Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out.
I am not saying we live in a utopia.
If you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10--Annette Scherer.
Not now implied later, but that didn't feel comfortable either.
After reading my arguments, you may or may not believe the future I describe is inevitable, as I say it is.
Destiny must not have heard him come home or she would have been crawling all over him.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
But nowhere in it was there even a hint that it might not be possible.
And while it may not be perfect, life will be profoundly better for everyone on the planet.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
He did not act as if it was bothering him.
The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.
She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.
Why, it's a great deal for Uncle Hugson, but not for me.
It had a bright blue cover, which he was careful not to soil.
"Henry Longfellow," said the teacher, "why have you not written?"
But this was not true.
Henry's composition was not in verse.
So you must be careful not to spend these foolishly.
The great cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, which was begun before your birth, would not be finished by your death.
Of course I did not know what it was all about, but I enjoyed the pleasant odours that filled the house and the tidbits that were given to Martha Washington and me to keep us quiet.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
The apron did not dry quickly enough to suit me, so I drew nearer and threw it right over the hot ashes.
I could not be induced to tell where the key was.
But I did not find out the secret for several years.
I rushed upon the cradle and over-turned it, and the baby might have been killed had my mother not caught her as she fell.
Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like.
Think, also, of the ladies of the land weaving toilet cushions against the last day, not to betray too green an interest in their fates!
The subdued smile which, though it did not suit her faded features, always played round her lips expressed, as in a spoiled child, a continual consciousness of her charming defect, which she neither wished, nor could, nor considered it necessary, to correct.
He pushed forward, feeling stirred, but not yet sure what stirred him or what he would say.
He himself did not yet know what he would say, but he began to speak eagerly, occasionally lapsing into French or expressing himself in bookish Russian.
I imagine," he went on, warming to his subject, "that the Emperor himself would not be satisfied to find in us merely owners of serfs whom we are willing to devote to his service, and chair a canon * we are ready to make of ourselves--and not to obtain from us any co-co-counsel."
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
"Yes, and this is not a time for discussing," he continued, "but for acting: there is war in Russia!
We are Russians and will not grudge our blood in defense of our faith, the throne, and the Fatherland!
Pierre wished to reply, but could not get in a word.
Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
He did not renounce his opinions, but felt himself in some way to blame and wished to justify himself.
Millions will pour forth from there"--he pointed to the merchants' hall--"but our business is to supply men and not spare ourselves...