But there was something pitifully small in this old Pyncheon's mode
of setting about his commercial operations; it was whispered, that, with his own hands, all beruffled as they were, he used to give change for a shilling, and would turn a half-penny twice over, to make sure that it was a good one.
In the first place, my coadjutors were not invariably old; there were men among them in their strength and prime, of marked ability and energy, and altogether superior to the sluggish and dependent mode
of life on which their evil stars had cast them.
I have said that this mode
of treatment is a part of the whole system of fraud and inhumanity of slavery.
Murdstone, whose face darkened more and more, the more he and my aunt observed each other, which they did very narrowly, 'as to the best mode
of bringing him up; they are founded, in part, on my knowledge of him, and in part on my knowledge of my own means and resources.
For example, if we conceive the recent discovery of gas to be so much improved and adapted to domestic use, as to supersede all other modes
of producing domestic light; we can already suppose, some centuries afterwards, the heads of a whole Society of Antiquaries half turned by the discovery of a pair of patent snuffers, and by the learned theories which would be brought forward to account for the form and purpose of so singular an implement.
of dressing, and the particular styles that from time to time he affected, had their marked influence on the young exquisites of the Mayfair balls and Pall Mall club windows, who copied him in everything that he did, and tried to reproduce the accidental charm of his graceful, though to him only half-serious fopperies.
And according to one, this mode
of appointment is extended to one of the co-ordinate branches of the legislature.
It compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode
of production; it compels them to introduce what it calls civilisation into their midst, i.
They differ, however, from one: another in three respects,--the medium, the objects, the manner or mode
of imitation, being in each case distinct.
Greatly surprised, I asked him what he wanted (for at the moment Thedora had gone out shopping); whereupon he began to question me as to my mode
of life and occupation, and then, without waiting for an answer, informed me that he was uncle to the officer of whom you have spoken; that he was very angry with his nephew for the way in which the latter had behaved, especially with regard to his slandering of me right and left; and that he, the uncle, was ready to protect me from the young spendthrift's insolence.
Another cause of a pompous and artificial mode
of life, among those who could afford it, was that the example was set by the royal governors.
Precautions in dangerous defiles Trappers' mode
of defence on a prairie A mysterious visitor Arrival in Green River Valley Adventures of the detachments The forlorn partisan His tale of disasters.