and pity from your heart those who have no such guardians to hedge them round with principles which may seem like prison walls to impatient youth, but which will prove sure foundations
to build character upon in womanhood.
His legs and thighs were thin, nearly to emaciation, but of extraordinary length; and his knees would have been considered tremendous, had they not been outdone by the broader foundations
on which this false superstructure of blended human orders was so profanely reared.
Here, where the hand of violence shed the blood of the innocent; where the horrid yells of savages, and the groans of the distressed, sounded in our ears, we now hear the praises and adoration of our Creator; where wretched wigwams stood, the miserable abodes of savages, we behold the foundations
of cities laid, that, in all probability, will rival the glory of the greatest upon earth.
He therefore dug his cellar, and laid the deep foundations
of his mansion, on the square of earth whence Matthew Maule, forty years before, had first swept away the fallen leaves.
She might, and not improbably would, have suffered death from the stern tribunals of the period, for attempting to undermine the foundations
of the Puritan establishment.
To grope down into the bottom of the sea after them; to have one's hands among the unspeakable foundations
, ribs, and very pelvis of the world; this is a fearful thing.
that head upon which the upper sun now gleams, has moved amid this world's foundations
Soon after, I went to see a panorama of the Mississippi, and as I worked my way up the river in the light of today, and saw the steamboats wooding up, counted the rising cities, gazed on the fresh ruins of Nauvoo, beheld the Indians moving west across the stream, and, as before I had looked up the Moselle, now looked up the Ohio and the Missouri and heard the legends of Dubuque and of Wenona's Cliff--still thinking more of the future than of the past or present--I saw that this was a Rhine stream of a different kind; that the foundations
of castles were yet to be laid, and the famous bridges were yet to be thrown over the river; and I felt that THIS WAS THE HEROIC AGE ITSELF, though we know it not, for the hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
These were down under the castle's foundations
, and mainly were small cells hollowed out of the living rock.
Very well, be content; your niece is loyal to her allegiance: her mother laid deep the foundations
of her love for Spain, and she will go back to you as good a Spaniard as you are yourself.
Four or five years ago, some workmen who were digging foundations
for a house came upon this interesting relic of a long-departed age.
To dig the foundations
out from under that cabin with?