This translation is the more worthy of notice, as it illustrates
a custom of common use, both in these and in later times.
One often sees them, at the tables in the Castle grounds, using their whips or canes to illustrate
some new sword trick which they have heard about; and between the duels, on the day whose history I have been writing, the swords were not always idle; every now and then we heard a succession of the keen hissing sounds which the sword makes when it is being put through its paces in the air, and this informed us that a student was practicing.
A charming old Italian writer has laid down the canons of perfect feminine beauty with much nicety in a delicious discourse, which, as he delivered it in a sixteenth- century Florentine garden to an audience of beautiful and noble ladies, an audience not too large to be intimate and not too small to be embarrassing, it was his delightful good fortune and privilege to illustrate
by pretty and sly references to the characteristic beauties of the several ladies seated like a ring of roses around him.
Could I have hoped to render it worthy of your patronage, the public would at once have seen the propriety of inscribing a work designed to illustrate
the domestic antiquities of England, and particularly of our Saxon forefathers, to the learned author of the Essays upon the Horn of King Ulphus, and on the Lands bestowed by him upon the patrimony of St Peter.
They have, at the same time, an intimate connection with the more immediate design of this paper; which is, to illustrate
the tendency of the Union to repress domestic faction and insurrection.
Like a water-wheel awhirl, Like the rolling of a pearl; Yet these but illustrate
, To fools, the final state.
If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate
another, let him study 197 the lawyers' cases.
While I was in charge of the Indian boys at Hampton, I had one or two experiences which illustrate
the curious workings of caste in America.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate
the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I.
I have written it to exalt the power of John Barleycorn and to illustrate
one more of the myriad ways by which a man is brought in contact with John Barleycorn until in the end he finds he cannot get along without him.
Seeing then, I said, that we are no great wits, I think that we had better adopt a method which I may illustrate
thus; suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the letters were larger-- if they were the same and he could read the larger letters first, and then proceed to the lesser--this would have been thought a rare piece of good fortune.
A great genius among us will illustrate
this matter fully.