Does not the eye of the human embryo predict
"I tell you," one of them was saying, "that if Coysel predicted
that, 'tis as good as true; I know nothing about it, but I have heard say that he's not only an astrologer, but a magician."
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
The Emperor Nicholas Pavlovich (Nicholas I) had noticed him while he was still at the College, and continued to take notice of him in the regiment, and it was on this account that people predicted for him an appointment as aide-de-camp to the Emperor.
Every Russian might have predicted
it, not by reasoning but by the feeling implanted in each of us and in our fathers.
Nothing had been heard of them since their departure from the Arickara village; Lisa, who parted from them there, had predicted
their destruction; and some of the traders of the Northwest Company had actually spread a rumor of their having been cut off by the Indians.
The women all failing, from the handsome housekeeper downward, to make the smallest impression on him, consoled themselves by prophetic visions of his future relations with the sex, and predicted
vindictively that "his time would come."
The disease, as Guenaud had predicted
, had become worse; it was no longer an attack of gout, it was an attack of death; then there was another thing which made that agony more agonizing still, -- and that was the agitation brought into his mind by the donation he had sent to the king, and which, according to Colbert, the king ought to send back unaccepted to the cardinal.
Every time my sword hung fast to my shoulder-belt, it always predicted
some disagreeable commission or another for me to execute, and I have had showers of them all my life through.
Many gloomy looks would be cast upward through the cabin skylights at the flapping sails while dinner was in progress; and some, growing bold in ruefulness, predicted
that we should land about the middle of July.
Many had predicted
that Robert would devote himself to Mrs.
the same fate to ATTRACTION, whereof the present learned are such zealous asserters.