Meg was too much absorbed in her private and particular John to care for any other lords of creation, and Beth too shy to do more than peep at them and wonder how Amy dared to order them about so, but Jo felt quite in her own element, and found it very difficult to refrain from imitating the gentlemanly attitudes, phrases, and feats, which seemed more natural to her than the decorums prescribed
for young ladies.
The straight warp of necessity, not to be swerved from its ultimate course --its every alternating vibration, indeed, only tending to that; free will still free to ply her shuttle between given threads; and chance, though restrained in its play within the right lines of necessity, and sideways in its motions directed by free will, though thus prescribed
to by both, chance by turns rules either, and has the last featuring blow at events.
Her sister, however, still sanguine, was willing to attribute the change to nothing more than the fatigue of having sat up to have her bed made; and carefully administering the cordials prescribed
, saw her, with satisfaction, sink at last into a slumber, from which she expected the most beneficial effects.
ON returning to Sea View, Noel Vanstone executed the instructions which prescribed
his line of conduct for the first of the five days with unimpeachable accuracy.
I then bound myself once more to the prescribed
Rebecca examined the wound, and having applied to it such vulnerary remedies as her art prescribed
, informed her father that if fever could be averted, of which the great bleeding rendered her little apprehensive, and if the healing balsam of Miriam retained its virtue, there was nothing to fear for his guest's life, and that he might with safety travel to York with them on the ensuing day.
After they were read, I was demanded to swear to the performance of them; first in the manner of my own country, and afterwards in the method prescribed
by their laws; which was, to hold my right foot in my left hand, and to place the middle finger of my right hand on the crown of my head, and my thumb on the tip of my right ear.
The king approved the plan, and as soon as the castle on the island could be prepared for their reception he and the prince arrived there, Schahzaman never leaving his son except for the prescribed
public audiences twice a week.
When we were weary with speaking, we placed in ranks those who were sufficiently instructed, and passing through them with great vessels of water, baptised them according to the form prescribed
by the Church.
signifying renewal as well as change for I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed
nearly a century and three-quarters ago.
On returning afterward to their native country, they were dissatisfied with the partial reformation, at which, as they conceived, the English establishment had rested; and claiming the privilege of private conscience, upon which alone any departure from the Church of Rome could be justified, they insisted upon the right of adhering to the system of their own preference, and, of course, upon that of non-conformity to the establishment prescribed
by the royal authority.
Fellow citizens of the United States: in compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take, in your presence, the oath prescribed
by the Constitution of the United States, to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of his office.