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Why, you'll be more comfortable here by yourself," said the artful Godfrey: "I'll leave you here till your sister can come.
continued the artful confident of that Prince, ``we acknowledge him a strong and valiant knight; but these are not the days of King Arthur, when a champion could encounter an army.
He mentioned it in a very artful manner at council, where I was told that some of the wisest appeared, at least by their silence, to be of my opinion; but others, who were my secret enemies, could not forbear some expressions which, by a side-wind, reflected on me.
An artful cabal in that council would be able to distract and to enervate the whole system of administration.
Now therefore the artful Irregular whom I described above as the real author of this diabolical Bill, determined at one blow to lower the status of the Hierarchy by forcing them to submit to the pollution of Colour, and at the same time to destroy their domestic opportunities of training in the Art of Sight Recognition, so as to enfeeble their intellects by depriving them of their pure and colourless homes.
Then, indeed, the affair began to look black; and when inquiries were made, and the penniless clerk was found to have amassed thousands of dollars, and kept them secretly in a rival establishment, the stoutest of his friends abandoned him, the books were overhauled for traces of ancient and artful fraud, and though none were found, there still prevailed a general impression of loss.
The artful creature at once comprehended that she was injuring herself by allowing him thus to read her soul; she collected her features, and in a complaining voice said: "In the name of heaven, sir, tell me if it is to you, if it is to your government, if it is to an enemy I am to attribute the violence that is done me?
It is your mother's fault not ours, for she is a very artful woman.
resumed Mazarin, with his artful smile; "from pure zeal and devotion then?
That Daedalus was a very cunning workman; but of all his artful contrivances, this labyrinth is the most wondrous.
From the moment that Adrienne had purchased me, this artful woman had never lost sight of the intended victim.
Lippet conducted an artful cross-examination of these two witnesses, but, after consuming much time, was compelled to relinquish the attempt to obtain any advantage, in despair.