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The principal gentry of the colony received invitations, which were distributed to their residences, far and near, by messengers on horseback, bearing missives sealed with all the formality of official dispatches.
As the frugal farmer takes care that his cattle shall eat down the rowen, and swine shall eat the waste of his house, and poultry shall pick the crumbs,--so our economical mother dispatches a new genius and habit of mind into every district and condition of existence, plants an eye wherever a new ray of light can fall, and gathering up into some man every property in the universe, establishes thousandfold occult mutual attractions among her offspring, that all this wash and waste of power may be imparted and exchanged.
say 'no' at once, and I will leave the Bastile and will myself carry my own dispatches.
Despite his apparently delicate build Prince Andrew could endure physical fatigue far better than many very muscular men, and on the night of the battle, having arrived at Krems excited but not weary, with dispatches from Dokhturov to Kutuzov, he was sent immediately with a special dispatch to Brunn.
He only came home last Tuesday with dispatches from the front," she said.
The Albatross, British cruiser of the second class, of which he was fourth lieutenant, had called in at Tulagi with dispatches from the High Commissioner of the English South Seas.
When that occurred, I was trying to make my way with important dispatches to Fort C.
The Captain was reading, by the light of a solitary tallow-candle, some intercepted dispatches taken from the Germans.
First of all, of course, our authority for the issue and event of the battle is in Olivier's own dispatches, which are lucid enough.