after testing both smiles and frowns, and proving
that neither mode of treatment possessed any calculable influence, Hester was ultimately compelled to stand aside and permit the child to be swayed by her own impulses.
It is time to set the world right in this matter, by proving
such pictures of the whale all wrong.
Elton was proving
himself, in many respects, the very reverse of what she had meant and believed him; proud, assuming, conceited; very full of his own claims, and little concerned about the feelings of others.
All that can be said is, it was such that he again raised himself in his stirrups, and, grasping his sword more firmly with both hands, he came down on the Biscayan with such fury, smiting him full over the cushion and over the head, that- even so good a shield proving
useless- as if a mountain had fallen on him, he began to bleed from nose, mouth, and ears, reeling as if about to fall backwards from his mule, as no doubt he would have done had he not flung his arms about its neck; at the same time, however, he slipped his feet out of the stirrups and then unclasped his arms, and the mule, taking fright at the terrible blow, made off across the plain, and with a few plunges flung its master to the ground.
And I flatter myself the observations in my last paper must have gone no inconsiderable way towards proving
that it was not easy, if practicable, to find a more fit receptacle for the power of determining impeachments, than that which has been chosen.
I believe in it, I answer for it, for the whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving
to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano-key!
Edward could not have shown himself more practical, though he might have evinced more coarseness and urgency; and then she had so many reasons, so many explanations; and, after all, she succeeded in proving
herself quite disinterested and even liberal.
The idea that returned the oftenest was that Miss Crawford, after proving
herself cooled and staggered by a return to London habits, would yet prove herself in the end too much attached to him to give him up.
The apprehensions thus awakened in the minds of some of the men came well-nigh proving
detrimental to the expedition.
They had been looking down upon the fearful storm going on below, and really believed that their proposed destruction of the world was proving
a grand success.