This fact, my dear sir, combined with the distinguished elevation
to which your talents have raised you, deters me from presuming to aspire to the liberty of addressing the companion of my youth, by the familiar appellation of Copperfield
So, when we had walked home and had had tea, I took Biddy into our little garden by the side of the lane, and, after throwing out in a general way for the elevation
of her spirits, that I should never forget her, said I had a favour to ask of her.
His feudal tower must arise in due majesty; the figures which he introduces must have the costume and character of their age; the piece must represent the peculiar features of the scene which he has chosen for his subject, with all its appropriate elevation
of rock, or precipitate descent of cataract.
And that this is the truth may be seen by the countless plays that a most fertile wit of these kingdoms has written, with so much brilliancy, so much grace and gaiety, such polished versification, such choice language, such profound reflections, and in a word, so rich in eloquence and elevation
of style, that he has filled the world with his fame; and yet, in consequence of his desire to suit the taste of the actors, they have not all, as some of them have, come as near perfection as they ought.
Or are these sophistries to be regarded as belonging to the age in which he lived and to his personal character, and this apparent haughtiness as flowing from the natural elevation
of his position?
Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation
from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
The charges exhibited against it are, first, that so small a number of representatives will be an unsafe depositary of the public interests; secondly, that they will not possess a proper knowledge of the local circumstances of their numerous constituents; thirdly, that they will be taken from that class of citizens which will sympathize least with the feelings of the mass of the people, and be most likely to aim at a permanent elevation
of the few on the depression of the many; fourthly, that defective as the number will be in the first instance, it will be more and more disproportionate, by the increase of the people, and the obstacles which will prevent a correspondent increase of the representatives.
A Male of the lowest type of the Isosceles may look forward to some improvement of his angle, and to the ultimate elevation
of the whole of his degraded caste; but no Woman can entertain such hopes for her sex.
The Captain showed me a sketch that gave the plan, section, and elevation
of the Nautilus.
The track up to this time had reached its highest elevation
at the Great Salt Lake.
Had the elevation
of the parabolic mirror been a few yards higher, none could have lived to tell the tale.
Words were insufficient for the elevation
of his feelings; and he was obliged to walk about the room, while Elizabeth tried to unite civility and truth in a few short sentences.