"To proceed: ceteris paribus, be who pleases is of more importance to his fellow-men than he who instructs, since utility is happiness, and pleasure is the end already obtained which instruction
is merely the means of obtaining.
With the same anxious forethought he wrote a letter of instructions
to Captain Thorn, in which he urged the strictest attention to the health of himself and his crew, and to the promotion of good-humor and harmony on board his ship.
The Englishman, who usually kept an eye upon his black captor, saw now that the latter was explaining something in detail to his warriors, and from his gestures and his manner it was apparent that he was persuading them to some new plan as well as giving them instructions
as to what they were to do.
"The servants be hanged," said Sir Pitt; and his son thought even worse would happen were they deprived of the benefit of his instruction
Villemain, Minister of Public Instruction
to King Louis Philippe, had been entrusted with a commission to search for ancient MSS., and in carrying out his instructions
he found a MS.
In that time he acquired a somewhat ready facility in the use of that dialect, by means of which he was to carry the instructions
of spiritual truth to the men of the forest, though as late as 1649 he still lamented his want of skill in this respect.
"I couldn't go on that way, sir, without instructions
The Diamond and the sealed instructions
went into his banker's strong-room, and the Colonel's letters, periodically reporting him a living man, were received and opened by our family lawyer, Mr.
monsieur," said he, in a low voice, to the officer to whom, for an hour, he had ceased speaking, "what would I give to know the instructions
for the new commander!
"Devil take them!" he muttered, and after listening to the verbal instructions
his father had sent and taking the correspondence and his father's letter, he returned to the nursery.
Dicas, waiting for his instructions
, laid down his pen and looked at Sir Joseph's son-in-law elect.
For he assured me, that if the secret should be discovered by my countrymen the Dutch, they would cut my throat in the voyage." I returned my thanks, by the interpreter, for so unusual a favour; and some troops being at that time on their march to Nangasac, the commanding officer had orders to convey me safe thither, with particular instructions
about the business of the crucifix.