Of course there is no guaranteeing (this is my comment) that it will not be, for instance, frightfully dull then (for what will one have to do when everything will be calculated
and tabulated), but on the other hand everything will be extraordinarily rational.
The first thing that met his eye was the meridian, drawn by the abbe on the wall, by which he calculated
the time; then he saw the remains of the bed on which the poor prisoner had died.
Bennet, who had calculated
on her daughters remaining at Netherfield till the following Tuesday, which would exactly finish Jane's week, could not bring herself to receive them with pleasure before.
After this constant picture of worth and virtue on the part of the Nez Perce tribe, we grieve to have to record a circumstance calculated
to throw a temporary shade upon the name.
We have calculated
its distance from us at 237,000 miles.
But no amount of lubberly book-jargon can disguise a fact well calculated
to afflict the soul of every sound economist.
It's of no use to have foresight when you are dealing with an idiot: he is not to be calculated
Her behaviour, I confess, has been calculated
to do away with such an idea; I have not detected the smallest impropriety in it--nothing of vanity, of pretension, of levity; and she is altogether so attractive that I should not wonder at his being delighted with her, had he known nothing of her previous to this personal acquaintance; but, against reason, against conviction, to be so well pleased with her, as I am sure he is, does really astonish me.
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated
, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
The law, too, which he made to encourage population was by no means calculated
to correct this inequality; for being willing that the Spartans should be as numerous as [1270b] possible, to make them desirous of having large families he ordered that he who had three children should be excused the night-watch, and that he who had four should pay no taxes: though it is very evident, that while the land was divided in this manner, that if the people increased there must many of them be very poor.
The appearance of this part of Africa was, moreover, quite calculated
to inspire alarm: the desert was gradually expanding around them; not another village was to be seen--not even a collection of a few huts; and vegetation also was disappearing.
Everything had been calculated
with a depth of precognition which, for the first time in thirty years, recalled to him the solid foresight and inflexible logic of the great cardinal.