I hope I will not fall and hurt my head I shall visit little Lord Fauntleroy in England and he will be glad to show me his grand and very ancient castle.
By the late 1800s, superphosphates were all the rage and eighty factories were manufacturing this high-yield fertilizer from coprolites (that is, phosphate-rich fossils of ancient animal dung—I kid you not).
The power of an Ancient is beyond anything humans can understand.
Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries.
I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."
He was neither ancient nor ugly, with familiar dark eyes and hair and roughly hewn features.
One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
Darkyn was lean and wiry, his youthful looks at odds with the ancient intelligence in his black eyes.
They emerged through a back door into a massive foyer made of white marble and limestone with ancient carvings on the walls and statues positioned throughout.
Its function could determine the meaning of the symbols, since the most ancient Immortal writing is based on a complex system of symbolic context.
Good. We're bringing all the souls to this one and sending everyone but five guards to the Ancient Tamer.
He debated which he trusted less: the Ancient Immortal that made the compass or the death-dealers that carried them.
He sensed the wards he tripped and waited for the Ancient to appear.
The only real difference: the ancient intelligence in the deity's steady gaze, which seemed out of place in such a youthful face.
In ancient times, the consenus was that the world was flat.
The very well documented corn dole of ancient Rome is one of many cases.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
In the ancient world, it was Greek in the European arena.
Our Order imitates the ancient societies that explained their teaching by hieroglyphics.
Bennigsen opened the council with the question: "Are we to abandon Russia's ancient and sacred capital without a struggle, or are we to defend it?"
"Russia's ancient and sacred capital!" he suddenly said, repeating Bennigsen's words in an angry voice and thereby drawing attention to the false note in them.
"Have they surrendered my ancient capital without a battle?" asked the Emperor quickly, his face suddenly flushing.
In Petersburg and in the provinces at a distance from Moscow, ladies, and gentlemen in militia uniforms, wept for Russia and its ancient capital and talked of self-sacrifice and so on; but in the army which retired beyond Moscow there was little talk or thought of Moscow, and when they caught sight of its burned ruins no one swore to be avenged on the French, but they thought about their next pay, their next quarters, of Matreshka the vivandiere, and like matters.
Your last reports were written on the twentieth, and during all this time not only has no action been taken against the enemy or for the relief of the ancient capital, but according to your last report you have even retreated farther.
The ancient historians all employed one and the same method to describe and seize the apparently elusive--the life of a people.
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
In this contradiction lies the problem of free will, which from most ancient times has occupied the best human minds and from most ancient times has been presented in its whole tremendous significance.
It is said that in ancient China, doctors were paid when their patients were well.
It was a new one, recently made by the Ancient Immortal that Gabriel hired to help, indicating another of his dealers had defected.
This Ancient Immortal hadn't given up his soul without a struggle.