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.
Hunt to join as a partner, and was considered by him, on account of his education and acquirements
, and his experience in Indian trade, a valuable addition to the company.
Miss Temple, through all changes, had thus far continued superintendent of the seminary: to her instruction I owed the best part of my acquirements
; her friendship and society had been my continual solace; she had stood me in the stead of mother, governess, and, latterly, companion.
'Oh!' she replied, 'I don't wish to limit his acquirements
: still, he has no right to appropriate what is mine, and make it ridiculous to me with his vile mistakes and mispronunciations!
By all which acquirements
, I should be a living treasure of knowledge and wisdom, and certainly become the oracle of the nation.
They are sensible that their habits in life have not been such as to give them those acquired endowments, without which, in a deliberative assembly, the greatest natural abilities are for the most part useless; and that the influence and weight, and superior acquirements
of the merchants render them more equal to a contest with any spirit which might happen to infuse itself into the public councils, unfriendly to the manufacturing and trading interests.