Bid a boy defy his father when the pantomime-cab is at the door, or a girl develop a will of her own when her mother is putting the last touches to the first ball-dress, but do not ask an Irish regiment to embark upon mutiny on the eve of a campaign, when it has fraternised with the native regiment that accompanies it, and driven its officers into retirement with ten thousand clamorous questions, and the prisoners dance for joy, and the sick men stand in the open calling down all known diseases on the head of the doctor, who has certified that they are "medically unfit for active
During these different journeys, Ferguson had been the most active
and interesting correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, the penny newspaper whose circulation amounts to 140,000 copies, and yet scarcely suffices for its many legions of readers.
He thought of Rose all through the holidays, and his fancy was active
with the things they would do together next term.
With the help of the great dictionary and the active
intelligence of a healthy mind endowed by inheritance with more than ordinary reasoning powers he shrewdly guessed at much which he could not really understand, and more often than not his guesses were close to the mark of truth.
She needed something active
to turn her excitement out upon.
She picked herself up in the old leisurely manner, lazily active
, and looked around her benignantly, like a cow: our dear wild one safely tethered at last with a rope of children.
Pursued by two very active
young men armed with fire-hardened spears, tottering along with incredible swiftness on his two spindle legs, Kwaque had fallen exhausted at Daughtry's feet and looked up at him with the beseeching eyes of a deer fleeing from the hounds.
I respectfully endeavored to impress upon her ladyship the necessity of keeping the functions of the liver active
by daily walking exercise; time, distance, and pace being regulated with proper regard to her age--you understand me?
The loiterer often blames delay on his more active
Brother, these people know you, and your active
support will bear fruit abundantly.
resemble each other much more closely than do the mature insects; but in the case of larvae, the embryos are active
, and have been adapted for special lines of life.
Now at last Milton was drawn into active