To find the born and educated lady, on the other hand, we need look no farther than Hepzibah, our forlorn old maid, in her rustling and rusty silks, with her deeply cherished and ridiculous consciousness of long descent, her shadowy claims to princely territory, and, in the way of accomplishment
, her recollections, it may be, of having formerly thrummed on a harpsichord, and walked a minuet, and worked an antique tapestry-stitch on her sampler.
I told my plan to the captain, and between us we settled on the details of its accomplishment
She is in every way fit to be the slave of a king; she plays every musical instrument, she sings, she dances, she makes verses, in fact there is no accomplishment
in which she does not excel.
These, in the accomplishment
of your undertaking, you were summoned to encounter in their most hideous forms; these you met with that fortitude, and combated with that perseverance, which you had promised in their anticipation; these you completely vanquished in establishing the foundations of New England, and the day which we now commemorate is the perpetual memorial of your triumph.
For though it be true that every one is bound to promote to the extent of his ability the good of others, and that to be useful to no one is really to be worthless, yet it is likewise true that our cares ought to extend beyond the present, and it is good to omit doing what might perhaps bring some profit to the living, when we have in view the accomplishment
of other ends that will be of much greater advantage to posterity.
This inquiry will naturally divide itself into three branches -- the objects to be provided for by the federal government, the quantity of power necessary to the accomplishment
of those objects, the persons upon whom that power ought to operate.
Does it, in fine, consist in the greater obstacles opposed to the concert and accomplishment
of the secret wishes of an unjust and interested majority?
In this there is certainly some accomplishment
of that most difficult precept of the Gospel about rendering good for evil.
Just for a second was the lion motionless with surprise and in that second Jack Clayton put to the crucial test an accomplishment
which he had practiced at school.
Unfortunately, there was one circumstance which created a powerful obstacle to the accomplishment
of this threat; which was, as we have related, that his sword had been in his first conflict broken in two, and which he had entirely forgotten.
At this moment, and as though the utterance of Villefort's wish had sufficed to effect its accomplishment
, a servant entered the room, and whispered a few words in his ear.
of a cook is to make good dishes; of a seamstress to sew well, and of a lady to possess refined tastes, a cultivated mind, and agreeable and intellectual habits.
Of every accomplishment
accustomary to my sex, I was Mistress.
I am perfectly aware of this, and will henceforth oppose nothing to the accomplishment
of my destiny.
This was a gleam of sunshine that for a time dispelled every cloud, and he now looked forward with sanguine hope to the accomplishment
of all his plans.