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The inhabitants, his old neighbors and their grown-up children, were resolved to welcome the renowned warrior with a salute of cannon and a public dinner; and all the more enthusiastically, it being affirmed that now, at last, the likeness of the Great Stone Face had actually appeared.
It would have given him no little consolation to have known how disappointed she was to find him apparently so little moved, and to see that he was able to refrain from casting a single glance at her throughout both services; though, she declared, it showed he was thinking of her all the time, or his eyes would have fallen upon her, if it were only by chance: but if they had so chanced to fall, she would have affirmed it was because they could not resist the attraction.
But see the consequence:--Many a man who is ignorant of human nature has friends who are bad friends, and in that case he ought to do harm to them; and he has good enemies whom he ought to benefit; but, if so, we shall be saying the very opposite of that which we affirmed to be the meaning of Simonides.
This, it is true, he never affirmed, as I have heard, to any one; and yet upon the least attention to his conduct, I cannot help thinking it was his real opinion, as it will perfectly reconcile some contradictions which might otherwise appear in his character.
By now, the story of Smarty Jones is well known and approaching legend status, but what of Affirmed, the last horse to win the three Triple Crown races in 1978?
NEW YORK -- Fitch has affirmed 236, upgraded 16, downgraded 2, and placed 2 classes on Rating Watch Negative from the following Credit Based Asset Servicing and Securitization LLC (C-BASS) issues:
CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA+' insurer financial strength (IFS) ratings of AEGON Group, U.
NEW YORK -- Fitch has affirmed the following HSBC Home Equity mortgage pass-through certificates:
NEW YORK -- Fitch has affirmed the rating on the following Banc of America Funding Corporation (BAFC), Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates:
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed 38 and downgraded one class of Structured Asset Securities Corp.
NEW YORK -- Fitch has affirmed 98, downgraded 6, and placed 9 classes on Rating Watch Negative from the following 11 Aegis Asset-Backed Securities: