(2) The "Catasterismi" ("Placings
among the Stars") is a collection of legends relating to the various constellations.
A NUMBER of Flies were attracted to a jar of honey which had been overturned in a housekeeper's room, and placing
their feet in it, ate greedily.
WHILE a Division Superintendent of a railway was attending closely to his business of placing
obstructions on the track and tampering with the switches he received word that the President of the road was about to discharge him for incompetency.
Hitherto my observations have only aimed at a vindication of the provision in question, on the ground of theoretic propriety, on that of the danger of placing
the power elsewhere, and on that of the safety of placing
it in the manner proposed.
I have therefore resolved on placing
her at one of the best private schools in town, where I shall have an opportunity of leaving her myself in my way to you.
But whenever a whole family or any one of another shall happen so far to excel in virtue as to exceed all other persons in the community, the n it is right that the kingly power should be in them, or if it is an individual who does so, that he should be king and lord of all; for this, as we have just mentioned, is not only correspondent to that principle of right which all founders of all states, whether aristocracies, oligarchies, or democracies, have a regard to (for in placing
the supreme power they all think it right to fix it to excellence, though not the same); but it is also agreeable to what has been already said; as it would not be right to kill, or banish, or ostracise such a one for his superior merit.
Most of this kind of disasters to traders and trappers arise from some careless inattention to the state of their arms and ammunition, the placing
of their horses at night, the position of their camping ground, and the posting of their night watches.
The most simple manner in which this operation is performed, and I think, the best, consists in placing
any number of the freshly plucked fruit, when in a particular state of greenness, among the embers of a fire, in the same way that you would roast a potato.
That part of his scheme was crude and brutal--it lacked the refinement of torture that had marked the master strokes of the Paulvitch of old, when he had worked with that virtuoso of villainy, Nikolas Rokoff--but it at least assured Paulvitch of immunity from responsibility, placing
that upon the ape, who would thus also be punished for his refusal longer to support the Russian.
But consider the position in which you are placing
her and me in the eyes of society, and even of the court," he added, lowering his voice.
"By your leave," he said loudly, "I'd like it well to shoot with any other man here present at a mark of my own placing
." And he strode down the lists with a slender peeled sapling which he stuck upright in the ground.
Otherwise, the works were almost complete, and a group of workmen, receiving orders from a man who appeared to be conductor of the works, were occupied in placing
the last stones.