I have now told the singular, but veracious
story of the Opera ghost.
I doubt not the captain had this veracious
picture taken for the benefit of his marines.
Having got a name for his horse so much to his taste, he was anxious to get one for himself, and he was eight days more pondering over this point, till at last he made up his mind to call himself "Don Quixote," whence, as has been already said, the authors of this veracious
history have inferred that his name must have been beyond a doubt Quixada, and not Quesada as others would have it.
And it must be noted that I say of our reason, and not of our imagination or of our senses: thus, for example, although we very clearly see the sun, we ought not therefore to determine that it is only of the size which our sense of sight presents; and we may very distinctly imagine the head of a lion joined to the body of a goat, without being therefore shut up to the conclusion that a chimaera exists; for it is not a dictate of reason that what we thus see or imagine is in reality existent; but it plainly tells us that all our ideas or notions contain in them some truth; for otherwise it could not be that God, who is wholly perfect and veracious
, should have placed them in us.
The civic improvements so enthusiastically contemplated by the five millionaires in the earlier pages of this veracious
chronicle--the fountain, reservoir, town-hall, and free library--had not yet been erected.
Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious
self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader's faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.
My Lord Gaunt married, as every person who frequents the Peerage knows, the Lady Blanche Thistlewood, a daughter of the noble house of Bareacres, before mentioned in this veracious
Albeit it was heard of afterwards, as will afterwards be read in this veracious
register of marriage.
If we had the happiness of having invented this very veracious
tale, and of being, in consequence, responsible for it before our Lady Criticism, it is not against us that the classic precept,
Mrs Nickleby concluded by lamenting that the dear departed had never deigned to profit by her advice, save on one occasion; which was a strictly veracious
statement, inasmuch as he had only acted upon it once, and had ruined himself in consequence.
Great, rambling queer old places they are, with galleries, and passages, and staircases, wide enough and antiquated enough to furnish materials for a hundred ghost stories, supposing we should ever be reduced to the lamentable necessity of inventing any, and that the world should exist long enough to exhaust the innumerable veracious
legends connected with old London Bridge, and its adjacent neighbourhood on the Surrey side.
The firm yet placid mouth, the clear veracious
glance of the brown eyes, speak now of a nature that has been tested and has kept its highest qualities; and even the costume, with its dainty neatness and purity, has more significance now the coquetries of youth can have nothing to do with it.