The next day after being apprised of
his new dignity he hastened to inform the King of Patagascar.
It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home, when upon speaking a whale-ship, her people were reliably apprised of
the existence of Moby Dick, and the havoc he had made.
We were, however, notwithstanding the assurances given us by the emperor, sufficiently apprised of
the danger which we were exposed to in this expedition, whether we went by sea or land.
But they seem not to have been apprised of
the sentiments of that great man expressed in another part of his work, nor to have adverted to the consequences of the principle to which they subscribe with such ready acquiescence.
My mother did not relish this at all, and now made many objections to my accepting the situation; in which my sister warmly supported her: but, unwilling to be balked again, I overruled them all; and, having first obtained the consent of my father (who had, a short time previously, been apprised of
these transactions), I wrote a most obliging epistle to my unknown correspondent, and, finally, the bargain was concluded.
But as that lady had not been apprised of
his intention of picking her up, she was not at home.
It was the only good thing I had done, and the only completed thing I had done, since I was first apprised of
my great expectations.
Beyond this universality of the symbolic language, we are apprised of
the divineness of this superior use of things, whereby the world is a temple whose walls are covered with emblems, pictures, and commandments of the Deity,--in this, that there is no fact in nature which does not carry the whole sense of nature; and the distinctions which we make in events and in affairs, of low and high, honest and base, disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
Marmaduke was apprised of
all these preparations by letter, and it was especially arranged that he and Elizabeth should arrive in season to participate in the solemnities of the evening.
The majority of dairymen have a cross manner at milking time, but it happened that Mr Crick was glad to get a new hand--for the days were busy ones now--and he received her warmly; inquiring for her mother and the rest of the family--(though this as a matter of form merely, for in reality he had not been aware of Mrs Durbeyfield's existence till apprised of
the fact by a brief business-letter about Tess).
The affair thus determined, and Thorpe's approbation secured, Catherine only remained to be apprised of