Our affairs began to wear a new aspect, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised
secret mischief at times.
But, the gaol was a vile place, in which most kinds of debauchery and villainy were practised
, and where dire diseases were bred, that came into court with the prisoners, and sometimes rushed straight from the dock at my Lord Chief Justice himself, and pulled him off the bench.
I have come to see,' she said, 'James Steerforth's fancy; the girl who ran away with him, and is the town-talk of the commonest people of her native place; the bold, flaunting, practised
companion of persons like James Steerforth.
on her affection in that systematic way, that he got great sums of money from her, and he induced her to buy her brother out of a share in the brewery (which had been weakly left him by his father) at an immense price, on the plea that when he was her husband he must hold and manage it all.
It was an important-looking village, with a fine old church and large churchyard in the heart of it, and two or three large brick-and-stone homesteads, with well-walled orchards and ornamental weathercocks, standing close upon the road, and lifting more imposing fronts than the rectory, which peeped from among the trees on the other side of the churchyard:--a village which showed at once the summits of its social life, and told the practised
eye that there was no great park and manor-house in the vicinity, but that there were several chiefs in Raveloe who could farm badly quite at their ease, drawing enough money from their bad farming, in those war times, to live in a rollicking fashion, and keep a jolly Christmas, Whitsun, and Easter tide.
There is nothing he will not promise the poor hungry human heart, with his innocent-looking daisies and those practised
liars the birds.
Each of them bore at his saddle-bow a bundle of darts or javelins, about four feet in length, having sharp steel heads, a weapon much in use among the Saracens, and of which the memory is yet preserved in the martial exercise called El Jerrid, still practised
in the Eastern countries.
And these were all the notions he had concerning that faculty of lying, so perfectly well understood, and so universally practised
, among human creatures.
The sun apparently had got up early to witness the sacrifice, and with his light they resumed their journey, discussing the deception practised
on Don Alvaro, and saying how well done it was to have taken his declaration before a magistrate in such an unimpeachable form.
It is only among the higher classes and in our temperate climates that Sight Recognition is practised
Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and the Elder, looking him full in the face, reminded him that, two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo for the banks of the Great Salt Lake, where, in the midst of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new colony, thanks to the polygamy practised
by the Mormons, had flourished beyond expectations.
Pope Julius came afterwards and found the Church strong, possessing all the Romagna, the barons of Rome reduced to impotence, and, through the chastisements of Alexander, the factions wiped out; he also found the way open to accumulate money in a manner such as had never been practised
before Alexander's time.
Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practised
more, and could have the advantage of a London master.
The negroes of Africa, ignorant as they were, had likewise practised
it, and thus had shown themselves wiser than the white men.
Although these savages are remarkably fond of chanting, still they appear to have no idea whatever of singing, at least as the art is practised
in other nations.