Before the Gates there sat On either
side a formidable shape; The one seem'd Woman to the waste, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fould Voluminous and vast, a Serpent arm'd With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide CERBEREAN mouths full loud, and rung A hideous Peal: yet, when they list, would creep, If aught disturb'd thir noyse, into her woomb, And kennel there, yet there still bark'd and howl'd Within unseen.
Thus they remained while the marshals of the field surveyed their ranks with the utmost exactness, lest either
party had more or fewer than the appointed number.
the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any of them.
In the account of Abyssinia, and the continuation, the authors have been followed with more exactness, and as few passages appeared either
insignificant or tedious, few have been either
shortened or omitted.
Not a single Indian war has yet been occasioned by aggressions of the present federal government, feeble as it is; but there are several instances of Indian hostilities having been provoked by the improper conduct of individual States, who, either
unable or unwilling to restrain or punish offenses, have given occasion to the slaughter of many innocent inhabitants.
The new are either
entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
Nothing therfore could be expected from her--she could not be supposed to possess either
exalted Ideas, Delicate Feelings or refined Sensibilities--.
Smooth-it-away laugh outright, in the midst of which cachinnation a smoke-wreath issued from his mouth and nostrils, while a twinkle of lurid flame darted out of either
eye, proving indubitably that his heart was all of a red blaze.
It is good to set before us, the incommodities and commodities of usury, that the good, may be either
weighed out or culled out; and warily to provide, that while we make forth to that which is better, we meet not with that which is worse.
The knowledge of the master is to be able properly to employ his slaves, for the mastership of slaves is the employment, not the mere possession of them; not that this knowledge contains anything great or respectable; for what a slave ought to know how to do, that a master ought to know how to order; for which reason, those who have it in their power to be free from these low attentions, employ a steward for this business, and apply themselves either
to public affairs or philosophy: the knowledge of procuring what is necessary for a family is different from that which belongs either
to the master or the slave: and to do this justly must be either
by war or hunting.
He did not allow himself either
to be hard on or punish a man, or to make things easy for or reward anyone, merely because he felt inclined to do so.
Powell, slipping the Articles into a long envelope, spoke up with a sort of cold half-laugh without looking at either
Dacier, ready to allow, that the same thing which is impossible may be yet probable,[**] others have so little historic or poetic faith, that they believe nothing to be either
possible or probable, the like to which hath not occurred to their own observation.
It was proposed to elect as marshal in place of Snetkov either
Sviazhsky, or, better still, Nevyedovsky, a former university professor, a man of remarkable intelligence and a great friend of Sergey Ivanovitch.
There is an agreeable turn artfully given them in the relating, that naturally instructs the reader, either
one way or other.