One afternoon he startled David by letting his dreams take entire possession
You are now in possession
of my wishes in relation to the property in money, and to the sale of the furniture, carriages, horses, and so forth.
To these causes of public distress and apprehension, must be added, the multitude of outlaws, who, driven to despair by the oppression of the feudal nobility, and the severe exercise of the forest laws, banded together in large gangs, and, keeping possession
of the forests and the wastes, set at defiance the justice and magistracy of the country.
He soon appeared before the city with a corps of ten thousand troops, and finding it a fit occasion, as he had secretly intended from the beginning, to revive an antiquated claim, on the pretext that his ancestors had suffered the place to be dismembered from his territory, he took possession
of it in his own name, disarmed, and punished the inhabitants, and reannexed the city to his domains.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions
at comparatively low prices.
A scheme of this kind, however, was too vast and hazardous for individual enterprise; it could only be undertaken by a company under the sanction and protection of a government; and as there might be a clashing of claims between the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Company, the one holding by right of charter, the other by right of possession
, he proposed that the two comparties should coalesce in this great undertaking.
Her note is still in my possession
, the note in answer to that letter about her unhappy daughter which Sir Percival obliged me to write.
case, wherein a gentleman, after in vain trying to bridle his wife's viciousness, had at last abandoned her upon the seas of life; but in the course of years, repenting of that step, he instituted an action to recover possession
But, Commander of the Faithful, the love of gold had taken such possession
of my heart, that I could not even stop to examine the riches, but fell upon the first pile of gold within my reach and began to heap it into a sack that I had brought with me.
The good-natured Princess at once left her home and her family and hurried to the ruined castle, and took possession
of the room with the golden bed.
Finally, leading him out of the church they carried him to the judgment seat and seated him on it, and the duke's majordomo said to him, "It is an ancient custom in this island, senor governor, that he who comes to take possession
of this famous island is bound to answer a question which shall be put to him, and which must he a somewhat knotty and difficult one; and by his answer the people take the measure of their new governor's wit, and hail with joy or deplore his arrival accordingly.
The next day the Swedes set out for Kovudoo's village bent on securing possession
of the person of the white girl whom Kovudoo's runner had told them lay captive in the chief's village.