I told him that my husband was now come on board; that though we were both under the present misfortune, yet we had been persons of a different character from the wretched crew that we came with, and desired to know of him, whether the captain might not be moved to admit us to some conveniences
in the ship, for which we would make him what satisfaction he pleased, and that we would gratify him for his pains in procuring this for us.
As for conveniences
, properly speaking, there weren't any.
He was one of those wise men who regard beauty in the other sex as a very worthless and superficial qualification; or, to speak more truly, who rather chuse to possess every convenience
of life with an ugly woman, than a handsome one without any of those conveniences
In front is a leather rack, in which to keep your speaking trumpet, pipe, telescope, and other nautical conveniences
. When Captain Sleet in person stood his mast-head in this crow's nest of his, he tells us that he always had a rifle with him (also fixed in the rack), together with a powder flask and shot, for the purpose of popping off the stray narwhales, or vagrant sea unicorns infesting those waters; for you cannot successfully shoot at them from the deck owing to the resistance of the water, but to shoot down upon them is a very different thing.
They will consider the conformity of the thing proposed or required to their immediate interests or aims; the momentary conveniences
or inconveniences that would attend its adoption.
(reason teaching us that want would make us first invent that which was necessary, and, when that was obtained, then those things which were requisite for the conveniences
and ornament of life), so should we conclude the same with respect to a political state; now everything in Egypt bears the marks of the most remote antiquity, for these people seem to be the most ancient of all others, and to have acquired laws and political order; we should therefore make a proper use of what is told us of them, and endeavour to find out what they have omitted.
They live in dark and chilly vast tombs--costly enough, maybe, but without conveniences
. To be condemned to live as the average European family lives would make life a pretty heavy burden to the average American family.
"But suppose it to be entirely for my happiness, and my worldly convenience
Lady Susan, in a letter to her brother-in-law, has declared her intention of visiting us almost immediately; and as such a visit is in all probability merely an affair of convenience
, it is impossible to conjecture its length.
The post to the south went out on the next day; and the early hour of the morning at which the messenger called for our letters made it a matter of ordinary convenience
to write overnight.
"Well, I suppose you are not afraid of them, in any case," said Agatha, knowing the contrary, but recognizing the convenience
of shaming Gertrude into silence.
"I should wish to leave at your earliest convenience
, Sir Percival."