To be able
to carry back to their far homes the boast that they had seen the man who could command the sun, riding in the heavens, and be obeyed, would make them great in the eyes of their neighbors, and envied by them all; but to be able
to also say they had seen him work a miracle themselves -- why, people would come a dis- tance to see THEM.
Now, however, it was absolutely to be; every preparation was resumed, and very soon after the Churchills had removed to Richmond, a few lines from Frank, to say that his aunt felt already much better for the change, and that he had no doubt of being able
to join them for twentyfour hours at any given time, induced them to name as early a day as possible.
I have taken our lodgings on for another week; and I can wait to hear from you until you are able
to send me such news as I wish to receive.
However, in my opinion, it was extremely prudent, as well as generous: for, supposing these people had endeavoured to kill me with their spears and arrows, while I was asleep, I should certainly have awaked with the first sense of smart, which might so far have roused my rage and strength, as to have enabled me to break the strings wherewith I was tied; after which, as they were not able
to make resistance, so they could expect no mercy.
The other bird answered, 'He will have to seek help from the Witch-maiden, who will doubtless be able
to put him on the right track.
But even superior men have no reason for any great anxiety to know these principles, for if what they desire is to be able
to speak of all things, and to acquire a reputation for learning, they will gain their end more easily by remaining satisfied with the appearance of truth, which can be found without much difficulty in all sorts of matters, than by seeking the truth itself which unfolds itself but slowly and that only in some departments, while it obliges us, when we have to speak of others, freely to confess our ignorance.
Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able
to repel the danger.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able
to get on amongst themselves.
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able
to do it.
In the future shall we be able
to write letters to one another?
Warren was an eloquent and able
patriot," replied Grandfather.
There is a point of perfection in a ship as a worker when she is spoken of as being able
to SAIL without ballast.