Lastly, many of their civil institutions were of such a nature as only to be calculated for a city into which there was a continual influx of strangers.
One of their old men, in the morning before they fall to eating, preaches to the whole family, walking from the one end of the house to the other, and several times repeating the same sentence, till he has finished the round, for their houses are at least a hundred yards long. IX.1 There is also a third signification of the word Right, which has the same meaning as Law taken in its most extensive sense, to denote a rule of moral action, obliging us to do what is proper. Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostóvs’ position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose. The adjutant looked angrily at him, evidently also intending to shout at him, but on recognizing him he nodded. If duties and virtues are advocated as in sermons (this is so in most sermons), we must hear such reasons given.
The death of the emperor was followed by that of his powerful general Mellobaudes, the king of the Franks; who maintained, to the last moment of his life, the ambiguous reputation, which is the just recompense of obscure and subtle policy. Lacordaire; and, as he said it, much more was expressed in his face than in his words. On the 8th of May, just after the battle of the Wilderness and when we were moving on Spottsylvania I directed Sheridan verbally to cut loose from the Army of the Potomac, pass around the left of Lee’s army and attack his cavalry: to cut the two roads—one running west through Gordonsville, Charlottesville and Lynchburg, the other to Richmond, and, when compelled to do so for want of forage and rations, to move on to the James River and draw these from Butler’s supplies. On n’est jamais si heureux, ni si malheureux 5 qu’on se l’imagine—People are never either so happy or so miserable as they imagine. In this purpose he was directly thwarted by the opposing views of king Pausanias, and three out of the five ephors. But though the ephors thus checked Lysander in regard to Athens, they softened the humiliation by sending him abroad to a fresh command on the Asiatic coast and the Hellespont; a step which had the farther advantage of putting asunder two such marked rivals as he and Pausanias had now become.
As Byzantium was one of the greatest passages from Europe into Asia, it had been provided with a strong garrison, and a fleet of five hundred vessels was anchored in the harbor. I would not expose British troops to the abominable climate of the Red Sea littoral; but I think that, after the fighting is fought, the Indian sepoy could resist the exile till such time as we can make peace with the tribes, raise, arm, and discipline a native Soudanese contingent, and settle the country on the firm basis of commerce and friendly intercourse. Nec cupias, nec metuas—Neither desire nor fear. Water can be had in abundance at a depth of from only twelve to eighteen feet, and windmills and reservoirs would do much towards a substitute for ditches. Since very remote antiquity certain names of Babylonian divinities have been fixed in Syrio-Phoenicia as names of places and persons: the city of Nebo in Moab, the desert of Sin, and probably also Mount Sinai in Arabia Petræa, the fortress of Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin; Ana, a chief of Esau, Anath, a judge of Israel, Hadad, the common name of a king of Aram and a king of Idumæa.
Sherman had started from Memphis for Corinth on the 11th of October. They told him that their god, who was generally very long in appearing, had just manifested himself, and that the Egyptians were accustomed to celebrate this epiphany by public festivities. Schick dich in die Zeit—Adapt yourself to the times. It became the royal residence in the reign of Asshur-bel-kala, the son of Tiglathpileser (or even earlier), and remained so until the reign of Asshurnazirpal. The veteran troops, who revered the name of Maximian, had embraced in both those wars the party of his son, and were now restrained by a sense of honor, as well as of interest, from entertaining an idea of a second desertion.
A literary friend writes to Lady Burton: “The omissions are so deftly done, and the pruning so slight, that the book ought to be read in every English house, in every English-speaking land. “How simple and clear it is,” thought Pierre. I could understand his doing that. Halleck visited McClellan at once after assuming command as general-in-chief, but satisfied himself that the government could not furnish the thirty thousand additional troops which McClellan then demanded. 237] and that the person elected ought to be not merely a descendant of Hêraklês, but a worthy parallel of Hêraklês himself, while pæans were sung to the honor of Lysander at Samos,–while Choerilus and Antilochus composed poems in his praise,–while Antimachus (a poet highly esteemed by Plato) entered into a formal competition of recited epic verses called Lysandria, and was surpassed by Nikêratus, there was another warm admirer, a rhetor or sophist of Halikarnassus, named Kleon, who wrote a discourse proving that Lysander had well earned the regal dignity,–that personal excellence ought to prevail over legitimate descent, and that the crown ought to be laid open to election from the most worthy among the Herakleids.
A great deal of valuable information may be got from a hostile population, for few men or women know how to hold their tongues, though they try never so honestly. Charles had trusted to the assurances of Montreuil, and had really no written evidence of any engagement on the part of the Scots, nor was any ever produced. Neon the Lacedæmonian, with about eight hundred hoplites who adhered to his separate command, advocated this plan as the best.  Diodor. Khair-ad-din accordingly went to Jajl, and securing the sheikh-al-balad, made him engage to pay the annual tribute which he was in the habit of transmitting to the infidels.
My first days in the Legislature were much like those of a boy in a strange school. Her sister dropped the portfolio. Perhaps the Napierian clique took the opportunity to oppose, tooth and nail, the efforts of another service. There is not one man who was here, who, I believe, was in any way, shape or form responsible for such outrages. He, however, enjoyed the sympathy and applause of both parents, but Marcius, being fatherless, lavished on his mother all that affection which should have belonged to his father, besides her own share.
It was the period of Easter, and Jerusalem was full of pilgrims. And yet so sensible were the Romans of the imperfection of valor without skill and practice, that, in their language, the name of an army was borrowed from the word which signified exercise. He was a man, take him for all in all, / I shall not look upon his like again. Ham., i.