Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.
If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very Earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. … For more than 30 centuries, the tree of vision, with all its thousand branches and their millions of twigs, has sprung from this torrid land, the burning womb of the Gods. It renews itself tirelessly showing no signs of decay.romain rolland
Ananke must above all be regarded as cosmic force , that is as the ruling law in the universe ; thus … the super-personal, cosmic significance of "the All" ruled by Ananke as well, can be accepted as certain. It represents in the universe the inviolability of cause and effect and does so as dual essence, as a mythical personage belonging to the oldest theogony or as the Earliest philosophical concept of the mechanics of natural events.
The Earliest full-length account of a chariot race appears in Book xxiii of the Iliad.richard arnold epstein
My dear pastor, in my tent last night, after a fatiguing day's service, I remembered that I failed to send a contribution for our colored Sunday school. Enclosed you will find a check for that object, which please acknowledge at your Earliest convenience and oblige yours faithfully.thomas "stonewall" jackson
The male is just a bundle of conditioned reflexes, is incapable of a mentally free response, is tied to his early conditioning, is determined completely by his past experiences. His Earliest experiences are with his mother, and he is throughout his life tied to her. It never becomes completely clear to the male that he is not part of his mother, that he is him and she is her.valerie solanas
It is very difficult for us, placed as we have been from Earliest childhood in a condition of training, to say what would have been our feelings had such training never taken place.
She stood amid the morning due,And sang her Earliest measure sweet,Sang as the lark sings,speeding fair,to touch and taste the purer airsarah chauncey woolsey
When I call to mind my Earliest impressions, I wonder whether the process ordinarily referred to as growing up is not actually a process of growing down; whether experience, so much touted among adults as the thing children lack, is not actually a progressive dilution of the essentials by the trivialities of living.aldo leopold
Note: "Curst" here refers to being ill-tempered, and "short horns" to being ineffectual, as illustrated by this Earliest known example:
The Earliest authority was the word of the strongest warrior, the head of the family or the tribe, the medicine man or the witch doctor.
There is little doubt that the Earliest followers of Jesus, and all those who continued the monastic tradition into modern times, have adopted the anarchist principle of leading a simple, industrious, mutually self-supporting life.
With regard to the duration of human life, there does not appear to have existed from the Earliest ages of the world to the present moment the smallest permanent symptom or indication of increasing prolongation.
Yet shall thy grave with rising flow'rs be dressed, And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast; There shall the morn her Earliest tears bestow, There the first roses of the year shall blow.Alexander Pope
From the Earliest ages of Christianity , Good Friday has always been observed as a solemn fast , and been marked with that special respect which its sanctity demands. In ancient days it was called Long Friday, from the length of the religious services; and by our forefathers it was termed Holy Friday.
This is the history of the people who speak Bengali, covering both present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal and other Bengali-speaking areas of the country from the Earliest recorded times to 1947 when the Indian subcontinent was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and nearly two-thirds of undivided Bengal went to Pakistan.
( Ptolemy ) left in his Optics , the Earliest surviving table of angles of refraction from air to water. ...This table, quoted and requoted until modern times, has been admired... A closer glance at it, however, suggests that there was less experimentation involved in it than originally was thought, for the values of the angles of refraction form an arithmetic progression of second order... As in other portions of Greek Science, confidence in mathematics was here greater than that in the evidence of the senses, although the value corresponding to 60° agrees remarkably well with experience.
Falls back upon the Earliest and greatest of Revelations, those of the Sacred Books of India with a Cosmogony which no European conception has ever surpassed.Maurice Maeterlinck
Zoophyta, polyparia, crinoidea , conchifera, and crustacea are the orders of the animal kingdom thus found in the Earliest of earth's sepulchres.
RU-486 is properly called an 'abortifacient.' Because it is a drug that can induce a menstrual period after the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus, it can terminate a woman's pregnancy in its Earliest stages.
To speakers of modern Greek the Homeric poems of the 7th century BC are not written in a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from Earliest times until now. [...] The only other language which enjoys comparable continuity of tradition is Chinese.
If we consider only the passive concept – a state or condition of affairs where property is held, more or less completely, in common – we find that a serviceable word [for communism/socialism] has existed in each of the European languages from Earliest times.webb, sidney, 1st baron passfield
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their Earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
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