This mournful scene exhibited a horror almost unparalleled: Some torn and eaten by wild beasts; those in the river eaten by fishes; all in such a putrified condition, that no one could be distinguished
In almost every generation, nevertheless, there happened to be some one descendant of the family gifted with a portion of the hard, keen sense, and practical energy, that had so remarkably distinguished
the original founder.
It was marked with the noble and heroic qualities which showed it to be not a mere accident, but of good right, that he had won a distinguished
On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished
consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
I was shrewd enough to make all offices connected with the passenger service places of high and distinguished
She spent her military life as colonel of the Tenth Dragoons, and saw a deal of rough service - distinguished
service it was, too.
I should be distinguished
as the only "distinguished
dead" who went down to the grave unsonneted, in 1878.
The public dinner to our distinguished
fellow-colonist and townsman, WILKINS MICAWBER, ESQUIRE, Port Middlebay District Magistrate, came off yesterday in the large room of the Hotel, which was crowded to suffocation.
There was no want of distinguished
and noble candidates to fill up the ranks on either side.
I could plainly discover whence one family derives a long chin; why a second has abounded with knaves for two generations, and fools for two more; why a third happened to be crack-brained, and a fourth to be sharpers; whence it came, what Polydore Virgil says of a certain great house, NEC VIR FORTIS, NEC FOEMINA CASTA; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished
as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended scrofulous tumours to their posterity.
Of philosophy I will say nothing, except that when I saw that it had been cultivated for many ages by the most distinguished
men, and that yet there is not a single matter within its sphere which is not still in dispute, and nothing, therefore, which is above doubt, I did not presume to anticipate that my success would be greater in it than that of others; and further, when I considered the number of conflicting opinions touching a single matter that may be upheld by learned men, while there can be but one true, I reckoned as well-nigh false all that was only probable.
Not the rich, more than the poor; not the learned, more than the ignorant; not the haughty heirs of distinguished
names, more than the humble sons of obscurity and unpropitious fortune.