She let her breath out slowly.
It was embarrassing to think she had let it go on this long without realizing he was troubled by it.
"Let me show you to your rooms," Felipa said, taking Carmen by the arm.
I know you must be tired, so I will let you rest.
They wouldn't have let me get on the horse with Destiny, and they didn't know about the knife wound.
We would not let him get on the horse with Destiny.
Alex tried to pay, but she wouldn't let him.
If he wanted to make it fair for the girls, then he should let them run the place.
Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.
Slipping her hand through his extended elbow, she let him lead her into the center of the room.
She let her gaze fall sternly on Dulce's face.
Still, if they let it change their plans and begin living in fear...
I mean, you let Dulce believe you talked me into this surrogacy thing.
He sank into the chair and let out a long breath.
She let the conversation drop that night, but early the next morning Dulce caught him in the hallway and it was clear that she didn't think anything was settled.
Well, let him think what he wanted.
Finally he looked down at his lap and let out a long weary sigh.
We let all those precious moments pass us by - until they were lost forever.
There were bound to be times when she disagreed, but she had to have enough faith in him to let him make the decision.
Carmen let loose of his waist, moving away from the unclean thought.
She let the subject drop.
Let him wonder what she would do when they got home.
Carmen let go of the blanket she had been clutching to her chest and turned to shut her light off.
I told you, he told you... as you said, he even offered to let you look at his files.
She sobbed and begged them to let her out until Carmen felt like her heart was being brutally wrenched from her body.
She has to talk to father about it and she will call back later this morning to let me know when she will be here.
She was out, dressed and fixing supper when the bus stopped to let Jonathan out.
Hands clasped, she prayed fervently, asking God not to let Destiny suffer for what they had done.
Carmen let the bed rail down and jerked the tent from under the mattress, allowing Destiny to crawl close.
He would not let me come alone.
Why don't you rent one or buy a cheap one to let him try it out?
Alex hired someone to till the garden, refusing to let Carmen do it.
Destiny wanted to wear some jewelry too, so she let her wear the white pearl choker necklace that her mother had given her.
As she walked away from him, she let her hips swing slightly.
"Let me remind you," she said as she leaned forward and kissed his lips."
No wonder Dulce didn't want to let go of him.
She said he wouldn't let her take him with her.
She could let this escalate or she could accept the fact that he was trying to improve.
She could dwell on things in the past and be angry, or she could support him and let the past go.
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son - or do you love him enough to let him go?
Carmen lifted Matthew's tiny head in the crook of her arm and let his little body rest in her lap, using her other hand to guide the nipple into his mouth.
He didn't let go of the nipple, though, and when Carmen tried to remove it, he started suckling in his sleep.
Yes... I just wanted to let you know that the twins were born this morning.
Alex let out a breath of relief.
I have let her do this, but now I tell her she must be respectful.
Quint slowly let out his breath.
Howard had to pull out slowly and gradually increase his speed before Allen let go of the car.
Maybe friends didn't let friends drive drunk, but how did they stop them when there were so many?
She let the door shut without removing anything.
Well, are you going to let me in?
Come on, let me in.
She let up on the accelerator long enough to gain control of the vehicle.
It was best to stay where she was, but she needed to let someone know she was here.
She took a deep breath and slowly let it out.
Don't let me slow you down.
"Oh," she let her breath out quickly in relief.
He had been perfectly content to step back and let her bear the brunt of Giddon's anger, even knowing that he had arrived uninvited.
Lisa let the matter drop, but she began to pay more attention to the activities around the house - like the shiny black car that sometimes came up the driveway and followed the path back into the woods without stopping at the house.
I won't let anything happen to you.
Still, it didn't hurt to let someone know - just in case.
Anyway, hadn't Giddon said that he wouldn't let anything happen to her as long as she was close to him?
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
"Suppose we let Eureka go down to the street and get some one to help us," suggested Zeb, who had been even more amazed than Dorothy at these strange happenings.
Dorothy stretched out a hand to him and Zeb put one foot out and let it rest in the air a little over the edge of the roof.
I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.
Let me see you equal the sorcery I am about to perform.
"Let me see it," said the Sorcerer.
Why not let them live?
These people don't eat such things, so perhaps on our way back they will let us get them.
No one now seemed to pay any attention to the strangers, so Dorothy and Zeb and the Wizard let the train pass on and then wandered by themselves into the vegetable gardens.
"Don't worry," Dorothy murmured, soothingly, "I'll not let the kitten hurt you."
"Now let us go back to the city," suggested the Wizard.
Let us walk up, and see where the doors lead to.
Let us see your arts, and the sorceries you are able to perform.
Whenever the Wizard went to sleep he would take the nine tiny piglets from his pocket and let them run around on the floor of his room to amuse themselves and get some exercise; and one time they found his glass door ajar and wandered into the hall and then into the bottom part of the great dome, walking through the air as easily as Eureka could.
Dorothy's wicker suit-case was still under the seat of the buggy, and by good fortune the boy had also placed the harness in the buggy when he had taken it off from Jim to let the horse lie down and rest.
"Isn't it fine?" cried Dorothy, in a joyous voice, as she sprang out of the buggy and let Eureka run frolicking over the velvety grass.
He took the piglets from his pocket and let them run on the grass, and Jim tasted a mouthful of the green blades and declared he was very contented in his new surroundings.
"Come here, please--Ianu and your sister--and let me feel of you," she requested.
"But tell me," said Dorothy, "how did such a brave Champion happen to let the bears eat him?
The kitten was at first dreadfully afraid of getting wet, but Dorothy let her down and soon Eureka was frisking along beside the buggy without being scared a bit.
But this enabled them to proceed steadily until they came to a landing where there was a rift in the side of the mountain that let in both light and air.
"And that's just what I shall do if you don't let those little balls of pork alone," said Jim, glaring at the kitten with his round, big eyes.
Let us all be a happy family and love one another.
Let us examine our prison and see what it is like.
He had fastened one end of the strap to a wheel of the buggy, and now he let the line dangle over the side of the house.
"I will," said the boy, and let himself slide over the edge.
Eureka clung with her claws to the wooden side of the house and let herself down easily.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
But come, my children; let us explore the mountain and discover which way we must go in order to escape from this cavern, which is getting to be almost as hot as a bake-oven.
Let us be ready, for we may be sent for any minute.
Some day I will let you try to crush in my skull, and afterward you will know more about tigers than you do now.
So let us cease this talk of skull crushing and converse upon more pleasant subjects.
So don't let us keep it waiting a single minute.
"Come, Ozma," she said, anxiously; "let us go ourselves to search for the piglet."
"Let the Public Accuser continue," called Ozma from her throne, "and I pray you do not interrupt him."
As the Princess held the white piglet in her arms and stroked its soft hair she said: Let Eureka out of the cage, for she is no longer a prisoner, but our good friend.
"Of course not; he had nine of them, altogether," declared Eureka; "and I must say it was very stingy of him not to let me eat just a few.
Keep the third piece of wisdom for your own use, and let me have the gold.
Let us hear the rest.
"Let the poet alone," said Raschid.
These soldiers guarded the streets of the town; they would not let any one go out or come in without their leave.
Like a bird let loose, his horse leaped forward.
I am with you, and I will not let anything hurt you.
"Let us call the neighbors together and have a grand wolf hunt to- morrow," said Putnam.
"The next time he comes," said the Dean, "let me know, and I will go to the door."
Do not let him go to sea.
"Let us go and ask him," said the stranger.
"Look at the flowers carefully," said the queen, "and let us have your answer."
I won't let anything hurt her.
Let us trust that great good may come from it, and that Benjamin West may grow up to be an honor to our country and the world.
"Mother," he said, "will you let me see that beautiful book again?"
"That may be so," answered Cyrus, "but if you will let me be your cupbearer tomorrow, I think I can serve you quite as well."
Let the son marry the daughter, if both agree, and give them the treasure as a wedding portion.
"Then let me ask you a question," said the shah.
The Spartans said to one another, Let us throw this fellow into the rocky chasm.
He let go of the fox, and it ran out.
Let it be a free gift to them from the city.
Let those who wish any corn bring money and buy it.
Then the rulers, in their despair, said, Let us go up to the house where Coriolanus used to live when he was one of us.
Let us ask them to go out and beg our enemy to have mercy upon us.
Let me tell you something, my little brothers, my little sisters: You ought always to love God and praise Him.
So, let us go on with the work that is before us.
Let the candles be lighted.
"Then let us mount and ride," said the king.
Let us have a good old song that will help to keep us warm.
So much the better, let them look.
They let you fall into the water, and you would have been drowned, if it hadn't been for me.
But come, children, let us have our supper.
We must let her know that you are safe.
Let them say what they please, I am not going to change my clothes.
Then one of the fishermen said, "Let us ask the governor about it and do as he shall bid us."
"Yes, let us ask the governor," said the merchant.
Let him decide the matter for us.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
Let me illustrate this one from my own life.
But would you anonymously let the simple fact that a person with your demographics got up and left be used to compute a "percentage of people that got up and left" measurement that will become a factor in movie recommendation engines?
Granted, you may have gotten up and left simply because you received an urgent phone call or text instead of dislike for the movie, so would you let the system check your reason for departure by looking at your incoming call and text records before your "I got up and left the movie" vote was cast?
We will just sit back and let the machines sort it all out.
Let me introduce you to him.
Let us put the bar there.
I can, of course, see everything in it, or if I prefer, set the system to "minimum supplements" or "maximum supplements" and let the system decide.
Let me offer my reasoning on this.
Choose whichever of those you are comfortable with, but let me illustrate with a single example.
Smart creams that let your skin absorb an optimal amount of sunlight.
Let that sink in: By dividing work up among people so they could specialize, we went from bows and arrows to Apollo moon missions.
As I have already addressed this extensively, let me focus here on a specific economic aspect: how the falling price of computers will have an even more profound impact as more and more items have computers in them.
Let me clarify in terms of "talking to your house."
As I observed a few pages ago in "Let Robots Be Robots," an intelligent system like this won't be creepy because we do not want it to be creepy.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
I am not suggesting this course—this is not a Marie Antoinette "Let them shop at Sam's" retort.
Let me explain this characterization.
Let me start with a few caveats.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
Although micro-loan operations all are a little different, let me explain how one called Kiva works.
It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.
If you knew someone who was a good business partner, was fun to hang out with, but let one of his children starve to death so that he could enjoy a higher standard of living, what would be your opinion of this person?
The priority must be, of course, to address the needs of the hungry, who could only wish to have a chicken to eat, let alone to have the "high-class problem" of whether the chicken had a dignified life and death.
Therefore, governments have a tendency to ... let us be gracious ... filter the news.
As difficult as it might be to "let go," this is good for peace.
Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries--stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all that region.
Not ignoring what is good, I am quick to perceive a horror, and could still be social with it--would they let me--since it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in.
Let them talk of their oriental summer climes of everlasting conservatories; give me the privilege of making my own summer with my own coals.
Let us scrape the ice from our frosted feet, and see what sort of a place this "Spouter" may be.
Stammering out something, I knew not what, I rolled away from him against the wall, and then conjured him, whoever or whatever he might be, to keep quiet, and let me get up and light the lamp again.
Let me try to explain them.
So, if any one man, in his own proper person, afford stuff for a good joke to anybody, let him not be backward, but let him cheerfully allow himself to spend and be spent in that way.
So he makes the best of it; and when the sailors find him not to be the man that is advertised, they let him pass, and he descends into the cabin.
I let them stay.
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ring-bolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's.
But let us understand each other.
And once for all, let me tell thee and assure thee, young man, it's better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one.
Queequeg thought he knew what he was about, I suppose; he seemed to be content; and there let him rest.
All our arguing with him would not avail; let him be, I say: and Heaven have mercy on us all--Presbyterians and Pagans alike--for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
It must be so; yes, it's part of his creed, I suppose; well, then, let him rest; he'll get up sooner or later, no doubt.
As we were walking down the end of the wharf towards the ship, Queequeg carrying his harpoon, Captain Peleg in his gruff voice loudly hailed us from his wigwam, saying he had not suspected my friend was a cannibal, and furthermore announcing that he let no cannibals on board that craft, unless they previously produced their papers.
But if you are speaking of Captain Ahab, of that ship there, the Pequod, then let me tell you, that I know all about the loss of his leg.
Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.
And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.
Let a handful suffice.
If American and European men-of-war now peacefully ride in once savage harbors, let them fire salutes to the honour and glory of the whale-ship, which originally showed them the way, and first interpreted between them and the savages.
Well, the best thing you can do, Flask, is to let the old man alone; never speak to him, whatever he says.
It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
Let me make a clean breast of it here, and frankly admit that I kept but sorry guard.
And let me in this place movingly admonish you, ye ship-owners of Nantucket!
If money's to be the measurer, man, and the accountants have computed their great counting-house the globe, by girdling it with guineas, one to every three parts of an inch; then, let me tell thee, that my vengeance will fetch a great premium HERE!
Let me touch the axis.
The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
Nor even in our superstitions do we fail to throw the same snowy mantle round our phantoms; all ghosts rising in a milk-white fog--Yea, while these terrors seize us, let us add, that even the king of terrors, when personified by the evangelist, rides on his pallid horse.
First: The mariner, when drawing nigh the coasts of foreign lands, if by night he hear the roar of breakers, starts to vigilance, and feels just enough of trepidation to sharpen all his faculties; but under precisely similar circumstances, let him be called from his hammock to view his ship sailing through a midnight sea of milky whiteness--as if from encircling headlands shoals of combed white bears were swimming round him, then he feels a silent, superstitious dread; the shrouded phantom of the whitened waters is horrible to him as a real ghost; in vain the lead assures him he is still off soundings; heart and helm they both go down; he never rests till blue water is under him again.
The English ship Pusie Hall can tell a story on that head; and, as for his strength, let me say, that there have been examples where the lines attached to a running sperm whale have, in a calm, been transferred to the ship, and secured there; the whale towing her great hull through the water, as a horse walks off with a cart.
They may scorn cash now; but let some months go by, and no perspective promise of it to them, and then this same quiescent cash all at once mutinying in them, this same cash would soon cashier Ahab.
Let all your crew pull strong, come what will.
I can't see three seas off; tip us up an oar there, and let me on to that.
For the long absent ship, the outward-bounder, perhaps, has letters on board; at any rate, she will be sure to let her have some papers of a date a year or two later than the last one on her blurred and thumb-worn files.
With that view, let me learnedly define it.
'Aye, let her sink.
At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round--thought, upon the whole, he would do so--he ought to--justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
Take that gag from his mouth, and let us hear what he can say for himself.'
Steelkilt here hissed out something, inaudible to all but the Captain; who, to the amazement of all hands, started back, paced the deck rapidly two or three times, and then suddenly throwing down his rope, said, 'I won't do it--let him go--cut him down: d'ye hear?'
Let me get more into the air, Sirs.'
Let me board you a moment--I come in peace.'
Let us withdraw more out of the moonlight.
'Let me remove my hat.
But quitting all these unprofessional attempts, let us glance at those pictures of leviathan purporting to be sober, scientific delineations, by those who know.
To mention but one thing about it, let me say that it has an eye which applied, according to the accompanying scale, to a full grown sperm whale, would make the eye of that whale a bow-window some five feet long.
Serious fault might be found with the anatomical details of this whale, but let that pass; since, for the life of me, I could not draw so good a one.
In the long try watches of the night it is a common thing for the seamen to dip their ship-biscuit into the huge oil-pots and let them fry there awhile.
For the strain constantly kept up by the windlass continually keeps the whale rolling over and over in the water, and as the blubber in one strip uniformly peels off along the line called the "scarf," simultaneously cut by the spades of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
Let the carcase go astern!
But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardour to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.
"Poor fellow! poor fellow! and from his wife," sighed Mayhew; "but let me have it."
But we must let it continue hanging there a while till we can get a chance to attend to it.
I should like to see him try it; I'd give him such a pair of black eyes that he wouldn't dare to show his face in the admiral's cabin again for a long while, let alone down in the orlop there, where he lives, and hereabouts on the upper decks where he sneaks so much.
Here, now, are two great whales, laying their heads together; let us join them, and lay together our own.
Let us now note what is least dissimilar in these heads--namely, the two most important organs, the eye and the ear.
Let us now with whatever levers and steam-engines we have at hand, cant over the sperm whale's head, that it may lie bottom up; then, ascending by a ladder to the summit, have a peep down the mouth; and were it not that the body is now completely separated from it, with a lantern we might descend into the great Kentucky Mammoth Cave of his stomach.
But let us hold on here by this tooth, and look about us where we are.
Crossing the deck, let us now have a good long look at the Right Whale's head.
As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up--my God! poor Tashtego--like the twin reciprocating bucket in a veritable well, dropped head-foremost down into this great Tun of Heidelburgh, and with a horrible oily gurgling, went clean out of sight!
Are ye going to let that rascal beat ye?
"A nice spot," cried Flask; "just let me prick him there once."
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St. George's whale might have crawled up out of the sea on the beach; and considering that the animal ridden by St. George might have been only a large seal, or sea-horse; bearing all this in mind, it will not appear altogether incompatible with the sacred legend and the ancientest draughts of the scene, to hold this so-called dragon no other than the great Leviathan himself.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honourable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to St. George's decoration than they.
Let us, then, look at this matter, along with some interesting items contingent.
The wisest thing the investigator can do then, it seems to me, is to let this deadly spout alone.
Why, let me see; yes, you may as well tell him now that--that--in fact, tell him I've diddled him, and (aside to himself) perhaps somebody else.
But let us to the story.
Come; let us squeeze hands all round; nay, let us all squeeze ourselves into each other; let us squeeze ourselves universally into the very milk and sperm of kindness.
And here let us go back for a moment.
He goes below; let me read.
By Golconda! let me read it once.
With his ivory arm frankly thrust forth in welcome, the other captain advanced, and Ahab, putting out his ivory leg, and crossing the ivory arm (like two sword-fish blades) cried out in his walrus way, Aye, aye, hearty! let us shake bones together!--an arm and a leg!--an arm that never can shrink, d'ye see; and a leg that never can run.
Mounttop's here (by the way, Captain--Mounttop; Mounttop--the captain);--as I was saying, I jumped into Mounttop's boat, which, d'ye see, was gunwale and gunwale with mine, then; and snatching the first harpoon, let this old great-grandfather have it.
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Yes, Captain Boomer, if you are quick enough about it, and have a mind to pawn one arm for the sake of the privilege of giving decent burial to the other, why in that case the arm is yours; only let the whale have another chance at you shortly, that's all.
There would be great glory in killing him, I know that; and there is a ship-load of precious sperm in him, but, hark ye, he's best let alone; don't you think so, Captain?--glancing at the ivory leg.
What is best let alone, that accursed thing is not always what least allures.
Think you I let that chance go, without using my boat-hatchet and jack-knife, and breaking the seal and reading all the contents of that young cub?
But be all this as it may; let the unseen, ambiguous synod in the air, or the vindictive princes and potentates of fire, have to do or not with earthly Ahab, yet, in this present matter of his leg, he took plain practical procedures;--he called the carpenter.
Halloa, this bone dust is (SNEEZES)--why it's (SNEEZES)--yes it's (SNEEZES)--bless my soul, it won't let me speak!
Let me measure, sir.
This is a cogent vice thou hast here, carpenter; let me feel its grip once.
Imprimis, fifty feet high in his socks; then, chest modelled after the Thames Tunnel; then, legs with roots to 'em, to stay in one place; then, arms three feet through the wrist; no heart at all, brass forehead, and about a quarter of an acre of fine brains; and let me see--shall I order eyes to see outwards?
Let the owners stand on Nantucket beach and outyell the Typhoons.
But, mastering his emotion, he half calmly rose, and as he quitted the cabin, paused for an instant and said: "Thou hast outraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man."
So that--let us say it again--no dying Chaldee or Greek had higher and holier thoughts than those, whose mysterious shades you saw creeping over the face of poor Queequeg, as he quietly lay in his swaying hammock, and the rolling sea seemed gently rocking him to his final rest, and the ocean's invisible flood-tide lifted him higher and higher towards his destined heaven.
Let 'em go drown like Pip, that jumped from a whale-boat.
Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe.
"Avast Stubb," cried Starbuck, "let the Typhoon sing, and strike his harp here in our rigging; but if thou art a brave man thou wilt hold thy peace."
Let them be, sir.
"Blast the boat! let it go!" cried Stubb at this instant, as a swashing sea heaved up under his own little craft, so that its gunwale violently jammed his hand, as he was passing a lashing.
Hand me those mainmast links there; I would fain feel this pulse, and let mine beat against it; blood against fire!
'tis an ill voyage! ill begun, ill continued; let me square the yards, while we may, old man, and make a fair wind of it homewards, to go on a better voyage than this.
"He would have shot me once," he murmured, "yes, there's the very musket that he pointed at me;--that one with the studded stock; let me touch it--lift it.
And look ye, let the carpenter make another log, and mend thou the line.
Oh, sir, let old Perth now come and rivet these two hands together; the black one with the white, for I will not let this go.
Let tinkers' brats do tinkerings; we are their betters.
I go below; let me not see that thing here when I return again.
For eight-and-forty hours let me charter your ship--I will gladly pay for it, and roundly pay for it--if there be no other way--for eight-and-forty hours only--only that--you must, oh, you must, and you SHALL do this thing.
Mr. Starbuck, look at the binnacle watch, and in three minutes from this present instant warn off all strangers: then brace forward again, and let the ship sail as before.
So: God for ever bless thee; and if it come to that,--God for ever save thee, let what will befall.
Close! stand close to me, Starbuck; let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon God.
Away with me! let us fly these deadly waters! let us home!
Away! let us away!--this instant let me alter the course!
Come, my Captain, study out the course, and let us away!
Stubb, send a fresh hand to the fore-mast head, and see it manned till morning."--Then advancing towards the doubloon in the main-mast--"Men, this gold is mine, for I earned it; but I shall let it abide here till the White Whale is dead; and then, whosoever of ye first raises him, upon the day he shall be killed, this gold is that man's; and if on that day I shall again raise him, then, ten times its sum shall be divided among all of ye!
Let me first help thee towards the bulwarks, sir.
But let me have one more good round look aloft here at the sea; there's time for that.
The helm! take the helm! let me pass,--and so saying two of the oarsmen helped him forward to the bows of the still flying boat.
Let not Starbuck die, if die he must, in a woman's fainting fit.
For me, off shoes and jacket to it; let Stubb die in his drawers!
What ho, Tashtego! let me hear thy hammer.
Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale!
Many of them were so tame that they would eat from my hand and let me feel them.
The milkers would let me keep my hands on the cows while they milked, and I often got well switched by the cow for my curiosity.
His punch, with which he let me play, was a delightful toy.
It was great fun to plunge my hand into the bowl and feel the tadpoles frisk about, and to let them slip and slide between my fingers.
She has never since let pass an opportunity to point out the beauty that is in everything, nor has she ceased trying in thought and action and example to make my life sweet and useful.
Occasionally, when it was quite safe, my teacher would let go the leading-rein, and the pony sauntered on or stopped at his sweet will to eat grass or nibble the leaves of the trees that grew beside the narrow trail.
Miss Fuller's method was this: she passed my hand lightly over her face, and let me feel the position of her tongue and lips when she made a sound.
Meanwhile I trust and hope and persevere, and try not to let the bitter memory of "The Frost King" trammel my efforts.
At Christmas, my mother and little sister spent the holidays with me, and Mr. Gilman kindly offered to let Mildred study in his school.
Let them mock on.
Mr. Jefferson let me touch his face so that I could imagine how he looked on waking from that strange sleep of twenty years, and he showed me how poor old Rip staggered to his feet.
He will not let anything harm us at night.
I will take very good care of him, and not let him fall and hurt himself.
If my little sister comes to Boston next June, will you let me bring her to see you?
Let me tell you how it seems to me that we come to know about our heavenly Father.
Think of it now, and let it make every blessing brighter because your dear Father sends it to you.
I hope the great ocean will love the new Helen, and let her sail over its blue waves peacefully.
The sun knows that you like to see the world covered with beautiful white snow and so he kept back all his brightness, and let the little crystals form in the sky.
Please let Bishop Brooks know our plans, so that he may arrange to be with us.
We thought everything was arranged: but we found Monday that Mrs. Elliott would not be willing to let us invite more than fifty people, because Mrs. Howe's house is quite small.
Teacher said yesterday, that perhaps Mrs. Spaulding would be willing to let us have her beautiful house, and [I] thought I would ask you about it.
Please let me know what you think about the house, and try to forgive me for troubling you so much.
Nearly all of the exhibitors seemed perfectly willing to let me touch the most delicate things, and they were very nice about explaining everything to me.
We saw Miss Terry again with Sir Henry in "King Charles the First," a week ago last Friday, and after the play they kindly let me feel of them and get an idea of how they looked.
I do think I could work all day long without feeling tired if they would let me.
I am afraid you will conclude that I am not very anxious for a tandem after all, since I have let nearly a week pass without answering your letter in regard to the kind of wheel I should like.
I am studying English history, English literature, French and Latin, and by and by I shall take up German and English composition--let us groan!
When she met Dr. Furness, the Shakespearean scholar, he warned her not to let the college professors tell her too many assumed facts about the life of Shakespeare; all we know, he said, is that Shakespeare was baptized, married, and died.
When her education became more systematic and she was busy with books, it would have been very easy for Miss Sullivan to let her draw into herself, if she had been so inclined.
When she was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston she stood on a step-ladder and let both hands play over the statues.
When she was twelve, her friend Mr. Albert H. Munsell, the artist, let her experiment with a wax tablet and a stylus.
I let her go, but refused to give up the doll.
I made the first row of vertical lines and let her feel it and notice that there were several rows of little holes.
This morning I would not let her put her hand in my plate.
I let her see that I was eating, but did not let her put her hand in the plate.
Then I let her out into the warm sunshine and went up to my room and threw myself on the bed exhausted.
She was greatly excited at first, and kicked and screamed herself into a sort of stupor, but when supper was brought she ate heartily and seemed brighter, although she refused to let me touch her.
I am sorry they wouldn't let us stay another week; but I think I have made the most I could of the opportunities that were mine the past two weeks, and I don't expect that I shall have any serious trouble with Helen in the future.
They have promised to let me have a free hand and help me as much as possible.
Then I let her decide whether she will sew or knit or crochet.
Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots.
Afterwards, if it has survived the lesson, we let it go; but usually its life and beauty are sacrificed on the altar of learning, though in another sense it lives forever; for has it not been transformed into living thoughts?
Teacher is sad, and let her feel the grieved expression on my face.
Then I made her caress the doll and kiss the hurt spot and hold it gently in her arms, and I spelled to her, "Good Helen, teacher is happy," and let her feel the smile on my face.
Please give my kind regards to Mr. Anagnos and let him see my letter, if you think best.
Therefore let us be exceedingly careful what we say and write about her.
I let her hold a shell in her hand, and feel the chicken "chip, chip."
She was very willing to go, and let Viney kiss her, though she didn't return the caress.
Ask him to let you see it.
They let her feel the animals whenever it was safe.
The riders and clowns and rope-walkers were all glad to let the little blind girl feel their costumes and follow their motions whenever it was possible, and she kissed them all, to show her gratitude.
I got the milk to show her that she had used the correct word; but I did not let her drink it until she had, with my assistance, made a complete sentence, as "Give Helen some milk to drink."
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
Do not let the cat get the mouse.
Here I made the cat look at the mouse, and let Helen feel the cat.
When she read, "Do not let the cat get the mouse!" she recognized the negation in the sentence, and seemed to know that the cat must not get the mouse.
GET and LET were new words.
Then why did He let little sister fall this morning, and hurt her head so badly?
Let us lead them during the first years to find their greatest pleasure in Nature.
Let them run in the fields, learn about animals, and observe real things.
Let me sum up a few of the elements that made Helen Keller what she is.
Before I quote from Miss Sullivan's account, let me try to give some impression of what Miss Keller's speech and voice qualities are at present.
I can remember the time before I learned to speak, and how I used to struggle to express my thoughts by means of the manual alphabet--how my thoughts used to beat against my finger tips like little birds striving to gain their freedom, until one day Miss Fuller opened wide the prison-door and let them escape.
Let a teacher with a liking for good style insist on a child's writing a paragraph over and over again until it is more than correct, and he will be training, even beyond his own power of expression, the power of expression in the child.
* In this paper Miss Sullivan says: During this winter (1891-92) I went with her into the yard while a light snow was falling, and let her feel the falling flakes.
She loved her little boy very dearly, and liked to make him happy, and when he said, "Please dress me, dear mamma, and let me go out to play in the garden," she cheerfully consented; and, soon after, Birdie went downstairs in his morning-dress of cool linen, and with his round face bright and rosy from its bath, and ran out on the gravel path to play, until breakfast was ready.
Let him get language and he gets the very stuff that language is made of, the thought and the experience of his race.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
It is very evident what mean and sneaking lives many of you live, for my sight has been whetted by experience; always on the limits, trying to get into business and trying to get out of debt, a very ancient slough, called by the Latins aes alienum, another's brass, for some of their coins were made of brass; still living, and dying, and buried by this other's brass; always promising to pay, promising to pay, tomorrow, and dying today, insolvent; seeking to curry favor, to get custom, by how many modes, only not state-prison offenses; lying, flattering, voting, contracting yourselves into a nutshell of civility or dilating into an atmosphere of thin and vaporous generosity, that you may persuade your neighbor to let you make his shoes, or his hat, or his coat, or his carriage, or import his groceries for him; making yourselves sick, that you may lay up something against a sick day, something to be tucked away in an old chest, or in a stocking behind the plastering, or, more safely, in the brick bank; no matter where, no matter how much or how little.
Let us consider for a moment what most of the trouble and anxiety which I have referred to is about, and how much it is necessary that we be troubled, or at least careful.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
Let Harlequin be taken with a fit of the colic and his trappings will have to serve that mood too.
When I consider how our houses are built and paid for, or not paid for, and their internal economy managed and sustained, I wonder that the floor does not give way under the visitor while he is admiring the gewgaws upon the mantelpiece, and let him through into the cellar, to some solid and honest though earthy foundation.
Not that all architectural ornament is to be neglected even in the rudest periods; but let our houses first be lined with beauty, where they come in contact with our lives, like the tenement of the shellfish, and not overlaid with it.
It was only how to put a core of truth within the ornaments, that every sugarplum, in fact, might have an almond or caraway seed in it--though I hold that almonds are most wholesome without the sugar--and not how the inhabitant, the indweller, might build truly within and without, and let the ornaments take care of themselves.
Better paint your house your own complexion; let it turn pale or blush for you.
Granted that some public works would not have been constructed without this aid, and let man share the glory of such with the ox and horse; does it follow that he could not have accomplished works yet more worthy of himself in that case?
Mr. Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters.
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me he would like to do.
Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology.
If you should ever be betrayed into any of these philanthropies, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
An afternoon sufficed to lay out the land into orchard, wood-lot, and pasture, and to decide what fine oaks or pines should be left to stand before the door, and whence each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage; and then I let it lie, fallow, perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
However, I let him keep the ten dollars and the farm too, for I had carried it far enough; or rather, to be generous, I sold him the farm for just what I gave for it, and, as he was not a rich man, made him a present of ten dollars, and still had my ten cents, and seeds, and materials for a wheelbarrow left.
To enjoy these advantages I was ready to carry it on; like Atlas, to take the world on my shoulders--I never heard what compensation he received for that--and do all those things which had no other motive or excuse but that I might pay for it and be unmolested in my possession of it; for I knew all the while that it would yield the most abundant crop of the kind I wanted, if I could only afford to let it alone.
I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
Let us spend our lives in conceiving then.
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.
Let us rise early and fast, or break fast, gently and without perturbation; let company come and let company go, let the bells ring and the children cry--determined to make a day of it.
Let us not be upset and overwhelmed in that terrible rapid and whirlpool called a dinner, situated in the meridian shallows.
If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains.
Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through Church and State, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake; and then begin, having a point d'appui, below freshet and frost and fire, a place where you might found a wall or a state, or set a lamp-post safely, or perhaps a gauge, not a Nilometer, but a Realometer, that future ages might know how deep a freshet of shams and appearances had gathered from time to time.
If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business.
For my part, I think that they had better metamorphose all such aspiring heroes of universal noveldom into man weather-cocks, as they used to put heroes among the constellations, and let them swing round there till they are rusty, and not come down at all to bother honest men with their pranks.
Let him humbly commune with Zoroaster then, and through the liberalizing influence of all the worthies, with Jesus Christ himself, and let "our church" go by the board.
Let the reports of all the learned societies come to us, and we will see if they know anything.
As the nobleman of cultivated taste surrounds himself with whatever conduces to his culture--genius--learning--wit--books-- paintings--statuary--music--philosophical instruments, and the like; so let the village do--not stop short at a pedagogue, a parson, a sexton, a parish library, and three selectmen, because our Pilgrim forefathers got through a cold winter once on a bleak rock with these.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
(Let that be the name of your engine.)
Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
Let me suggest a few comparisons, that some one may convey an idea of my situation.
For my panacea, instead of one of those quack vials of a mixture dipped from Acheron and the Dead Sea, which come out of those long shallow black-schooner looking wagons which we sometimes see made to carry bottles, let me have a draught of undiluted morning air.
If you told him that such a one was coming, he did as if he thought that anything so grand would expect nothing of himself, but take all the responsibility on itself, and let him be forgotten still.
That's Roman wormwood--that's pigweed--that's sorrel--that's piper-grass--have at him, chop him up, turn his roots upward to the sun, don't let him have a fibre in the shade, if you do he'll turn himself t' other side up and be as green as a leek in two days.
Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds, or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain--otherwise it would often be painful to bear--without affecting the consciousness.
I was even accustomed to make an irruption into some houses, where I was well entertained, and after learning the kernels and very last sieveful of news--what had subsided, the prospects of war and peace, and whether the world was likely to hold together much longer--I was let out through the rear avenues, and so escaped to the woods again.
Rather let it be named from the fishes that swim in it, the wild fowl or quadrupeds which frequent it, the wild flowers which grow by its shores, or some wild man or child the thread of whose history is interwoven with its own; not from him who could show no title to it but the deed which a like-minded neighbor or legislature gave him--him who thought only of its money value; whose presence perchance cursed all the shores; who exhausted the land around it, and would fain have exhausted the waters within it; who regretted only that it was not English hay or cranberry meadow--there was nothing to redeem it, forsooth, in his eyes--and would have drained and sold it for the mud at its bottom.
No, no; if the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.
Let our lakes receive as true names at least as the Icarian Sea, where "still the shore" a "brave attempt resounds."
Let the noon find thee by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home.
Let the thunder rumble; what if it threaten ruin to farmers' crops?
Let not to get a living be thy trade, but thy sport.
Yet notwithstanding the objection on the score of humanity, I am compelled to doubt if equally valuable sports are ever substituted for these; and when some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes--remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education--make them hunters, though sportsmen only at first, if possible, mighty hunters at last, so that they shall not find game large enough for them in this or any vegetable wilderness--hunters as well as fishers of men.
All that he could think of was to practise some new austerity, to let his mind descend into his body and redeem it, and treat himself with ever increasing respect.
Let me see; where was I?
Having once got hold they never let go, but struggled and wrestled and rolled on the chips incessantly.
In these days of fatted cattle and waving grain-fields this humble root, which was once the totem of an Indian tribe, is quite forgotten, or known only by its flowering vine; but let wild Nature reign here once more, and the tender and luxurious English grains will probably disappear before a myriad of foes, and without the care of man the crow may carry back even the last seed of corn to the great cornfield of the Indian's God in the southwest, whence he is said to have brought it; but the now almost exterminated ground-nut will perhaps revive and flourish in spite of frosts and wildness, prove itself indigenous, and resume its ancient importance and dignity as the diet of the hunter tribe.
I would that our farmers when they cut down a forest felt some of that awe which the old Romans did when they came to thin, or let in the light to, a consecrated grove (lucum conlucare), that is, would believe that it is sacred to some god.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
There are a few who remember his little patch among the walnuts, which he let grow up till he should be old and need them; but a younger and whiter speculator got them at last.
But history must not yet tell the tragedies enacted here; let time intervene in some measure to assuage and lend an azure tint to them.
At first we thought to throw a frog-pond on to it; but concluded to let it burn, it was so far gone and so worthless.
Early in the morning, while all things are crisp with frost, men come with fishing-reels and slender lunch, and let down their fine lines through the snowy field to take pickerel and perch; wild men, who instinctively follow other fashions and trust other authorities than their townsmen, and by their goings and comings stitch towns together in parts where else they would be ripped.
This was somewhat like cutting a hole in the bottom of a ship to let the water out.
Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Let us not play at kittly-benders.
Give me a hammer, and let me feel for the furring.
Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.
But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer.
If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it will wear smooth--certainly the machine will wear out.
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.
I could not but smile to see how industriously they locked the door on my meditations, which followed them out again without let or hindrance, and they were really all that was dangerous.
Let us see who is the strongest.
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.
When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour--for the horse was soon tackled--was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.
If they pay the tax from a mistaken interest in the individual taxed, to save his property, or prevent his going to jail, it is because they have not considered wisely how far they let their private feelings interfere with the public good.
Let him see that he does only what belongs to himself and to the hour.
Still thinking of the sanction which the Constitution gives to slavery, he says, "Because it was a part of the original compact--let it stand."
He wished to say something more, but at that moment Prince Vasili and his daughter got up to go and the two young men rose to let them pass.
I won't let you go!
* God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware!
Write to her and let me know how her father looks at the matter.
Prince Andrew again interrupted him, let us talk business.
"Let us go and have supper," he said with a sigh, going to the door.
Let us talk about you, he added after a silence, smiling at his reassuring thoughts.
"Go on, you must drink it all," said Anatole, giving Pierre the last glass, "or I won't let you go!"
"Let him do it, let him do it," said Dolokhov, smiling.
No one would let you!...
"I have already told you, Papa," said his son, "that if you don't wish to let me go, I'll stay.
"Let him look for me," thought she.
Yes, I am, but please don't let us do like that....
Let people think what they will of me, it's really all the same to me when my son's fate is at stake.
Let us wait until evening.
You will let me know when I can see him.
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...
Don't upset yourself, and let us talk sensibly while there is still time, be it a day or be it but an hour....
Do not let us lose any time...
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
Come, my dear Anna Mikhaylovna, let Catiche do as she pleases.
"I know, my dear, kind princess," said Anna Mikhaylovna, seizing the portfolio so firmly that it was plain she would not let go easily.
Come, let go I tell you.
The princess let go.
Let go, I tell you!
"I'll let two more letters pass, but the third I'll read," said the prince sternly; "I'm afraid you write much nonsense.
P.S. Let me have news of your brother and his charming little wife.
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.
Let us rather read the Epistles and Gospels.
Let us not seek to penetrate what mysteries they contain; for how can we, miserable sinners that we are, know the terrible and holy secrets of Providence while we remain in this flesh which forms an impenetrable veil between us and the Eternal?
Let us rather confine ourselves to studying those sublime rules which our divine Saviour has left for our guidance here below.
Let us try to conform to them and follow them, and let us be persuaded that the less we let our feeble human minds roam, the better we shall please God, who rejects all knowledge that does not come from Him; and the less we seek to fathom what He has been pleased to conceal from us, the sooner will He vouchsafe its revelation to us through His divine Spirit.
Prince Andrew got out of the carriage, helped his little wife to alight, and let her pass into the house before him.
Let us go across to Mary's room, he said.
I must let her know.
The two women let go of one another, and then, as if afraid of being too late, seized each other's hands, kissing them and pulling them away, and again began kissing each other on the face, and then to Prince Andrew's surprise both began to cry and kissed again.
Let us go to her, I must say good-by.
Let him be here....
"I also wanted to ask you," continued Prince Andrew, "if I'm killed and if I have a son, do not let him be taken away from you--as I said yesterday... let him grow up with you....
"Not let the wife have him?" said the old man, and laughed.
"She let the hawk fly upward from her wide right sleeve," went the song, arousing an involuntary sensation of courage and cheerfulness.
Then wrinkles ran over his face like a wave and his forehead became smooth again, he bowed his head respectfully, closed his eyes, silently let Mack enter his room before him, and closed the door himself behind him.
Just fancy, he didn't let me win a single cahd, not one cahd.
Let us go ourselves.
"Please, Denisov, let me lend you some: I have some, you know," said Rostov, blushing.
"Denisov, let him alone, I know who has taken it," said Rostov, going toward the door without raising his eyes.
Well, let me have it, young man, I'm going.
Now then, let me have it.
Rostov let go of it.
That's why I joined the hussars, thinking that here one would not need finesse; and he tells me that I am lying--so let him give me satisfaction...
"Tell these devils, these fiends, to let me pass!" shouted Denisov evidently in a fit of rage, his coal-black eyes with their bloodshot whites glittering and rolling as he waved his sheathed saber in a small bare hand as red as his face.
"The squadwon can't pass," shouted Vaska Denisov, showing his white teeth fiercely and spurring his black thoroughbred Arab, which twitched its ears as the bayonets touched it, and snorted, spurting white foam from his bit, tramping the planks of the bridge with his hoofs, and apparently ready to jump over the railings had his rider let him.
Let us attack them!
Let me wring you out!
"Let him see whether I am a coward!" he thought.
For Christ's sake let me alone! cried the wounded man, but still he was lifted and laid on the stretcher.
However, I will let you know.
Even I, a poor secretary of the Russian Embassy, do not feel any need in token of my joy to give my Franz a thaler, or let him go with his Liebchen to the Prater...
* "We must let him off the u!"
"We must let him see Amelie, she's exquisite!" said one of "ours," kissing his finger tips.
(Observe that all three are Gascons.) 'Gentlemen,' says one of them, 'you know the Thabor Bridge is mined and doubly mined and that there are menacing fortifications at its head and an army of fifteen thousand men has been ordered to blow up the bridge and not let us cross?
But it will please our sovereign the Emperor Napoleon if we take this bridge, so let us three go and take it!' 'Yes, let's!' say the others.
They won't let us pass, we are left behind and have lost our people...
Kindly let this cart pass.
"Let them pass, I tell you!" repeated Prince Andrew, compressing his lips.
If he reached Znaim before the French, there would be great hope of saving the army; to let the French forestall him at Znaim meant the exposure of his whole army to a disgrace such as that of Ulm, or to utter destruction.
The Austrians let themselves be tricked at the crossing of the Vienna bridge, you are letting yourself be tricked by an aide-de-camp of the Emperor.
"If he is one of the ordinary little staff dandies sent to earn a medal he can get his reward just as well in the rearguard, but if he wishes to stay with me, let him... he'll be of use here if he's a brave officer," thought Bagration.
"Let us go, Ivan Lukich," he said to the captain.
"He higher iss dan I in rank," said the German colonel of the hussars, flushing and addressing an adjutant who had ridden up, "so let him do what he vill, but I cannot sacrifice my hussars...
"Let anyone come my way now," thought Rostov driving his spurs into Rook and letting him go at a full gallop so that he outstripped the others.
"Now then, Matvevna, dear old lady, don't let me down!" he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin!
With the soldier, an infantry officer with a bandaged cheek came up to the bonfire, and addressing Tushin asked him to have the guns moved a trifle to let a wagon go past.
When I saw, your excellency, that their first battalion was disorganized, I stopped in the road and thought: 'I'll let them come on and will meet them with the fire of the whole battalion'--and that's what I did.
He tried to get away from them, but they would not for an instant let his shoulder move a hair's breadth.
From the death of Count Bezukhov he did not let go his hold of the lad.
I only wanted to know your opinion, and Anna Pavlovna let Pierre go.
He might perhaps have been able to free himself but that Prince Vasili (who had rarely before given receptions) now hardly let a day go by without having an evening party at which Pierre had to be present unless he wished to spoil the general pleasure and disappoint everyone's expectation.
Some, as if unwilling to distract her from an important occupation, came up to her for a moment and made haste to go away, refusing to let her see them off.
"If anyone finds this silence inconvenient, let him talk, but I don't want to," he seemed to say.
"Now you, young prince, what's your name?" said Prince Bolkonski, turning to Anatole, "come here, let us talk and get acquainted."
Only let me tell you, I want to know my son-in-law better.
"Let her marry, it's all the same to me!" he screamed in the same piercing tone as when parting from his son.
No, she has no pride... but I'll let her see....
Let us go to Mamma.
Nicholas' letter was read over hundreds of times, and those who were considered worthy to hear it had to come to the countess, for she did not let it out of her hands.
However," he added rising, "you know my name and where to find me, but don't forget that I do not regard either myself or you as having been at all insulted, and as a man older than you, my advice is to let the matter drop.
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.
Only let me report this gentleman's business, and I shall be at your disposal.
Let us drink to his health and to the certain defeat of the French!
It is already late, said he, and nodding his head he let it droop and again closed his eye.
He listened to what Langeron said, as if remarking, "So you are still at that silly business!" quickly closed his eye again, and let his head sink still lower.
Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
Let every man be fully imbued with the thought that we must defeat these hirelings of England, inspired by such hatred of our nation!
After this volley the regimental commander clutched at his leg; several soldiers fell, and a second lieutenant who was holding the flag let it fall from his hands.
Rostov let go of the horse and was about to ride on, when a wounded officer passing by addressed him:
The Emperor without waiting for an answer turned away and said to one of the officers as he went: Have these gentlemen attended to and taken to my bivouac; let my doctor, Larrey, examine their wounds.
Let me have a look at you, your excellency.
All the others let him go, and he ran to her.
The door, having let Petya in, closed again.
She says: 'I shall love him always, but let him be free.'
Pierre, who at his wife's command had let his hair grow and abandoned his spectacles, went about the rooms fashionably dressed but looking sad and dull.
'Everyone fears a bear,' he says, 'but when you see one your fear's all gone, and your only thought is not to let him get away!'
You know, Count, it is much more honorable to admit one's mistake than to let matters become irreparable.
She did not give him the money, but let herself be kissed.
Her father in jest tried to rouse her jealousy, and she replied with a calm smile that she was not so stupid as to be jealous: 'Let him do what he pleases,' she used to say of me.
"Father," she said, "do not turn away from me, let us weep together."
"Oh no, let me off, Countess," Denisov replied.
He let the eight hundred remain and laid down a seven of hearts with a torn corner, which he had picked up from the floor.
On the previous Sunday the old count had given his son two thousand rubles, and though he always disliked speaking of money difficulties had told Nicholas that this was all he could let him have till May, and asked him to be more economical this time.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."
I only want to see whether you will let me win this ten, or beat it.
It's one--let them sing!
Having lifted her head and let her arms droop lifelessly, as ballet dancers do, Natasha, rising energetically from her heels to her toes, stepped to the middle of the room and stood still.
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:
The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
On reaching Petersburg Pierre did not let anyone know of his arrival, he went nowhere and spent whole days in reading Thomas a Kempis, whose book had been sent him by someone unknown.
Once or twice he shrugged his shoulders and raised his hand to the kerchief, as if wishing to take it off, but let it drop again.
Let into the wall was a star-shaped light.
Let us write her a letter at once, and she'll come here and all will be explained, or else, my dear boy, let me tell you it's quite likely you'll have to suffer for it.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
He did not know that the priest who met him with the cross oppressed the peasants by his exactions, and that the pupils' parents wept at having to let him take their children and secured their release by heavy payments.
Let us have dinner, and then we'll set off.
But make our fundamental convictions your own, join our brotherhood, give yourself up to us, let yourself be guided, and you will at once feel yourself, as I have felt myself, a part of that vast invisible chain the beginning of which is hidden in heaven, said Pierre.
"Let us go and see my sister," he said to Pierre when he returned.
"Let me ask her," said Pierre.
The pilgrim woman was appeased and, being encouraged to talk, gave a long account of Father Amphilochus, who led so holy a life that his hands smelled of incense, and how on her last visit to Kiev some monks she knew let her have the keys of the catacombs, and how she, taking some dried bread with her, had spent two days in the catacombs with the saints.
Not only Princess Mary, who had been won by his gentleness with the pilgrims, gave him her most radiant looks, but even the one-year-old "Prince Nicholas" (as his grandfather called him) smiled at Pierre and let himself be taken in his arms, and Michael Ivanovich and Mademoiselle Bourienne looked at him with pleasant smiles when he talked to the old prince.
I ordered you not to let them eat that Mashka woot stuff!
Rostov lay down again on his bed and thought complacently: "Let him fuss and bustle now, my job's done and I'm lying down--capitally!"
"Let God and our gweat monarch judge me afterwards!" said Denisov going out, and Rostov heard the hoofs of several horses splashing through the mud.
After all, can't let our men starve.
Let them twy me, but I'll always thwash scoundwels... and I'll tell the Empewo'...
Let us go, your honor.
"Yes, yes, let us go," said Rostov hastily, and lowering his eyes and shrinking, he tried to pass unnoticed between the rows of reproachful envious eyes that were fixed upon him, and went out of the room.
Let them twy me, I'm not afwaid of anyone.
"Well, let it be bad," said Denisov.
Let others--the young--yield afresh to that fraud, but we know life, our life is finished!
"If you will do me the honor of calling on me on Wednesday," he added, "I will, after talking with Magnitski, let you know what may interest you, and shall also have the pleasure of a more detailed chat with you."
I knew that if I once let myself see her I should not have strength to go on refusing what she wanted.
But if I forgive her for the sake of doing right, then let union with her have only a spiritual aim.
Suddenly a smallish dog seized my left thigh with its teeth and would not let go.
The only resource obviously presenting itself to the old count was to apply for an official post, so he had come to Petersburg to look for one and also, as he said, to let the lassies enjoy themselves for the last time.
A few days before the wedding Berg entered the count's study early one morning and, with a pleasant smile, respectfully asked his future father-in-law to let him know what Vera's dowry would be.
It seemed to him that he ought to have an explanation with Natasha and tell her that the old times must be forgotten, that in spite of everything... she could not be his wife, that he had no means, and they would never let her marry him.
Natasha did not let her finish.
Well, I won't marry, but let him come if he enjoys it and I enjoy it.
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
A minute later they let the count in.
Let the dead bury their dead, but while one has life one must live and be happy! thought he.
"If only they would let me end my days as I want to," thought the old man, "then they might do as they please."
A footman wanted to come in to clear away something in the room but she would not let him, and having closed the door behind him continued her walk.
I am now writing to him about the same question, and beg you to choose a good moment to hand him the letter and to let me know how he looks at the whole matter and whether there is hope that he may consent to reduce the term by four months.
The princess was about to reply, but her father would not let her speak and, raising his voice more and more, cried:
Only one thing, no more women are wanted in my house--let him marry and live by himself.
Never let me see your face here again, you villain!
Mind and don't let her slip!
You've let the wolf go!...
I know Thou art great, and that it is a sin to ask this of Thee, but for God's sake do let the old wolf come my way and let Karay spring at it--in sight of 'Uncle' who is watching from over there- -and seize it by the throat in a death grip!
The count remembered the wolf he had let slip and his encounter with Daniel.
The facts were that Ilagin, with whom the Rostovs had a quarrel and were at law, hunted over places that belonged by custom to the Rostovs, and had now, as if purposely, sent his men to the very woods the Rostovs were hunting and let his man snatch a fox their dogs had chased.
There was still the hunting establishment which Nicholas had even enlarged, the same fifty horses and fifteen grooms in the stables, the same expensive presents and dinner parties to the whole district on name days; there were still the count's games of whist and boston, at which--spreading out his cards so that everybody could see them--he let himself be plundered of hundreds of rubles every day by his neighbors, who looked upon an opportunity to play a rubber with Count Rostov as a most profitable source of income.
"No, you have not understood me, don't let us talk about it," she replied, wiping away her tears.
"Let her alone, Kondratevna," said Natasha.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.
Nicholas gave the horses the rein, and Zakhar, stretching out his arms, clucked his tongue and let his horses go.
Yes, I will; Pelageya Danilovna, let me!
I will never let anyone say anything bad of Sonya, for there is nothing but good in her.
She did not go out into society; everyone knew that her father would not let her go anywhere without him, and his failing health prevented his going out himself, so that she was not invited to dinners and evening parties.
Don't let me set eyes on you; beg her pardon!
He was here; they admitted him in spite of my request that they should let no one in, he went on, glancing angrily at his daughter.
She had not yet gone to bed when the Rostovs arrived and the pulley of the hall door squeaked from the cold as it let in the Rostovs and their servants.
Next morning Marya Dmitrievna took the young ladies to the Iberian shrine of the Mother of God and to Madame Suppert-Roguet, who was so afraid of Marya Dmitrievna that she always let her have costumes at a loss merely to get rid of her.
Helene's box was filled and surrounded from the stalls by the most distinguished and intellectual men, who seemed to vie with one another in their wish to let everyone see that they knew her.
Dear count, you must let me look after your daughters!
"Let me introduce my brother to you," said Helene, her eyes shifting uneasily from Natasha to Anatole.
How could I let him?
No, I won't let you off!
The count decided not to sit down to cards or let his girls out of his sight and to get away as soon as Mademoiselle George's performance was over.
Later on she recalled how she had asked her father to let her go to the dressing room to rearrange her dress, that Helene had followed her and spoken laughingly of her brother's love, and that she again met Anatole in the little sitting room.
If, after that, I could return his smile when saying good-by, if I was able to let it come to that, it means that I loved him from the first.
And how could she let Kuragin go to such lengths?
How could you let him go so far? she went on, with a horror and disgust she could hardly conceal.
Then I won't let it come to that...
Hard as it was for Sonya, she watched her friend and did not let her out of her sight.
After tea Sonya noticed a housemaid at Natasha's door timidly waiting to let her pass.
She let the girl go in, and then listening at the door learned that another letter had been delivered.
Natasha did not let her in.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
Will they let it stop at that?
Let me have what you can to go to the fair.
Pushing back Natasha who looked at her with astonished but tearless eyes, she locked her in; and having given orders to the yard porter to admit the persons who would be coming that evening, but not to let them out again, and having told the footman to bring them up to her, she seated herself in the drawing room to await the abductors.
"Marya Dmitrievna, for God's sake let me in to her!" she pleaded, but Marya Dmitrievna unlocked the door and went in without giving her an answer....
If they hear of this, will they let it pass?
Oh, let me be!
Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something had happened.
"Well, let her sleep," said Marya Dmitrievna as she went out of the room supposing Natasha to be asleep.
She was afraid that the count or Bolkonski, who might arrive at any moment, if they knew of this affair (which she hoped to hide from them) might challenge Anatole to a duel, and she therefore asked Pierre to tell his brother-in-law in her name to leave Moscow and not dare to let her set eyes on him again.
Having briefly and exactly explained her wishes to him, she let him go to the drawing room.
Let him tell you whether I have told the truth.
I know his pride will not let him express his feelings, but still he has taken it better, far better, than I expected.
"Let no one know of it!" the Emperor added with a frown.
In fact, the ambassador, as he himself has declared, was never authorized to make that demand, and as soon as I was informed of it I let him know how much I disapproved of it and ordered him to remain at his post.
But Napoleon did not let him speak.
"And let him know that I will do so!" said Napoleon, rising and pushing his cup away with his hand.
Let him prepare an asylum for them in Russia!
Let him have mine, he has a long way to go!
Kutuzov, who was already weary of Bolkonski's activity which seemed to reproach his own idleness, very readily let him go and gave him a mission to Barclay de Tolly.
Let not a trace of you remain here!...
The men of that party, remembering Suvorov, said that what one had to do was not to reason, or stick pins into maps, but to fight, beat the enemy, keep him out of Russia, and not let the army get discouraged.
Let the others make mistakes now! said they, arguing that our retirement to Drissa was a most shameful reverse and an unbroken series of blunders.
He saw the dragoons near and that they were galloping in disorder; he knew they could not withstand an attack--knew there was only that moment and that if he let it slip it would not return.
There were never many people in the church; Natasha always stood beside Belova in the customary place before an icon of the Blessed Virgin, let into the screen before the choir on the left side, and a feeling, new to her, of humility before something great and incomprehensible, seized her when at that unusual morning hour, gazing at the dark face of the Virgin illuminated by the candles burning before it and by the morning light falling from the window, she listened to the words of the service which she tried to follow with understanding.
In peace let us pray unto the Lord.
"As one community, without distinction of class, without enmity, united by brotherly love--let us pray!" thought Natasha.
When he had finished the Litany the deacon crossed the stole over his breast and said, "Let us commit ourselves and our whole lives to Christ the Lord!"
Hear us when we pray to Thee; strengthen with Thy might our most gracious sovereign lord, the Emperor Alexander Pavlovich; be mindful of his uprightness and meekness, reward him according to his righteousness, and let it preserve us, Thy chosen Israel!
Take up the spear and shield and arise to help us; confound and put to shame those who have devised evil against us, may they be before the faces of Thy faithful warriors as dust before the wind, and may Thy mighty Angel confound them and put them to flight; may they be ensnared when they know it not, and may the plots they have laid in secret be turned against them; let them fall before Thy servants' feet and be laid low by our hosts!
Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us, strengthen us all in Thy faith, fortify our hope, inspire us with true love one for another, arm us with unity of spirit in the righteous defense of the heritage Thou gavest to us and to our fathers, and let not the scepter of the wicked be exalted against the destiny of those Thou hast sanctified.
O Lord our God, in whom we believe and in whom we put our trust, let us not be confounded in our hope of Thy mercy, and give us a token of Thy blessing, that those who hate us and our Orthodox faith may see it and be put to shame and perish, and may all the nations know that Thou art the Lord and we are Thy people.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Oh yes, let me congratulate you!
At dinner, at which champagne was drunk to the health of the new chevalier of St. George, Shinshin told them the town news, of the illness of the old Georgian princess, of Metivier's disappearance from Moscow, and of how some German fellow had been brought to Rostopchin and accused of being a French "spyer" (so Count Rostopchin had told the story), and how Rostopchin let him go and assured the people that he was "not a spire at all, but only an old German ruin."
"Yes, that's it!" cried the count, opening his moist eyes and sniffing repeatedly, as if a strong vinaigrette had been held to his nose; and he added, "Let the Emperor but say the word and we'll sacrifice everything and begrudge nothing."
Let him but say the word and we'll all go....
Well, Papa, I tell you definitely, and Mamma too, it's as you please, but I say definitely that you must let me enter the army, because I can't... that's all....
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
Gentlemen, let us act!
The instructions to Alpatych took over two hours and still the prince did not let him go.
"Well, at last I've finished, now I'll rest," thought the prince, and let Tikhon undress him.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
What I say is: orders have been given not to let them in, so that must be right.
'Take me away,' says she, 'don't let me perish with my little children!
The orders were not to let them in.
Don't let me die!
Don't let those devils get it! he cried, taking some bags of flour himself and throwing them into the street.
Let me know at once when you will start.
Having written this and given the paper to Alpatych, he told him how to arrange for departure of the prince, the princess, his son, and the boy's tutor, and how and where to let him know immediately.
Am I to let the troops have the oats, and to take a receipt for them?
"Yes, let them have it," replied Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew turned away with startled haste, unwilling to let them see that they had been observed.
Rostov was just mounting to go for a ride round the neighboring villages with Ilyin; he let Lavrushka have another horse and took him along with him.
He declared that he did not wish to remember her existence and warned her not to dare to let him see her.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
It was impossible for him to travel, it would not do to let him die on the road.
"Let me alone; it's not true!" she cried angrily to him.
He is gone and no one will hinder you, she said to herself, and sinking into a chair she let her head fall on the window sill.
"Give it to the peasants, let them have all they need; I give you leave in my brother's name," said she.
I only told Dron to let them have the grain.
It's all a trick," said Dunyasha, "and when Yakov Alpatych returns let us get away... and please don't..."
Let them ruin us!
Why didn't he let me be there instead of Tikhon?
I make bold to inform your honor that the rude peasants here don't wish to let the mistress leave the estate, and threaten to unharness her horses, so that though everything has been packed up since morning, her excellency cannot get away.
It appeared that the princess' offer of corn to the peasants the previous day, and her talk with Dron and at the meeting, had actually had so bad an effect that Dron had finally given up the keys and joined the peasants and had not appeared when Alpatych sent for him; and that in the morning when the princess gave orders to harness for her journey, the peasants had come in a large crowd to the barn and sent word that they would not let her leave the village: that there was an order not to move, and that they would unharness the horses.
Alpatych had gone out to admonish them, but was told (it was chiefly Karp who did the talking, Dron not showing himself in the crowd) that they could not let the princess go, that there was an order to the contrary, but that if she stayed they would serve her as before and obey her in everything.
Be off to your houses at once, and don't let one of your voices be heard!
Let it all be done properly, according to rule.
If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.
He embraced Prince Andrew, pressing him to his fat breast, and for some time did not let him go.
Let them cut the crops and burn wood to their hearts' content.
Let me have some more strips of linen.
As soon as Leppich is ready, get together a crew of reliable and intelligent men for his car and send a courier to General Kutuzov to let him know.
Well, to mention only firewood and fodder, let me inform you.
Well, say your father has a German valet, and he is a splendid valet and satisfies your father's requirements better than you could, then it's all right to let him serve.
'We've lost, so let us run,' and we ran.
It all lies in that: get rid of falsehood and let war be war and not a game.
Let Monsieur de Beausset enter, and Fabvier too, he said, nodding to the aide-de-camp.
Let our remotest posterity recall your achievements this day with pride.
Let it be said of each of you: "He was in the great battle before Moscow!"
Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
Pierre went to his groom who was holding his horses and, asking which was the quietest, clambered onto it, seized it by the mane, and turning out his toes pressed his heels against its sides and, feeling that his spectacles were slipping off but unable to let go of the mane and reins, he galloped after the general, causing the staff officers to smile as they watched him from the knoll.
Pierre too bent his head and let his hands fall.
Napoleon sat at the foot of the knoll, drinking punch, when Murat's adjutant galloped up with an assurance that the Russians would be routed if His Majesty would let him have another division.
Let them have it!
"Let us understand one another, Countess," said he with a smile, and began refuting his spiritual daughter's arguments.
"And who may you be?" one of them suddenly asked Pierre, evidently meaning what Pierre himself had in mind, namely: "If you want to eat we'll give you some food, only let us know whether you are an honest man."
Though Petya would remain in the service, this transfer would give the countess the consolation of seeing at least one of her sons under her wing, and she hoped to arrange matters for her Petya so as not to let him go again, but always get him appointed to places where he could not possibly take part in a battle.
Will you let them come?
I knew you'd let them come! she said quickly all in one breath.
You know, I think, my dear... let them be taken... where's the hurry?
Please let me have one, I will pay the man well, and...
Many of the wounded asked them not to unload the carts but only to let them sit on the top of the things.
"Let them have my wardrobe cart," said the countess.
If everything is ready let us start.
Mamma, if you'll let me, I'll stay!
Let us go in... said Pierre and entered the house.
If you please, could not guards be placed if only to let us close the shop....
Mavra Kuzminichna did not let him finish.
And as soon as the officer let go of the gate handle she turned and, hurrying away on her old legs, went through the back yard to the servants' quarters.
Let him in, indeed!
Don't let him go, lads!
Let him answer us!
Who has let things come to such a pass? he ruminated.
And this is what they have let it come to!
They have horses, let them be off to Vladimir, and not leave them to the French.
Let them go away, that's all....
And let the lunatics out into the town.
Without saying a word Rostopchin rose and walked hastily to his light, luxurious drawing room, went to the balcony door, took hold of the handle, let it go again, and went to the window from which he had a better view of the whole crowd.
Let the traitor perish and not disgrace the Russian name! shouted Rostopchin.
And for a long time, despite the feverish haste with which the mob tried to end the work that had been begun, those who were hitting, throttling, and tearing at Vereshchagin were unable to kill him, for the crowd pressed from all sides, swaying as one mass with them in the center and rendering it impossible for them either to kill him or let him go.
I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant.
Like a monkey which puts its paw into the narrow neck of a jug, and having seized a handful of nuts will not open its fist for fear of losing what it holds, and therefore perishes, the French when they left Moscow had inevitably to perish because they carried their loot with them, yet to abandon what they had stolen was as impossible for them as it is for the monkey to open its paw and let go of its nuts.
Have the goodness--please, sir, to let go!
Gerasim and the porter let Makar Alexeevich go, and in the now silent corridor the sound of several hands knocking at the front door could be heard.
There, don't let us be cross, old fellow!
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.
To Pierre's assurances that he was not a Frenchman, the captain, evidently not understanding how anyone could decline so flattering an appellation, shrugged his shoulders and said that if Pierre absolutely insisted on passing for a Russian let it be so, but for all that he would be forever bound to Pierre by gratitude for saving his life.
"Let that woman alone!" exclaimed Pierre hoarsely in a furious voice, seizing the soldier by his round shoulders and throwing him aside.
A good many people had already arrived, but Anna Pavlovna, not yet seeing all those whom she wanted in her drawing room, did not let the reading begin but wound up the springs of a general conversation.
Anna Pavlovna whispered the next words in advance, like an old woman muttering the prayer at Communion: "Let the bold and insolent Goliath..." she whispered.
Let the bold and insolent Goliath from the borders of France encompass the realms of Russia with death-bearing terrors; humble Faith, the sling of the Russian David, shall suddenly smite his head in his bloodthirsty pride.
It was said that Prince Vasili and the old count had turned upon the Italian, but the latter had produced such letters from the unfortunate deceased that they had immediately let the matter drop.
It still offers me more than my enemies suppose," said the Emperor growing more and more animated; "but should it ever be ordained by Divine Providence," he continued, raising to heaven his fine eyes shining with emotion, "that my dynasty should cease to reign on the throne of my ancestors, then after exhausting all the means at my command, I shall let my beard grow to here" (he pointed halfway down his chest) "and go and eat potatoes with the meanest of my peasants, rather than sign the disgrace of my country and of my beloved people whose sacrifices I know how to appreciate."
You know you let me call you so?
The countess let no occasion slip of making humiliating or cruel allusions to Sonya.
The carriage steps clattered as they were let down.
When Natasha opened Prince Andrew's door with a familiar movement and let Princess Mary pass into the room before her, the princess felt the sobs in her throat.
He said that Murat was spending the night less than a mile from where they were, and that if they would let him have a convoy of a hundred men he would capture him alive.
Should we let them go on or not?
Then, as Thiers eloquently recounts, he ordered his soldiers to be paid in forged Russian money which he had prepared: Raising the use of these means by an act worthy of himself and of the French army, he let relief be distributed to those who had been burned out.
The prisoners had to be counted before being let out.
Yes, I dare say, that's the way they'll let you pass...
And he said aloud to himself: The soldier did not let me pass.
Let us go to his Highness.
That was a misfortune no one could remedy, for the peasants of the district burned their hay rather than let the French have it.
Let us imagine two men who have come out to fight a duel with rapiers according to all the rules of the art of fencing.
Then let us imagine that the combatant who so sensibly employed the best and simplest means to attain his end was at the same time influenced by traditions of chivalry and, desiring to conceal the facts of the case, insisted that he had gained his victory with the rapier according to all the rules of art.
It was necessary to let the French reach Shamshevo quietly without alarming them and then, after joining Dolokhov who was to come that evening to a consultation at a watchman's hut in the forest less than a mile from Shamshevo, to surprise the French at dawn, falling like an avalanche on their heads from two sides, and rout and capture them all at one blow.
Denisov gave orders to let him do so.
Only do let me into the very... into the chief...
Only, please let me command something, so that I may really command...
Let me kiss you, dear old fellow!
"Oh, what can I do for him?" he thought, and opening the door he let the boy pass in first.
"There's no need for you to go at all," said Denisov, addressing Dolokhov, "and as for him, I won't let him go on any account."
But Petya did not let go of him and Dolokhov saw through the gloom that Petya was bending toward him and wanted to kiss him.
He was awaiting Petya's return in a state of agitation, anxiety, and self-reproach for having let him go.
Don't let him suffer because of me.'
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.
She did not let go of her mother but struggled tenderly with her, demanded a pillow and hot water, and unfastened and tore open her mother's dress.
Let us be quite, quite friends.
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.
Formerly she had felt that he regarded her with indifference and irony, and so had shrunk into herself as she did with others and had shown him only the combative side of her nature; but now he seemed to be trying to understand the most intimate places of her heart, and, mistrustfully at first but afterwards gratefully, she let him see the hidden, kindly sides of her character.
He wished to take leave of Princess Mary, but she would not let him go.
"People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!
Let us talk about you.
But let us assume that what is called science can harmonize all contradictions and possesses an unchanging standard of good and bad by which to try historic characters and events; let us say that Alexander could have done everything differently; let us say that with guidance from those who blame him and who profess to know the ultimate aim of the movement of humanity, he might have arranged matters according to the program his present accusers would have given him--of nationality, freedom, equality, and progress (these, I think, cover the ground).
Let us assume that this program was possible and had then been formulated, and that Alexander had acted on it.
The enemy's fleet, which subsequently did not let a single boat pass, allows his entire army to elude it.
Let me live like a man and think of my soul and of God.
"I give you my word of honor it shan't occur again, and let this always be a reminder to me," and he pointed to the broken ring.
Natasha did not follow the golden rule advocated by clever folk, especially by the French, which says that a girl should not let herself go when she marries, should not neglect her accomplishments, should be even more careful of her appearance than when she was unmarried, and should fascinate her husband as much as she did before he became her husband.
To such an extent had Natasha let herself go that the way she dressed and did her hair, her ill-chosen words, and her jealousy--she was jealous of Sonya, of the governess, and of every woman, pretty or plain- -were habitual subjects of jest to those about her.
"No, Monsieur Dessalles, I will ask my aunt to let me stay," replied Nicholas Bolkonski also in a whisper.
"Ma tante, please let me stay," said he, going up to his aunt.
Oh, they should let that fine fellow Bonaparte loose--he'd knock all this nonsense out of them!
Let him be, said Pierre, taking Nicholas by the arm and continuing.
What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!
If we're not satisfied, let us have a bunt of our own.
What I say is: 'Join hands, you who love the right, and let there be but one banner--that of active virtue.'
He was always so anxious to find seemliness, happiness, and peace in everything, and I should have been proud to let him see us.
Having interrupted one another they both stopped to let the other continue.
But I have lifted my hand and let it fall.
I lift my arm and let it fall.
Liquid grows thick; and if you let it stand for awhile the thickness
Stand with me near the seashore, and let us look around. Those white
Enough to be safe, let the ground give way as it will.
Somewhere. Let us begin with the landscape as we see it now,--hills,
Impossibility. Next, let us suppose that the toleration of the toad's
Year or two--no doubt under singularly hard conditions--let us imagine
Let me add, that few chapters of human history have a more profound
Let us try another method of making the chalk tell us its own history.
Let us fix our attention upon the Globigerina. It is the spoor of the
Before attempting to answer this question, let us try to form a
Let us now see how this circulation is maintained. Microscopically
Turning to the open ocean, let us track the great wave on its course
The astronomical theory of these extraordinary bodies. Let us take,
Comet in its different passages in sight of the Earth. Let us take the
As this phenomenon may refer to us, let us acknowledge it as a warning
It better as Sirius. Let us see where it is to be placed on our map.
Entire sky. Let us go a step further, and employ a telescope, the
Let me give an illustration with the view of explaining more fully the
Addressed. Let us take the case of Mr. John Smith, merchant, who lives
At 1001, Piccadilly; and let us suppose that Mr. John Smith's business
The firm has a correspondent residing--let us say in the constellation
Let us now see what the several lines of this address mean. Of course
Far off as the sun. Let us ponder for a little on the vastness of
Let me try to illustrate the nature of these variables. Suppose that
Let us now look at another double star of a different kind. This time
Let us try to conceive our own system transformed into a double star.
Of this ring let us suppose that a railway were laid across it, and
The window and imploring to be let out ere the frightful journey was
Let the train start at a speed of a mile a minute, you would think,
Repellent poles? Let me try to answer this question. You know that
The edge of the pool, to lift the seaweeds and let the sunlight enter
Let us begin with seaweeds. I have said that there are three leading
Let us take the Cydippe first (1, Fig. 9). I have six here, each in a
Lifting her chin, she stared absently at the old house and let out a long sigh.
If you need anything at all, be sure to let us know.
Carmen let out a long sigh.