It was early on the fifteenth day that I heard a curious, familiar sequence
of sounds in the kitchen, and, listening, identified it as the snuffing and scratching of a dog.
And to define the matter roughly, we may say that the proper magnitude is comprised within such limits, that the sequence
of events, according to the law of probability or necessity, will admit of a change from bad fortune to good, or from good fortune to bad.
He was sustained at first by that pride of conscious innocence which is the sequence
to hope; then he began to doubt his own innocence, which justified in some measure the governor's belief in his mental alienation; and then, relaxing his sentiment of pride, he addressed his supplications, not to God, but to man.
Secondly, one thing is said to be 'prior' to another when the sequence
of their being cannot be reversed.
Either in reward of such virtue, or according to some more hidden law of sequence
Old Joshway," as he is irreverently called by his neighbours, is in a state of simmering indignation; but he has not yet opened his lips except to say, in a resounding bass undertone, like the tuning of a violoncello, "Sehon, King of the Amorites; for His mercy endureth for ever; and Og the King of Basan: for His mercy endureth for ever"--a quotation which may seem to have slight bearing on the present occasion, but, as with every other anomaly, adequate knowledge will show it to be a natural sequence
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence
of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
The mind struggles to establish a connexion - a sequence
of cause and effect - and, being unable to do so, suffers a species of temporary paralysis.
Where the sequence
failed, as in the Annunciation, the Curator supplied it from his mound of books - French and German, with photographs and reproductions.
The above sequence
of thoughts was entirely unsympathetic and it was followed by a feeling of satisfaction that I, at any rate, was not suffering from insomnia.
Thus ended my hopes of the widow by an accident which could not have been anticipated, to be sure, but which the natural sequence
of events had brought about.
He knew already that his old friend wanted his grand-nephew to learn all he could of the subject in hand, and so had during his journey from the Peak put his thoughts in sequence
for narration and explanation.