My leisure then, and my old age, would have been devoted, in company with the Empress and during the royal apprenticeship of my son, to leisurely visiting, with our own horses and like a true country couple, every corner of the Empire, receiving complaints, redressing wrongs, and scattering public buildings and benefactions on all sides and everywhere.
Napoleon, predestined by Providence for the gloomy role of executioner of the peoples, assured himself that the aim of his actions had been the peoples' welfare and that he could control the fate of millions and by the employment of power confer benefactions.
But here, whilst my gratitude for the princely benefactions
of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.
If the mighty merchant whose benefactions
are reckoned by thousands of dollars deem himself worthy, let him join the procession with her whose love has proved itself by watchings at the sick-bed, and all those lowly offices which bring her into actual contact with disease and wretchedness.
Constantly did Anna reproach us; constantly did she remind us of her benefactions
, and introduce us to her friends as poor relatives of hers whom, out of goodness of heart and for the love of Christ, she had received into her bosom.
On my side, I could have cursed the kindness that conferred upon me this benefaction
, but I kept my vexation under the surface for policy's sake, and did what I could to let on to be glad.
He was president of the Stanford University, a private benefaction
of the times.
For all these of course are exceptions, and the rule and hodiernal life of a good man is benefaction
Or a benefactor's veto might impose such a negation on a man's life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction
It was not just giving-it was giving out of love, whether it be in her generous benefactions
or meticulously planned meals or simply sharing a gift she had received.
extend across the Arkansas River to North Little Rock.
contributed to the postmortem reputation and memory of the giver; sometimes, as in Cicero's Dream of Scipio (not discussed by Brown as it is outside the scope of his book), those who served the commonwealth well were given a place among the stars in the Milky Way.