A person who watched the interview between the dead and living, scrupled not to affirm
, that, at the instant when the clergyman's features were disclosed, the corpse had slightly shuddered, rustling the shroud and muslin cap, though the countenance retained the composure of death.
We must not take upon us to affirm
that this was a mistake, although the Face may have looked no more kindly at Ernest than at all the world besides.
I am concerned but for the good name of the Tremolino, and I affirm
that a ship is ever guiltless of the sins, transgressions, and follies of her men.
And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
I know not why she should choose to make herself and her family uneasy by apprehending an event which no one but herself, I can affirm
, would ever have thought possible.
Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm
that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.
I am not in a position either to contradict or affirm
The French historians, describing the condition of the French army before it left Moscow, affirm
that all was in order in the Grand Army, except the cavalry, the artillery, and the transport- there was no forage for the horses or the cattle.