He himself, on the other hand, with characteristic humility, avowed
his belief that if Providence should see fit to remove him, it would be because of his own unworthiness to perform its humblest mission here on earth.
But old Simeon Halliday often declared it was as good as any music to him, and the children all avowed
that they wouldn't miss of hearing mother's chair for anything in the world.
Abner himself avowed
his complete innocence, and told the neighbors how a red-haired man with a hare lip and a pepper-and- salt suit of clothes had called him up one morning about daylight and offered to swap him a good sleigh for an old cider press he had layin' out in the dooryard.
He had only himself to please in his choice: his fortune was his own; for as to Frank, it was more than being tacitly brought up as his uncle's heir, it had become so avowed
an adoption as to have him assume the name of Churchill on coming of age.
Granting the avowed
motive for her journey -- did not her manner, on the morning when the letter was opened, and again on the morning of departure, suggest the existence of some other motive which her letter kept concealed?
It was very gravely and decorously ordered, and on a sound system; with an appeal, in everything, to the honour and good faith of the boys, and an avowed
intention to rely on their possession of those qualities unless they proved themselves unworthy of it, which worked wonders.
The book, therefore, appeared as an avowed
continuation of the Waverley Novels; and it would be ungrateful not to acknowledge, that it met with the same favourable reception as its predecessors.
Perhaps he would be a hero if it were possible for a man to be a hero in this nineteenth century, which will be infamous in history as a time when the greatest advances in the power of man over nature only served to sharpen his greed and make famine its avowed
I was surprised at the coolness with which John avowed
his knowledge of the island, and I own I was half- frightened when I saw him drawing nearer to myself.
It is to be observed, that these ambassadors spoke to me, by an interpreter, the languages of both empires differing as much from each other as any two in Europe, and each nation priding itself upon the antiquity, beauty, and energy of their own tongue, with an avowed
contempt for that of their neighbour; yet our emperor, standing upon the advantage he had got by the seizure of their fleet, obliged them to deliver their credentials, and make their speech, in the Lilliputian tongue.
Neither of these consequences ought, without evident necessity, to be involved; the latter would be entirely inadmissible, as it would defeat some of the most important and avowed
purposes of the proposed government, and would essentially embarrass its measures.
It is an avowed
and essential object of the American Union.