Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean
to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
Then there are some words which mean
one thing when you emphasize the first syllable, but mean
something very different if you throw the emphasis on the last syllable.
But surely love means
perfect trust," said Rosalind.
that quantum of the means
of subsistence, which is absolutely requisite in bare existence as a labourer.
I for my part noticed by the sense of sight, before I entered your Kingdom, that some of your people are Lines and others Points, and that some of the Lines are larger --" "You speak of an impossibility," interrupted the King; "you must have seen a vision; for to detect the difference between a Line and a Point by the sense of sight is, as every one knows, in the nature of things, impossible; but it can be detected by the sense of hearing, and by the same means
my shape can be exactly ascertained.
It is my marriage you mean
, is it not, dear grandpapa?
A very simple calculation will demonstrate what I mean
When you say we get always the same couple what do you mean
but that we get always the same passion?
One of them, whom I by no means
thought the best, has given us a play, known to all the world, which I am almost ready to think with Zola is the greatest play of modern times; or if it is not so, I should be puzzled to name the modern drama that surpasses "La Morte Civile" of Paolo Giacometti.
When I say cowardly skunks, I mean
just that,--cowardly skunks.
When Simonides said that the repayment of a debt was justice, he did not mean
to include that case?
,' she said, 'that one can't help growing older.