The country by this time had become thickly covered over with castles, the seats of greater or lesser nobles, all of whom were eager to detach themselves from strict allegiance to the Regno.
She then moved her finger to the next line with an expression of eager interest.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
While Martha and Betsy, buoyed by our recent success, were eager to tackle the case, Quinn, not surprisingly, and yours truly to a lesser extent, were hesitant.
She wasn't eager to draw his undivided attention, but his distance struck her as unusual, if not yet another rejection.
When I rose and asked if we were ready to begin another session, he was eager to join us on our trek to the basement.
Yes, I was as eager as the others to hear results, but my mind shifted to the practical.
He pressed on the Exclusion Bill with all his power, and, when that and the inquiry into the payments for secret service and the trial of the five peers, for which too he had been eager, were brought to an end by a sudden prorogation, he is reported to have declared aloud that he would have the heads of those who were the king's advisers to this course.
His step quickened down the hall, but he was unable to tell if he were eager or dreading the sight of the woman again.
He was anxiously sensitive about the opinion of others, eager for their sympathy and regard, and, in general, impressionable to their influence.
Carelessly holding in his stallion that was neighing and pawing the ground, eager to rejoin its fellows, he watched his squadron draw nearer.
She was eager to answer our questions and invited us into the building.
Jowett was thus led to concentrate his attention on theology, and in the summers of 1845 and 1846, spent in Germany with Stanley, he became an eager student of German criticism and speculation.
This able leader, eager to reach Asuncion as quickly as possible, sent on his ships to the river Plate, but himself with a small following marched overland from Santa Catherina on the coast of Brazil to join Irala.
Cromwell used his influence in restraining the more eager who wished to march on London immediately, and in avoiding the use of force by which nothing permanent could be effected, urging that" whatsoever we get by treaty will be firm and durable.
Though their rule was favorable to the Romans, they were Arians; and religious differences, combined with the pride and jealousies of a nation accustomed to imperial honors, rendered the inhabitants of Italy eager to throw off their yoke.
They were accepted by a population eager for repose, who had merged old class distinctions in the conflicts of preceding centuries.
I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
I remember his caressing touch as he led me from tree to tree, from vine to vine, and his eager delight in whatever pleased me.
Eager, frightened, helpless glances were turned on Alpatych when he came out of the Governor's room.
The countess looked with timid horror at her son's eager, excited face as he said this.
On seeing the crowd and the bloodstained man the workman ceased speaking, and with eager curiosity all the bootmakers joined the moving crowd.
As eager as Betsy and I were to pursue our testing, we were out to the picture for several weeks.
In March we find him unscrupulously eager in the prosecution of the alleged Irish Catholic plot.
He attempted in vain to secure the election of his grandson Charles.
Athens, although known to be hostile at heart to the cities of Macedonian power, Alexander treated all through with eager courtesy.
Fr8nkislj After them followed ten sovereigns, some of whom have been misnamed Italians by writers too eager to catch at any resemblance of national glory for a ~ people passive in the hands of foreign masters.
Parliament had degenerated into a congeries of personal groups, whose members were eager only to overturn cabinets in order to secure power for the leaders and official favors for themselves.
Eager for revenge, voted a credit of 200,000, and sanctioned the despatch of reinforcements.
I knew I could not see; but it did not seem possible that all the eager, loving children who gathered round me and joined heartily in my frolics were also blind.
So my little heart leaped high with eager excitement when I knew that my wish was at last to be realized.
When Natasha left the room Pierre's confusion and awkwardness immediately vanished and were replaced by eager excitement.
He kept my mind alert and eager, and trained it to reason clearly, and to seek conclusions calmly and logically, instead of jumping wildly into space and arriving nowhere.
I knew that there were obstacles in the way; but I was eager to overcome them.
Those are red-letter days in our lives when we meet people who thrill us like a fine poem, people whose handshake is brimful of unspoken sympathy, and whose sweet, rich natures impart to our eager, impatient spirits a wonderful restfulness which, in its essence, is divine.
I was very, very sad to part with all of my friends in Boston, but I was so eager to see my baby sister I could hardly wait for the train to take me home.
I am eager to cross the ocean, for I want to see my English friends and their good and wise queen.
He has found out that doors have locks, and that little sticks and bits of paper can be got into the key-hole quite easily; but he does not seem very eager to get them out after they are in.
She is anxious for her friends to spell, and eager to teach the letters to every one she meets.
We go home about dinner-time usually, and Helen is eager to tell her mother everything she has seen.
Helen is a wonderful child, so spontaneous and eager to learn.
Helen is almost as eager to read as she is to talk.