Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon
the immediate execution of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
PICTURES OF WHALING SCENES In connexion with the monstrous pictures of whales, I am strongly tempted here to enter upon
those still more monstrous stories of them which are to be found in certain books, both ancient and modern, especially in Pliny, Purchas, Hackluyt, Harris, Cuvier, etc.
You need no laborious steps to enter upon
familiarity with them, and you can earn not only their confidence, but their gratitude, by turning an attentive ear to their discourse.
Yet, with all this scope of precedent, I now enter upon
the same task for the brief Constitutional term of four years under great and peculiar difficulty.
I have waited till we should have seen each other to enter upon
the subject; for I thought it better not to tie up your young life to my old one till we should have sufficient personal knowledge to justify such a venture.
Wherefore if such chastisement inflicted on David encourages him but to enter upon
fresh trespasses (as the girl Irene avers), the reason must be that his heart is not like unto that of the noble Porthos.
It was decreed that on the last day of January I was to enter upon
my new office as governess in the family of Mr.
You cannot enter upon
these considerations, and have no manner of business with the ceremony.
By the time I was your age, Tom, I had chosen a profession, and was soon competent to enter upon
Here the deputies of the parliament had just arrived, in order to enter upon
those famous conferences which were to last three weeks, and produced eventually that shameful peace, at the conclusion of which the prince was arrested.
Men might die, horses might die, but they must enter upon
holy soil next week, with no Sabbath-breaking stain upon them.
Do you feel well enough to enter upon
your business now, or would you prefer to make another appointment?