A stirring noise within its cylinder he ascribed
to the unequal cooling of its surface; for at that time it had not occurred to him that it might be hollow.
This attribute, he thinks, has been ascribed
to them from the circumstance that most trees growing near water-courses, either lean bodily toward the stream, or stretch their largest limbs in that direction, to benefit by the space, the light, and the air to be found there.
Poyser's men, there is that big Ben Tholoway, a very powerful thresher, but detected more than once in carrying away his master's corn in his pockets--an action which, as Ben was not a philosopher, could hardly be ascribed
to absence of mind.
It may be asserted without fear of contradictions that in all the cases of outrages committed by Polynesians, Europeans have at some time or other been the aggressors, and that the cruel and bloodthirsty disposition of some of the islanders is mainly to be ascribed
to the influence of such examples.
Some of the Astorians supposed it an act of butchery by a roving band of Blackfeet; others, however, and with greater probability of correctness, have ascribed
it to the tribe of Pierced-nose Indians, in revenge for the death of their comrade hanged by order of Mr.
One of the Ooryas half apologized for his rudeness overnight, saying that he had never known his mistress of so bland a temper, and he ascribed
it to the presence of the strange priest.
And as the Carabineers have the reputation of shooting straight, Dominic, after swearing most horribly, ascribed
our escape to the particular guardian angel that looks after crazy young gentlemen.
IT should not be doubted that at least one-third of the affection with which we regard the elder poets of Great Britain should be-attributed to what is, in itself, a thing apart from poetry-we mean to the simple love of the antique-and that, again, a third of even the proper poetic sentiment inspired by their writings should be ascribed
to a fact which, while it has strict connection with poetry in the abstract, and with the old British poems themselves, should not be looked upon as a merit appertaining to the authors of the poems.
I need not remind this audience that, though Professor Summerlee, as the head of the Committee of Investigation, has been put up to speak to-night, still it is I who am the real prime mover in this business, and that it is mainly to me that any successful result must be ascribed
By that her eye was instantly caught and long retained; and the perusal of the highly strained epitaph, in which every virtue was ascribed
to her by the inconsolable husband, who must have been in some way or other her destroyer, affected her even to tears.
Part of their hatred may be very fitly ascribed
to anger; for in some cases this is their motive to action: for it is often a cause which impels them to act more powerfully than hatred, and they proceed with greater obstinacy against those whom they attack, as this passion is not under the direction of reason.
In the old mythology, mythologists observe, defects are ascribed
to divine natures, as lameness to Vulcan, blindness to Cupid, and the like, --to signify exuberances.