But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded
that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.
, "that for his own part, he could have been content to keep me in his service as long as I lived; because he found I had cured myself of some bad habits and dispositions, by endeavouring, as far as my inferior nature was capable, to imitate the HOUYHNHNMS.
But immediately upon this I observed that, whilst I thus wished to think that all was false, it was absolutely necessary that I, who thus thought, should be somewhat; and as I observed that this truth, I think, therefore I am (COGITO ERGO SUM), was so certain and of such evidence that no ground of doubt, however extravagant, could be alleged by the sceptics capable of shaking it, I concluded
that I might, without scruple, accept it as the first principle of the philosophy of which I was in search
In 1688, they concluded
a treaty of themselves at the risk of their heads.
He evidently explained briefly the incidents connected with his expedition, including my capture, and when he had concluded
the chieftain addressed me at some length.
At last she concluded
, she could say no more, because, as I acquiesced in all things, there was no further ground for the exercise of her parts of speech.
Indeed, indeed, sir, no words of mine can express half of what I have felt “—the youth paused a moment, as if suddenly recollecting that he was overstepping prescribed limits, and concluded
with a good deal of embarrassment—” what I have felt at this danger to Miss—Grant, and—and your daughter, sir,”
It was concluded
that they were watching the movements of the party, to discover their place of concealment of such articles as they would be compelled to leave behind.
In short," concluded
the parson, decisively smacking his leg with his switch, "there's hardly such another family in England.
, drinking a tumbler of wine with dignity and looking to the count for approval.
I am hoping to hear," the latter concluded
, with some slight asperity in his manner, "that the circumstance to which I have alluded was accidental and will not be repeated.
If Tudor had advanced with equal speed they should have come together at that point, and Sheldon concluded
that the other was circling.