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"Is it not--forgive me; I have begun the question on my lips--a pity to live no better life?"
And when we learn better to enjoy ourselves, then do we unlearn best to give pain unto others, and to contrive pain.
Then in what sort of partnership is the just man a better partner than the harp-player, as in playing the harp the harp-player is certainly a better partner than the just man?
"I dare say; but if your French grammar was no better than your English, I think the praise was not deserved, my dear."
"Really, mother," he had assured Nina Alexandrovna upstairs, "really you had better let him drink.
'That would be all the better, wouldn't it?' the Queen said, as she bound the plaster round her finger with a bit of ribbon.
But you would have more power than you have now, and could turn the business to better account perhaps.
"I will not profess bravery," said Lydgate, smiling, "but I acknowledge a good deal of pleasure in fighting, and I should not care for my profession, if I did not believe that better methods were to be found and enforced there as well as everywhere else."
But us that have got no learning had better keep our money, eh, neighbor Pullet?" Mr.
He is not tolerably well, as he told me to tell papa; but he's better, very likely.'
I believe you are right, and that I shall shortly be better--much better."
"But if two was no better than one, as you said so yourself and as Grimshaw will bear witness, then three was no better than two except for an expense."
Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are.
He said these words, "Is she better, or worse?" and said no more.
It may hereafter be in my power, or in yours(I hope it will), to procure him better preferment; but it must not be forgotten that no benefit of that sort would have been beyond his natural claims on us, and that nothing can, in fact, be an equivalent for the certain advantage which he is now obliged to forego through the urgency of your debts."