Deprived by an ill-starred
fortune of that self-confidence which strengthens the hands of an armed host, impaired in skill but not in courage, it may safely be said that our adversaries managed yet to make a better fight of it in 1797 than they did in 1793.
Poet and sportsman, mystic and man of this world, a great polo player, and the passionate lover of one beautiful woman whose ill-starred
fate inspired Po Chu-i, the tenderest of all their singers,** Ming Huang is more to literature than to history.
Would that he had died in my arms, for so both his ill-starred
mother who bore him, and myself, should have had the comfort of weeping and mourning over him.
They showed us the noisome cell where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred
brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.
Blushing up to the very roots of his white hair, he turned aside his glance, and raised his foot that he might leave this ill-starred
Discipline, what there was of it originally, had been the very first thing to perish aboard our ill-starred
ship; the officers, I am afraid, were not much better than poor Ready made them out
They had proceeded scarce a hundred yards when they came suddenly upon a broad stream, which the Negro instantly recognized as that down which he and his warriors had paddled to the sea upon their ill-starred
Upon the Sandwich Islands it has been employed with no small success in the treatment of scrofulous affections, and in combating the ravages of a disease for whose frightful inroads the ill-starred
inhabitants of that group are indebted to their foreign benefactors.
Almost every day of that ill-starred
vacation it stormed fiercely; and even on fine days it drifted unceasingly.
At last the impenetrable man felt the influence of the sex; at last he knew the passion of love misplaced, ill-starred
, hopeless love, for a woman who was young enough to be his child.
Snagsby and proceeds to make that ill-starred
stationer, already sufficiently confused, the immediate recipient of his discourse.
Would that I were son to one who had grown old upon his own estates, for, since you ask me, there is no more ill-starred
man under heaven than he who they tell me is my father.