How dare she confess my faults in the Recording
Punctually at eight, sir," said poor old Benjamin, obediently recording
his formidable engagement.
And, doubtless, such book-keeping (like certain autobiographies which have enlightened the world) cannot fail to prove serviceable, in the one respect of sparing the recording
Angel some time and labour.
His most enduring literary work, however, was the inspiration and possibly partial authorship of the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,' a series of annals beginning with the Christian era, kept at various monasteries, and recording
year by year (down to two centuries and a half after Alfred's own death), the most important events of history, chiefly that of England.
some instances of these, we shall, if rightly understood, afford a very useful lesson to those well-disposed youths who shall hereafter be our readers; for they may here find, that goodness of heart, and openness of temper, though these may give them great comfort within, and administer to an honest pride in their own minds, will by no means, alas
If there were a delicate instrument for recording
small movements in the mouth and throat, we might place such an instrument in a person's mouth and then tell him to recite a poem to himself, as far as possible only in imagination.
So strange an accident has happened to us that I cannot forbear recording
it, although it is very probable that you will see me before these papers can come into your possession.
For the greater part of that time the days passed, and brought nothing with them worth recording
If the recording
angel had come down from heaven to confirm her, and had opened his book to my mortal eyes, the recording
angel would not have convinced me.
I mention the name of this distinguished and accomplished man (with whom I soon afterwards had the pleasure of becoming personally acquainted), that I may have the gratification of recording
my humble tribute of admiration and respect for his high abilities and character; and for the bold philanthropy with which he has ever opposed himself to that most hideous blot and foul disgrace - Slavery.
It was a quiet pretty spot, but a sad one for Barnaby's mother; for Mr Reuben Haredale lay there, and near the vault in which his ashes rested, was a stone to the memory of her own husband, with a brief inscription recording
how and when he had lost his life.
Testimonials representing Mrs General as a prodigy of piety, learning, virtue, and gentility, were lavishly contributed from influential quarters; and one venerable archdeacon even shed tears in recording
his testimony to her perfections