It is as clear to me as sunshine,--were there any in the sky,--that the greatest possible stumbling-blocks in the path of human happiness and improvement
are these heaps of bricks and stones, consolidated with mortar, or hewn timber, fastened together with spike-nails, which men painfully contrive for their own torment, and call them house and home
The builders had attained the art of using cement, and of roofing a building, great improvements
on the original Burgh.
And he had been for years a most restless agitator for improvements
in telegraphy and the post office.
The industrious habits of the people of the present day, absorbed in the pursuits of gain, and devoted to the improvements
of agriculture and commerce, are incompatible with the condition of a nation of soldiers, which was the true condition of the people of those republics.
The valuable improvements
made by the American constitutions on the popular models, both ancient and modern, cannot certainly be too much admired; but it would be an unwarrantable partiality, to contend that they have as effectually obviated the danger on this side, as was wished and expected.
Having given various orders to Bertuccio relative to the improvements
and alterations he desired to make in the house, the Count, drawing out his watch, said to the attentive Nubian, "It is half-past eleven o'clock; Haidee will soon he here.
And these are the kind of improvements
which confer reputation and power upon a new prince.
In describing to her all the grandeur of Lady Catherine and her mansion, with occasional digressions in praise of his own humble abode, and the improvements
it was receiving, he was happily employed until the gentlemen joined them; and he found in Mrs.
Sweet Fern has learned to read and write, and has put on a jacket and pair of pantaloons--all of which improvements
I am sorry for.
No wonder, therefore, that her faculties were bewildered by the complex movements of the cotillion: and, in short, as the good lady daily contemplated the improvements
of the female youth around her, she became each hour more convinced of her own inability to control, or in any manner to superintend, the education of her orphan niece.
I think I can still hear this learned and devout man--for his soul was filled with devotion to the dread Being that could hold a universe in subjection to His will--dwelling with delight on all the discoveries among the heavenly bodies, that the recent improvements
in science and mechanics have enabled the astronomers to make.
We could plan no end of repairs and improvements