When he was dying he called his father to his bedside and said: "Wasn't it a good thing that my sisters went to those meetings?
The Bible says: "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper.
He used this text, but the devil put this thought into his mind: "How do you know Christ ever said that after all?
And from that day Moore, it is said, lost all heart for going on withhis History of Ireland, and it was only the importunity of the publishers which induced him to bring out the remaining volume.
When an acquaintance asks you to write his father's epitaph, you do not generally seize that opportunity for saying that his father was blind of one eye, and had an unfortunate habit of not paying his tradesmen's bills.
But as it was, he had to try and create out of his own powers, a style for German poetry, as well as to provide contents for this style to carry; and thus his labour as a poet was doubled.
Disdaining to use the still muffled, and therefore, in his opinion, noneffective knocker, he substituted the thick end of his own stick.
This, John proceeded to say, he did immediately, by giving the letter to one of the women to carry into his mistress's room.
Edmund had got a few paces before his conductress.
He pushed from the land, and began to arrange his canvass.
Then gliding towards his chief, he seized the protecting arm again, and patted it, and fawned against it.
The fence was gone, of course: not a stick left to show where it stood; so that, when first he came to the place, he thought he must have missed his bearings.
Murtogh, with a smile from the heart moistening his eyes and transfiguring all his face, strode to the Spaniard, and grasped his reluctant hand betweenhis own broad palms, and gripped it with the fervour of a giant.
A lamp was hung up close against his 'and; it was ready trimmed, and he set the wick afire, and looked round.
Some there were, in the throng that sprang forward, agile enough to be looking down the abyss before his descent was finished.
Murtogh bent over the corpse at his feet, and caressed the boy's head with his hand.
Well, sir, they buried him three days after; and at first my father was minded to say nothing about his dream (as he thought it).
I am Lord in Dunlogher, and when I am of my full strength I will kill the King of Spain, and give his castles and all his lands and herds and women to you for your own!
Towards the last he mostly spent his nights (and his days, too) dozing in the elbow-chair where you sit at this minute.
The weight of it bent his body, and swayed his footsteps as he came.
There was a bit of a forehatch; he put his 'ead into it and sung out, and several times he sung out, and got no answer; he then walked aft.
The absence of all other sound of a sudden caught Murtogh's ear, and checked his flow of joyous words.
The Statesman, with hisservant and Lafemas, followed quickly upon his steps, only lighted by the occasional gleam of the flames, as they flashed and flickered through the foliage of the trees.
That shadow had been the signal for Philip the woodman to return towards his home, and he issued forth from one of the forest paths, near his dwelling, singing as he came the old hunting-song of Le bon roi Dagobert.
Philip advanced slowly along the road, with his brow knit in such a manner as to evince that his light song had no part in his thoughts.
We must now return to the principal personage of our history, and accompany him on his way towards St. Germain, whither he was wending when last we left him.
Nor had the romance he had worked up in his own mind admitted a particle of the cold ceremonies of courtly etiquette; he had loved to figure it as something apart from the world.
Vanbrugh strolled into his office on a warm day in early June and sat down for a chat.
Vanbrugh answered without the slightest hesitation, but an instant later hiseyes fell before hers.
It would hurt you much more to know what I am keeping from you than to lose my friendship, or rather your friendship for me," said Brett, shaking his head.
Mrs. Darche came close to him, laid her hand upon his arm and gently pushed him, as though urging him to leave her.
Brett, lowering his voice as though he feared that Marion might overhear him, though she was not in the room.
Because a man behaves like a human being, and is not cross at every turn, and puts his shoulder to the wheel, to talk and be agreeable in society, everybody thinks he is happy.
His acquaintances disliked him; his friends feared him; his intimates and the members of his household felt that he held them at a distance and that they never really understood him.
He was not quick on his feet mentally, so to say, and an insignificant idea had as strong a hold upon his thoughts as an important one.
She knew at this time that the trouble was great, but she had no idea that it was altogether past mending, and she had not renewed the offer of help she had made to her husband when she had first noticed his distress.
We can stop it now if we will but try," said Marion, laying her hand entreatingly upon his arm.
A man cannot waste his time in hacking his way through the ice mountain of truth when he may trot round to the other side by the path of tact.
No, I will read it," said Goss, shifting his position so as to get a better light.
With his father, however, he maintained his usual behaviour, by a desperate effort.
Reaching the chosen home in a land of Liberty, the son, who was less than eight years old, aided his father in building a shelter of poles, fastened together by notches, and filled in with mud.
Surely this grand fidelity will be ever counted among his chief glories.
It was during this period that he composed, or at least finished, his poem.
In endeavor to estimatehis character, we shall be nearer him in proportion as we cultivate the same spirit.
In the long history of worth depressed there is no instance of such contrast between the depression and the triumph,--unless, perhaps, his successor as President may share with him this distinction.
To sustain this mutual pledge Washington drew his sword and led the national armies, until at last, by the Treaty of Peace in 1783, Independence was acknowledged.
The father received his son with parental affection, and forgave him; but he did not invite the criminal to resume his former desk in Wall Street.
At any rate, should he not come to that conclusion, I think he will make a mistake, and all his efforts will be fruitless.
The third member of the staff was the store-keeper, a clever fellow: I fancy a Loango from his clean-cut features and spare make, but his tribe I know not for a surety.
One day he came with his people to the Hole of Wonga Wonga, which is a deep pit in the ground from which fire comes at night.
Gray Shirt places hishouse at my disposal, and both he and his exceedingly pretty wife do their utmost to make me comfortable.
It is owing to the spiritual view which the African takes of existence at large that ceremonial observances form the greater part of even his common-law procedure.
Every hole in the side walls had a human eye in it, and I heard new holes being bored in all directions; so I deeply fear the chief, my host, must have found his palace sadly draughty.
One man who came with the party had two figures of men tattooed on the region where his waistcoat should have been.
He was crouching on the ground, with his magnificent head thrown back and his eyes shut.
Dick still had his glasses to his eyes as he spoke; and even as the last words left his lips he had an impression of something stealthily moving in the long herbage some distance to the rear of the strange animal which they were watching.
He revealed his knowledge of their approach by partially baring his fangs in a sort of semi-snarl, and even made some semblance of an effort to scramble to his feet, but the attempt was clearly too much for his strength, and he subsided again.
Dick looked about him, but could see nothing at all suitable until his gaze happened to fall upon the window of a house opposite him, which was closed by a kind of jalousie shutter.
Kedah graciously expressed his satisfaction at their progress in a flow of words accompanied by so much action and spoken in such a tone that there was little difficulty in understanding his general meaning.
Like the speech of the sentinel, his words were quite unintelligible to those addressed, but his action seemed easily interpretable as the sign of peace, and Earle instantly imitated it.
He had all but done his work, and he hastened to get it over before the night should come wherein no man can work.
He is said to have recommenced his old wanderings about Europe, studying the diseases of every country, and writing his books, which were none of them published till after his death.
The herdsman relents in turn, and bring the babe up as his own child.
One can conceive the rage of the old Spanish pedants at the Netherlander's appearance, and still more at what followed, if we are to believe Hugo Bloet of Delft, his countryman and contemporary.
Some he makes his guards, some he bids build houses, some carry his messages.
On his way he visited his old friends at Venice to see about hisbook against Fallopius.
Don Carlos should have married her, had not his worthy father found it more advantageous for the crown of Spain, as well as more pleasant for him, Philip, to marry her himself.
As to the story of his unhappy quarrels with his wife, there may be a grain of truth in it likewise.
The patriot youth continued to work his way along the wall, and on reaching the corner, he turned it and made his way along the wall on that side.
I wish that General Greene would come down this way, with his army," said another of the settlers.
Crack, the shot rang out, and Ben heard the bullet go buzzing pasthis ear.
Then ensued a battle such as is seldom seen--a youth with his ankles bound, fighting against a hungry wolf, his only weapon being a clumsy stool.
Slowly the time passed, and Fritz was standing leaning against a tree, after a while, resting his hands on the muzzle of his musket.
Dick, with a sinking of the heart, for he did not like the idea of being delayed from reaching General Greene with the news that the patriot settlers were needing his help.
Tom kept glancing back over his shoulder as he ran toward the houses, and each time he looked, he expected to see the British soldiers coming.
He did not hear any sounds to indicate the presence in the vicinity of any Indians, or of his friend, Ben.
But though He keenly feelsHis loneliness, His thoughts are far less of Himself than of them.
Had the adventurous disciple learnt his lesson well that day, what it would have saved him!
Simply this, that his heart was never truly given to his Lord.
These or such as these must have been the thoughts in the mind of Joseph when he heard the angel's words: "Thou shalt call His name Joshua; for it is He that shall save His people from their sins.
He therefore appeals to Jesus in the most solemn manner to assert or denyHis Messiahship.
And is there not special skill shown in the way in which they are marshalled, so as to lead up to the one which covered his weak point?
Herod Antipas from the high position he disgraced, and, with all Galilee under His control and full of enthusiasm for His cause, march southward on Jerusalem.
Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean.
He vainly imagines that his Master cannot know how strong he is, how burning his zeal, how warm his love, how steadfast his devotion.
But, all the gain on the one side will go to heighten hisglory or to deepen his shame, according to the fact of his having been a servant of God or no.
The summer months were very rich in pleasure, for all parties; even Colonel Gainsborough was a little roused by the presence of his young friend, and came much more than usual out of his reserve.
Betty advanced slowly to the corner where the party were siting, taking in the effect of all this; then almost started as Pitt gave her a chair, to see in the corner just beyond the group a stuffed bear showing his teeth at her.
So we must now march to meet him, and without losing an hour he must re-trace his steps toward Yunnan with his precious charge.
Then, since he had disobeyed, he immediately dashed his head against a rock.
I caused his body to be burned and his ashes to be thrown to the winds.
Later, the authorities forced a complete suppression of his history: all records of it were confiscated and burned, and men were forbidden, under penalty of death, even to utter his name.
Many contemporary observers remarked that Byron passed through the haunts of pleasure with a scowl, and that his face wore a frown whenever his features were in repose.
Musters took his wife's name when he married her, though he afterwards resumedhis own.
Then other women--a long series of other women--did what they could to break his fall and console him.
The letters are letters in which Byron takes hissister into his confidence.
A proof, too, that his mistress, on her part, already perceiving that causes may be her rivals, feels the need of working on his feelings with her tears!
Above all he needed, when his meditations had fortifiedhis mind, to meet Natalie de Noailles-Mouchy in the Court of the Lions at the Alhambra.
It did not matter to them that Byron lacked the graces of the natural orator, and declaimed his sentiments in a monotonous sing-song tone, like a public schoolboy on a speech-day.
It is also the period during which he haunted the Harrow churchyard, indulging his day dreams as he looked down from the hillside on the wide, green valley of the Thames.
So far as they were concerned, therefore, his honour was perfectly clear; and there remained no reason why he should not append his signature to the proposed deed of separation, as soon as its exact terms were agreed upon.
A vow which he kept after a fashion as innumerable passages from innumerable letters prove--Moore, Murray, and James Wedderburn Webster receiving his confidences in turn.
We find him writing to her, first about his "affairs" with Lady Caroline Lamb and Lady Oxford, and then about his desolating passion for another lady whom we have seen reason to identify with Mary Chaworth.
And Byron himself, meanwhile, was writing to his mother, alternately using lofty language about his right to choose his own friends, and pleading for one more day in order that he might take leave.
Once, when Osgood could think of no other occasion for a dinner, he gave himself a birthday dinner, and asked his friends and authors.
He expressed a quiet disdain of the event as between the imperiality and himself, on whom it was supposed to confer such glory, crowning his life with the topmost leaf of laurel.
He showed his absolute content with his house, and that was the greater pleasure for me because it was my son who designed it.
He was very simple and very cordial, and I was instantly the more at home with him, becausehis voice was the soft, rounded, Ohio River accent to which my years were earliest used from my steamboating uncles, my earliest heroes.
Life had always amused him, and in the resurgence of its interests after his sorrow had ebbed away he was again deeply interested in the world and in the human race, which, though damned, abounded in subjects of curious inquiry.
Nothing came of his pose regarding "the damned human race" except his invention of the Human Race Luncheon Club.
Gorky had violated this convention and he had to pay the penalty; and concerning the destruction of his efficiency as an emissary of the revolution, his blunder was worse than a crime.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "his" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: gentleman; him; male; man; masculine