She had lived several years a servant with a schoolmaster, who, discovering a great quickness of parts in the girl, and an extraordinary
desire of learning--for every leisure hour she was always found reading in the books of the scholars--had the good-nature, or folly--just as the reader pleases to call it--to instruct her so far, that she obtained a competent skill in the Latin language, and was, perhaps, as good a scholar as most of the young men of quality of the age.
For the hereditary prince has less cause and less necessity to offend; hence it happens that he will be more loved; and unless extraordinary
vices cause him to be hated, it is reasonable to expect that his subjects will be naturally well disposed towards him; and in the antiquity and duration of his rule the memories and motives that make for change are lost, for one change always leaves the toothing for another.
"Well, we must sell it at five and a half if we can't get more," Levin decided the first question, which had always before seemed such a weighty one, with extraordinary
facility on the spot.
I'm glad I'm EXtraordinary
," sighed Pollyanna, her face clearing.
When a part has been developed in an extraordinary
manner in any one species, compared with the other species of the same genus, we may conclude that this part has undergone an extraordinary
amount of modification, since the period when the species branched off from the common progenitor of the genus.
"In his article all men are divided into 'ordinary' and 'extraordinary
.' Ordinary men have to live in submission, have no right to transgress the law, because, don't you see, they are ordinary.
I remember I felt an extraordinary
persuasion that I was being played with, that presently, when I was upon the very verge of safety, this mysterious death--as swift as the passage of light--would leap after me from the pit about the cylinder and strike me down.
And then he talked for half an hour about the Devonshire turf; which I thought such a very extraordinary
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary
cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
"How lovely!" said everyone who saw her; and the vicomte lifted his shoulders and dropped his eyes as if startled by something extraordinary
when she took her seat opposite and beamed upon him also with her unchanging smile.
His gravity under those trying circumstances, I can never forget, nor the extraordinary
gallantry with which, refusing to be brought home, he defended himself behind a pump, until overpowered by numbers.
"Poligny never knew how far that extraordinary
blackguard of an Erik humbugged him."--The Persian, by the way, spoke of Erik sometimes as a demigod and sometimes as the lowest of the low--"Poligny was superstitious and Erik knew it.
"You are certainly an extraordinary
man," said Danglars; "and philosophers may well say it is a fine thing to be rich."
Francis recalled his extraordinary
experience of that evening in the re-numbered room.
'You see nothing extraordinary
in the stockings, AS stockings, I trust, Sir?'