me a great disgust against this part of reading, and some indignation to see the credulity of mankind so impudently abused.
From my childhood, I have been familiar with letters; and as I was given
to believe that by their help a clear and certain knowledge of all that is useful in life might be acquired, I was ardently desirous of instruction.
If this remark be just, it becomes useful to inquire whether so many JUST causes of war are likely to be given
by UNITED AMERICA as by DISUNITED America; for if it should turn out that United America will probably give the fewest, then it will follow that in this respect the Union tends most to preserve the people in a state of peace with other nations.
Your son has probably neglected some prescribed form or attention in registering his cargo, and it is more than probable he will be set at liberty directly he has given
the information required, whether touching the health of his crew, or the value of his freight.
This has been figuratively taught to princes by ancient writers, who describe how Achilles and many other princes of old were given
to the Centaur Chiron to nurse, who brought them up in his discipline; which means solely that, as they had for a teacher one who was half beast and half man, so it is necessary for a prince to know how to make use of both natures, and that one without the other is not durable.
This was uttered in English; the reason for which, as given
I trusted as the strong love God has given
me towards you was a leading for us both; but it seems it was only meant for my trial.
I make them follow the opposite bank of the Loire to that along which we have traveled; and if I calculate their progress correctly, according to the orders I have given
, they will to-morrow be opposite Blois.
A passage was given
to this gentleman by the government of the United States in the John Adams, an armed vessel, bound for Europe.
We always regarded you as a person that must be given
up for lost.
It is a poor saying of Epicurus, Satis magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus; as if man, made for the contemplation of heaven, and all noble objects, should do nothing but kneel before a little idol, and make himself a subject, though not of the mouth (as beasts are), yet of the eye; which was given
him for higher purposes.
I bring nothing, I want to have something given
Some persons will probably say, that the employments of the state ought to be given
according to every particular excellence of each citizen, if there is no other difference between them and the rest of the community, but they are in every respect else alike: for justice attributes different things to persons differing from each other in their character, according to their respective merits.
Now that this book is printed, and about to be given
to the world, a sense of its shortcomings both in style and contents, weighs very heavily upon me.