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A great boaster was he withal, and to-day he strutted about on one of these corner stages, and vaunted of his prowess, and offered to crack any man's crown for a shilling.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
The hypnotic stage was even longer in coming than before, and when it came the time remaining until full sunrise was so short that we began to despair.
Dantes passed through all the stages of torture natural to prisoners in suspense.
The seer will presently come to you, and will tell you about your voyage--what stages you are to make, and how you are to sail the sea so as to reach your home.
Raoul really felt tired, but he was desirous of testing his strength, and, brought up in the principles of Athos and certain of having heard him speak a thousand times of stages of twenty-five leagues, he did not wish to fall far short of his model.
Accordingly, on the 9th of December, they struck their tents, and moved forward by short stages, as many of the Indians were yet feeble from the late malady.
The other pupils had happily only their writing-books to show, in various stages of progress from pot- hooks to round text; and mere pen-strokes, however perverse, were less exasperating to Bartle than false arithmetic.
Here and there, in the depths of these awful shades, half screened from sight by masses of overhanging foliage, rose the idolatrous altars of the savages, built of enormous blocks of black and polished stone, placed one upon another, without cement, to the height of twelve or fifteen feet, and surmounted by a rustic open temple, enclosed with a low picket of canes, within which might be seen, in various stages of decay, offerings of bread-fruit and cocoanuts, and the putrefying relics of some recent sacrifice.
There are three stages of convalescence, I always say," broke in the hearty voice of Willoughby.
The movable stages were, of course, not very large, so sometimes more than one was needed for a play.
Moreover, if we look to rather wider intervals, namely, to distinct but consecutive stages of the same great formation, we find that the embedded fossils, though almost universally ranked as specifically different, yet are far more closely allied to each other than are the species found in more widely separated formations; but to this subject I shall have to return in the following chapter.