I am conscious that I shall be found still more faulty in the tone of keeping and costume, by those who may be disposed rigidly to examine my Tale, with reference to the manners of the exact period in which my actors flourished: It may be, that I have introduced
little which can positively be termed modern; but, on the other hand, it is extremely probable that I may have confused the manners of two or three centuries, and introduced
, during the reign of Richard the First, circumstances appropriated to a period either considerably earlier, or a good deal later than that era.
For this reason, Phaleas the Chalcedonian first proposed, that the fortunes of the citizens should be equal, which he thought was not difficult to accomplish when a community was first settled, but that it was a work of greater difficulty in one that had been long established; but yet that it might be effected, and an equality of circumstances introduced
by these means, that the rich should give marriage portions, but never receive any, while the poor should always receive, but never give.
I was introduced
to this celebrated person after that one, and the kind words they said about my book made me excessively uncomfortable.
Only the following considerations can have led the historians to such a conclusion: (1) that history is written by learned men, and so it is natural and agreeable for them to think that the activity of their class supplies the basis of the movement of all humanity, just as a similar belief is natural and agreeable to traders, agriculturists, and soldiers (if they do not express it, that is merely because traders and soldiers do not write history), and (2) that spiritual activity, enlightenment, civilization, culture, ideas, are all indistinct, indefinite conceptions under whose banner it is very easy to use words having a still less definite meaning, and which can therefore be readily introduced
into any theory.
Tiger and monkey as he may be, I am ready to run the risk of being introduced
These greetings having been exchanged, Dorothy took the key to Tiktok from her pocket and wound up the machine man's action, so that he could bow properly when introduced to the rest of the company.
Soon they came to the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger to whom the girl introduced the Yellow Hen.
The chief landmarks in the poem are as follows: after the first 103 lines, which contain at least three distinct preludes, three primeval beings are introduced, Chaos, Earth, and Eros -- here an indefinite reproductive influence.
Each succeeding heroine was then introduced by the formula `Or such as was.
Nothing could have been more naturally introduced
, or more delicately managed, than my wife's brief reference to the subject.
Soon the study of Greek was introduced
into England, also, first at Oxford; and it was cultivated with such good results that when, early in the sixteenth century, the great Dutch student and reformer, Erasmus, unable through poverty to reach Italy, came to Oxford instead, he found there a group of accomplished scholars and gentlemen whose instruction and hospitable companionship aroused his unbounded delight.
Thus the heroe is always introduced
with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.
Here it was that Emmy found her delight, and was introduced
for the first time to the wonders of Mozart and Cimarosa.
Young Shtcherbatsky, who had not been introduced
to Karenin, was trying to look as though he were not in the least conscious of it.
to Snowgrass--great poet, friend of Peek Weeks--by Mrs.