In that time he acquired a somewhat ready facility in the use of that dialect, by means of which he was to carry the instructions
of spiritual truth to the men of the forest, though as late as 1649 he still lamented his want of skill in this respect.
Pendril had been merely referred to an agent in London who was in possession of Michael Vanstone's instructions
. Certain difficulties had been discovered in connection with those instructions
, which had produced the necessity of once more writing to Zurich.
With the same anxious forethought he wrote a letter of instructions
to Captain Thorn, in which he urged the strictest attention to the health of himself and his crew, and to the promotion of good-humor and harmony on board his ship.
The Englishman, who usually kept an eye upon his black captor, saw now that the latter was explaining something in detail to his warriors, and from his gestures and his manner it was apparent that he was persuading them to some new plan as well as giving them instructions
as to what they were to do.
"We haven't heard anything about the line from Ipswich to Norwich, sir," he replied, "but we can't very well change our course without definite instructions
In that case, and in no other, certain sealed instructions
relating to the disposal of the Diamond, and deposited with it, were to be opened, and followed implicitly.
"Here are your instructions
," replied the officer, placing the folded paper in his hands; and turning round towards D'Artagnan, "Come, monsieur," said he, in an agitated voice (such despair did he behold in that man of iron), "do me the favor to depart at once."
"Devil take them!" he muttered, and after listening to the verbal instructions
his father had sent and taking the correspondence and his father's letter, he returned to the nursery.
Dicas, waiting for his instructions
, laid down his pen and looked at Sir Joseph's son-in-law elect.
Villemain, Minister of Public Instruction
to King Louis Philippe, had been entrusted with a commission to search for ancient MSS., and in carrying out his instructions
he found a MS.
For he assured me, that if the secret should be discovered by my countrymen the Dutch, they would cut my throat in the voyage." I returned my thanks, by the interpreter, for so unusual a favour; and some troops being at that time on their march to Nangasac, the commanding officer had orders to convey me safe thither, with particular instructions
about the business of the crucifix.
He seems to think that the end of poetry is, or should be, instruction
; yet it is a truism that the end of our existence is happiness; if so, the end of every separate part of our existence, everything connected with our existence, should be still happiness.