But it did not appear fitting that too much space should be devoted to the purely linguistic side of the subject.
Mistral has not had an equal success since, and in spite of the merit of his other productions, his literary fame will certainly always be based upon this poem.
On the purely literary side, however, it certainly bears the character of a creation; as writers, the Provençal poets may scarcely be said to continue any preceding school or to be closely linked with any literary past.
To him must be conceded the merit of originality, great originality.
As compared with Italian and Spanish, it may be noted that the Provençal has no proparoxytone words, and hence a whole class of words is brought into the two categories possible in Provençal.
Provençal verse in general cannot be said to possess majesty or the rich orchestral quality Brunetière finds in Victor Hugo.
She shall be visited with the sins of her ancestors; the blood spilled by Charles of Anjou cries for vengeance.
He displays marvellous bravery in facing the fighting crowds, and they choose him to be umpire.
As Burns speaks from his soul only in the speech of his mother's fireside, so the Provençal nature can only be fully expressed in the home-dialect.
It is to be feared that other than Provençal readers and students of natural history will fail to share the enthusiasm of the poet here.
It must be said, however, that the episode is far from convincing.
They will be known by and by," I answered prudently.
There shall be an end of his precious plots and his Hallots if I have to go to the King!
It will be believed, however, that I found the information I had received little to my mind.
Never was such graceful hospitality, I'll be sworn!
Nicholas had detained her husband: she answered simply that it might be so, but that she had never known it happen before.
No; but he would be if he had taken the hint I sent him!
It will be remembered that Simon Nicholas was at this time secretary to the King, and so high in his favor as to be admitted to the knowledge of all but his most private affairs.
It willbe night in half an hour, Monseigneur," he answered respectfully.
Of the person who had conveyed the missive to me I had unfortunately seen nothing; though I believed him to be a man, and young.
In summertimes I done my sewing sunning, And he'd be sprawling, playing with the cat.
I was just telling Jim how well he done, How proud you must be of so fine a son.
And I always send with the check a letter of advice and helpfulness, expressing my hope that it will be of some service to him and telling him that he is to feel under no obligation except to his Lord.
When he illustrates with the story of the discovery of California gold at Sutter's he almost parenthetically remarks, "I delivered this lecture on that very spot a few years ago; that is, in the town that arose on that very spot.
I have not come to this platform even under these circumstances to recite something to you.
I can see the Congregational church; see the town hall and mountaineers' cottages; see a great assembly of people turning out, dressed resplendently, and I can see flags flying and handkerchiefs waving and hear bands playing.
I could understand a good deal of what he meant, for one of the Baptist ministers of Philadelphia had said to me, with some shame, that at first it used actually to be the case that when Dr.
We may have lost Cuba, but the development that has taken place since then in our country at home, in its agriculture and its mining, and again in its healthy natural feeling, has been enormous, and is a good substitute for many islands.
This is not a vague, subconscious idea in the American; it is a clear, definite scheme, adopted by thousands and thousands of those who have devoted themselves to the game.
Yet he outdrove Mr. Ball but little in that engagement.
The Onwentsia Club, as it is called, is a close fraternity of the best people of these parts.
Now let us look at these bye-laws and see how careful we must be when we go to the great city of golf, and for what we maybe fined a pound or lodged in a Fifeshire gaol for a full fortnight, during which our game might go to rack and ruin.
Putters that look as if they might be for dolls, some of those stumpy little things made of iron on a miniature aluminium-putter model, which some of the great champions have been using, have hardly become popular.
They have planned and started there a new town, which they have called Qualicum, of which the golf course is the central feature.
But the National is a great course, a very great course.
Some of the holes are a little tricky; but the course in general has been enormously improved in recent times, and it well deserves the championship dignity that has now been accorded to it.
Cowardly fathers will only breed slavish sons, and it wouldn't be worth while to destroy and then try to rebuild with rotten materials.
As a result of her father's crime, her grandfather had been arrested in the hope that by such means the son could be made to appear.
Aunt says that this country must always be enslaved.
In his sad and serious features was to be read the serenity of a soul fortified by study and meditation, perhaps tried out by deep moral suffering.
They would be honoring him sufficiently by the visit not to admit of his refusal, and besides he would not charge any admission fee.
On the other hand, Isagani was a provincial native who dreamed of forests infested with leeches, he was of doubtful family, with a priest for an uncle, who would perhaps be an enemy to luxury and balls, of which she was very fond.
In order to learn if there are devils or mirrors inside it," suggested Simoun, "the best thing would be for you to go and see the famous sphinx.
The dead man had had two wounds, which must have been made by firearms, as he knew from what he had since studied, and which would be the result of the chase on the lake.
To what are you tending now, with your instruction in Castilian, a pretension that would be ridiculous were it not for its deplorable consequences!
It was reported that his Excellency had been thus advised: "It's necessary that there be some one, so that the prestige of authority may be sustained and that it may not be said that we made a great fuss over nothing.
The Filipinos declared that if there were only Sandovals in Spain all wouldbe Sandovals in the Philippines.
He would be arrested for violating the ordinances and afterwards advertised in the newspapers, so the peaceful and prudent Basilio left the carromata and went his way on foot, carrying his valise.
Before the overture the Duke paid a call on the Duchess; he made a point of standing behind her and leaving the front seat to Emilio next the Duchess.
By extending the action of one government over a vast expanse of country it is frittered down.
Emilio set his mistress far too high ever to touch her.
There is something essentially warlike in that march, proclaiming that the God of armies is on the side of these people.
I need not ask you, caro carino, what was the result of my negotiation," said Vendramin to Emilio.
The melomaniac was anxious to learn the real cause of the tenor's fiasco.
By my advice he must needs combine his sensual joys and his heavenly adoration in one woman.
All present left the conversation to the Duke and Capraja, not wishing to be the victims of mystification.
And throughout the house, as they visited from box to box, the men would say to the ladies: "La Cataneo is not yet Emilio's.
And this insolent mockery of fate is carried even into my love affair," said he to himself.
The day she died in the woods of Indiana, she told me that if dark hours came, her spirit would be watching, and she'd help me if she could!
Let the gulf be closed in which we bury strifes and hatreds.
Once begun it must be fought to the end and the Nation saved.
I thought you were at your desk in the Times office pouring hot shot into the flanks of our enemies, and the boys were all at home fighting for the victory that must be ours on the first Tuesday in November.
With all the disadvantages of such a childhood was the rich privilege of understanding the meaning of cheerful earnestness in Christian life.
Again he went on a deer-hunt, when he crossed another trail, that of hunters from another hostile tribe.
Williamson followed them and established a new station at Yellow Medicine, on the West bank of the Minnesota river and three miles above the mouth of the Yellow Medicine river.
Both had been trained as missionaries, with China as a prospective field of service.
The charter members were three ministers, the Rev.
Now the Gospel Sun is shining: Praise the Lord who set us free.
That spire pointing heavenward rises from Good Will Church, a commodious, well-furnished edifice, with windows of stained glass.
When she arrived in Minnesota, she went to work without delay and with great energy and with untiring industry greatly beyond her strength.
This association is a mighty factor in God's plan, for the upbuilding of the Dakotas, in the things that are noble and of good report.
It required thirty days then, instead of thirty hours, as now, to pass from Ohio to the Falls of St. Anthony.
We listened to the theological class of young men, students of Santee and Sisseton.
It is enough to say that we were confined to the reserve, and had to live on what fish we might be able to catch in the river.
The wood (the dead trees) couldbe made a source of employment and profitable revenue to the Indians if cut with proper regulations, but the present mode is destruction to the timber, and benefits but few of the Indians.
It may very well be questioned whether any of our small communities would have recovered from such successive shocks, changes, and forced migrations, as soon and as well as have many of these Indian tribes.
It is said that a clever boy may thus be taught to read in a single day.
The time may arrive when the whole of the Western Indians will be forced to seek a resting-place in this Great American Desert; and this, in all probability, will form a new era in the history of this singular and ill-fated race.
I should like to finish that lot very much, it's so good.
The girl holding the child, and the boy looking over his shoulder, live at Greenham, and have come across the Common to ask how Johnny's father is, and to look at his pet lamb.
Polly saw the smile, and knew it was all right, and that there would be no punishment at all, though little Charley looked rather frightened.
Do you think I would make such a pretended fuss over you as I do if you didn't give me three times as much to eat as any of the rest of the ducklings get?
Having paid the mother for the sheep and lamb, he drove off, and the poor dumb animals stood quiet, and seemed as happy in the cart as children who are only going away for a drive.
Though it's so fat it can hardly waddle, it couldn't stop till I came, but is so fond of me it's come to meet me!
Formerly liquor played a great part in the life of the country and in this connection, no matter what one's convictions may be, it must be acknowledged that there were extenuating circumstances.
About one-half of the main channels of southeastern Alaska have been explored by a wire drag and as rapidly as the appropriations by Congress will permit the work will be pushed forward.
As United States Commissioner at St. Michael it was part of my duty to try offenders against the law.
The winning team was closely followed by one driven by the now-famous "Scotty" Allen and which made the course in a hundred and twenty hours, seven minutes and fifty-two seconds.
If he suspects that it is your purpose to interfere with him he will attack you ferociously.
Like Israel Putnam of Revolutionary fame who left his team standing in the field where he was ploughing and went to join the Minute Men, so this man laid aside his work and journeyed a thousand miles on a dog sled to enlist!
Sometimes the return necessitates a journey of fifteen hundred miles and during that journey nothing is eaten.
The soldier who, wounded, has lain on the battlefield eight or ten hours in a driving rain, or all during a chill, frosty night, often has to have a stinging hot stimulant if his life is to be saved.
The road, beginning at Seward, was to run along the southern coast through the Susitna Valley and Broad Pass to the Tanana River, with a terminal at Fairbanks.
Entry for homestead or mineral land, if it lie outside the national forest, is made through one department, if within the national forest through another.
For some reason which seems unaccountable and has never been explained, Bering did not stop at this time for further exploration.
On the 30th, the army reached the Black Swamp, the great hiding place of the Savages, and no place couldbe better chosen for such a purpose.
They will take with them ten days’ rations, of which five shall becarried in the knapsacks.
The herald asked if a flag of truce would be respected, and on being answered in the affirmative, promised to return in the morning, with provisions and other necessaries for a “dog feast.
What may be the result of the expedition to Charlotte’s harbor and Pees creek, in which the Regiment is at present engaged, cannot beknown to the Commanding General in some weeks.
It will first turn into store the arms and other property of the United States, in its possession, and which may notbe necessary to the comfort of the regiment on its passage home.
Infantry, with the Louisiana volunteers under Adj’t General Smith, will constitute a brigade, to be designated the Light Brigade, and shallbe commanded by Lieut.
The Regiment will beinspected at 12 o’clock to day, when every company will be prepared to march in the morning.
Each man is to have forty rounds of ammunition, and ten days’ rations, five of which are to be carried in the knapsacks.
At New Orleans, Major Clarke or other United States officer, shall muster the regiment out of the service of the United States, and it will at the same time be paid by the paymaster of the army, stationed in that city.
The Regiment having completed the duties assigned to it by the Commanding General, he has ordered it to be transported to New Orleans, and there honorably discharged: the arms and accoutrements being deposited here.
But now suppose a very powerful mental impression be made, say the circumstance of a succession of ditches in front, and a mad dog behind: if the stimulus of terror be sufficiently strong, you may leap on till you drop senseless.
Let your boys go when summer comes; put them to their wits; do not let them be extravagant, nor have money to pay other men for working for them.
Bore the holes to receive the pins of the uprights with an auger a size larger than the pins, so that they may go in and out easily: these holes should be an inch and a half from the ends.
It should be six or eight feet long, twenty to twenty-six inches wide, and one yard or more high.
The guy-lines should be a foot or more longer than those of the tent, so that the pins for the fly may be driven some distance outside those of the tent, and thus lift the fly well off the roof.
They should be cut high in the waist to cover the stomach well, and thus prevent sickness.
Under such circumstances the slightest giddiness, dimness of sight, or confusion of ideas, should be taken as a warning of possible sunstroke, instantly demanding rest, and shelter if practicable.
As a small scrap of practical wisdom, I would add, Keep the remnants of the lunch if there be any; for you cannot always be sure of getting in to supper.
Beckets must be put in the bottom of each seam and the door, the same as in the A-tent, and strong tapes sewed to the door.
Whoever leads must be careful not to fall under the horse or wagon, nor to fall under the horse's feet, should he stumble.
Facings should be put in where the ends of the poles bear, as before explained; and also in the four upper corners of the wall, to prevent the strain of the corner guy-lines from ripping apart the eaves and wall.
Whatever you take, be sure it has broad straps to go over your shoulders: otherwise you will be constantly annoyed from their cutting and chafing you.
You can send home by mail or express your soiled underclothes that are too good to lose or to be washed by your unskilled hands.
General George Maney led us in the heat of battle, and no general of the war acted with more gallantry and bravery during the whole war than did General George Maney on this occasion.
In every instance where we tried to assist their wounded, our men were killed or wounded.
These luxuries were withheld in order to crush the very heart and spirit of his troops.
I have the marks on my face and forehead where one of them struck me with a Yankee zinc canteen, filled with water.
I was in no particular hurry, and limped along at my leisure until about nightfall, when I came to a nice, cosy-looking farm house, and asked to stay all night.
Why don't you unbottle your thunderbolts and dash us to pieces?
Well, one day he and Billy Webster bet twenty-five dollars, put up in Bill Martin's hands, as to which could run the faster.
Even the little streamlets and branches danced and jumped along the pebbly beds, while the minnows sported and frollicked under the shining ripples.