The smallness of the company made it necessary for the two principal actors to take
several parts apiece, and they certainly deserved some credit for the hard work they did in learning three or four different parts, whisking in and out of various costumes, and managing the stage besides.
We'll stay and take
the night train back," agreed Mr.
But John says if I feel so, I shall neglect proper self-control; so I take
pains to control myself--before him, at least, and that makes me very tired.
Peggotty, 'I should take
it kind, pervising you doen't mind my clicketten, if you'd bide heer.
Well, sir, I've often offered to take
the management of things, but you know you've taken it ill always, and seemed to think I wanted to push you out of your place.
I will come to his aid, and while pointing out that you only yield his life at my supplications, you can force him to take
the beautiful Persian on any conditions you please.
Here we landed to take
in fresh water, and our crews got their mid-day meal on the shore near the ships.
A prince does not spend much on colonies, for with little or no expense he can send them out and keep them there, and he offends a minority only of the citizens from whom he takes
lands and houses to give them to the new inhabitants; and those whom he offends, remaining poor and scattered, are never able to injure him; whilst the rest being uninjured are easily kept quiet, and at the same time are anxious not to err for fear it should happen to them as it has to those who have been despoiled.
If she were a warrior, or had a warrior at her side, your heart would not be big enough to take
I have taken nothing by all my hardships--with my life ever in my hand; as a bird when she has found a morsel takes
it to her nestlings, and herself fares hardly, even so many a long night have I been wakeful, and many a bloody battle have I waged by day against those who were fighting for their women.
Lelorgne d'Ideville smilingly interpreted this speech to Napoleon thus: "If a battle takes
place within the next three days the French will win, but if later, God knows what will happen.
My drinking is a thing that has happened, and is no theory nor speculation; and, as I see it, it but lays the emphasis on the power of John Barleycorn--a savagery that we still permit to exist, a deadly institution that lingers from the mad old brutal days and that takes
its heavy toll of youth and strength, and high spirit, and of very much of all of the best we breed.