The business of finding a play that would suit everybody proved to be no trifle; and the carpenter had received his orders and taken his measurements, had suggested and removed at least two sets of difficulties, and having made the necessity of an enlargement
of plan and expense fully evident, was already at work, while a play was still to seek.
More than seven years were gone since this little history of sorrowful interest had reached its close; and time had softened down much, perhaps nearly all of peculiar attachment to him, but she had been too dependent on time alone; no aid had been given in change of place (except in one visit to Bath soon after the rupture), or in any novelty or enlargement
for I could not say it otherwise than because a great enlargement
had come to my heart and mind, which made me superior to my fortunes.
No, he has no bent towards exploration, or the enlargement
of our geognosis: that would be a special purpose which I could recognize with some approbation, though without felicitating him on a career which so often ends in premature and violent death.
The establishment of our paper in the village where there had been none before, and its enlargement
from four to eight pages, were events so filling that they left little room for any other excitement but that of getting acquainted with the young people of the village, and going to parties, and sleigh rides, and walks, and drives, and picnics, and dances, and all the other pleasures in which that community seemed to indulge beyond any other we had known.
And yet," he continued, "it would have been so very delightful to spend the hundred thousand guilders on the enlargement
of my tulip-bed or even on a journey to the East, the country of beautiful flowers.
Lop-Ear and I did not think of it either until our increasing size compelled us to make an enlargement
And what enlargement
do you expect to obtain in this way?
When, in Dryden's time, with the great enlargement
of the reading public, conditions were about to change, the publisher took the upper hand; authors might sometimes receive gifts from the noblemen to whom they inscribed dedications, but for their main returns they must generally sell their works outright to the publisher and accept his price.
Whether this imperfection of structure arises from an enlargement
of the plan; or from the imperfect reconcilement in the writer's own mind of the struggling elements of thought which are now first brought together by him; or, perhaps, from the composition of the work at different times-- are questions, like the similar question about the Iliad and the Odyssey, which are worth asking, but which cannot have a distinct answer.
Then there can be enlargement
, and the man of to-day scarcely recognizes the man of yesterday.
Falk sat up, but except for a very noticeable enlargement
of the pupils, till the irises of his eyes were reduced to two narrow yellow rings, his face, I should judge, was incapa ble of expressing excitement.