However it is not doubted, that this invention
may be capable of great improvement.
It is but fair to add that these Yankees, brave as they have ever proved themselves to be, did not confine themselves to theories and formulae, but that they paid heavily, in propria persona , for their inventions
. Among them were to be counted officers of all ranks, from lieutenants to generals; military men of every age, from those who were just making their debut in the profession of arms up to those who had grown old in the gun-carriage.
From one activity to another had Tom Swift gone, now constructing some important invention
for himself, as among others, when he made the photo-telephone, or developed a great searchlight which he presented to the Government for use in detecting smugglers on the border.
He was so deeply impressed by the progress made by these pupils, and by the pathos of their dumbness, that when he arrived in Canada he was in doubt as to which of these two tasks was the more important--the teaching of deaf-mutes or the invention
of a musical telegraph.
'The song really IS "A-SITTING ON A GATE": and the tune's my own invention
This same gentleman, having heard of the fame of George's invention
, took a ride over to the factory, to see what this intelligent chattel had been about.
I am giving all these details of a perfectly natural invention
, producing, with a few painted branches, the supernatural illusion of an equatorial forest blazing under the tropical sun, so that no one may doubt the present balance of my brain or feel entitled to say that I am mad or lying or that I take him for a fool.
"It's some wonderful invention
, I believe, but I can't help resenting anything that makes us live like hermits, suspect even the tradespeople, give up entertaining altogether, give up even seeing our friends.
For the same reason the Dorians claim the invention
both of Tragedy and Comedy.
Mainwaring and a young man engaged to Miss Mainwaring distractedly in love with her, which Reginald firmly believed when he came here, is now, he is persuaded, only a scandalous invention
. He has told me so with a warmth of manner which spoke his regret at having believed the contrary himself.
- "In order to get any good of my outlay for your invention
, I must make a war, and do so as soon as I can arm my troops - before your secret is discovered by foreign nations.
It was a pure invention
. She said that Madame Antoine had related it to her.