Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself
, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
No wonder his thoughts were still with his loom and his money when he made his journeys through the fields and the lanes to fetch and carry home his work, so that his steps never wandered to the hedge-banks and the lane-side in search of the once familiar herbs: these too belonged to the past, from which his life had shrunk away, like a rivulet that has sunk far down from the grassy fringe of its old breadth into a little shivering thread, that cuts a groove for itself
in the barren sand.
A convention of delegates from the State Legislatures, independent of the Congress itself
, was the expedient which presented itself
for effecting the purpose, and an augmentation of the powers of Congress for the regulation of commerce, as the object for which this assembly was to be convened.
Thus, in respect of the manner in which the thing takes place, it is the peculiar mark of substance that it should be capable of admitting contrary qualities; for it is by itself
changing that it does so.
Then suddenly I came to myself (though that was the only time during the evening's play when fear cast its cold spell over me, and showed itself
in a trembling of the hands and knees).
The doors had been burnt, some on the spot, and the charcoal of them was still jagged with the action of the fire, which had gone out of itself
, powerless, no doubt, to get to the heart of those massive joints of oak fastened together with iron nails.
We copy a portion of Marvell's "Maiden lamenting for her Fawn," which we prefer-not only as a specimen of the elder poets, but in itself
as a beautiful poem, abounding in pathos, exquisitely delicate imagination and truthfulness-to anything of its species:
This preponderance of the feminine element is, however, in itself
characteristic, as I need not remind you what an abnormally--developed part this sex has played in French history.
The next is, the apprehension and construction of the injury offered, to be, in the circumstances thereof, full of contempt: for contempt is that, which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself
The temple of Solomon, for example, was not alone the binding of the holy book; it was the holy book itself
where the actions of men are the subject of observation) the first and most primitive approximation to present itself
was the will of the gods and, after that, the will of those who stood in the most prominent position- the heroes of history.
The lamps were lit; their luster reflected itself
in the polished wood; good wine was passed round the dinner-table; before the meal was far advanced civilization had triumphed, and Mr.