IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant
With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
He had been with Malbihn for a year, and so was fairly conversant
with the character of the white.
But my life for it he was either practically conversant
with his subject, or else marvellously tutored by some experienced whaleman.
He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant
with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
Astor, as one conversant
in this branch of trade, for information that might point out a way to remedy the evil.
It was evident then that he expected opposition, but the girl was too loyal to let von Horn know if she felt other than in harmony with the proposal, and too proud to evince by surprise the fact that she was not wholly conversant
with its every detail.
Therefore it is good to be conversant
in them, specially the books of such as themselves have been actors upon the stage.
He had become thoroughly conversant
with that unwritten code with which he had been so pleased at Olmutz and according to which an ensign might rank incomparably higher than a general, and according to which what was needed for success in the service was not effort or work, or courage, or perseverance, but only the knowledge of how to get on with those who can grant rewards, and he was himself often surprised at the rapidity of his success and at the inability of others to understand these things.
That he had great hoards of ill-gotten gold buried somewhere about his tumble-down dwelling was not reasonably to be doubted by any honest soul conversant
with the facts of local tradition and gifted with a sense of the fitness of things.
And though it may be thought that the knowledge of either may sufficiently enable him to describe at least that in which he hath been conversant
, yet he will even here fall greatly short of perfection; for the follies of either rank do in reality illustrate each other.
Their ideas are perpetually conversant
in lines and figures.
Those who have been conversant
in the proceedings of popular assemblies; who have seen how difficult it often is, where there is no exterior pressure of circumstances, to bring them to harmonious resolutions on important points, will readily conceive how impossible it must be to induce a number of such assemblies, deliberating at a distance from each other, at different times, and under different impressions, long to co-operate in the same views and pursuits.