In a single State, the requisite knowledge relates to the existing laws which are uniform throughout the State, and with which all the citizens are more or less conversant; and to the general affairs of the State, which lie within a small compass, are not very diversified, and occupy much of the attention
and conversation of every class of people.
Tarzan dropped to the trail, ran quickly to the beast's side, and drove his spear deep into the fierce heart, then after recovering his arrows turned his attention
to the mutilated remains of the animal's prey in the nearby thicket.
During the reading of this, which was long, the public attention
was continually drawn towards Andrea, who bore the inspection with Spartan unconcern.
At that moment my attention
was drawn to a light that suddenly streamed from an upper window of the house: one of the servants, awakened by what mysterious premonition of evil who can say, and in obedience to an impulse that she was never able to name, had lit a lamp.
To restrain him as much as might be, by her own manners, she was immediately preparing to speak with exquisite calmness and gravity of the weather and the night; but scarcely had she begun, scarcely had they passed the sweepgate and joined the other carriage, than she found her subject cut upher hand seizedher attention
demanded, and Mr.
I turned my attention
to the chains that held Tardos Mors.
Realizing that his greatest hope of success lay in the boldness of his operations he moved off in the direction of the nearest street flare without making any other attempt at concealment than keeping in the shadows of the arcade, which he judged would draw no particular attention
to him in that he saw other pedestrians doing likewise.
She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention
; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
He was as much awake to the novelty of attention
in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book.
"Now," said he, addressing his steed, "pay attention
to what I'm going to tell you.
Maggie was paying no attention
, being intent upon the doors.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention
and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
The princess, in the midst of her elation of spirits, divided her attention
between the king, who was playing with her, Monsieur, who quietly joked her about her enormous winnings, and De Guiche, who exhibited an extravagant delight.
Temporarily, at least, he had saved the life of his subject, and now he turned his attention
toward insuring his own safety.
He, therefore, took the precaution to place himself against the trunk of a tree, where he leaned for many minutes, and seemed to contemplate the dark and silent mounds of the English works in profound attention
. His gaze at the ramparts was not that of a curious or idle spectator; but his looks wandered from point to point, denoting his knowledge of military usages, and betraying that his search was not unaccompanied by distrust.