It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
"This may be the last great day," he said.
It was midsummer, and the day was very hot.
Today, there are modern-day Da Vincis living in parts of the world where just surviving is a full-time occupation, powerless to develop the gifts they could offer the wider world.
"It is the day of the Lord." said one.
There had been an instant bond between them from the day they met.
Lisa came home from the hospital the day before the funeral and Connie insisted on staying with her for a while.
I'll race the miserable wooden donkey any day in the week! cried the cab-horse.
The balmy weather of Thanksgiving Day had given way to a frosty day after.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
The day isn't getting any longer.
Had he been stalking her the day she fell off the bluff?
And every day since you showed me the book, he has given me a lesson.
One day there was a great storm.
One day he was lying under a tree, thinking of his misfortunes.
Early in the morning I worked barefooted, dabbling like a plastic artist in the dewy and crumbling sand, but later in the day the sun blistered my feet.
The other day at the Apraksins' I heard a lady asking, 'Is that the famous Prince Andrew?'
The balmy weather of Thanksgiving Day had given way to a frosty day after.
He commented the other day that I was spending his money.
She had been lying around all day catching up on her sleep while Carmen worked on her bedroom.
It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
Five years ago that day she had met Alex.
The day Jonathan went to camp, she began working on her plan.
"It's going to be a beautiful day," Sarah said as she turned her attention back to her food.
His day had already been disrupted enough.
It was too far to consider driving every day, even if she had a car.
Sure, that sounded possible... if he didn't spend every day at the barn.
By the time she had cleaned the house and finished the laundry, the day was getting hot and sticky.
By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.
Was that what Sarah had found so amusing the first day - the fact that she hadn't melted under Yancey's stern gaze?
I'll take you for a ride through more country in a day than you could hope to walk in a week.
No, she had seen the postman drive up every day since she sent out the letter.
She had a rough day yesterday.
I had my suspicions the day she fell from the cliff.
What was it he said that day in the mountains... a body could be lost in those hills forever?
One day we were out, so I put some powdered sugar in a bag.
So that's why you were looking me up and down the day we met.
The day Mertz attacked her; I talked to Lisa and Giddon on her front porch.
After you spend a day at college, you go to work at a job where you can sit down the rest of the evening.
Friday was usually a hectic day, with people being released, so she was unable to leave early.
Some day Michael would grow up and realize there was something more in life than conquest.
Since they were scheduled to be too late for supper that day, it was a good excuse to eat out together.
Would it be such an imposition to take just one day off to go see my parents?
She felt responsible for the fact that Brandon didn't have that last day with his father.
I've called you every day since the funeral.
She managed to make two 1-day trips to the ranch and Brandon came down to watch her graduate.
Every day she worked in a frenzy, trying to keep him out of her mind.
The day isn't getting any longer.
He simply went into town one day and never returned.
They are invaluable to make flags flutter on a still day, when there is no wind.
So they politely bade him good day, and went back to the outer cavern to resume their journey.
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
We hope to grow to be dragons some day, but just now we're only dragonettes.
If I remember rightly, we were sixty-six years old the day before yesterday.
One day my balloon ran away with me and brought me across the deserts to this beautiful country.
One wicked witch named Mombi stole him and carried him away, keeping him as a prisoner.
I'm very certain, Oz, that you gave me the best brains in the world, for I can think with them day and night, when all other brains are fast asleep.
One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road.
The next day, every pupil except one had written a composition.
Some people said that they were what Henry Longfellow wrote on his slate that day at school.
On the day that he was seven years old, his mother gave him a few pennies.
The lesson you have learned to-day is never to pay too dear for a whistle.
He drove these to the pastures on the hills and watched them day after day while they fed on the short green grass.
One day a poet whose name was Thalibi [Footnote: Thal i'bi.] came to the caliph and recited a long poem.
One day the caliph, Haroun-al-Raschid, [Footnote: Haroun-al-Raschid (_pro._ ha roon' al rash'id).] made a great feast.
One day a friend of his who lived in Boston came to see him.
One day word came that a savage wolf had been seen in the forest.
The mother sat down in the shade of a tree and began to read in a new book which she had bought the day before.
The next day twenty men and boys came together for the grand wolf hunt.
To- day will decide whether Richard or Henry shall be king of England.
One day some men were sitting by the door of a hotel in Baltimore.
At last the day came for the ship to sail.
One day Cimabue was painting the picture of a man's face.
One day King Solomon was sitting on his throne, and his great men were standing around him.
One day when they were with their mother, she showed them a wonderful book that some rich friend had given her.
One day King Astyages planned to make a great feast for the lad.
One day he was in the midst of a great battle.
The next day, all the priests and learned men went out to beg for mercy.
On the last day, the great army which Coriolanus had led from Antium was drawn up in battle array.
One day as he was walking among the trees the birds saw him and flew down to greet him.
The next day, the laugh was the other way.
One day the Mice met to talk about the great harm that she was doing them.
Listen, and I will tell you of the famous dark day in Connecticut.
Then, about the middle of the day, it began to grow dark.
"This is the last great day!" cried others; and they knelt down and waited.
Every day there is much work to be done.
My errand boy is sick to- day, and there is no one else to send.
The next day Robert's aunt heard a great pounding and sawing in her woodshed.
One day a strange merchant came to him with some diamonds and pearls which he had brought from beyond the sea.
Before noon the next day the gardener was admitted to the palace.
It was the wish of his father and mother that every day of his life should be a day of perfect happiness.
But one day after he had become a man, he said: Tell me about the great world which, you say, lies outside of these palace walls.
And to this day, millions of people remember and honor the name of Gautama, as that of the great lover of men.
He might be seen every day with a bag of charcoal on his back, carrying it to some of his customers.
One day King Henry the Fourth of France was hunting in a large forest.
In his day, Shakespeare was low-brow entertainment for the common class.
In fact, it's likelier that kids of that day were forbidden by proper parents from hanging out at the Globe Theater.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
So he commissioned seven emissaries to go out to seven certain oracles around the world and on a predetermined day, let's say July 12, at a predetermined time, say 3:00 p.m.
And every day, their product gets better because it is being fed more data.
A day later, the system will ask, "Hey, what did you think of Tommaso's?"
The name and idea caught on, and by mid-January the biggest names of the day were promoting it on their shows: Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Rudy Vallee, to name but a few.
Every day, we seem to be getting better at distributing medical resources and information.
Every day, the world has fewer unreachable corners and a more interconnected population.
Had they had the technology of our day, I wonder what they could have accomplished.
For instance, have you ever seen one of those people on TV who is turning one hundred and says he ate bacon every day of his life?
But if each of ten people specialized on just one-tenth of the task, they could together make 48,000, an increase in per-person productivity from one pin a day to 4,800 pins per day.
Once someone knows how to make a factory that can produce 48,000 pins a day with ten people, someone else can figure out how to make one that makes 100,000 a day with five people.
Or five million a day with no people.
As my professors told me the first day I started studying economics in college (and never tired of repeating), scarcity is the central underlying assumption of all economic theory.
If you are a farmer and work alone, you can only plant as much land as you can personally plow. You can do just a couple of thousand calories of work a day, consuming only the energy produced by the food you ate.
Every day the earth heats and cools as night turns into day and back into night.
You are leaving town for a week and a day and will completely avoid your spouse's meltdown.
I am not saying if you enjoy manual labor and being exhausted at the end of the day, you shouldn't do it.
If you like having sore muscles at the end of a day or working a job that requires little of your mental capacity so you can contemplate Nietzsche, hey, more power to you.
The farmers had to learn what it meant to be paid by the hour and to take instructions from supervisors; how to do a task and then the next day, learn a completely new task and do it instead.
If your job numbs your mind by day, why would anyone expect it to instantly come to life at night?
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
It is fascinating reading to this day because the things he notes about the American character are still very much with us.
Or, we gravitate toward anecdotes like, "I take my vitamin C every day and haven't had a cold in year."
Well, yeah, but you also drink a Coca-Cola every day, too.
These foodstuffs alone contain sixty thousand calories, or two thousand calories a day for a month, for a total of $30.
Even at the retail price, we could feed all the world's hungry for a billion dollars a day or $365 billion a year.
Every week, I buy my milk from a small local dairy on the day it comes forth from the cow.
Third, the day will come when the farm of the future will make a healthier, less expensive, more ecologically friendly, fresher, and better-tasting product.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
I believe we will see the day when food is like that.
Jordanes, a Goth, wrote the following about the Huns in 551: They are beings who are cruel to their children on the very day they are born.
Every day fewer places exist where a single person has legal right to end the life of another.
It is certainly possible to conceive of a single day without war.
If there can be a day without war, then there can be two days without it.
At the end of their day, the loan is repaid with a slight bit of interest.
The day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, civilization had to be defended.
In O'Neill's day, getting a copy of the federal budget meant writing away and buying a hefty paper copy.
That would average over three SMS messages per day per person on the planet.
It seems fitting to end this part of the list—ways that information and communication will help end war—by noting that every day, every moment, more and more people have access to the Internet.
Augustine describes a day when he saw his mentor, Ambrose, looking intently at an open book.
I look for the day when a billion planets are populated with a billion people each.
They tell me I walked the day I was a year old.
One day some gentlemen called on my mother, and I felt the shutting of the front door and other sounds that indicated their arrival.
One big gobbler snatched a tomato from me one day and ran away with it.
One day I happened to spill water on my apron, and I spread it out to dry before the fire which was flickering on the sitting-room hearth.
One day something happened which seemed to me to be adding insult to injury.
The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.
On the afternoon of that eventful day, I stood on the porch, dumb, expectant.
One day my teacher and I were returning from a long ramble.
A day or two afterward I was stringing beads of different sizes in symmetrical groups--two large beads, three small ones, and so on.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
One day, Miss Sullivan tells me, I pinned the word girl on my pinafore and stood in the wardrobe.
What many children think of with dread, as a painful plodding through grammar, hard sums and harder definitions, is to-day one of my most precious memories.
She went quickly over uninteresting details, and never nagged me with questions to see if I remembered the day-before-yesterday's lesson.
The illustrative strings and the orange stick representing the poles seemed so real that even to this day the mere mention of temperate zone suggests a series of twine circles; and I believe that if any one should set about it he could convince me that white bears actually climb the North Pole.
One day spent with the blind children made me feel thoroughly at home in my new environment, and I looked eagerly from one pleasant experience to another as the days flew swiftly by.
The next day we went to Plymouth by water.
One day we visited their beautiful home at Beverly Farms.
One day Miss Sullivan attracted my attention to a strange object which she had captured basking in the shallow water.
I had never crossed it until one day Mildred, Miss Sullivan and I were lost in the woods, and wandered for hours without finding a path.
All life seemed to have ebbed away, and even when the sun shone the day was
Then came a day when the chill air portended a snowstorm.
On the third day after the beginning of the storm the snow ceased.
I used to sit in my mother's lap all day long and keep my hands on her face because it amused me to feel the motions of her lips; and I moved my lips, too, although I had forgotten what talking was.
Even now she calls my attention every day to mispronounced words.
Miss Canby herself wrote kindly, "Some day you will write a great story out of your own head, that will be a comfort and help to many."
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
I remember especially the walks we all took together every day in Central Park, the only part of the city that was congenial to me.
I loved to have it described every time I entered it; for it was beautiful in all its aspects, and these aspects were so many that it was beautiful in a different way each day of the nine months I spent in New York.
Each day Miss Sullivan went to the classes with me and spelled into my hand with infinite patience all that the teachers said.
The first day I had German.
I remember that the day the Latin paper was brought to us, Professor Schilling came in and informed me I had passed satisfactorily in German.
The first day I had Elementary Greek and Advanced Latin, and the second day Geometry, Algebra and Advanced Greek.
It was a day full of interest for me.
It is impossible, I think, to read in one day four or five different books in different languages and treating of widely different subjects, and not lose sight of the very ends for which one reads.
You are sure it is somewhere in your mind near the top--you saw it there the other day when you were looking up the beginnings of the Reformation.
I read my first connected story in May, 1887, when I was seven years old, and from that day to this I have devoured everything in the shape of a printed page that has come within the reach of my hungry finger tips.
I was permitted to spend a part of each day in the Institution library, and to wander from bookcase to bookcase, and take down whatever book my fingers lighted upon.
One day my teacher found me in a corner of the library poring over the pages of "The Scarlet Letter."
One day we had a thrilling experience.
Oh, man, how dost thou forget and obstruct thy brother man, and say, "Give us this day our daily bread," when he has none!
When a rainy day keeps me indoors, I amuse myself after the manner of other girls.
One beautiful summer day, not long after my meeting with Dr. Holmes, Miss Sullivan and I visited Whittier in his quiet home on the Merrimac.
This was a day when the child's vocabulary grew.
I went in bathing almost every day and Carrie and Frank and little Helen and I had fun.
One day a dear little baby-boy was born.
Every day the people went upon deck to look out for land.
One day there was a great shout on the ship for the people saw the land and they were full of joy because they had reached a new country safely.
The other day I broke my doll's head off; but that was not a dreadful accident, because dolls do not live and feel, like people.
The other day I had a fine party.
The sun is shining brightly to-day and I hope we shall go to ride if the roads are dry.
I go to school every day I am studying reading, writing, arithmetic, geography and language.
I think of them every day and I love them dearly in my heart.
Father says he can fly nearly all day without stopping.
I go to school every day, and I learn many new things.
We had a very nice dinner on Thanksgiving day,--turkey and plum-pudding.
I should like very much to see you to-day Is the sun very hot in Boston now? this afternoon if it is cool enough I shall take Mildred for a ride on my donkey.
If I were with you to-day I would give you eighty-three kisses, one for each year you have lived.
I hope your Christmas Day will be a very happy one and that the New Year will be full of brightness and joy for you and every one.
I must tell thee about how the day passed at Oak Knoll.
Every day I find out something which makes me glad.
I hope when I visit Venice, as I surely shall some day, that Mr. Munsell will go with me.
Every day I find how little I know, but I do not feel discouraged since God has given me an eternity in which to learn more.
I should be willing to work night and day if it could only be accomplished.
I do think I could work all day long without feeling tired if they would let me.
Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
They are like the people whom they see every day, who prefer the crowded, noisy city to the quiet and freedom of the country.
December 22,  ...I suppose Mr. Keith writes you the work-a-day news.
So you see, I had a foretaste of the pleasure which I hope some day to have of visiting Florence.
Why, bless you, I thought I wrote to you the day after the "Eclogues" arrived, and told you how glad I was to have them!
But we shall not be quite separated; we shall see each other every day, I hope.
The other day, I met a deaf Norwegian gentleman, who knows Ragnhild Kaata and her teacher very well, and we had a very interesting conversation about her.
But I must confess, I had a hard time on the second day of my examinations.
The first day I had Elementary Greek and Advanced Latin, and the second day Geometry, Algebra and Advanced Greek.
The signs, which I had learned the day before, and which I thought I knew perfectly, confused me.
Gentlemen: I have only to-day found time to reply to your interesting letter.
Day after day the Harbor, the warships, and the park kept us busy thinking and feeling and enjoying....
Day after day the Harbor, the warships, and the park kept us busy thinking and feeling and enjoying....
He had just constructed a boat that could be propelled by a kite with the wind in its favor, and one day he tried experiments to see if he could steer the kite against the wind.
If he had not taken upon himself the responsibility of Laura Bridgman's education and led her out of the pit of Acheron back to her human inheritance, should I be a sophomore at Radcliffe College to-day--who can say?
A friend tried Miss Keller one day with several coins.
I don't think she has any special tenderness for them--I have never seen her caress them; but she dresses and undresses them many times during the day and handles them exactly as she has seen her mother and the nurse handle her baby sister.
One day this week Captain Keller brought Belle, a setter of which he is very proud, to see us.
I see an improvement in Helen day to day, almost from hour to hour.
The other day I substituted the words SMALL and LARGE for these signs, and she at once adopted the words and discarded the signs.
I feel every day more and more inadequate.
The other day a friend brought her a new doll from Memphis, and I thought I would see if I could make Helen understand that she must not break it.
She begins to spell the minute she wakes up in the morning, and continues all day long.
One day, when I wanted her to bring me some water, she said: Legs very tired.
I happened to tell her the other day that the vine on the fence was a "creeper."
The next day I found that she remembered all but spread.
The same day she had learned, at different times, the words: hOUSE, WEED, DUST, SWING, MOLASSES, FAST, SLOW, MAPLE-SUGAR and COUNTER, and she had not forgotten one of these last.
She enjoys punching holes in paper with the stiletto, and I supposed it was because she could examine the result of her work; but we watched her one day, and I was much surprised to find that she imagined she was writing a letter.
"when?" especially "why?" all day long, and as her intelligence grows her inquiries become more insistent.
She asks many questions about the sky, day and night, the ocean and mountains.
She asked the other day, "Who made all things and Boston?"
Yesterday's perplexities are strangely simple to-day, and to-day's difficulties become to-morrow's pastime.
The other day she asked, "What do my eyes do?"
Here follows the last part, beginning with the great day, April 5th, when Helen learned water.
One day I took her to the cistern.
She helped me wind some worsted one day, first rapidly and afterward slowly.
The next day, while exercising, she spelled to me, "Helen wind fast," and began to walk rapidly.
Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
The other day Helen came across the word grandfather in a little story and asked her mother, "Where is grandfather?" meaning her grandfather.
One day Helen said, "I must buy Nancy a very pretty hat."
One day, while she was out walking with her mother and Mr. Anagnos, a boy threw a torpedo, which startled Mrs. Keller.
While making a visit at Brewster, Massachusetts, she one day accompanied my friend and me through the graveyard.
Helen expressed a great deal of sympathy, and at every opportunity during the day she would find Pearl and carry the burden from place to place.
One day, while her pony and her donkey were standing side by side, Helen went from one to the other, examining them closely.
If I suggest her leaving a problem in arithmetic until the next day, she answers, "I think it will make my mind stronger to do it now."
One day as we left the library I noticed that she appeared more serious than usual, and I asked the cause.
Finally she one day demanded a name for the power, the existence of which she had already conceived in her own mind.
One day she said, sadly: I am blind and deaf.
One day she asked, "Does God take care of us all the time?"
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
She at once resolved to learn to speak, and from that day to this she has never wavered in that resolution.
But there was satisfaction in seeing from day to day the evidence of growing mastery and the possibility of final success.
The unmeaning babblings of the infant were becoming day by day conscious and voluntary signs of what she felt and thought.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
One warm, sunny day in early spring, when we were at the North, the balmy atmosphere appears to have brought to her mind the sentiment expressed by Longfellow in "Hiawatha," and she almost sings with the poet: "The ground was all aquiver with the stir of new life.
She was at work upon it about two weeks, writing a little each day, at her own pleasure.
No one shall be allowed to think it was anything wrong; and some day she will write a great, beautiful story or poem that will make many people happy.
Teacher says it was a day-dream, and she thinks you would be delighted to hear it.
Do you like my day-dream?
Well, one day King Frost was trying to think of some good that he could do with his treasure; and suddenly he concluded to send some of it to his kind neighbour, Santa Claus, to buy presents of food and clothing for the poor, that they might not suffer so much when King Winter went near their homes.
The entrance to the palace is at the end of an arched recess, and it is guarded night and day by twelve soldierly-looking white Bears.
When I awoke and found that all was dark and still, I suppose I thought it was night, and I must have wondered why day was so long coming.
A beautiful summer day had dawned, the day on which I was to make the acquaintance of a somber and mysterious friend.
To-day I took luncheon with the Freshman Class of Radcliffe.
The song to-day is:
Look at the teamster on the highway, wending to market by day or night; does any divinity stir within him?
Think, also, of the ladies of the land weaving toilet cushions against the last day, not to betray too green an interest in their fates!
Passing a cornfield the other day, close by a hat and coat on a stake, I recognized the owner of the farm.
The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered at, since, as far as I have heard or observed, the principal object is, not that mankind may be well and honestly clad, but, unquestionably, that corporations may be enriched.
On the 1st of April it rained and melted the ice, and in the early part of the day, which was very foggy, I heard a stray goose groping about over the pond and cackling as if lost, or like the spirit of the fog.
I remember when wages were sixty cents a day for laborers on this very road.
The laborer's day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
A robust poor man, one sunny day here in Concord, praised a fellow-townsman to me, because, as he said, he was kind to the poor; meaning himself.
To my imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which I had visited a year before.
The very dew seemed to hang upon the trees later into the day than usual, as on the sides of mountains.
They say that characters were engraven on the bathing tub of King Tchingthang to this effect: "Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again."
The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour.
Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, five; and reduce other things in proportion.
Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.
To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.
The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.
The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence.
Or perchance, at evening, I hear him in his stable blowing off the superfluous energy of the day, that he may calm his nerves and cool his liver and brain for a few hours of iron slumber.
I see these men every day go about their business with more or less courage and content, doing more even than they suspect, and perchance better employed than they could have consciously devised.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
Who would not be early to rise, and rise earlier and earlier every successive day of his life, till he became unspeakably healthy, wealthy, and wise?
We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
Not my or thy great-grandfather's, but our great-grandmother Nature's universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.
At one o'clock the next day Massasoit "brought two fishes that he had shot," about thrice as big as a bream.
This meal only we had in two nights and a day; and had not one of us bought a partridge, we had taken our journey fasting.
"I suppose there's no harm in going after such a thing to-day," says he.
If working every day were not my trade, I could get all the meat I should want by hunting-pigeons, woodchucks, rabbits, partridges--by gosh!
I asked him once if he was not sometimes tired at night, after working all day; and he answered, with a sincere and serious look, "Gorrappit, I never was tired in my life."
I loved to sound him on the various reforms of the day, and he never failed to look at them in the most simple and practical light.
One man, perhaps, if he has got enough, will be satisfied to sit all day with his back to the fire and his belly to the table, by George!
When they were growing, I used to hoe from five o'clock in the morning till noon, and commonly spent the rest of the day about other affairs.
I saw an old man the other day, to my astonishment, making the holes with a hoe for the seventieth time at least, and not for himself to lie down in!
Often in a snow-storm, even by day, one will come out upon a well-known road and yet find it impossible to tell which way leads to the village.
However, I was released the next day, obtained my mended shoe, and returned to the woods in season to get my dinner of huckleberries on Fair Haven Hill.
I never fastened my door night or day, though I was to be absent several days; not even when the next fall I spent a fortnight in the woods of Maine.
The sea, however, is said to be blue one day and green another without any perceptible change in the atmosphere.
The ornamented grounds of villas which will one day be built here may still preserve some trace of this.
The temperature of the Boiling Spring the same day was 45º, or the warmest of any water tried, though it is the coldest that I know of in summer, when, beside, shallow and stagnant surface water is not mingled with it.
In the warmest weather I usually placed a pailful in my cellar, where it became cool in the night, and remained so during the day; though I also resorted to a spring in the neighborhood.
It was as good when a week old as the day it was dipped, and had no taste of the pump.
In such a day, in September or October, Walden is a perfect forest mirror, set round with stones as precious to my eye as if fewer or rarer.
We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character.
I like sometimes to take rank hold on life and spend my day more as the animals do.
Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal--that is your success.
He is blessed who is assured that the animal is dying out in him day by day, and the divine being established.
I thought, as I have my living to get, and have not eaten to-day, that I might go a-fishing.
At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.
I had dug out the spring and made a well of clear gray water, where I could dip up a pailful without roiling it, and thither I went for this purpose almost every day in midsummer, when the pond was warmest.
One day when I came to the same place forty-eight hours afterward, I found that those large bubbles were still perfect, though an inch more of ice had formed, as I could see distinctly by the seam in the edge of a cake.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
One day in midsummer, when I was hoeing, a man who was carrying a load of pottery to market stopped his horse against my field and inquired concerning Wyman the younger.
Sometimes the well dent is visible, where once a spring oozed; now dry and tearless grass; or it was covered deep--not to be discovered till some late day--with a flat stone under the sod, when the last of the race departed.
But though comparatively disregarded now, when his day comes, laws unsuspected by most will take effect, and masters of families and rulers will come to him for advice.
All day long the red squirrels came and went, and afforded me much entertainment by their manoeuvres.
A little flock of these titmice came daily to pick a dinner out of my woodpile, or the crumbs at my door, with faint flitting lisping notes, like the tinkling of icicles in the grass, or else with sprightly day day day, or more rarely, in spring-like days, a wiry summery phe-be from the woodside.
It is frequently covered up by drifts, and, it is said, "sometimes plunges from on wing into the soft snow, where it remains concealed for a day or two."
The night veils without doubt a part of this glorious creation; but day comes to reveal to us this great work, which extends from earth even into the plains of the ether.
To speak literally, a hundred Irishmen, with Yankee overseers, came from Cambridge every day to get out the ice.
They told me that in a good day they could get out a thousand tons, which was the yield of about one acre.
So the hollows about this pond will, sometimes, in the winter, be filled with a greenish water somewhat like its own, but the next day will have frozen blue.
A thermometer thrust into the middle of Walden on the 6th of March, 1847, stood at 32º, or freezing point; near the shore at 33º; in the middle of Flint's Pond, the same day, at 32º; at a dozen rods from the shore, in shallow water, under ice a foot thick, at 36º.
The phenomena of the year take place every day in a pond on a small scale.
The day is an epitome of the year.
One pleasant morning after a cold night, February 24th, 1850, having gone to Flint's Pond to spend the day, I noticed with surprise, that when I struck the ice with the head of my axe, it resounded like a gong for many rods around, or as if I had struck on a tight drum-head.
It was a warm day, and he was surprised to see so great a body of ice remaining.
When the frost comes out in the spring, and even in a thawing day in the winter, the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before.
Such a day is a truce to vice.
In like manner the evil which one does in the interval of a day prevents the germs of virtues which began to spring up again from developing themselves and destroys them.
One day it came into his mind to make a staff.
Often, in the repose of my mid-day, there reaches my ears a confused tintinnabulum from without.
God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
There is more day to dawn.
Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good-day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
It was St. Natalia's day and the name day of two of the Rostovs--the mother and the youngest daughter--both named Nataly.
The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
I wish you many happy returns of your name day, said the visitor.
She seemed that day to be more than ever kind and affectionate to everyone.
Next day Prince Vasili had arrived and settled in the count's house.
"Health and happiness to her whose name day we are keeping and to her children," she said, in her loud, full-toned voice which drowned all others.
She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natasha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint's-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre.
A day or two, then bliss unspoilt, But oh! till then I cannot live!...
You know, Uncle promised me only the day before yesterday not to forget Boris.
On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting.
My father talks of nothing but marches and countermarches, things of which I understand nothing; and the day before yesterday during my daily walk through the village I witnessed a heartrending scene....
Between twelve and two o'clock, as the day was mapped out, the prince rested and the princess played the clavichord.
He made no reply on his father's favorite topic-- making fun of the military men of the day, and more particularly of Bonaparte.
I don't understand how a man of his immense intellect can fail to see what is as clear as day, and can go so far astray.
A member of the Hofkriegsrath from Vienna had come to Kutuzov the day before with proposals and demands for him to join up with the army of the Archduke Ferdinand and Mack, and Kutuzov, not considering this junction advisable, meant, among other arguments in support of his view, to show the Austrian general the wretched state in which the troops arrived from Russia.
One day he is sensible, well educated, and good-natured, and the next he's a wild beast....
On October 11, the day when all was astir at headquarters over the news of Mack's defeat, the camp life of the officers of this squadron was proceeding as usual.
We are childwen of the dust... but one falls in love and one is a God, one is pua' as on the first day of cweation...
He may keep me on duty every day, or may place me under arrest, but no one can make me apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it beneath his dignity to give me satisfaction, then...
The night was dark but starry, the road showed black in the snow that had fallen the previous day--the day of the battle.
"Day before yesterday, on the Danube," answered the soldier.
Despite his rapid journey and sleepless night, Prince Andrew when he drove up to the palace felt even more vigorous and alert than he had done the day before.
Next day he woke late.
But after it was over, the adjutant he had seen the previous day ceremoniously informed Bolkonski that the Emperor desired to give him an audience.
Why, the French have crossed the bridge that Auersperg was defending, and the bridge was not blown up: so Murat is now rushing along the road to Brunn and will be here in a day or two.
It seemed to him that it was a very long time ago, almost a day, since he had first seen the enemy and fired the first shot, and that the corner of the field he stood on was well-known and familiar ground.
He had not seen the hussars all that day, but had heard about them from an infantry officer.
Next day the French army did not renew their attack, and the remnant of Bagration's detachment was reunited to Kutuzov's army.
From that day the eldest princess quite changed toward Pierre and began knitting a striped scarf for him.
The day after tomorrow will be Lelya's name day.
Every day he said to himself one and the same thing: It is time I understood her and made up my mind what she really is.
Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
On Helene's name day, a small party of just their own people--as his wife said--met for supper at Prince Vasili's.
On the day of Prince Vasili's arrival, Prince Bolkonski was particularly discontented and out of temper.
She fancied a child, her own--such as she had seen the day before in the arms of her nurse's daughter--at her own breast, the husband standing by and gazing tenderly at her and the child.
On the twelfth of November, Kutuzov's active army, in camp before Olmutz, was preparing to be reviewed next day by the two Emperors--the Russian and the Austrian.
That day Nicholas Rostov received a letter from Boris, telling him that the Ismaylov regiment was quartered for the night ten miles from Olmutz and that he wanted to see him as he had a letter and money for him.
The next day it was not even mentioned in the Orders of the Day.
Prince Andrew, who liked to help young men, was flattered by being asked for his assistance and being well disposed toward Boris, who had managed to please him the day before, he wished to do what the young man wanted.
Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.
And at that moment, though the day was still, a light gust of wind blowing over the army slightly stirred the streamers on the lances and the unfolded standards fluttered against their staffs.
The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could--preferably that of adjutant to some important personage, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
In spite of this, or rather because of it, next day, November 15, after dinner he again went to Olmutz and, entering the house occupied by Kutuzov, asked for Bolkonski.
Next day, the army began its campaign, and up to the very battle of Austerlitz, Boris was unable to see either Prince Andrew or Dolgorukov again and remained for a while with the Ismaylov regiment.
Their squadron remained in reserve and Nicholas Rostov spent that day in a dull and wretched mood.
The day was bright and sunny after a sharp night frost, and the cheerful glitter of that autumn day was in keeping with the news of victory which was conveyed, not only by the tales of those who had taken part in it, but also by the joyful expression on the faces of soldiers, officers, generals, and adjutants, as they passed Rostov going or coming.
He felt that this nearness by itself made up to him for the day he had lost.
The troops of the vanguard were stationed before Wischau, within sight of the enemy's lines, which all day long had yielded ground to us at the least firing.
The next day the Emperor stopped at Wischau, and Villier, his physician, was repeatedly summoned to see him.
But on the afternoon of that day, this activity reached Kutuzov's headquarters and the staffs of the commanders of columns.
Prince Andrew was on duty that day and in constant attendance on the commander-in-chief.
On the day of battle the soldiers excitedly try to get beyond the interests of their regiment, they listen intently, look about, and eagerly ask concerning what is going on around them.
Today was a great day for him--the anniversary of his coronation.
He was firmly convinced that this was the day of his Toulon, or his bridge of Arcola.
He did not regain consciousness till late in the day, when with other wounded and captured Russian officers he was carried to the hospital.
Though she came upon the count in his dressing gown every day, he invariably became confused and begged her to excuse his costume.
Next day, the third of March, soon after one o'clock, two hundred and fifty members of the English Club and fifty guests were awaiting the guest of honor and hero of the Austrian campaign, Prince Bagration, to dinner.
Next day, at eight in the morning, Pierre and Nesvitski drove to the Sokolniki forest and found Dolokhov, Denisov, and Rostov already there.
One day I asked her if she felt any symptoms of pregnancy.
He resolved to go away next day and leave a letter informing her of his intention to part from her forever.
On the third day after Christmas Nicholas dined at home, a thing he had rarely done of late.
For two days after that Rostov did not see Dolokhov at his own or at Dolokhov's home: on the third day he received a note from him:
Such a little while ago I came to this table with the thought of winning a hundred rubles to buy that casket for Mamma's name day and then going home.
Vasili Dmitrich is staying a day longer for my sake!
Next day Rostov saw Denisov off.
He did not wish to stay another day in Moscow.
The baby Prince Nicholas lived with his wet nurse and nurse Savishna in the late princess' rooms and Princess Mary spent most of the day in the nursery, taking a mother's place to her little nephew as best she could.
"Since the day of our brilliant success at Austerlitz," wrote Bilibin, "as you know, my dear prince, I never leave headquarters.
So he writes the famous order of the day to General Bennigsen:
He discussed estate affairs every day with his chief steward.
What Pierre did not know was that the place where they presented him with bread and salt and wished to build a chantry in honor of Peter and Paul was a market village where a fair was held on St. Peter's day, and that the richest peasants (who formed the deputation) had begun the chantry long before, but that nine tenths of the peasants in that villages were in a state of the greatest poverty.
The next day the regimental commander sent for Denisov, and holding his fingers spread out before his eyes said:
Next day he woke calm and cheerful.
Every day, letters of inquiry and notices from the court arrived, and on the first of May, Denisov was ordered to hand the squadron over to the next in seniority and appear before the staff of his division to explain his violence at the commissariat office.
On the previous day Platov reconnoitered with two Cossack regiments and two squadrons of hussars.
"Good day, your honor!" he shouted, rolling his eyes at Rostov and evidently mistaking him for one of the hospital authorities.
Boris was among the few present at the Niemen on the day the two Emperors met.
Zhilinski, a Pole brought up in Paris, was rich, and passionately fond of the French, and almost every day of the stay at Tilsit, French officers of the Guard and from French headquarters were dining and lunching with him and Boris.
That same day, Rostov, profiting by the darkness to avoid being recognized in civilian dress, came to Tilsit and went to the lodging occupied by Boris and Zhilinski.
Rostov had come to Tilsit the day least suitable for a petition on Denisov's behalf.
The day before yesterday it was 'Napoleon, France, bravoure'; yesterday, 'Alexandre, Russie, grandeur.'
One day our Emperor gives it and next day Napoleon.
During the dull day, in the course of which he was entertained by his elderly hosts and by the more important of the visitors (the old count's house was crowded on account of an approaching name day), Prince Andrew repeatedly glanced at Natasha, gay and laughing among the younger members of the company, and asked himself each time, What is she thinking about?
The whole day had been hot.
That same August the Emperor was thrown from his caleche, injured his leg, and remained three weeks at Peterhof, receiving Speranski every day and no one else.
On the appointed day Prince Andrew entered Count Arakcheev's waiting room at nine in the morning.
The day after his interview with Count Arakcheev, Prince Andrew spent the evening at Count Kochubey's.
"Oh, is it you, Prince, who have freed your serfs?" said an old man of Catherine's day, turning contemptuously toward Bolkonski.
The mechanism of life, the arrangement of the day so as to be in time everywhere, absorbed the greater part of his vital energy.
He sometimes noticed with dissatisfaction that he repeated the same remark on the same day in different circles.
Among the many young men who frequented her house every day, Boris Drubetskoy, who had already achieved great success in the service, was the most intimate friend of the Bezukhov household since Helene's return from Erfurt.
That day I received a letter from my benefactor in which he wrote about "conjugal duties."
From day to day he became more and more entangled.
Next day the countess called Boris aside and had a talk with him, after which he ceased coming to the Rostovs'.
Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely.
Next day Prince Andrew thought of the ball, but his mind did not dwell on it long.
Next day Prince Andrew called at a few houses he had not visited before, and among them at the Rostovs' with whom he had renewed acquaintance at the ball.
Contrary to his habit of being late, Pierre on that day arrived at the Bergs' house, not at ten but at fifteen minutes to eight.
That day Countess Helene had a reception at her house.
He tried equally to avoid thinking about his wife, and about Natasha and Prince Andrew; and again everything seemed to him insignificant in comparison with eternity; again the question: for what? presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
Next day after her talk with her mother Natasha expected Bolkonski all day, but he did not come.
On the second and third day it was the same.
"You know that from the very day you first came to Otradnoe I have loved you," she cried, quite convinced that she spoke the truth.
From that day Prince Andrew began to frequent the Rostovs' as Natasha's affianced lover.
He came every day to the Rostovs', but did not behave to Natasha as an affianced lover: he did not use the familiar thou, but said you to her, and kissed only her hand.
Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
The next day the old prince said to her quietly:
To throw off this burden as quickly as possible, on the third day after his arrival he went, angry and scowling and without answering questions as to where he was going, to Mitenka's lodge and demanded an account of everything.
All that day the hounds remained at home.
It's a good day, eh?
Sonya said you wouldn't go, but I knew that today is the sort of day when you couldn't help going.
The other day when he came out from Mass in full uniform, Michael Sidorych...
She's ridden all day like a man, and is as fresh as ever!
There was still the hunting establishment which Nicholas had enlarged.
On the third day of Christmas week, after the midday dinner, all the inmates of the house dispersed to various rooms.
It is now today, and it will be tomorrow, and always; and there was yesterday, and the day before...
Next day the prince did not say a word to his daughter, but she noticed that at dinner he gave orders that Mademoiselle Bourienne should be served first.
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day--all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day--all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
It happened that on that morning of his name day the prince was in one of his worst moods.
Boris had realized this the week before when the commander-in-chief in his presence invited Rostopchin to dinner on St. Nicholas' Day, and Rostopchin had replied that he could not come:
On that day I always go to pay my devotions to the relics of Prince Nicholas Bolkonski.
When they had last met on the old prince's name day, she had answered at random all his attempts to talk sentimentally, evidently not listening to what he was saying.
In addition to the formal evening and dinner parties, a large company, chiefly of men, gathered there every day, supping at midnight and staying till three in the morning.
He spent every day and whole days at the Karagins', and every day on thinking the matter over told himself that he would propose tomorrow.
You know not a day passes now without some new fashion....
If you will be so kind, I'll fix a time and go down to the estate just for a day, and leave my lassies with you.
The day after the opera the Rostovs went nowhere and nobody came to see them.
She was expecting Prince Andrew any moment and twice that day sent a manservant to the Vozdvizhenka to ascertain whether he had come.
But in nothing in the house was the holiday so noticeable as in Marya Dmitrievna's broad, stern face, which on that day wore an invariable look of solemn festivity.
So this is the meaning of her excited, resolute, unnatural look the day before yesterday, yesterday, and today, thought Sonya.
On the day the count left, Sonya and Natasha were invited to a big dinner party at the Karagins', and Marya Dmitrievna took them there.
The day before the count was to return, Sonya noticed that Natasha sat by the drawing-room window all the morning as if expecting something and that she made a sign to an officer who drove past, whom Sonya took to be Anatole.
"Good day, your excellency!" he said, again holding out his hand to Anatole who had just come in.
Next day Count Rostov returned from his estate near Moscow in time for lunch as he had promised.
Anatole, for whom Pierre was looking, dined that day with Dolokhov, consulting him as to how to remedy this unfortunate affair.
Next day Anatole left for Petersburg.
Pierre dined at the club that day and heard on all sides gossip about the attempted abduction of Rostova.
He was awaiting Prince Andrew's return with dread and went every day to the old prince's for news of him.
Early in the morning of the twelfth of June he came out of his tent, which was pitched that day on the steep left bank of the Niemen, and looked through a spyglass at the streams of his troops pouring out of the Vilkavisski forest and flowing over the three bridges thrown across the river.
The very day that Napoleon issued the order to cross the Niemen, and his vanguard, driving off the Cossacks, crossed the Russian frontier, Alexander spent the evening at the entertainment given by his aides-de- camp at Bennigsen's country house.
Next day the following letter was sent to Napoleon:
That day he dined with the marshal, at the same board on the barrels.
"Good day, General!" said he.
That day he did not see his father, who did not leave his room and admitted no one but Mademoiselle Bourienne and Tikhon, but asked several times whether his son had gone.
Next day, before leaving, Prince Andrew went to his son's rooms.
A man who simply wished to retain his lucrative post would today agree with Pfuel, tomorrow with his opponent, and the day after, merely to avoid responsibility or to please the Emperor, would declare that he had no opinion at all on the matter.
Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
At the review next day the Emperor asked Prince Andrew where he would like to serve, and Prince Andrew lost his standing in court circles forever by not asking to remain attached to the sovereign's person, but for permission to serve in the army.
Rostov remembered Sventsyani, because on the first day of their arrival at that small town he changed his sergeant major and was unable to manage all the drunken men of his squadron who, unknown to him, had appropriated five barrels of old beer.
Day was breaking, the rain had ceased, and the clouds were dispersing.
All that day and the next his friends and comrades noticed that Rostov, without being dull or angry, was silent, thoughtful, and preoccupied.
The doctor came every day, felt her pulse, looked at her tongue, and regardless of her grief-stricken face joked with her.
What would she not have given to bring back even a single day of that time!
The doctor who came to see her that day ordered her to continue the powders he had prescribed a fortnight previously.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
On the contrary it tormented her more than anything else of late, and particularly so on this bright, hot summer day in town.
From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.
A few intimate friends were dining with the Rostovs that day, as usual on Sundays.
Next day the Emperor arrived in Moscow, and several of the Rostovs' domestic serfs begged permission to go to have a look at him.
The clerk who had rescued Petya was talking to a functionary about the priests who were officiating that day with the bishop.
Happy as Petya was, he felt sad at having to go home knowing that all the enjoyment of that day was over.
Next day the Emperor left Moscow.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
The day after his son had left, Prince Nicholas sent for Princess Mary to come to his study.
Princess Mary spent half of every day with little Nicholas, watching his lessons, teaching him Russian and music herself, and talking to Dessalles; the rest of the day she spent over her books, with her old nurse, or with "God's folk" who sometimes came by the back door to see her.
One day he would order his camp bed to be set up in the glass gallery, another day he remained on the couch or on the lounge chair in the drawing room and dozed there without undressing, while--instead of Mademoiselle Bourienne--a serf boy read to him.
At dinner that day, on Dessalles' mentioning that the French were said to have already entered Vitebsk, the old prince remembered his son's letter.
"A good day for harvesting," thought Alpatych.
They say the other day Matthew Ivanych Platov drove them into the river Marina and drowned some eighteen thousand in one day.
Each day fleecy clouds floated across the sky and occasionally veiled the sun, but toward evening the sky cleared again and the sun set in reddish-brown mist.
As soon as day dawned the march began.
One of the visitors, usually spoken of as "a man of great merit," having described how he had that day seen Kutuzov, the newly chosen chief of the Petersburg militia, presiding over the enrollment of recruits at the Treasury, cautiously ventured to suggest that Kutuzov would be the man to satisfy all requirements.
That same day Kutuzov was appointed commander-in- chief with full powers over the armies and over the whole region occupied by them.
It was becoming more and more dangerous to remain at Bald Hills, and next day they moved the prince to Bogucharovo, the doctor accompanying him.
The day had cleared, it was hot and sunny.
Alpatych also knew that on the previous day another peasant had even brought from the village of Visloukhovo, which was occupied by the French, a proclamation by a French general that no harm would be done to the inhabitants, and if they remained they would be paid for anything taken from them.
On the fifteenth, the day of the old prince's death, the Marshal had insisted on Princess Mary's leaving at once, as it was becoming dangerous.
On the evening of the day the old prince died the Marshal went away, promising to return next day for the funeral.
Alpatych, arriving from the devastated Bald Hills estate, sent for his Dron on the day of the prince's funeral and told him to have twelve horses got ready for the princess' carriages and eighteen carts for the things to be removed from Bogucharovo.
"Even then he wanted to tell me what he told me the day he died," she thought.
Perhaps he would then have said to me what he said the day he died.
And Princess Mary uttered aloud the caressing word he had said to her on the day of his death.
When she began to tell him that all this had happened the day after her father's funeral, her voice trembled.
"Yes, they worked all day and didn't play!" remarked the tall, round- faced peasant gravely, pointing with a significant wink at the dictionaries that were on the top.
Prince Andrew arrived at Tsarevo-Zaymishche on the very day and at the very hour that Kutuzov was reviewing the troops for the first time.
Julie was preparing to leave Moscow next day and was giving a farewell soiree.
I met them the day before yesterday at the Arkharovs'.
But, above all, the French will be here any day now, so what are we waiting for?
To distract his thoughts he drove that day to the village of Vorontsovo to see the great balloon Leppich was constructing to destroy the foe, and a trial balloon that was to go up next day.
"I must get away this very day," he murmured to himself.
At dawn next day Pierre was approaching Mozhaysk.
"I have come... simply... you know... come... it interests me," said Pierre, who had so often that day senselessly repeated that word "interesting."
'It's not the day for that!' they say.
The question that had perturbed Pierre on the Mozhaysk hill and all that day now seemed to him quite clear and completely solved.
All he had seen that day, all the significant and stern expressions on the faces he had seen in passing, were lit up for him by a new light.
After breakfast Napoleon in de Beausset's presence dictated his order of the day to the army.
Let our remotest posterity recall your achievements this day with pride.
On the twenty-fifth of August, so his historians tell us, Napoleon spent the whole day on horseback inspecting the locality, considering plans submitted to him by his marshals, and personally giving commands to his generals.
Telling the groom to follow him with the horses, Pierre went down the street to the knoll from which he had looked at the field of battle the day before.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
All their faces were now shining with that latent warmth of feeling Pierre had noticed the day before and had fully understood after his talk with Prince Andrew.
Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that soldiers were doing something on both sides of it and in the meadow, among the rows of new-mown hay which he had taken no notice of amid the smoke of the campfires the day before; but despite the incessant firing going on there he had no idea that this was the field of battle.
On that very meadow he had ridden over the day before, a soldier was lying athwart the rows of scented hay, with his head thrown awkwardly back and his shako off.
On the field between Borodino and the fleches, beside the wood, the chief action of the day took place on an open space visible from both sides and was fought in the simplest and most artless way.
In the middle of the day Murat sent his adjutant to Napoleon to demand reinforcements.
This was Raevski, who had spent the whole day at the most important part of the field of Borodino.
Sit down and write out the order of the day for tomorrow.
While Kutuzov was talking to Raevski and dictating the order of the day, Wolzogen returned from Barclay and said that General Barclay wished to have written confirmation of the order the field marshal had given.
Toward two o'clock the regiment, having already lost more than two hundred men, was moved forward into a trampled oatfield in the gap between Semenovsk and the Knoll Battery, where thousands of men perished that day and on which an intense, concentrated fire from several hundred enemy guns was directed between one and two o'clock.
All he saw about him merged into a general impression of naked, bleeding human bodies that seemed to fill the whole of the low tent, as a few weeks previously, on that hot August day, such bodies had filled the dirty pond beside the Smolensk road.
This day the horrible appearance of the battlefield overcame that strength of mind which he thought constituted his merit and his greatness.
But all that evening and next day reports came in one after another of unheard-of losses, of the loss of half the army, and a fresh battle proved physically impossible.
Kutuzov's wish was to attack next day, and the whole army desired to do so.
At Drissa and at Smolensk and most palpably of all on the twenty-fourth of August at Shevardino and on the twenty- sixth at Borodino, and each day and hour and minute of the retreat from Borodino to Fili.
One day he took the countess to a Roman Catholic church, where she knelt down before the altar to which she was led.
The one thing he now desired with his whole soul was to get away quickly from the terrible sensations amid which he had lived that day and return to ordinary conditions of life and sleep quietly in a room in his own bed.
Afterwards when he recalled those thoughts Pierre was convinced that someone outside himself had spoken them, though the impressions of that day had evoked them.
Every day thousands of men wounded at Borodino were brought in by the Dorogomilov gate and taken to various parts of Moscow, and thousands of carts conveyed the inhabitants and their possessions out by the other gates.
Almost all day long the house resounded with their running feet, their cries, and their spontaneous laughter.
For one day we can move into the drawing room.
Moscow's last day had come.
It was a clear bright autumn day, a Sunday.
Prices too that day indicated the state of affairs.
Of all the affairs awaiting Pierre that day the sorting of Joseph Bazdeev's books and papers appeared to him the most necessary.
All the rest of that day Pierre spent alone in his benefactor's study, and Gerasim heard him pacing restlessly from one corner to another and talking to himself.
Order after order was issued by the French commanders that day forbidding the men to disperse about the town, sternly forbidding any violence to the inhabitants or any looting, and announcing a roll call for that very evening.
Then during the first day spent in inaction and solitude (he tried several times to fix his attention on the masonic manuscripts, but was unable to do so) the idea that had previously occurred to him of the cabalistic significance of his name in connection with Bonaparte's more than once vaguely presented itself.
Next day, with the sole idea of not sparing himself and not lagging in any way behind them, Pierre went to the Three Hills gate.
* "Good day, everybody!"
All day she had lived only in hope of seeing him that night.
At Anna Pavlovna's on the twenty-sixth of August, the very day of the battle of Borodino, there was a soiree, the chief feature of which was to be the reading of a letter from His Lordship the Bishop when sending the Emperor an icon of the Venerable Sergius.
The news of the day in Petersburg was the illness of Countess Bezukhova.
It was Kutuzov's report, written from Tatarinova on the day of the battle.
That day everyone met with the words:
But next day no news arrived from the army and the public mood grew anxious.
"Fancy the Emperor's position!" said they, and instead of extolling Kutuzov as they had done the day before, they condemned him as the cause of the Emperor's anxiety.
That day Prince Vasili no longer boasted of his protege Kutuzov, but remained silent when the commander-in-chief was mentioned.
On the third day after Kutuzov's report a country gentleman arrived from Moscow, and news of the surrender of Moscow to the French spread through the whole town.
As long as this news remained unofficial it was possible to doubt it, but the next day the following communication was received from Count Rostopchin:
The women and girls flirted with him and, from the first day, the people concerned themselves to get this fine young daredevil of an hussar married and settled down.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Next day Nicholas took his mother's letter and went to see Princess Mary.
The following day he saw Princess Mary off on her journey to Yaroslavl, and a few days later left to rejoin his regiment.
The wounded man was much better that day and Natasha was sitting with him.
They had an opportunity that day to send letters to the army, and the countess was writing to her son.
Sonya was softened, excited, and touched by all that had occurred that day, especially by the mysterious fulfillment she had just seen of her vision.
In spite of this he was placed that day with the other arrested suspects, as the separate room he had occupied was required by an officer.
On the third day he was taken with the others to a house where a French general with a white mustache sat with two colonels and other Frenchmen with scarves on their arms.
On the fourth day fires broke out on the Zubovski rampart.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
It was a fine day, sunny after rain, and the air was unusually pure.
Pierre had not eaten all day and the smell of the potatoes seemed extremely pleasant to him.
From that day an awakening from life came to Prince Andrew together with his awakening from sleep.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
Next day the troops assembled in their appointed places in the evening and advanced during the night.
But if the aim of the battle was what actually resulted and what all the Russians of that day desired--to drive the French out of Russia and destroy their army--it is quite clear that the battle of Tarutino, just because of its incongruities, was exactly what was wanted at that stage of the campaign.
That army, like a herd of cattle run wild and trampling underfoot the provender which might have saved it from starvation, disintegrated and perished with each additional day it remained in Moscow.
The other day if it had not been for you that affair would have ended ill.
Just as Pierre reached the door, the corporal who had offered him a pipe the day before came up to it with two soldiers.
In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.
The prisoner said that the troops that had entered Forminsk that day were the vanguard of the whole army, that Napoleon was there and the whole army had left Moscow four days previously.
The lesson of the Tarutino battle and of the day before it, which Kutuzov remembered with pain, must, he thought, have some effect on others too.
The day after the council at Malo-Yaroslavets Napoleon rode out early in the morning amid the lines of his army with his suite of marshals and an escort, on the pretext of inspecting the army and the scene of the previous and of the impending battle.
Through these forests Denisov and his party rode all day, sometimes keeping well back in them and sometimes coming to the very edge, but never losing sight of the moving French.
Next day when Denisov had left Pokrovsk, having quite forgotten about this peasant, it was reported to him that Tikhon had attached himself to their party and asked to be allowed to remain with it.
It's all right my staying a day with you?
And running over the events of the day he remembered the French drummer boy.
* "Good day, gentlemen."
Perhaps he was really sitting on a wagon, but it might very well be that he was not sitting on a wagon but on a terribly high tower from which, if he fell, he would have to fall for a whole day or a whole month, or go on falling and never reach the bottom.
On the third day after leaving Moscow Karataev again fell ill with the fever he had suffered from in the hospital in Moscow, and as he grew gradually weaker Pierre kept away from him.
He did not think of Karataev who grew weaker every day and evidently would soon have to share that fate.
This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
And without linking up the events of the day or drawing a conclusion from them, Pierre closed his eyes, seeing a vision of the country in summertime mingled with memories of bathing and of the liquid, vibrating globe, and he sank into water so that it closed over his head.
But still he and those about him retained their old habits: wrote commands, letters, reports, and orders of the day; called one another sire, mon cousin, prince d'Eckmuhl, roi de Naples, and so on.
From the time they turned onto the Kaluga road to the day their leader fled from the army, none of the movements of the crowd had any sense.
Princess Mary asked the countess to let Natasha go with her to Moscow, and both parents gladly accepted this offer, for they saw their daughter losing strength every day and thought that a change of scene and the advice of Moscow doctors would be good for her.
Natasha did not remember how that day passed nor that night, nor the next day and night.
One day she went quickly upstairs and found herself out of breath.
The fifth of November was the first day of what is called the battle of Krasnoe.
The day was clear and frosty.
All along the road groups of French prisoners captured that day (there were seven thousand of them) were crowding to warm themselves at campfires.
When the troops reached their night's halting place on the eighth of November, the last day of the Krasnoe battles, it was already growing dusk.
All day it had been calm and frosty with occasional lightly falling snow and toward evening it began to clear.
In the hut which the men had passed, the chief officers had gathered and were in animated talk over their tea about the events of the day and the maneuvers suggested for tomorrow.
This was because all who began to grow depressed or who lost strength were sifted out of the army day by day.
And do you know, Daddy, the day before yesterday we ran at them and, my word, they didn't let us get near before they just threw down their muskets and went on their knees.
Next day the field marshal gave a dinner and ball which the Emperor honored by his presence.
After his liberation he reached Orel, and on the third day there, when preparing to go to Kiev, he fell ill and was laid up for three months.
On the day of his rescue he had seen the body of Petya Rostov.
That same day he had learned that Prince Andrew, after surviving the battle of Borodino for more than a month had recently died in the Rostovs' house at Yaroslavl, and Denisov who told him this news also mentioned Helene's death, supposing that Pierre had heard of it long before.
The doctor who attended Pierre and visited him every day, though he considered it his duty as a doctor to pose as a man whose every moment was of value to suffering humanity, would sit for hours with Pierre telling him his favorite anecdotes and his observations on the characters of his patients in general, and especially of the ladies.
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
On the third day after his arrival he heard from the Drubetskoys that Princess Mary was in Moscow.
You know it happened the very day we were rescued.
On the same day the Chief of Police came to Pierre, inviting him to send a representative to the Faceted Palace to recover things that were to be returned to their owners that day.
Next day he came early, dined, and stayed the whole evening.
Next day Pierre came to say good-by.
Any guard might arrest him, but by strange chance no one does so and all rapturously greet the man they cursed the day before and will curse again a month later.
On his last day, sobbing, he asked her and his absent son to forgive him for having dissipated their property--that being the chief fault of which he was conscious.
After receiving communion and unction he quietly died; and next day a throng of acquaintances who came to pay their last respects to the deceased filled the house rented by the Rostovs.
One day you are dull, and the next you refuse to see anyone.
The same conversation was repeated next day and the day after, and the day after that.
One day in midwinter when sitting in the schoolroom attending to her nephew's lessons, she was informed that Rostov had called.
Besides that, four times a year, on the name days and birthdays of the hosts, as many as a hundred visitors would gather there for a day or two.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
That happened only when, as was the case that day, her husband returned home, or a sick child was convalescent, or when she and Countess Mary spoke of Prince Andrew (she never mentioned him to her husband, who she imagined was jealous of Prince Andrew's memory), or on the rare occasions when something happened to induce her to sing, a practice she had quite abandoned since her marriage.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
Thus in the morning--especially if she had eaten anything rich the day before--she felt a need of being angry and would choose as the handiest pretext Belova's deafness.
Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
One day they were sitting at the table working on coloring books when Alex came home early.
The day before they were scheduled to leave, Alex came home from work and asked to see the tickets.
It is a beautiful day, but yesterday it was cold.
The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was a lot of weight to handle.
The service on Christmas Eve day was, of course, about Jesus.
Some day maybe I will find someone like Alex.
One day he will know.
As the garage door lifted, sunlight reflected off the polish she and her siblings had applied that last day of their lives.
This is my day off.
By day, the mystery lurked in every look exchanged between Sarah and Giddon.
The day she met him he had been riding on the road.
Like her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Marsh had the kind of marriage she would like to have some day – happy.
One day when they were sitting on the porch steps together, Brandon proposed a solution.
Each day they changed positions in line so that no one ate the dust from all the wagons every day.
The hot day slowly drug by.
One day a traveler was walking through a part of Italy where a great many sheep were pasturing.
One day Benjamin's mother had to go to a neighbor's on some errand.
One day as he was riding through the woods, some British soldiers saw him.
For the other day, when you sat at dinner with your officers, I noticed that the wine made you act queerly.
One day, after lesson hours, Al Farra rose to go out of the house.
One day, to the great joy of all, some ships arrived from another country.
The very next day they came in sight of a little green island.
On the day appointed, forty gray- bearded, honest old men stood before the caliph.
"Why is that man lying there at this time of day?" asked the prince.
At six months I could pipe out "How d'ye," and one day I attracted every one's attention by saying "Tea, tea, tea" quite plainly.
If we have once seen, "the day is ours, and what the day has shown."
Yet before the day was over, it was obvious that wasn't the case.
Wildlife hid behind that wall of green, but it was too late in the day for them to be hopping out on the road.
The destination of the path remained a burning mystery, but Tammy innocently tossed fuel on the flames with a chance comment one day while they were watching television.
The day was getting hot and it took too much energy to argue.