From my ledge to the base of the cliff is a matter of several thousand feet of dangerous climbing; yet I venture
to say that the first ape from whose loins my line has descended never could have equaled the speed with which I literally dropped down the face of that rugged escarpment.
But said one of the four servants, "Unless, indeed, this is a deliberate joke, I cannot bring myself to believe that men so intelligent as those present are, or seem to be, can venture
to declare and assert that this is not a basin, and that not a pack-saddle; but as I perceive that they do assert and declare it, I can only come to the conclusion that there is some mystery in this persistence in what is so opposed to the evidence of experience and truth itself; for I swear by"- and here he rapped out a round oath- "all the people in the world will not make me believe that this is not a barber's basin and that a jackass's pack-saddle.
There were too many English or French steamers of the line of Suez to Bombay, Calcutta to Melbourne, and from Bourbon to the Mauritius, furrowing this narrow passage, for the Nautilus to venture
to show itself.
In its habits it resembles the goat, frequenting the rudest precipices; cropping the herbage from their edges; and like the chamois, bounding lightly and securely among dizzy heights, where the hunter dares not venture
He'd count our cartridges one by one and then try to figure how long it would be before the last was ex-pended and we must either remain in the hut until we starved to death or venture
forth, empty, to fill the belly of some hungry bear.
, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the Cat.
AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture
to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.
There's a difference, certainly, between your whelps and mine, but I venture
to flatter myself that it is not due altogether to the mothers.
He asked if he might venture
to call on Doctor Starkweather the next day, mentioning the name of a friend of his, with whom he believed the vicar to be acquainted.
True," answered Sir William Felton, "but I have come on this venture
because it is a long time since I have broken a spear in war, and, certes, I shall not go back until I have run a course with some cavalier of Spain.
Perhaps I may venture
to add that personally I find it advisable to pass hastily over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and so gain as much time as possible for the nineteenth.
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture
to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
Thwackum put on a contemptuous sneer at this, and replied, "Ay, ay, I will venture
him with you.
Replace the Dixonary in the closet, and never venture
to take such a liberty in future.
They remained at Grimsby, in consequence, during the first half of the new year, and there they might probably have stayed much longer, but for the sudden resolution which Anne took at this time to venture
back to Hampshire, for the purpose of obtaining a private interview with Lady Glyde.