The main feature of his scheme
was to establish a line of trading posts along the Missouri and the Columbia, to the mouth of the latter, where was to be founded the chief trading house or mart.
And now I am going to sell you that letter, and the price I ask for it is your public support of the Argentine scheme
A sacrifice was always noble; and if she had given way to their entreaties, she should have been spared the distressing idea of a friend displeased, a brother angry, and a scheme
of great happiness to both destroyed, perhaps through her means.
It would take a strong animal to test the efficacy of his new scheme
Here was an undignified hiatus, if not a finale, to all his schemes
, to the even tenor of his self-restrained, purposeful life
I think that one of his schemes
has miscarried; he has gone too far.
He read the books lent him by Sviazhsky, and copying out what he had not got, he read both the economic and socialistic books on the subject, but, as he had anticipated, found nothing bearing on the scheme
he had undertaken.
The sum of his discourse was to this effect: "That about forty years ago, certain persons went up to Laputa, either upon business or diversion, and, after five months continuance, came back with a very little smattering in mathematics, but full of volatile spirits acquired in that airy region: that these persons, upon their return, began to dislike the management of every thing below, and fell into schemes
of putting all arts, sciences, languages, and mechanics, upon a new foot.
If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes
Life meanwhile- real life, with its essential interests of health and sickness, toil and rest, and its intellectual interests in thought, science, poetry, music, love, friendship, hatred, and passions- went on as usual, independently of and apart from political friendship or enmity with Napoleon Bonaparte and from all the schemes
There were several schemes
for getting hold of this paper and that, and there were offers that came to nothing.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes
, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.