I was continued here till I was eight years old, when I was terrified with news that the magistrates (as I think they called them) had ordered that I should go to service
. I was able to do but very little service
wherever I was to go, except it was to run of errands and be a drudge to some cookmaid, and this they told me of often, which put me into a great fright; for I had a thorough aversion to going to service
, as they called it
In fine, without exchanging a word, they mounted and quitted the famous river, Don Quixote absorbed in thoughts of his love, Sancho in thinking of his advancement, which just then, it seemed to him, he was very far from securing; for, fool as he was, he saw clearly enough that his master's acts were all or most of them utterly senseless; and he began to cast about for an opportunity of retiring from his service
and going home some day, without entering into any explanations or taking any farewell of him.
A sample of this is to be observed in the exaggerated and improbable suggestions which have taken place respecting the power of calling for the services
of the militia.
(thank God, we have got nothing to do with him, in this business of the Diamond; he had the longest tongue and the shortest temper of any man, high or low, I ever met with)--I say, I went into the service
of the old lord, as page-boy in waiting on the three honourable young ladies, at the age of fifteen years.
The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services
, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
We were successful in getting money enough so that on Thanksgiving Day of that year we held our first service
in the chapel of Porter Hall, although the building was not completed.
This secret service
for the enemy must hamper him a lot, but it's better than lying in a refuge."
Go when you please--but take care how you spread scandals about me and my affairs when you're out of my service
. Tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, or it will be the worse for you!
A similar treatment, too, was being given to the Christmas scene, still more humanly beautiful, of his birth in the manger, and occasionally the two scenes might be taken from their regular places in the service
, combined, and presented at any season of the year.
I told his majesty, "that I was come according to my promise, and with the license of the emperor my master, to have the honour of seeing so mighty a monarch, and to offer him any service
in my power, consistent with my duty to my own prince;" not mentioning a word of my disgrace, because I had hitherto no regular information of it, and might suppose myself wholly ignorant of any such design; neither could I reasonably conceive that the emperor would discover the secret, while I was out of his power; wherein, however, it soon appeared I was deceived.
In the midst of the service
the voices of the priests suddenly ceased, they whispered to one another, and the old servant who was holding the count's hand got up and said something to the ladies.
It swept away the prejudice that telephone service
could become nothing more than a neighborhood affair.