Early and late I was at it--writing, typing, studying grammar, studying writing and all the forms of writing, and studying the writers who succeeded
in order to find out how they succeeded
Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded
2 ($2,000).-- That the operation of casting a cannon of 900 feet is impracticable, and cannot possibly succeed
'And even should they consent,' said Toby, 'they would only produce a commotion in the valley, in which we might both be sacrificed by these ferocious islanders.' This was unanswerable; but still I clung to the belief that he might succeed
in accomplishing the other part of my plan; and at last I overcame his scruples, and he agreed to make the attempt.
The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed
. I prepared myself for a multitude of reverses; my operations might be incessantly baffled, and at last my work be imperfect, yet when I considered the improvement which every day takes place in science and mechanics, I was encouraged to hope my present attempts would at least lay the foundations of future success.
The Flower Queen's daughter was delighted to see him safe and sound, and when they were dancing together she whispered in his ear: 'If you succeed
again to-morrow, wait for me with the foal in the meadow.
I can see that you mean to succeed
. You will succeed
Because men are seen, in affairs that lead to the end which every man has before him, namely, glory and riches, to get there by various methods; one with caution, another with haste; one by force, another by skill; one by patience, another by its opposite; and each one succeeds
in reaching the goal by a different method.
Once more he tried the throng, as if seeking safety in its blindness, and then several moments succeeded
, during which Duncan believed the active and courageous young stranger was lost.
His humour, as will be seen if I have in any way succeeded
in reproducing the manner of his conversation, was sardonic.
With their kindly aid, obtained at different times and in different places, I finally succeeded
in learn- ing to read.
"I will confess to you," continued Master Jacques, with his timid and awkward smile, "that I have tried it over the furnace, but I have succeeded
no better than with my own."