You appear to be much afraid that the king will accept
; you have a deal more reason to fear that he will not accept
"Every form of art has its limitations." (She was busy recalling a lecture she had heard at the university on the conventions of the arts.) "In painting there are only two dimensions to the canvas, yet you accept
the illusion of three dimensions which the art of a painter enables him to throw into the canvas.
I do not confer praise or blame: I accept
. I am the measure of all things.
After very little farther discourse, it was finally settled that the invitation should be fully accepted
I could offer to lend the scoundrel the money that he wanted at an hour's notice, and he was the man to accept
my proposal quite as easily as I could make it.
'I could only accept
it on terms of perfect equality, as a companion, protector, Mentor, and friend.'
Gradually introducing the mention of the dangers to the Tradesmen, the Professional Classes and the Gentlemen, he silenced the rising murmurs of the Isosceles by reminding them that, in spite of all these defects, he was willing to accept
the Bill if it was approved by the majority.
To-day we must accept
it as one of the earliest castles of the Conquest, probably not later than the time of Henry I.
He proposed marriage to her for the second time--and (after having being accepted
) he consented, at her request, to consider the marriage as broken off.
The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept
, though with no kinder countenance than before.
Some mothers would have insisted on their daughter's accepting so good an offer on the first overture; but I could not reconcile it to myself to force Frederica into a marriage from which her heart revolted, and instead of adopting so harsh a measure merely propose to make it her own choice, by rendering her thoroughly uncomfortable till she does accept
him--but enough of this tiresome girl.
The question was summed up for him thus: "If I do not accept
the answers Christianity gives to the problems of my life, what answers do I accept
?" And in the whole arsenal of his convictions, so far from finding any satisfactory answers, he was utterly unable to find anything at all like an answer.