But, in order to achieve
this great revolution in favour of the native English, it was necessary that they should be united among themselves, and act under an acknowledged head.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve
and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
The tables being removed, suddenly through the door of the hall there will enter a hideous and diminutive dwarf followed by a fair dame, between two giants, who comes with a certain adventure, the work of an ancient sage; and he who shall achieve
it shall be deemed the best knight in the world.
And that union, to attain which the burghers of the Middle Ages, with their miserable highways, required centuries, the modern proletarians, thanks to railways, achieve
in a few years.
The rhythmical and, if I may so say, well-modulated undulation of the back in our ladies of Circular rank is envied and imitated by the wife of a common Equilateral, who can achieve
nothing beyond a mere monotonous swing, like the ticking of a pendulum; and the regular tick of the Equilateral is no less admired and copied by the wife of the progressive and aspiring Isosceles, in the females of whose family no "back-motion" of any kind has become as yet a necessity of life.
But there was one art the boy possessed which Akut could not master, though he did achieve
fair proficiency in it for an ape--boxing.
What he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to achieve
it in a cumulative way.
Then, perhaps, we would be reconciled and drink to our everlasting friendship; but what was most bitter and humiliating for me was that I knew even then, knew fully and for certain, that I needed nothing of all this really, that I did not really want to crush, to subdue, to attract them, and that I did not care a straw really for the result, even if I did achieve
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve
things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge.
Caswall felt that if he could not achieve
supremacy he had better give up the idea, so all his pride was enlisted against Mimi.
In those days conversation was still cultivated as an art; a neat repartee was more highly valued than the crackling of thorns under a pot; and the epigram, not yet a mechanical appliance by which the dull may achieve
a semblance of wit, gave sprightliness to the small talk of the urbane.
Remember that as surely as we one day swung down out of the trees and walked upright, just as surely, on a far earlier day, did we crawl up out of the sea and achieve
our first adventure on land.