He had a comfortable home for her, and Emma imagined a very sufficient income; for though the vicarage of Highbury was not large, he was known to have some independent property; and she thought very highly of him as a goodhumoured, wellmeaning, respectable young man, without any deficiency of useful
understanding or knowledge of the world.
You will tell my mother how it all ought to be, and you will be so useful to Susan, and you will teach Betsey, and make the boys love and mind you.
Norris was left to settle the matter by herself; and it ended, to the infinite joy of her nephew and niece, in the recollection that she could not possibly be spared from Mansfield Park at present; that she was a great deal too necessary to Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram for her to be able to answer it to herself to leave them even for a week, and therefore must certainly sacrifice every other pleasure to that of being useful to them.
These we have now mentioned in general, but to enter into particulars concerning each of them, though it might be useful
to the artist, would be tiresome to dwell on.
Under such circumstances, although I was not many degrees more useful
than the kitten, my idleness was not entirely without excuse.
Yes; it is one of the most beautiful as well as useful
of all the arts a woman can learn.
SOCRATES: I mean that good men are necessarily useful
Nevertheless," he said to Barbicane, "some valuable and useful
beasts, bullocks, cows, horses, and donkeys, would bear the journey very well, and would also be very useful
I see that all is for the best," said Michel, "and that this atmosphere is a useful
invention; for it not only allows us to breathe, but it prevents us from roasting.
If there exist savages so barbarous as never to think of the inherited character of the offspring of their domestic animals, yet any one animal particularly useful
to them, for any special purpose, would be carefully preserved during famines and other accidents, to which savages are so liable, and such choice animals would thus generally leave more offspring than the inferior ones; so that in this case there would be a kind of unconscious selection going on.
And in the laying of bricks and stones is the just man a more useful
or better partner than the builder?
This appears in works both of the useful
and the fine arts, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim either at use or beauty.
Pity, the obliging hand, the warm heart, patience, industry, and humility--these are unquestionably the qualities we shall here find flooded with the light of approval and admiration; because they are the most USEFUL
qualities--; they make life endurable, they are of assistance in the "struggle for existence" which is the motive force behind the people practising this morality.
And it was after long searching that I found out the carpenter's chest, which was, indeed, a very useful
prize to me, and much more valuable than a shipload of gold would have been at that time.
On the very night after his capture the aneurism burst, and he was found in the morning stretched upon the floor of the cell, with a placid smile upon his face, as though he had been able in his dying moments to look back upon a useful
life, and on work well done.