My meaning is, Sancho, that the desire of acquiring
fame is a very powerful motive.
And forasmuch as, while thus indifferent to the thought alike of fame or of forgetfulness, I have yet been unable to prevent myself from acquiring
some sort of reputation, I have thought it incumbent on me to do my best to save myself at least from being ill-spoken of.
But if the people at large had reason to confide in the men of that Congress, few of whom had been fully tried or generally known, still greater reason have they now to respect the judgment and advice of the convention, for it is well known that some of the most distinguished members of that Congress, who have been since tried and justly approved for patriotism and abilities, and who have grown old in acquiring
political information, were also members of this convention, and carried into it their accumulated knowledge and experience.
From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring
property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.
We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring
property as the fruit of a man's own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.
The opportunities of acquiring
an abnormal thirst had been here limited.
At first, a poor youth battling with adversity; then the lover of an actress, whom he followed through the provinces, play-writing for the strolling troupe to which she was attached; the next, secretary to a high personage engaged in a mission to Thibet; then soldier, and finally poet of renown, acquiring
with his latter years the fortune and honours denied him in his youth.
At the moment, fool of an old man that I am, I have no hope of acquiring
any more money; but as soon as ever I do so, I will write to you and let you know all about it.
Being childless, she could not remain beautiful by proxy, in the person of a daughter; she therefore refused to grow old and ugly, on any consideration; she struggled with Time, and held fast her roses in spite of him, till the venerable thief appeared to have relinquished the spoil, as not worth the trouble of acquiring
The reader will readily understand that these feelings lessened toward the centre of the piece, acquiring
most intensity at the extremes.
Was this the upshot of travelling to the Indies, and acquiring
experience combined with anecdote?
with a fervid temperament, which helped him better in imbibing religious ideas than in the dry process of acquiring
the mere human knowledge of the alphabet.