I hope not the way they did the last time.
Toward what place was the eagle flying when you last saw it?
At last the day came for the ship to sail.
Katie sighed and threw the last potato in the pan.
At last he saw something in the darkness that looked like two balls of fire.
On the other hand, hadn't she put that idea into his head last night?
These happy days did not last long.
I also have an offer to work at the law office where I worked last summer.
He gave Allen a last threatening look and stalked off to the house.
After one last look around to see if she was being watched, she started into the woods.
After last night, she had decided to keep things professional between them.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
I told Morino last night that I would look at them before we left.
It was probably the last thing he expected to hear, and yet, he knew it was true.
Their last name is Anderson.
Yet he was arrested last week for selling drugs to kids like little Nicholas over there?
I've received too much sympathy in the last few weeks.
Their telephone conversation last night concluded with the decision that Connie would pick her up at the end of the drive today at 11:30 am.
He had nearly finished this last task when a low growling was suddenly heard and the horse began to jump around and kick viciously with his heels.
The lanterns were beginning to grow dim, and the Wizard poured the remaining oil from one into the other, so that the one light would last longer.
That last evening was so delightful that the boy will never forget it as long as he lives.
At last James Hogg said, "It's of no use; all we can do is to go home and tell the master that we have lost his whole flock."
"She killed three of my lambs last night," said the one whose name was David Brown.
At last he saw a ray of light far ahead of him.
At last, he could hold out no longer.
Last week I visited a beautiful art store.
Felipa said nothing as she wrapped the last present.
She wandered around the house with a foreboding that this was the last time she would see it.
In fact, she had spent the last two weeks wallowing in self-pity.
She hung the last garment and changed into jeans and tennis shoes before leaving the house.
Range after range of mountains began with a mixture of sharp green that gradually faded until the last range was wrapped in the haze of distance.
I know I'm mostly to blame for last night, but I'm not here to entertain you.
As she picked up one of his shirts, she smelled the same odor she had smelled last night.
It is the man who rose to go out, and two young princes contended for the honor of giving him his shoes but at last agreed that each should offer him one.
At last a ship happened to pass that way and Robinson was taken on board.
But at last his army was beaten; his men were scattered; and Tamerlane fled alone from the field of battle.
He kept on, planning and thinking and working, until at last he succeeded in making a boat with paddle wheels that could be run by steam.
At last, just as the blacksmith was in the midst of a stirring song, he rose quietly and went out into the darkness.
The messengers went on until they came at last to the island of Rhodes.
At last they were allowed to go before him and state their business.
This makes sense, so she spends her last $2000 in savings to buy ads.
From this period came some of humanity's greatest masterpieces, including St. Peter's Basilica, Da Vinci's Last Supper, Michelangelo's Pieta, and hundreds of other instantly recognizable artistic treasures.
In the last thirty years there has not been a single smallpox death or even a single infection.
Ten years later, in Somalia, the last natural case of smallpox occurred.
George Armstrong Custer, of "Custer's Last Stand" fame, became a major general at twenty-four.
Military heroes of the last several centuries, such as the aforementioned Lafayette and Hamilton and Travis, were not bloodthirsty.
And yet over the last century, we also have seen colonies gain their independence and become nations, and nations peaceably divide.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
When the train at last pulled into the station at Boston it was as if a beautiful fairy tale had come true.
So my little heart leaped high with eager excitement when I knew that my wish was at last to be realized.
Last year, my second year at Radcliffe, I studied English composition, the Bible as English composition, the governments of America and Europe, the Odes of Horace, and Latin comedy.
Last summer I spent in one of the loveliest nooks of one of the most charming villages in New England.
There is a tradition that under this tree King Philip, the heroic Indian chief, gazed his last on earth and sky.
But I must not forget that I was going to write about last summer in particular.
We came to Boston last Thursday, and Mr. Anagnos was delighted to see me, and he hugged and kissed me.
My Dear Mr. Anagnos:--You cannot imagine how delighted I was to receive a letter from you last evening.
Last Monday Simpson shot a pretty crane.
Last evening I went out in the yard and spoke to the moon.
And so He loved men Himself and though they were very cruel to Him and at last killed Him, He was willing to die for them because He loved them so.
I received the letter which you wrote to me last summer, and I thank you for it.
Teacher's eyes have been hurting her so that she could not write to any one, and I have been trying to fulfil a promise which I made last summer.
I often think of the pleasant time we had all together in Boston last spring.
Mr. Munsell spent last Sunday evening with us.
Last Saturday our kind teachers planned a delightful trip to Bedloe's Island to see Bartholdi's great statue of Liberty enlightening the world....
Our friends were greatly surprised to see us, as they had not expected us before the last of this month.
The last act affected us most deeply, and we all wept, wondering how the executioner could have the heart to tear the King from his loving wife's arms.
Surely we shall all find at last the ideals we are seeking....
As I sit by the window writing to you, it is so lovely to have the soft, cool breezes fan my cheek and to feel that the hard work of last year is over!
We left the city last Thursday night, and arrived in Brewster Friday afternoon.
He died last Saturday at my home in Tuscumbia, and I was not there.
This is the first opportunity I have had to write to you since we came here last Monday.
TO MR. JOHN HITZ 12 Newbury Street, Boston, February 3, 1899. ...I had an exceedingly interesting experience last Monday.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
TO MISS MILDRED KELLER 138 Brattle Street, Cambridge, November 26, 1899. ...At last we are settled for the winter, and our work is going smoothly.
We dined with the Rogers last Friday, and oh, they were so kind to us!
Perhaps I shall take up these studies later; but I've said goodbye to Mathematics forever, and I assure you, I was delighted to see the last of those horrid goblins!
Last October I heard of an unusually bright little girl in Texas.
Did I tell you in my last letter that I had a new dress, a real party dress with low neck and short sleeves and quite a train?
Last July, when she had finished under great pressure of work her final chapter, she set to work to rewrite the whole story.
Mr. Anagnos wrote in the report of the Perkins Institution, dated November 27, 1888: At my urgent request, Helen, accompanied by her mother and her teacher, came to the North in the last week of May, and spent several months with us as our guests....
It seems that Mr. Anagnos had heard of Helen before he received Captain Keller's letter last summer.
Last week she made her doll an apron, and it was done as well as any child of her age could do it.
Last night when I got in bed, she stole into my arms of her own accord and kissed me for the first time, and I thought my heart would burst, so full was it of joy.
Helen held some worsted for me last night while I wound it.
We had a glorious thunder-tempest last night, and it's much cooler to-day.
I had a letter from Laura Bridgman last Sunday.
I kept a record of everything she said last week, and I found that she knows six hundred words.
I had two letters from Mr. Anagnos last week.
Here follows the last part, beginning with the great day, April 5th, when Helen learned water.
Do you remember what a happy time we had last Christmas?
Helen has learned to tell the time at last, and her father is going to give her a watch for Christmas.
The report came last night.
We got home last night.
It was nothing but excitement from first to last--drives, luncheons, receptions, and all that they involve when you have an eager, tireless child like Helen on your hands.
Do you realize that this is the last letter I shall write to you for a long, long time?
In my account of Helen last year, I mentioned several instances where she seemed to have called into use an inexplicable mental faculty; but it now seems to me, after carefully considering the matter, that this power may be explained by her perfect familiarity with the muscular variations of those with whom she comes into contact, caused by their emotions.
At last it became necessary to kill him, and, when Helen next asked to go and see him, I told her that he was DEAD.
Her father wrote to her last summer that the birds and bees were eating all his grapes.
She has nearly finished Colburn's mental arithmetic, her last work being in improper fractions.
She was familiar with the words of the last sentence, and was delighted when allowed to act them out.
"Oh, yes!" she replied; "because last hour I was thinking very hard of Mr. Anagnos, and then my mind,"--then changing the word--"my soul was in Athens, but my body was here in the study."
President Roosevelt had little difficulty last spring in making Miss Keller understand him, and especially requested Miss Sullivan not to spell into her hand.
This is shown in a little story she wrote in October last at the home of her parents in Tuscumbia, which she called "Autumn Leaves."
The last made me realize the great disappointment to the dear child more than before.
At last they reached a great forest, and, being quite tired, they decided to rest awhile and look for nuts before going any further.
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
Their pleasure charmed away King Frost's anger, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees, and at last he said to himself, My treasures are not wasted if they make little children happy.
At a little distance from the palace we might easily mistake it for a mountain whose peaks were mounting heavenward to receive the last kiss of the departing day.
At last she got up, gave me the mug, and led me out of the door to the pump-house.
A little later, when the rush and heat of achievement relax, we can begin to expect the appearance of grand men to celebrate in glorious poetry and prose the deeds and triumphs of the last few centuries.
At last sleep surprised me, and when Miss Sullivan returned she found me wrapped in a blanket by the hearth.
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!
It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
Here goes lumber from the Maine woods, which did not go out to sea in the last freshet, risen four dollars on the thousand because of what did go out or was split up; pine, spruce, cedar--first, second, third, and fourth qualities, so lately all of one quality, to wave over the bear, and moose, and caribou.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
The bullet of your thought must have overcome its lateral and ricochet motion and fallen into its last and steady course before it reaches the ear of the hearer, else it may plow out again through the side of his head.
He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada and his father's house a dozen years before to work in the States, and earn money to buy a farm with at last, perhaps in his native country.
The last have nibbled for me a quarter of an acre clean.
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.
The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
Though the youth at last grows indifferent, the laws of the universe are not indifferent, but are forever on the side of the most sensitive.
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.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
But the most luxuriously housed has little to boast of in this respect, nor need we trouble ourselves to speculate how the human race may be at last destroyed.
The skin of a woodchuck was freshly stretched upon the back of the house, a trophy of his last Waterloo; but no warm cap or mittens would he want more.
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.
The vivacious lilac still grows, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring.
Again, perhaps, Nature will try, with me for a first settler, and my house raised last spring to be the oldest in the hamlet.
For I came to town still, like a friendly Indian, when the contents of the broad open fields were all piled up between the walls of the Walden road, and half an hour sufficed to obliterate the tracks of the last traveller.
One of the last of the philosophers--Connecticut gave him to the world--he peddled first her wares, afterwards, as he declares, his brains.
His words and attitude always suppose a better state of things than other men are acquainted with, and he will be the last man to be disappointed as the ages revolve.
The squirrels also grew at last to be quite familiar, and occasionally stepped upon my shoe, when that was the nearest way.
One man still preserves the horns of the last deer that was killed in this vicinity, and another has told me the particulars of the hunt in which his uncle was engaged.
It looked as if Nature no longer contained the breed of nobler bloods, but stood on her last toes.
The faint silvery warblings heard over the partially bare and moist fields from the bluebird, the song sparrow, and the red-wing, as if the last flakes of winter tinkled as they fell!
As it grew darker, I was startled by the honking of geese flying low over the woods, like weary travellers getting in late from Southern lakes, and indulging at last in unrestrained complaint and mutual consolation.
No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.
Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government?
"I hope this will prove the last drop that will make the glass run over," Anna Pavlovna continued.
Well, have you at last decided on anything?
How priceless are those last moments!
After them other couples followed, filling the whole dining hall, and last of all the children, tutors, and governesses followed singly.
"Do you think he can last till morning?" asked the German, addressing Lorrain in French which he pronounced badly.
But... in short, the fact is... you know yourself that last winter the count made a will by which he left all his property, not to us his direct heirs, but to Pierre.
Our duty, my dear, is to rectify his mistake, to ease his last moments by not letting him commit this injustice, and not to let him die feeling that he is rendering unhappy those who...
Last winter she wheedled herself in here and told the count such vile, disgraceful things about us, especially about Sophie--I can't repeat them--that it made the count quite ill and he would not see us for a whole fortnight.
We've got to it at last--why did you not tell me about it sooner?
Why are we not together as we were last summer, in your big study, on the blue sofa, the confidential sofa?
This young man, of whom I spoke to you last summer, is so noble-minded and full of that real youthfulness which one seldom finds nowadays among our old men of twenty and, particularly, he is so frank and has so much heart.
He says the count was the last representative but one of the great century, and that it is his own turn now, but that he will do all he can to let his turn come as late as possible.
Prince Andrew apparently knew this as well as Tikhon; he looked at his watch as if to ascertain whether his father's habits had changed since he was at home last, and, having assured himself that they had not, he turned to his wife.
"I dreamed last night..."--"You were not expecting us?..."
In the midst of a description of the last Petersburg fete she addressed her brother:
We had our hands full last night.
The third company was the last, and Kutuzov pondered, apparently trying to recollect something.
Having jerked out these last words as soldiers do and waved his arms as if flinging something to the ground, the drummer--a lean, handsome soldier of forty--looked sternly at the singers and screwed up his eyes.
And, in fact, the last letter he had received from Mack's army informed him of a victory and stated strategically the position of the army was very favorable.
They plucked me last night, came Denisov's voice from the next room.
"Ah, may the devil take you and evewybody," were the last words Rostov heard.
Oh, my dear fellow, we're in such a stew here these last two days.
When they had gone by, the same stream of soldiers followed, with the same kind of talk, and at last all stopped.
The last of the infantry hurriedly crossed the bridge, squeezing together as they approached it as if passing through a funnel.
At last the baggage wagons had all crossed, the crush was less, and the last battalion came onto the bridge.
Two were misdirected and the shot went too high, but the last round fell in the midst of a group of hussars and knocked three of them over.
Kutuzov alone at last gains a real victory, destroying the spell of the invincibility of the French, and the Minister of War does not even care to hear the details.
Recalling his recent impressions, the first thought that came into his mind was that today he had to be presented to the Emperor Francis; he remembered the Minister of War, the polite Austrian adjutant, Bilibin, and last night's conversation.
"The Berlin cabinet cannot express a feeling of alliance," began Hippolyte gazing round with importance at the others, "without expressing... as in its last note... you understand...
According to the scouts the last of them crossed on rafts during the night.
The soldiers in their greatcoats were ranged in lines, the sergeants major and company officers were counting the men, poking the last man in each section in the ribs and telling him to hold his hand up.
"If only they would be quick!" thought Rostov, feeling that at last the time had come to experience the joy of an attack of which he had so often heard from his fellow hussars.
He mustered his last remaining strength, took hold of his left hand with his right, and reached the bushes.
This was the last French attack and was met by soldiers who had sheltered in the village houses.
And again his handkerchief, and again: 'Sergey Kuzmich, From all sides,'... and tears, till at last somebody else was asked to read it.
He had often before, during the last six weeks, remained alone with her, but had never spoken to her of love.
"And so they are writing from Potsdam already?" he said, repeating Prince Vasili's last words.
Last night a proposition was made me on your account and, as you know my principles, I refer it to you.
At last Mademoiselle Bourienne gave a scream and ran away.
Not till midwinter was the count at last handed a letter addressed in his son's handwriting.
"Here he is at last!" shouted Rostov.
Both had changed greatly since they last met and both were in a hurry to show the changes that had taken place in them.
Farther and farther he rode away, stopping at other regiments, till at last only his white plumes were visible to Rostov from amid the suites that surrounded the Emperors.
At last Bagration's orderly came with the news that the prince could not attend.
And suddenly, at this thought of death, a whole series of most distant, most intimate, memories rose in his imagination: he remembered his last parting from his father and his wife; he remembered the days when he first loved her.
Last night I looked at the campfires and there was no end of them.
After an hour's delay they at last moved on, descending the hill.
At last seizing a soldier by his collar he forced him to answer.
He remembered his mother's last letter.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.
At last the sleigh bore to the right, drew up at an entrance, and Rostov saw overhead the old familiar cornice with a bit of plaster broken off, the porch, and the post by the side of the pavement.
Bagration was embarrassed, not wishing to avail himself of their courtesy, and this caused some delay at the doors, but after all he did at last enter first.
The old count rose once more, glanced at a note lying beside his plate, and proposed a toast, "To the health of the hero of our last campaign, Prince Peter Ivanovich Bagration!" and again his blue eyes grew moist.
"You did not get my letter?" he asked, and not waiting for a reply-- which he would not have received, for the princess was unable to speak-- he turned back, rapidly mounted the stairs again with the doctor who had entered the hall after him (they had met at the last post station), and again embraced his sister.
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
"Ah, it can't be avoided!" thought Nicholas, for the first and last time.
He filled the girls' albums with verses and music, and having at last sent Dolokhov the whole forty-three thousand rubles and received his receipt, he left at the end of November, without taking leave of any of his acquaintances, to overtake his regiment which was already in Poland.
He had begun to think of the last station and was still pondering on the same question--one so important that he took no notice of what went on around him.
He seemed to emphasize the last word, as if to say--Yes, misfortune!
Of the three objects mentioned by the Rhetor, this last, that of improving mankind, especially appealed to Pierre.
He was conducted from that room along passages that turned backwards and forwards and was at last brought to the doors of the Lodge.
While the Grand Master said these last words it seemed to Pierre that he grew embarrassed.
Then a place was assigned to Pierre, he was shown the signs of the Lodge, told the password, and at last was permitted to sit down.
He managed to follow only the last words of the statutes and these remained in his mind.
I have certainly acquired a taste for war, and it is just as well for me; what I have seen during these last three months is incredible.
At last our enemy, Buxhowden, catches us and attacks.
At last he saw him: the rosy boy had tossed about till he lay across the bed with his head lower than the pillow, and was smacking his lips in his sleep and breathing evenly.
The building of a new church, previously begun, had cost about 10,000 in each of the last two years, and he did not know how the rest, about 100,000 rubles, was spent, and almost every year he was obliged to borrow.
Pierre was struck by the modesty of the small though clean house after the brilliant surroundings in which he had last met his friend in Petersburg.
At last the conversation gradually settled on some of the topics at first lightly touched on: their past life, plans for the future, Pierre's journeys and occupations, the war, and so on.
Pierre felt uncomfortable and even depressed in his friend's company and at last became silent.
His health was better in the winter, but last spring his wound reopened and the doctor said he ought to go away for a cure.
He was pleasantly considering the probability of being promoted in a few days for his last reconnoitering expedition, and was awaiting Denisov, who had gone out somewhere and with whom he wanted a talk.
The birches with their sticky green leaves were motionless, and lilac-colored flowers and the first blades of green grass were pushing up and lifting last year's leaves.
Come now for the last time.
Your father, a man of the last century, evidently stands above our contemporaries who so condemn this measure which merely reestablishes natural justice.
(This last resource was one he very frequently employed.)
She was finishing her last prayer: "Can it be that this couch will be my grave?"
Sonya stood ready dressed in the middle of the room and, pressing the head of a pin till it hurt her dainty finger, was fixing on a last ribbon that squeaked as the pin went through it.
At a quarter past ten they at last got into their carriages and started.
At last the Emperor stopped beside his last partner (he had danced with three) and the music ceased.
When he reached home Prince Andrew began thinking of his life in Petersburg during those last four months as if it were something new.
At last I live, but I can't live without her!
And that's my last word on it.
Mind, the last... concluded the prince, in a tone which showed that nothing would make him alter his decision.
Three weeks after the last evening he had spent with the Rostovs, Prince Andrew returned to Petersburg.
I only got back last night," he said glancing at Natasha; "I want to have a talk with you, Countess," he added after a moment's pause.
"Your offer..." she began at last sedately.
She did not even cry when, on taking leave, he kissed her hand for the last time.
He asked his sister to forgive him for not having told her of his resolve when he had last visited Bald Hills, though he had spoken of it to his father.
When Theodosia had gone to sleep Princess Mary thought about this for a long time, and at last made up her mind that, strange as it might seem, she must go on a pilgrimage.
At the last post station before Otradnoe he gave the driver a three-ruble tip, and on arriving he ran breathlessly, like a boy, up the steps of his home.
She told him about her romance with Prince Andrew and of his visit to Otradnoe and showed him his last letter.
And don't attach importance to her being so bright: that's because she's living through the last days of her girlhood, but I know what she is like every time we receive a letter from him!
The conversation and the examination of the accounts with Mitenka did not last long.
That's it, come on! said he, panting and looking wrathfully around as if he were abusing someone, as if they were all his enemies and had insulted him, and only now had he at last succeeded in justifying himself.
As 'twas growing dark last night Fell the snow so soft and light...
"Good-bye, dear niece," his voice called out of the darkness--not the voice Natasha had known previously, but the one that had sung As 'twas growing dark last night.
She felt this to be their last hope and that if Nicholas refused the match she had found for him, she would have to abandon the hope of ever getting matters right.
Nicholas was spending the last of his leave at home.
"Do you know," said Natasha in a whisper, moving closer to Nicholas and Sonya, "that when one goes on and on recalling memories, one at last begins to remember what happened before one was in the world..."
"Ah, Countess," he said at last, "that's a European talent, she has nothing to learn--what softness, tenderness, and strength...."
But the countess would not agree to his going; he had had a bad leg all these last days.
She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
She saw something last year.
Exploding at the word intriguer, Nicholas, raising his voice, told his mother he had never expected her to try to force him to sell his feelings, but if that were so, he would say for the last time....
Julie, with whom she had corresponded for the last five years, was in Moscow, but proved to be quite alien to her when they met.
Did you hear of the last event at the review in Petersburg?
I went to a party last night, and there out of five ladies three were Roman Catholics and had the Pope's indulgence for doing woolwork on Sundays.
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.
He well remembered the last interview he had had with the old prince at the time of the enrollment, when in reply to an invitation to dinner he had had to listen to an angry reprimand for not having provided his full quota of men.
At last an old, cross looking footman came and announced to the Rostovs that the prince was not receiving, but that the princess begged them to walk up.
His face looked sad, and he had grown still stouter since Natasha last saw him.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander-in-chief--a post his father had procured for him--and would at last try to make a good match there.
Anatole, with uniform unbuttoned, walked to and fro from the room where the witnesses were sitting, through the study to the room behind, where his French valet and others were packing the last of his things.
I'm telling you this for the last time.
All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
The letter taken by Balashev was the last Napoleon sent to Alexander.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
But this shall be our last separation.
But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...
The last medicine has done her a very great deal of good.
At last four men in uniforms and sashes emerged from the cathedral doors.
At Smolensk the armies at last reunited, much as Bagration disliked it.
"Well, at last I've finished, now I'll rest," thought the prince, and let Tikhon undress him.
Selivanov, now, did a good stroke last Thursday-- sold flour to the army at nine rubles a sack.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
At last we have a man! said he, glancing sternly and significantly round at everyone in the drawing room.
The interpreter translated these words without the last phrase, and Bonaparte smiled.
He ordered the militiamen to be called up from the villages and armed, and wrote a letter to the commander-in- chief informing him that he had resolved to remain at Bald Hills to the last extremity and to defend it, leaving to the commander-in-chief's discretion to take measures or not for the defense of Bald Hills, where one of Russia's oldest generals would be captured or killed, and he announced to his household that he would remain at Bald Hills.
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.
For the last three days Bogucharovo had lain between the two hostile armies, so that it was as easy for the Russian rearguard to get to it as for the French vanguard; Rostov, as a careful squadron commander, wished to take such provisions as remained at Bogucharovo before the French could get them.
Rostov and Ilyin gave rein to their horses for a last race along the incline before reaching Bogucharovo, and Rostov, outstripping Ilyin, was the first to gallop into the village street.
Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.
"Well, that's all!" said Kutuzov as he signed the last of the documents, and rising heavily and smoothing out the folds in his fat white neck he moved toward the door with a more cheerful expression.
"Qui s'excuse s'accuse," * said Julie, smiling and waving the lint triumphantly, and to have the last word she promptly changed the subject.
Having gone nearly three miles he at last met an acquaintance and eagerly addressed him.
At last he rose, kissed the icon as a child does with naively pouting lips, and again bowed till he touched the ground with his hand.
They then crossed the hollow to Semenovsk, where the soldiers were dragging away the last logs from the huts and barns.
At last those mounted men rode away from the mound and disappeared.
It was unpleasant to Prince Andrew to meet people of his own set in general, and Pierre especially, for he reminded him of all the painful moments of his last visit to Moscow.
Have they reached Moscow at last? he asked seriously.
And I know that this is our last meeting!
It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
And the troops retired one more, last, day's march, and abandoned Moscow to the enemy.
She was nearest to him and saw how his face puckered; he seemed about to cry, but this did not last long.
When left alone at last he opened and read his wife's letter.
Nicholas was somewhere with the army and had not sent a word since his last letter, in which he had given a detailed account of his meeting with Princess Mary.
After many consultations and conversations, the count at last devised means to tranquillize her.
Moscow's last day had come.
Here it is then at last, that famous city.
The Russian troops were passing through Moscow from two o'clock at night till two in the afternoon and bore away with them the wounded and the last of the inhabitants who were leaving.
"Haven't you robbed people enough--taking their last shirts?" said a voice addressing the publican.
The last words were read out in the midst of complete silence.
It was evident that no one had understood the last part.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.
After the last two days spent in solitude and unusual circumstances, Pierre was in a state bordering on insanity.
Just when Pierre snatched at and struck up the pistol Makar Alexeevich at last got his fingers on the trigger, there was a deafening report, and all were enveloped in a cloud of smoke.
In reply to his last question Pierre again explained who Makar Alexeevich was and how just before their arrival that drunken imbecile had seized the loaded pistol which they had not had time to recover from him, and begged the officer to let the deed go unpunished.
Listening to the story of the struggle between love and duty, Pierre saw before his eyes every minutest detail of his last meeting with the object of his love at the Sukharev water tower.
The Empress Elisabeth, however, when asked what instructions she would be pleased to give--with her characteristic Russian patriotism had replied that she could give no directions about state institutions for that was the affair of the sovereign, but as far as she personally was concerned she would be the last to quit Petersburg.
Prince Vasili pronounced these last words in a tearful voice.
They spoke of the war, and like everyone else unconsciously exaggerated their sorrow about it; they spoke of their last meeting--Nicholas trying to change the subject--they talked of the governor's kind wife, of Nicholas' relations, and of Princess Mary's.
Princess Mary, evidently engrossed by her thoughts, was crossing herself for the last time before leaving the church.
The other, from the countess, described their last days in Moscow, their departure, the fire, and the destruction of all their property.
The bustle and terror of the Rostovs' last days in Moscow stifled the gloomy thoughts that oppressed Sonya.
Despite all the terror of what had happened during those last days and during the first days of their journey, this feeling that Providence was intervening in her personal affairs cheered Sonya.
Then they led him away somewhere, and at last he found himself in a corner of the shed among men who were laughing and talking on all sides.
The last one was hardly twenty.
Pierre asked as he munched the last of the potato.
It was last Sunday they took me, out of a hospital in Moscow.
She had become convinced of it at her last interview with Nicholas, when he had come to tell her that her brother was with the Rostovs.
He had changed very much since Princess Mary had last seen him.
It was the last spiritual struggle between life and death, in which death gained the victory.
It was the unexpected realization of the fact that he still valued life as presented to him in the form of his love for Natasha, and a last, though ultimately vanquished, attack of terror before the unknown.
His last days and hours passed in an ordinary and simple way.
When the last convulsions of the body, which the spirit was leaving, occurred, Princess Mary and Natasha were present.
Adjutants and generals galloped about, shouted, grew angry, quarreled, said they had come quite wrong and were late, gave vent to a little abuse, and at last gave it all up and went forward, simply to get somewhere.
Among the Old Guard disorder and pillage were renewed more violently than ever yesterday evening, last night, and today.
At Austerlitz he remained last at the Augezd dam, rallying the regiments, saving what was possible when all were flying and perishing and not a single general was left in the rear guard.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
I deem it my duty to report to Your Majesty the condition of the various corps I have had occasion to observe during different stages of the last two or three days' march.
During the last few days many of the men have been seen to throw away their cartridges and their arms.
Many have died these last days on the road or at the bivouacs.
What Russian, reading the account of the last part of the campaign of 1812, has not experienced an uncomfortable feeling of regret, dissatisfaction, and perplexity?
If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
The source of this contradiction lies in the fact that the historians studying the events from the letters of the sovereigns and the generals, from memoirs, reports, projects, and so forth, have attributed to this last period of the war of 1812 an aim that never existed, namely that of cutting off and capturing Napoleon with his marshals and his army.
The last weeks passed in her mother's bedroom had strained Natasha's physical strength.
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.
The regiment passed through the village and stacked its arms in front of the last huts.
The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it.
At the end of the third verse as the last note died away, twenty voices roared out at once: Oo-oo-oo-oo!
During the last days of Pierre's stay in Orel his old masonic acquaintance Count Willarski, who had introduced him to the lodge in 1807, came to see him.
The death, sufferings, and last days of Prince Andrew had often occupied Pierre's thoughts and now recurred to him with fresh vividness.
He spoke of you even at the very last, she went on, turning her eyes from Pierre to her companion with a shyness that surprised him for an instant.
Pierre had failed to notice Natasha because he did not at all expect to see her there, but he had failed to recognize her because the change in her since he last saw her was immense.
Pierre hurriedly turned away from her and again addressed Princess Mary, asking about his friend's last days.
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
And Pierre, his voice trembling continually, went on to tell of the last days of their retreat, of Karataev's illness and his death.
The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.
The last role is played.
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.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.
The conversation was resumed, and no longer in the unpleasantly hostile tone of Nicholas' last remark.
Shucking the last of her underclothes, she reached for her nightgown.
Let's go do the chores one last time before we leave.
Or maybe he was thinking about their conversation last night.
Would this coolness last forever?
The last time he made a business trip to Columbia, he had said they needed the money.
Will this be your last baby?
Because of last night?
Everyone probably knew about the incident with Dulce last night.
Jonathan put the last fork beside a plate and smiled up at her.
He had a few basic instructions, but said it would last seven to ten days with or without antibiotics.
She was cleaning the coffee pot and Alex was reclining in a chair at the table, enjoying the last cup of coffee.
As April slipped into May and the last threat of frost passed, she began planting them in the garden.
Thanks for last night.
Maybe the last situation was what gave her the courage to speak up when the inheritance tension came back.
Alex was sitting in their room the last night they were at the hacienda.
You weren't very receptive last time.
In those last moments when it was too late, she had decided to go with them.
That was the last thing she remembered until she opened her eyes again and found all three of them hanging over her.
For a moment she hesitated, remembering their last discussion.
For the last time, Howard isn't interested in me.
As the garage door lifted, sunlight reflected off the polish she and her siblings had applied that last day of their lives.
Pushing the thought from her mind, she focused on Allen's visit last night.
Right now it was like being the last person on earth.
Had her family known the same terror in their last moments of life?
The agonizing memories ruptured to the surface at last, forcing a long overdue reaction.
The last word ended on the upturn, as if it were a question, not a statement.
At last, a tangible lead.
She stepped through the last of the brush.
Was it something I said last night?
It was the last thing he would want.
When he removed his hat the last piglet had disappeared entirely.
"This," said the man, taking up a box and handling it gently, "contains twelve dozen rustles--enough to last any lady a year.
When Eureka's captor had thrown the kitten after the others the last Gargoyle silently disappeared, leaving our friends to breathe freely once more.
That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.
But I am glad to meet a last a Real Horse.
"But justice prevailed at the last," said Ozma, "for here is my pet, and Eureka is once more free."
At last, far in the East, he came to a land of which he had never heard.
On the last day, the great army which Coriolanus had led from Antium was drawn up in battle array.
At last, having become quite rich, he decided to go home.
"This is the last great day!" cried others; and they knelt down and waited.
"This may be the last great day," he said.
It would not be the first time, or the last, that ignorance in the world exacted a high price.
When you last went to the dentist.
Certainly, you don't want the whole world to know where you were last night.
The system will weigh heavily the choices of people with Italian last names, and people who own restaurants—all these different factors, millions and millions of factors, all from the passively recorded life experiences of a billion people.
Who do you think makes more money: the one person who operates the cotton gin we discussed in the last chapter or one of the fifty people he replaced?
Frictionless coatings that never wear out in machines that last for centuries.
Taken together, those findings suggest that almost all economic growth in the last 120-plus years was from technology.
Then, think about how far we have come in the last fifty years.
The point is that it is now illegal in every state, with Louisiana being the last to outlaw it in 2008.
It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
In the 1968 book The Lessons of History, Will and Ariel Durant calculated that, "In the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war."
All kinds of artists have come and gone in the last four centuries, popular in their time but forgotten now.
I was in the North, enjoying the last beautiful days of the summer of 1896, when I heard the news of my father's death.
The morning had been fine, but it was growing warm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward.
At last I fell asleep with a new doll and a white bear in my arms.
At last, however, the sea, as if weary of its new toy, threw me back on the shore, and in another instant I was clasped in my teacher's arms.
Shrunk and cold, As if her veins were sapless and old, And she rose up decrepitly For a last dim look at earth and sea.
At last the happiest of happy moments arrived.
I had made my homeward journey, talking constantly to Miss Sullivan, not for the sake of talking, but determined to improve to the last minute.
It comes over me that in the last two or three pages of this chapter I have used figures which will turn the laugh against me.
At last, cold, hungry and weary, we reached our pier.
My brother Simpson gave it to me last Sunday.
My dear Mr. Hale: The beautiful shells came last night.
Is he thinking of his last and narrow house?
I tried flour also; but have at last found a mixture of rye and Indian meal most convenient and agreeable.
The last were not England's best men and women; only, perhaps, her best philanthropists.
I have no doubt that time discriminates between the good and the bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed.
Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man.
If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui.
This last consideration moved him.
"Go on, you must drink it all," said Anatole, giving Pierre the last glass, "or I won't let you go!"
Don't I know that at the rate we are living our means won't last long?
At last she rang.
But mind, don't bring me such tattered and dirty notes as last time, but nice clean ones for the countess.
Prince Vasili, who had grown thinner and paler during the last few days, escorted him to the door, repeating something to him several times in low tones.
Pictures of the near past--her father's illness and last moments--rose one after another to her memory.
The few glasses of wine he had drunk and the conversation with this good-natured man had destroyed the mood of concentrated gloom in which he had spent the last few days and which was essential for the execution of his design.
He stood and tossed the last bite into his mouth, washing it down with the last of his milk.
Jim, who was in advance, saw the last stair before him and stuck his head above the rocky sides of the stairway.
Pray, for what do we move ever but to get rid of our furniture, our exuviÃ¦: at last to go from this world to another newly furnished, and leave this to be burned?
You're always the last one to get anything new.
And so the matter was at last settled.
Granted that the majority are able at last either to own or hire the modern house with all its improvements.
At last he came up to Morio.
I'll ride with the last ambulance.
At last Charleston, in South Carolina, was taken by the British.
At last, we know not what it is to live in the open air, and our lives are domestic in more senses than we think.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"