The children went to him like bees to a honeypot, and establishing
themselves on each knee, proceeded to captivate him by rifling his pockets, pulling his beard, and investigating his watch, with juvenile audacity.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing
her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing
in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe.
On the other hand, if wage slavery were abolished, and I could earn some spare money without paying tribute to an exploiting capitalist, then there would be a magazine for the purpose of interpreting and popularizing the gospel of Friedrich Nietzsche, the prophet of Evolution, and also of Horace Fletcher, the inventor of the noble science of clean eating; and incidentally, perhaps, for the discouraging of long skirts, and the scientific breeding of men and women, and the establishing
of divorce by mutual consent.
My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing
connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.
The motive was too common to be wondered at; but the means, however they might succeed by establishing
his superiority in ill-breeding, were not likely to attach any one to him except his wife.
Having, at certain periods of my life been in the habit of cultivating friendly terms with strange locks, I found no difficulty in establishing
myself on a familiar footing with Miss Vanstone's boxes.
I had often thought of the Micawbers, but chiefly to wonder what 'pecuniary liabilities' they were establishing
in Canterbury, and to recall how shy Mr.
This proposal, however, was not without its difficulties, for they suspected that when we should arrive at the Portuguese territories, we would levy an army, return back to Abyssinia, and under pretence of establishing
the Catholic religion revenge all the injuries we had suffered.
We have not been satisfied with establishing
such a system of transportation that we can start any day for anywhere from anywhere else; neither have we been satisfied with establishing
such a system of communication that news and gossip are the common property of all nations.
These, in the accomplishment of your undertaking, you were summoned to encounter in their most hideous forms; these you met with that fortitude, and combated with that perseverance, which you had promised in their anticipation; these you completely vanquished in establishing
the foundations of New England, and the day which we now commemorate is the perpetual memorial of your triumph.
And, finally, in 1787 one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing
the Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION.