And, to say the truth, an appetite, sharpened by the east wind that generally blew along the passage, was the only valuable
result of so much indefatigable exercise.
Thus we shall not even have the consolations of a full treasury, to atone for the oppression of that valuable
class of the citizens who are employed in the cultivation of the soil.
Effingham, already a widower, transmitted to Marmaduke, for safe-keeping, all his valuable
effects and papers; and left the colony without his father.
He had just received a letter from Anne of Austria, a letter very valuable
to him, and strongly compromising Mazarin; but, as he already played the double part which served him so well, and by which he always managed two enemies so as to draw advantage from both, either by embroiling them more and more or by reconciling them, Michel Letellier wished to send Anne of Austria's letter to Mazarin, in order that he might be acquainted with it, and consequently pleased with his having so willingly rendered him a service.
These last were engaged, not merely to kill game for provisions, but also, and indeed chiefly, to trap beaver and other animals of rich furs, valuable
in the trade.
A very pretty girl bartered a heart as clear as crystal, and which seemed her most valuable
possession, for another jewel of the same kind, but so worn and defaced as to be utterly worthless.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable
than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
Ruffner were as valuable
to me as any education I have ever gotten anywhere else.
The count had valuable
Gobelin tapestries and Persian carpets in the house.
It was enough that the golden treasure buried upon the site of the burned bungalow was infinitely more valuable
than any ransom that would have occurred even to the avaricious mind of the Arab, and if Werper could persuade the raider to share even a portion of it with him he would be well satisfied.
He wrote at once to communicate his news to Agnes; adding, what he considered to be a valuable
hint, in these words:
She began to see the bloom upon her cheeks as valuable
So the Carter helped himself to so many of the most valuable
goods that the horses easily ran away with the remainder.
The most valuable
feature of the lecture was the disclosure of the methods of the Hindu jugglers in their famous performances, familiar in the mouths of travelers.
At the same time these fragments have produced much that is interesting and valuable
, such as the new lines, "Works and Days" 169 a-d, and the improved readings ib.