"Monsieur will give a lesson in the first class to-day," said she; "dictation
or reading will perhaps be the best thing to begin with, for those are the easiest forms of communicating instruction in a foreign language; and, at the first, a master naturally feels a little unsettled."
In the moments when Peter Ivanovitch interrupted his dictation
, and sometimes these intervals were very long--often twenty minutes, no less, while he walked to and fro behind my back muttering to himself--I felt I was dying by inches, I assure you.
"All right," he sighed--"I shall meet you halfway in this proposition--got that?" And the dictation
I have been waiting long for an opportunity--to take this--this decisive step, my love; for, as you must perceive, it is impossible that there should be two chiefs in a family: and now, if you please, we will resume the dictation
. 'My dear brother, the melancholy intelligence which it is my duty to convey to my family must have been long anticipated by,'" &c.
I won't submit to dictation
!" said Noel Vanstone, asserting his own independence more and more impatiently.
Like civilization, it has turned a page, and the new spirit of the time finds her ready to write at its dictation
. It returns from the crusades with the pointed arch, like the nations with liberty.
The party, being principally composed of voyageurs, was too weak to contend with so superior a force, and one so easily augmented; they pretended, therefore, to comply cheerfully with their arbitrary dictation
, and immediately proceeded to cut down trees and erect a trading house.
"It's one thing," he said, "to write under the dictation
of a great merchant, conducting a vast correspondence by which thousands of pounds change hands in due course of post.
Anne was graciously pleased to accept it and rewarded the donor with a smile which exalted that infatuated youth straightway into the seventh heaven of delight and caused him to make such fearful errors in his dictation
She didn't think her father was ill, because the letter had come at his dictation
from the office at St.
But besides all this, in order that the instrument may not be contested, I am anxious to give it the greatest possible authenticity, therefore, one of my colleagues will help me, and, contrary to custom, will assist in the dictation
of the testament.
But to save me I can't see any difference between writing jokes or comic verse and running a type- writer, taking dictation
, or keeping sets of books.