By us ordinary mortals of a mediocre animus that is only too anxious to pass by wicked giants for so many honest windmills, adventures are entertained
like visiting angels.
But I shall endeavor in this discourse to describe the paths I have followed, and to delineate my life as in a picture, in order that each one may also be able to judge of them for himself, and that in the general opinion entertained
of them, as gathered from current report, I myself may have a new help towards instruction to be added to those I have been in the habit of employing.
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained
herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained
by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant; while the ingenuity and invention of the author will be sure to excite the surprise and the admiration of the reader, who will find M.
A WIDOW weeping on her husband's grave was approached by an Engaging Gentleman who, in a respectful manner, assured her that he had long entertained
for her the most tender feelings.
Having settled this Point to our satisfaction, the next we took into consideration was, to determine in what manner we should inform M'Kenrie of the favourable Opinion Janetta entertained
Now and then she invited members of it to her house if they showed an appreciation of her talent and entertained
with proper lavishness.
During the dull day, in the course of which he was entertained
by his elderly hosts and by the more important of the visitors (the old count's house was crowded on account of an approaching name day), Prince Andrew repeatedly glanced at Natasha, gay and laughing among the younger members of the company, and asked himself each time, "What is she thinking about?
The hospitality of Allworthy; with a short sketch of the characters of two brothers, a doctor and a captain, who were entertained
by that gentleman.
Nevertheless, it is necessary that my will should be respected in my family, and that the folly of an old man and the caprice of a child should not be allowed to overturn a project which I have entertained
for so many years.