If the guillotine, as applied to office-holders, were a literal fact, instead of one of the most apt of metaphors, it is my sincere belief that the active
members of the victorious party were sufficiently excited to have chopped off all our heads, and have thanked Heaven for the opportunity
But his coming for me as he did, with such active
, such ready friendship, is enough to prove him one of the worthiest of men.
It appears that the same active
and leading members of the council had been active
and influential members of the legislative and executive branches, within the period to be reviewed; and even patrons or opponents of the very measures to be thus brought to the test of the constitution.
you remarked that we were all active
, vigorous and armed.
leader, it will be recollected, had embarked the year previously in skin-boats on the Bighorn, freighted with the year's collection of peltries.
Nerved by an active
resolution, Adam took a morsel of bread and drank some wine.
He held the promise of the Chief for active
service, and the men must get ready.
Let us suppose," he continued, folding his table-napkin into a graceful festoon, "that this represents what is perhaps the necessity of this Age--the Active
Tourist's Portable Bath.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active
energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
After lying there quietly for some time, his mind became active
AMBITION is like choler; which is an humor that maketh men active
, earnest, full of alacrity, and stirring, if it be not stopped.
In the twilight of the morning light seems active
, darkness passive; in the twilight of evening it is the darkness which is active
and crescent, and the light which is the drowsy reverse.