When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity
over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
When he had finished the king exclaimed: "So remarkable a story must not be lost to posterity
Anyone who has ever watched a child's eyes wander into sleep knows what posterity
Love for his posterity
spurs him to exertion for their support, stimulates him to virtue for their example, and fills him with the tenderest solicitude for their welfare.
I say, too, that when a painter desires to become famous in his art he endeavours to copy the originals of the rarest painters that he knows; and the same rule holds good for all the most important crafts and callings that serve to adorn a state; thus must he who would be esteemed prudent and patient imitate Ulysses, in whose person and labours Homer presents to us a lively picture of prudence and patience; as Virgil, too, shows us in the person of AEneas the virtue of a pious son and the sagacity of a brave and skilful captain; not representing or describing them as they were, but as they ought to be, so as to leave the example of their virtues to posterity
For though it be true that every one is bound to promote to the extent of his ability the good of others, and that to be useful to no one is really to be worthless, yet it is likewise true that our cares ought to extend beyond the present, and it is good to omit doing what might perhaps bring some profit to the living, when we have in view the accomplishment of other ends that will be of much greater advantage to posterity
Plato, writing probably in the next generation, undertakes the defence of his friend and master in this particular, not to the Athenians of his day, but to posterity
and the world at large.
To this manly spirit, posterity
will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.
Her mental powers were those of the English "country gentleman" who, hearing constant mention of "posterity
" in the House of Commons, rose to make the speech that has since become celebrated: "Gentlemen," he said, "I hear much talk in this place about Posterity
Nevertheless, all hope is not shut out, even from the Isosceles, that his posterity
may ultimately rise above his degraded condition.
That is true, and that will redeem us a little in the eyes of posterity
, if posterity
ever looks at us.
But should the banner staff of Merry Mount be fortunate, sunshine would break upon the hills, and flowers would beautify the forest, and late posterity
do homage to the Maypole.
And, just as he had constructed a baronial residence for himself and his posterity
, the fire rolled down upon the hearth and crumbled it to ashes
in the eyes of posterity
-- the splendor of your name.
Nor have I hesitated to insert from the 'Minor Poems,' now omitted, whole lines, and even passages, to the end that being placed in a fairer light, and the trash shaken from them in which they were imbedded, they may have some chance of being seen by posterity