But the duties and responsibilities make the recompense small, and they are so very heavy that I fear to undertake
I needn't tell you, Lizzie, that I am under great obligations to Mr Headstone, and that I am very anxious for Mr Headstone to succeed in all he undertakes
Lothario seeing the fixed determination of Anselmo, and not knowing what further examples to offer or arguments to urge in order to dissuade him from it, and perceiving that he threatened to confide his pernicious scheme to some one else, to avoid a greater evil resolved to gratify him and do what he asked, intending to manage the business so as to satisfy Anselmo without corrupting the mind of Camilla; so in reply he told him not to communicate his purpose to any other, for he would undertake
the task himself, and would begin it as soon as he pleased.
Finding that I took an interest in the subject, he expressed a regret that the true nature and extent of his enterprise and its national character and importance had never been understood, and a wish that I would undertake
to give an account of it.
No service was too humble for him to perform in the aid of the South, no adventure to perilous for him to undertake
if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.
Nay, some undertake
suits, with a full purpose to let them fall; to the end to gratify the adverse party, or competitor.
Since then we propose to inquire what civil society is of all others best for those who have it in their power to live entirely as they wish, it is necessary to examine into the polity of those states which are allowed to be well governed; and if there should be any others which some persons have described, and which appear properly regulated, to note what is right and useful in them; and when we point out wherein they have failed, let not this be imputed to an affectation of wisdom, for it is because there are great defects in all those which are already 'established, that I have been induced to undertake
Ferguson, and the heart, thrice panoplied in bronze, that could conceive and undertake
such an enterprise.
Withal, my knowledge of him is so meager that I should rather not undertake
to say if he were himself persuaded of the truth of what he relates; certainly such inquiries as I have thought it worth while to set about have not in every instance tended to confirmation of the statements made.
Naturally our Ozma wished to undertake the adventure of liberating the poor prisoners; but for a long time she could find no way to cross the great desert between the two countries.
For, if with the aid of my brave followers I cannot accomplish my purpose, then it would be useless for you to undertake the journey.
--as a woman accustomed to self-restraint, Sir Patrick--I undertake
to control myself, on one condition.
When the Municipal Council had authorized the making of the road, I went to the prefect and obtained some money from the charitable funds at the disposal of the department, in order to pay for the hire of carts, for the Commune was unable to undertake
the transport of road metal for lack of wheeled conveyances.
We would not, however, have our reader imagine, that persons of such characters as were supported by Thwackum and Square, would undertake
a matter of this kind, which hath been a little censured by some rigid moralists, before they had thoroughly examined it, and considered whether it was (as Shakespear phrases it) "Stuff o' th' conscience," or no.
While the body travels through spatial geography, the mind undertakes
its own voyage of discovery, a journey of cognitive mapping.