In very many published narratives no little degree of attention is bestowed upon dates; but as the author lost all knowledge of the days of the week, during the occurrence
of the scenes herein related, he hopes that the reader will charitably pass over his shortcomings in this particular.
Three days ago I had heard that, during the previous week there had been a run of twenty-two coups on the red--an occurrence
never before known at roulette-- so that men spoke of it with astonishment.
the recorded opinions and experiences of distinguished medical professors, French, English, and Scotch, in more modern days, contenting myself with observing that I shall not abandon the facts until there shall have been a considerable spontaneous combustion of the testimony on which human occurrences
are usually received.
And I, who had hit upon the very hour of the occurrence
of the tragedy, almost convinced that Darzac was not the criminal, and knowing of the cane, I still never suspected Larsan.
But in all these cases, so he contends, the content exists when the thought exists, and is what distinguishes it, as an occurrence, from other thoughts.
The object might exist without the thought, but not the thought without the object: the three elements of act, content and object are all required to constitute the one single occurrence called "thinking of St.
About two hours after this occurrence we heard the ground sea, and before night the ice broke and freed our ship.
Such is my journal of what relates to this strange occurrence up to the present day.
Years before I had heard it being talked about in the East as a recent occurrence
Giles's, to search for contraband goods, and the mob fired on the musketeers, and the musketeers fired on the mob, and nobody thought any of these occurrences
much out of the common way.
I will, in this place, hazard an observation, which will not be the less just because to some it may appear new; which is, that the more the operations of the national authority are intermingled in the ordinary exercise of government, the more the citizens are accustomed to meet with it in the common occurrences
of their political life, the more it is familiarized to their sight and to their feelings, the further it enters into those objects which touch the most sensible chords and put in motion the most active springs of the human heart, the greater will be the probability that it will conciliate the respect and attachment of the community.
Maybe there was a murmur in the village streets, a novel and dominant topic in the public-houses, and here and there a messenger, or even an eye-witness of the later occurrences
, caused a whirl of excitement, a shouting, and a running to and fro; but for the most part the daily routine of working, eating, drinking, sleeping, went on as it had done for count- less years--as though no planet Mars existed in the sky.
SHE shall not soon forget the occurrences
of this day; she shall find that she has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain, and exposed herself for ever to the contempt of the whole world, and the severest resentment of her injured mother.
It was clear that a man after seventeen years of wedlock did not leave his wife without certain occurrences
which must have led her to suspect that all was not well with their married life.
In which the many occurrences
that had passed at their last quarters were remembered, and every one, with great freedom, made what jokes he pleased on his officers, some of which were of the coarser kind, and very near bordering on scandal.