She realized that she had neglected her reading, and determined to start anew upon a course of improving
studies, now that her time was completely her own to do with as she liked.
It enjoins him to be careful, and cut his work into as thin slices as possible, inasmuch as by so doing the business of boiling out the oil is much accelerated, and its quantity considerably increased, besides perhaps improving
it in quality.
This is our point, Willie," he would say; "but he is improving
so steadily that I think we shall see a change for the better in the spring.
She was so overcome by the splendor of his achieve- ment that she took him into the closet and selected a choice apple and delivered it to him, along with an improving
lecture upon the added value and flavor a treat took to itself when it came without sin through virtuous effort.
Her views of improving
her little friend's mind, by a great deal of useful reading and conversation, had never yet led to more than a few first chapters, and the intention of going on tomorrow.
He does not draw himself, indeed, but he has great pleasure in seeing the performances of other people, and I assure you he is by no means deficient in natural taste, though he has not had opportunities of improving
I saw she was sorry for his persevering sulkiness and indolence: her conscience reproved her for frightening him off improving
himself: she had done it effectually.
very much, Master Colin," the nurse had said one day.
For, the time was to come, when the gaunt scarecrows of that region should have watched the lamplighter, in their idleness and hunger, so long, as to conceive the idea of improving
on his method, and hauling up men by those ropes and pulleys, to flare upon the darkness of their condition.
I am improving
my legal knowledge, Master Copperfield,' said Uriah.
Pumblechook, who had an objection to being interrupted; "I mean, enjoying himself with his elders and betters, and improving
himself with their conversation, and rolling in the lap of luxury.
Suppose I disregard your wish, and that one or two of your pupils come to you and say: 'Miss Wilson, in our opinion Smilash is an excellent fellow; we find his conversation most improving