My father and I found that we could not look after the inventing
and experimental end, and money matters, too, and as Ned had had considerable experience this way we made him take over those worries," and Tom laughed genially.
Also, that in Henry VIIIth's time, a certain cook of the court obtained a handsome reward for inventing
an admirable sauce to be eaten with barbacued porpoises, which, you remember, are a species of whale.
On the contrary, the speeding-up seemed to be growing more savage all the time; they were continually inventing
new devices to crowd the work on--it was for all the world like the thumbscrew of the medieval torture chamber.
What business had his slave to be marching round the country, inventing
machines, and holding up his head among gentlemen?
I believe, myself, that they've seen such a knife, for Angelo pictured it out with his pencil too swiftly and handily for him to have been inventing
it, and of course I can't swear that they've never had it; but this I'll go bail for--if they had it when they came to this town, they've got it yet.
But, on the other hand, she could not admit herself to be unhappy, nor, after the first morning, to be less disposed for employment than usual; she was still busy and cheerful; and, pleasing as he was, she could yet imagine him to have faults; and farther, though thinking of him so much, and, as she sat drawing or working, forming a thousand amusing schemes for the progress and close of their attachment, fancying interesting dialogues, and inventing
elegant letters; the conclusion of every imaginary declaration on his side was that she refused him.
However small Elinor's general dependence on Lucy's veracity might be, it was impossible for her on serious reflection to suspect it in the present case, where no temptation could be answerable to the folly of inventing
a falsehood of such a description.
But I could not help observing that he seemed to think he had hit upon a wonderful expedient for expressing himself in a neat, agreeable, and pointed manner, without the inconvenience of inventing
Of course, Moncharmin, especially after the money had been restored, continued to believe that he had, for a short while, been the butt of Richard's sense of humor, whereas Richard, on his side, was convinced that Moncharmin had amused himself by inventing
the whole of the affair of the Opera ghost, in order to revenge himself for a few jokes.
In order to prevent this dreadful calamity they both set about inventing
some plan which would throw suspicion on some one else, and at last they made up their minds that they could do no better than select a Jewish doctor who lived close by as the author of the crime.
For his three or four years of inventing
he had re- ceived nothing as yet--nothing but his patent.
Nor does this inability arise from want of organs: for we observe that magpies and parrots can utter words like ourselves, and are yet unable to speak as we do, that is, so as to show that they understand what they say; in place of which men born deaf and dumb, and thus not less, but rather more than the brutes, destitute of the organs which others use in speaking, are in the habit of spontaneously inventing
certain signs by which they discover their thoughts to those who, being usually in their company, have leisure to learn their language.