But it were folly to lay any stress on stories of this kind, which are sure to spring up around such an event
as that now related, and which, as in the present case, sometimes prolong themselves for ages afterwards, like the toadstools that indicate where the fallen and buried trunk of a tree has long since mouldered into the earth.
Besides, the recent events
that had befallen her family had given Adelaida much to think about, especially the sad experiences of her younger sister.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event
took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
I believe that its free and simple design, where event
without the fettering control of intrigue, but where all grows naturally out of character and conditions, is the supreme form of fiction; and I cannot help thinking that if we ever have a great American novel it must be built upon some such large and noble lines.
He set himself to finish the tale of Troy, which, so far as events
were concerned, had been left half-told by Homer, by tracing the course of events
after the close of the "Iliad".
Every age had left on them its imprint; a bit of architecture with which was bound up the remembrance of some terrible event
, some bloody adventure.
The kind of memory of which I am now speaking is definite knowledge of some past event
in one's own experience.
Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness--with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course of one complete series of events
, by making the persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each successive stage, relate their own experience, word for word.
he, who had never yet alluded to their marriage but as a distant event
MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--I have to tell you that a sad event
has happened in this house--an event
to excite one's utmost pity.
The idea of being taken and brought back ignominiously to the ship was so inexpressibly repulsive to me, that I was determined by no hasty and imprudent measures to render such an event
The anxiety, which in this state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, and of all who loved either, as to its final event
, can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity.