"Pity he's got so many hands," murmurs an elderly lady, with her own
calmly folded on her lap.
You will oblige me -- and you will certainly not sacrifice your own
convenience and pleasure -- by staying through that interval with your friends at St.
To those who live in the narrow circle of human interests and human feelings, there ever exists, unheeded, almost unnoticed, before their very eyes, the most humbling proofs of their own
comparative insignificance in the scale of creation, which, in the midst of their admitted mastery over the earth and all it contains, it would be well for them to consider, if they would obtain just views of what they are and what they were intended to be.
I have, I flatter myself, made no inconsiderable progress in her affections; but my own
are entirely fixed."
Or have the arts to look only after their own
"Why, he must have thought it, unless he IS the downrightest fool in the world; because if he hadn't thought it, he would have wanted to own
the whole dog, knowing that if he killed his half and the other half died, he would be responsible for that half just the same as if he had killed that half instead of his own
Churchill, having no children of their own
, nor any other young creature of equal kindred to care for, offered to take the whole charge of the little Frank soon after her decease.
"Do you mean that you are building it yourself, with your own
hands, no one to help you?" I asked.
She lifted one hand with theatrical solemnity--and luxuriously terrified herself with her own
And true it is that he did many of these things; but had he done nothing more I should have left him to have recorded his own
merit on some fair freestone over the door of that hospital.
Dashwood, urged equally by her own
and her daughter's wishes, began to talk of removing to Barton.
The wise prince, therefore, has always avoided these arms and turned to his own
; and has been willing rather to lose with them than to conquer with the others, not deeming that a real victory which is gained with the arms of others.