But Cyrus' acquirement
of the chunk of hair was his last triumph.
When the decision was arrived at by the Gun Club, to the disparagement of Texas, every one in America, where reading is a universal acquirement
, set to work to study the geography of Florida.
When he at last became a free man again, he said he believed he would hunt up a brisker seat of learning; the Heidelberg lectures might be good, but the opportunities of attending them were too rare, the educational process too slow; he said he had come to Europe with the idea that the acquirement
of an education was only a matter of time, but if he had averaged the Heidelberg system correctly, it was rather a matter of eternity.
He was much surprised and pleased with this new acquirement
which had been so suddenly thrust upon him, but he had no time for thinking much upon it.
That he was taking his life in his hands he well knew, but so great was the man's cupidity that he reckoned no risk too great for the acquirement
of a fortune.
When in the Convent, my progress had always exceeded my instructions, my Acquirements
had been wonderfull for my age, and I had shortly surpassed my Masters.
I do not mean, therefore, that Frederica's acquirements
should be more than superficial, and I flatter myself that she will not remain long enough at school to understand anything thoroughly.
The grandest field that ever was; and all my own; not a competitor; not a man who wasn't a baby to me in acquirements
and capacities; whereas, what would I amount to in the twentieth century?
He was rapidly rising in acquirements
and virtues, when, in an evil hour, his stable was newly painted.
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements
with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
A branch of knowledge which belongs to the acquirements
of a federal representative, and which has not been mentioned is that of foreign affairs.
Perhaps his mother had a reasonable distrust of the practice of Dr Todd, who must then have been in the novitiate of his experimental acquirements
. Be that as it may, the author was brought an infant into this valley, and all his first impressions were here obtained.