It is essential, in order to a complete estimate of the advantages
of official life, to view the incumbent at the in-coming of a hostile administration.
I'd like to have been able to kick the fellow down the steps," said he to himself, as he saw the door fairly closed, "with his impudent assurance; but he knows how much he has me at advantage
But none shared the general feeling of dissatisfaction so keenly as Cedric the Saxon, who saw, in each advantage
gained by the Norman challengers, a repeated triumph over the honour of England.
Small states, or states of less natural strength, under vigorous governments, and with the assistance of disciplined armies, have often triumphed over large states, or states of greater natural strength, which have been destitute of these advantages
Now in order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused to anger; that there may be advantage
from defeating the enemy, they must have their rewards
They have each their advantages
, and I can be equally happy in either.
Thurle an excellent neighbour, I assure you--such a one as you will feel glad to have accommodated by the little plan I'm going to mention, especially as I hope you will find it as much to your own advantage
I never used my razor during my stay in the island, but although a very subordinate affair, it had been vastly admired by the Typees; and Narmonee, a great hero among them, who was exceedingly precise in the arrangements of his toilet and the general adjustment of is person, being the most accurately tattooed and laboriously horrified individual in all the valley, thought it would be a great advantage
to have it applied to the already shaven crown of his head.
Such were its immediate effects, and within a twelvemonth a more important advantage
Their war plans were abandoned for the present, and they determined to return to the Arickara town, where they hoped to obtain from the white men arms and ammunition that would enable them to take the field with advantage
over their enemies.
He thought that she had come to Castra Regis again for the opportunity of stealing something, and was determined that on this occasion the chance of pressing his advantage
over her should not pass.
Allen had no particular reason to hope it would be followed with more advantage
now; but we are told to "despair of nothing we would attain," as "unwearied diligence our point would gain"; and the unwearied diligence with which she had every day wished for the same thing was at length to have its just reward, for hardly had she been seated ten minutes before a lady of about her own age, who was sitting by her, and had been looking at her attentively for several minutes, addressed her with great complaisance in these words: "I think, madam, I cannot be mistaken; it is a long time since I had the pleasure of seeing you, but is not your name Allen?