With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence
the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
When Albert found himself alone with Monte Cristo, "My dear count," said he, "allow me to commence
my services as cicerone by showing you a specimen of a bachelor's apartment.
We had only three boarders and half a dozen day-pupils to commence
with; but by due care and diligence we hoped ere long to increase the number of both.
If an animal dies on the plain the Gallinazo commences
the feast, and then the two species of Polyborus pick the bones clean.
with which you may sweep or pave the streets, and split your kindlings, and the teamster shelter himself and his lading against sun, wind, and rain behind it -- and the trader, as a Concord trader once did, hang it up by his door for a sign when he commences
business, until at last his oldest customer cannot tell surely whether it be animal, vegetable, or mineral, and yet it shall be as pure as a snowflake, and if it be put into a pot and boiled, will come out an excellent dun-fish for a Saturday's dinner.
It is by falling into fiction, therefore, that we generally offend against this rule, of deserting probability, which the historian seldom, if ever, quits, till he forsakes his character and commences
a writer of romance.
GOLF AT THE HAGUE Among the entrants for the tournament which commences
to-morrow, are several well-known English players, including Mr.
The writ, Sir, which commences
the action,' continued Dodson, 'was issued regularly.
One morning, being left alone with him a few minutes in the parlour, I ventured to approach the window-recess-- which his table, chair, and desk consecrated as a kind of study--and I was going to speak, though not very well knowing in what words to frame my inquiry--for it is at all times difficult to break the ice of reserve glassing over such natures as his--when he saved me the trouble by being the first to commence
And I had little difficulty in determining the objects with which it was necessary to commence
, for I was already persuaded that it must be with the simplest and easiest to know, and, considering that of all those who have hitherto sought truth in the sciences, the mathematicians alone have been able to find any demonstrations, that is, any certain and evident reasons, I did not doubt but that such must have been the rule of their investigations.
for we shall find our delicate modern ears unable to endure the vast uproar which is about to commence
in celebration of the king's escape
The sharpshooters of Morand's division and of the vice-King's division will open a heavy fire on seeing the attack commence
on the right wing.