I found our fortress in a bad state of defence, but we proceeded immediately to repair our flanks, strengthen
our gates and posterns, and form double bastions, which we compleated in ten days.
The slow service and the bungling are the natural results of treating the telephone as though it were a road or a fire department; and any nation that rises to a proper conception of the telephone, that dares to put it into competent hands and to strengthen
it with enough capital, can secure as alert and brisk a service as heart can wish.
, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
They would, at the same time, be necessitated to strengthen
the executive arm of government, in doing which their constitutions would acquire a progressive direction toward monarchy.
I swung this hook cautiously to the roof several times before it finally found lodgment; gently I pulled on it to strengthen
its hold, but whether it would bear the weight of my body I did not know.
I will strengthen
me with breakfast, and then I will do my terrible work.
The day passed away without having any other influence on me than to strengthen
the resolution I had formed; only I took care that my face should not betray the thoughts of my heart, for I had no doubt I was watched.
He soon felt that his ideas became again collected -- he could think, and strengthen
his thoughts by reasoning.
It is very true that, after acquiring rebellious provinces a second time, they are not so lightly lost afterwards, because the prince, with little reluctance, takes the opportunity of the rebellion to punish the delinquents, to clear out the suspects, and to strengthen
himself in the weakest places.
For should the enemy strengthen
his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen
his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen
his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen
his right, he will weaken his left.
When the flowers told their sorrow to kind-hearted Lily-Be]l, she wept bitterly at the pain her friend had given, and with loving words strove to comfort those whom he had grieved; with gentle care she healed the wounded birds, and watched above the flowers he had harmed, bringing each day dew and sunlight to refresh and strengthen
, till all were well again; and though sorrowing for their dead friends, still they forgave Thistle for the sake of her who had done so much for them.
Never mind; let's sit down to table and take something to strengthen
us for the night.