This new interest was a valued novelty in whistling, which he had just acquired
from a negro, and he was suffering to practise it un- disturbed.
It gave Rebecca and Emma Jane some hours of sorrow to learn that a certain village in the wake of Abner Simpson's line of progress had acquired
, through the medium of an ambitious young minister, a magnificent lamp for its new church parlors.
He was generally called Captain Anthony--a title which, I presume, he acquired
by sailing a craft on the Chesapeake Bay.
She had no visible friends but what had been acquired
at Highbury, and was now just returned from a long visit in the country to some young ladies who had been at school there with her.
Jennings, to the Middletons, he has been long and intimately known; they equally love and respect him; and even my own knowledge of him, though lately acquired
, is very considerable; and so highly do I value and esteem him, that if Marianne can be happy with him, I shall be as ready as yourself to think our connection the greatest blessing to us in the world.
They woke, they kindled: first, they glowed in the bright tint of her cheek, which till this hour I had never seen but pale and bloodless; then they shone in the liquid lustre of her eyes, which had suddenly acquired
a beauty more singular than that of Miss Temple's--a beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance.
Then personal appearance sympathised with mental deterioration: he acquired
a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in exciting the aversion rather than the esteem of his few acquaintance.
They had acquired
a habit of meeting to smoke together on certain evenings in the week, in the cynic-philosopher's study, and of there disputing on every imaginable subject -- Mr.
He had performed many eminent services for the crown, had great natural and acquired
parts, adorned with integrity and honour; but so ill an ear for music, that his detractors reported, "he had been often known to beat time in the wrong place;" neither could his tutors, without extreme difficulty, teach him to demonstrate the most easy proposition in the mathematics.
But as soon as I had acquired
some general notions respecting physics, and beginning to make trial of them in various particular difficulties, had observed how far they can carry us, and how much they differ from the principles that have been employed up to the present time, I believed that I could not keep them concealed without sinning grievously against the law by which we are bound to promote, as far as in us lies, the general good of mankind.
Can it be wise to put this desirable and essential quality under the ban of the Constitution, and to declare that the moment it is acquired
, its possessor shall be compelled to abandon the station in which it was acquired
, and to which it is adapted?
A part of this knowledge may be acquired
by means of information which lie within the compass of men in private as well as public stations.
The oval face was lengthened, his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution; his eyebrows were arched beneath a brow furrowed with thought; his eyes were full of melancholy, and from their depths occasionally sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired
had besides diffused over his features a refined intellectual expression; and he had also acquired
, being naturally of a goodly stature, that vigor which a frame possesses which has so long concentrated all its force within itself.
The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired
them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired
from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.