Thorndike found himself, to his surprise, taking a personal
It was well known that the victim had recognized the bitterness of personal
enmity in his persecutor's conduct towards him, and that he declared himself hunted to death for his spoil.
This, in fact -- a desire to put myself in my true position as editor, or very little more, of the most prolix among the tales that make up my volume -- this, and no other, is my true reason for assuming a personal
relation with the public.
These natural graces in the quadroon are often united with beauty of the most dazzling kind, and in almost every case with a personal
appearance prepossessing and agreeable.
Again, I sometimes say to myself, When many millions of men, without heat, without ill will, without personal
feelings of any kind, demand of you a few shillings only, without the possibility, such is their constitution, of retracting or altering their present demand, and without the possibility, on your side, of appeal to any other millions, why expose yourself to this overwhelming brute force?
Miss Vanstone's resources stretch easily enough to the limits of our personal
wants; including piano-forte hire for practice, and the purchase and making of the necessary dresses.
On the contrary," said he, "I thank you, for though we are strictly in our private and personal
capacity, still it may be mentioned that there are Newgate cobwebs about, and it brushes them away.
Men of this class, whether the favorites of a king or of a people, have in too many instances abused the confidence they possessed; and assuming the pretext of some public motive, have not scrupled to sacrifice the national tranquillity to personal
advantage or personal
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal
, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal
affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans.
In the former case, the rule is understood to refer to the personal
rights of the people, with which it has a natural and universal connection.
We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal
freedom, activity and independence.
But," said Mordaunt, "it might have been some personal
enemy of the king, who had made a vow of vengeance and accomplished it in this way.