I lay claim to no higher gift than a small insight into the glorious art of petitioning
and thanksgiving, as practiced in psalmody.
Some are petitioning
the State to dissolve the Union, to disregard the requisitions of the President.
I recollect, as the wind and water began to sound fainter in my ears, putting a short clause into my prayers, petitioning
that I might grow up to marry little Em'ly, and so dropping lovingly asleep.
Then, for heaven's sake, having Harold Skimpole, a confiding child, petitioning
you, the world, an agglomeration of practical people of business habits, to let him live and admire the human family, do it somehow or other, like good souls, and suffer him to ride his rocking-horse
There was a great bustle in Bishopsgate Street Within, as they drew up, and (it being a windy day) half-a-dozen men were tacking across the road under a press of paper, bearing gigantic announcements that a Public Meeting would be holden at one o'clock precisely, to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning
Parliament in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company, capital five millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each; which sums were duly set forth in fat black figures of considerable size.
If you are cheated out of a single dollar by your neighbor, you do not rest satisfied with knowing that you are cheated, or with saying that you are cheated, or even with petitioning
him to pay you your due; but you take effectual steps at once to obtain the full amount, and see that you are never cheated again.
He now, therefore, joined in petitioning
Jones to return; saying he firmly believed what Partridge had just before said, that though the horses seemed to go on, they had not moved a step forwards during at least the last half-hour.
Hartright is petitioning
for some more music, and he wants it, this time, of the lightest and liveliest kind.
And this I said in such a poor petitioning
tone, that it made the poor woman's heart yearn to me, as she told me afterwards.
If all zealous Protestants had been publicly urged to join an association for the avowed purpose of singing a hymn or two occasionally, and hearing some indifferent speeches made, and ultimately of petitioning
Parliament not to pass an act for abolishing the penal laws against Roman Catholic priests, the penalty of perpetual imprisonment denounced against those who educated children in that persuasion, and the disqualification of all members of the Romish church to inherit real property in the United Kingdom by right of purchase or descent,--matters so far removed from the business and bosoms of the mass, might perhaps have called together a hundred people.