It seemed then to be your opinion, that the charm lay entirely in the art with which the unknown author had availed himself, like a second M`Pherson, of the antiquarian stores which lay scattered around him, supplying
his own indolence or poverty of invention, by the incidents which had actually taken place in his country at no distant period, by introducing real characters, and scarcely suppressing real names.
The peasants are very exact in supplying
their quota, being obliged to pay double the value in case of failure; and very often when they have produced their full share, they are told that they have been deficient, and condemned to buy their peace with a large fine.
But besides the operation of its own wires, the Western Union was supplying
customers with various kinds of printing-telegraphs and dial telegraphs, some of which could transmit sixty words a minute.
This policy of supplying
, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives, might be traced through the whole system of human affairs, private as well as public.
But the most fearful spectacle was Noirtier being pushed towards the bed, his face expressing all his meaning, and his eyes supplying
the want of every other faculty.
It is wonderful how many families I have been the means of supplying
in that way.
Athos perceived this embarrassment, and by way of supplying
an effectual remedy, called for four bottles of champagne.