Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge
Did some strange gleam of foreknowledge
fall for a moment across her mirth-making?
Probably he had that much foreknowledge
, knowing his men.
Sir Nathaniel, as an old diplomatist, had a way of understanding, as if by foreknowledge
, the true inwardness of things, and asked suddenly, but in a matter-of-fact, indifferent voice:
In discourse more sweet (For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the Sense,) Others apart sat on a Hill retir'd, In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high Of Providence, Foreknowledge
, Will, and Fate, Fixt Fate, free will, foreknowledge
absolute, And found no end, in wandring mazes lost.
A minute or two later he was paddling toward the shore to be swallowed up in the darkness of the jungle night, and the terrors of a hideous existence from which, could he have had even a slight foreknowledge
of what awaited him in the long years to come, he would have fled to the certain death of the open sea rather than endure it.
This he took in good part, and was really pleased, nodding his head with direful foreknowledge
and mystery, until George Leach, the erstwhile cabin- boy, ventured some rough pleasantry on the subject.
At any rate, the overheard matter seemed to imply her foreknowledge
of that event, and I think she was wise in not waiting for the investigation of such a charge.
Having had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum, and made search among the books and maps in the library regarding Transylvania; it had struck me that some foreknowledge
of the country could hardly fail to have some importance in dealing with a nobleman of that country.
Often she had seemed to herself to be moving among them, an invisible ghost among the living, better acquainted with them than with her own friends, because she knew their secrets and possessed a divine foreknowledge
of their destiny.
These cellar dents, like deserted fox burrows, old holes, are all that is left where once were the stir and bustle of human life, and "fate, free will, foreknowledge
absolute," in some form and dialect or other were by turns discussed.
JOCASTA Why should a mortal man, the sport of chance, With no assured foreknowledge
, be afraid?