From the carvings and hieroglyphics I have studied
it would seem that the Mayan civilization lasted about five hundred years, and that it began perhaps in the year A.
Harling had studied
the piano under a good teacher, and somehow she managed to practise every day.
Once she went to her room and studied
the cookbook during an entire evening, finally writing out a menu for the week, which left her harassed with a feeling that, after all, she had accomplished no good that was worth the name.
Every line that could possibly be interpreted into a secret inclination for war, was carefully avoided; while, on the other hand, he studied
those conceits that might be construed into amity.
And Uncle Venner, who had studied
the world at street-corners, and other posts equally well adapted for just observation, was as ready to give out his wisdom as a town-pump to give water.
Public ceremonies, such as ordinations, the installation of magistrates, and all that could give majesty to the forms in which a new government manifested itself to the people, were, as a matter of policy, marked by a stately and well-conducted ceremonial, and a sombre, but yet a studied
It is true, an old farmer, who had been down to New York on a visit several years after, and from whom this account of the ghostly adventure was received, brought home the intelligence that Ichabod Crane was still alive; that he had left the neighborhood partly through fear of the goblin and Hans Van Ripper, and partly in mortification at having been suddenly dismissed by the heiress; that he had changed his quarters to a distant part of the country; had kept school and studied
law at the same time; had been admitted to the bar; turned politician; electioneered; written for the newspapers; and finally had been made a justice of the ten pound court.
I don't mean by this, of course, that we studied
only fiction and verse; I mean I can express no otherwise the sort of interest my companions inspired.
So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale's resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied
throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
signs, and know their marks; they were taught me two score years ago, by the old witch in Copenhagen.
If ye'd only studied
yer Bible, like this yer good man, ye might have know'd it before, and saved ye a heap o' trouble.
He was a middle-aged, simple-hearted miner who had lived in a lonely corner of California, among the woods and mountains, a good many years, and had studied
the ways of his only neighbors, the beasts and the birds, until he believed he could accurately translate any remark which they made.