While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul, and given over to the machinations
of his deadliest enemy, the Reverend Mr.
In this adventure two mighty enchanters must have encountered one another, and one frustrates what the other attempts; one provided the bark for me, and the other upset me; God help us, this world is all machinations
and schemes at cross purposes one with the other.
From the view they have exhibited of this part of the subject, this conclusion is to be drawn, that America, if not connected at all, or only by the feeble tie of a simple league, offensive and defensive, would, by the operation of such jarring alliances, be gradually entangled in all the pernicious labyrinths of European politics and wars; and by the destructive contentions of the parts into which she was divided, would be likely to become a prey to the artifices and machinations
of powers equally the enemies of them all.
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; conceal your dispositions, and you will be safe from the prying of the subtlest spies, from the machinations
of the wisest brains.
During his early youth he had to contend against the machinations
of a malignant uncle, who would have robbed him of his large possessions, and left him in black despair, to have eaten the bread of penury.
Stuart, who had remained at the foot of the falls with the goods, and who knew that the proffered assistance of the savages was only for the purpose of having an opportunity to plunder, determined, if possible, to steal a march upon them, and defeat their machinations
Morland knew so little of lords and baronets, that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness, and was wholly unsuspicious of danger to her daughter from their machinations
She is only a wicked old woman, wielding a mighty power for evil through machinations
that have kept her own people and all Barsoom in religious ignorance for ages.
Mugambi's savage imagination was filled with visions of the spirits of departed friends and enemies, for only to the machinations
of such as these could he attribute the disappearance of his pouch and knob-stick in the first excitement of the discovery of their loss; but later and more careful investigation, such as his woodcraft made possible, revealed indisputable evidence of a more material explanation than his excited fancy and superstition had at first led him to accept.
And there I had been thinking that through her machinations
I had been lured to the deck and to my death
The fact that he could find no safe means for accomplishing both these ends simultaneously was all that had protected either from his machinations
And they enslaved you over again - but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations
and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.