You wander," he said to the Accuser; "it is of little importance how I obtained
my power; it is only important how I have used it.
As to the manner in which he (or they) obtained
access to the roof of the tavern, it is to be remarked that the third house, lower down in the street, was empty, and under repair--that a long ladder was left by the workmen, leading from the pavement to the top of the house-- and that, on returning to their work, on the morning of the 27th, the men found the plank which they had tied to the ladder, to prevent anyone from using it in their absence, removed, and lying on the ground.
And yet he returned to the same practice within two days, and ceased not till that he obtained
his formost purpose, that is, that he had got all his pieces subscryvit alsweill as ane half-roasted hand could do it.
If a return can be obtained
, no matter by what unlawful means, the irregular member, who takes his seat of course, is sure of holding it a sufficient time to answer his purposes.
Some would hang around the necks, or rather on the breasts of their horses, the most precious ornaments they had obtained
from the white men; others interwove feathers in their manes and tails.
Stopcocks, of which one has an orifice twice the size of the other, communicate between these receptacles and a fourth one, which is called the mixture reservoir, since in it the two gases obtained
by the decomposition of the water do really commingle.
The light and warmth of the sun probably exist in its atmosphere, and the spots which are so often seen on this bright orb, are supposed to be glimpses of the solid mass of the sun itself, that are occasionally obtained
through openings in this atmosphere.
Still Dantes could not view without a shudder the approach of a gendarme who accompanied the officers deputed to demand his bill of health ere the yacht was permitted to hold communication with the shore; but with that perfect self-possession he had acquired during his acquaintance with Faria, Dantes coolly presented an English passport he had obtained
from Leghorn, and as this gave him a standing which a French passport would not have afforded, he was informed that there existed no obstacle to his immediate debarkation.
I don't mean to pretend that the science of gunnery has not advanced, but it is as well to bear in mind that during the middle ages they obtained
results more surprising, I will venture to say, than ours.
Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained
from other men.
The young adjutant, an acquaintance of Vronsky, through whom she obtained
her information, and who hoped through Countess Lidia Ivanovna to obtain a concession, told her that they had finished their business and were going away next day.
That, immediately, on a signal, the prisoner was removed to the interior of the prison again; but, that he, the Doctor, had then so strongly pleaded for permission to remain and assure himself that his son-in-law was, through no malice or mischance, delivered to the concourse whose murderous yells outside the gate had often drowned the proceedings, that he had obtained
the permission, and had remained in that Hall of Blood until the danger was over.