The hardy colonist, and the trained European who fought at his side, frequently expended
months in struggling against the rapids of the streams, or in effecting the rugged passes of the mountains, in quest of an opportunity to exhibit their courage in a more martial conflict.
Without demanding a surrender, they furiously assaulted the garrison, which was happily prepared to oppose them; and, after they had expended
much ammunition in vain, and killed the cattle round the fort, not being likely to make themselves masters of this place, they raised the siege, and departed in the morning of the third day after they came, with the loss of about thirty killed, and the number of wounded uncertain.
So confident were they of that ultimate prospect, that the wealth already thus obtained was religiously expended
in engines and machinery for the boring of wells and the conveyance of that precious water which the exhausted river had long since ceased to yield.
his private fortune, on the two preceding days, in the purchase of the above unheard-of luxuries, the young gentleman's present errand was on the part of his mother, in quest of three eggs and half a pound of raisins.
At last, her shot being all expended
, the child stood still and gazed at Hester, with that little laughing image of a fiend peeping out -- or, whether it peeped or no, her mother so imagined it -- from the unsearchable abyss of her black eyes.
Twice a year, in the spring and fall elections, millions of dollars were furnished by the businessmen and expended
by this army; meetings were held and clever speakers were hired, bands played and rockets sizzled, tons of documents and reservoirs of drinks were distributed, and tens of thousands of votes were bought for cash.
The poor soul had expended
all her little energies on this farewell feast,--had killed and dressed her choicest chicken, and prepared her corn-cake with scrupulous exactness, just to her husband's taste, and brought out certain mysterious jars on the mantel-piece, some preserves that were never produced except on extreme occasions.
All was as bare and ugly and uncomfortable as it well could be, for the villages along the river expended
so much money in repairing and rebuilding bridges that they were obliged to be very economical in school privileges.
You have expended
a great deal on my education, and have always been as liberal to me in all things as it was possible to be.
A tenth part of the whole was set apart for the church, and for pious uses; a portion was next allotted to a sort of public treasury; a part was assigned to the widows and children of those who had fallen, or to be expended
in masses for the souls of such as had left no surviving family.
The public money expended
on such places, and the public property deposited in them, requires that they should be exempt from the authority of the particular State.
Captain Nemo must have expended
millions in the acquirement of these various specimens, and I was thinking what source he could have drawn from, to have been able thus to gratify his fancy for collecting, when I was interrupted by these words: