I do not generally sit up at night, for I think the nurse who has made it her business is better qualified for such undertakings
than I am; - but still, an unbroken night's rest is what I but seldom enjoy, and never can venture to reckon upon; for my patient makes no scruple of calling me up at an hour when his wants or his fancies require my presence.
And, as he came out into the farmyard, Levin, like a tree in spring that knows not what form will be taken by the young shoots and twigs imprisoned in its swelling buds, hardly knew what undertakings
he was going to begin upon now in the farm work that was so dear to him.
The toils and hazards of former undertakings
were forgotten, as these endless and unexplored regions, with all their fancied as well as real advantages, were laid open to their enterprise.
He told me it was men of desperate fortunes on one hand, or of aspiring, superior fortunes on the other, who went abroad upon adventures, to rise by enterprise, and make themselves famous in undertakings
of a nature out of the common road; that these things were all either too far above me or too far below me; that mine was the middle state, or what might be called the upper station of low life, which he had found, by long experience, was the best state in the world, the most suited to human happiness, not exposed to the miseries and hardships, the labour and sufferings of the mechanic part of mankind, and not embarrassed with the pride, luxury, ambition, and envy of the upper part of mankind.
But the bequest is involved in legal disputes, and pending them the work has stopped; so that like many other great undertakings
in America, even this is rather going to be done one of these days, than doing now.
Whether it had occurred to his good friend, that Society might not unreasonably hope that one so blest in his undertakings
, and whose example on his pedestal was so influential with it, would shed a little money in the direction of a mission or so to Africa?
Man and brother, partner in feelings equally with undertakings
and actions, I have found a cash-box.
I was rich enough already, nor had I any uneasy desires about getting more money; therefore the profit of the voyage to me was of no great force for the prompting me forward to further undertakings
Lucy Ferrier grew up within the log-house, and assisted her adopted father in all his undertakings
I consider that, more than to anything else, I owe the success of our great undertaking
to arnica and paregoric.
Miss Vanstone, the elder, described herself as distracted at not hearing from her sister; as suited with a governess's situation in a private family; as going into the situation in a week's time; and as longing for a letter to comfort her, before she faced the trial of undertaking
her new duties.
For although I recognized various difficulties in this undertaking
, these were not, however, without remedy, nor once to be compared with such as attend the slightest reformation in public affairs.