Grant is most kind and obliging to me, and though he is really a gentleman, and, I dare say, a good scholar and clever, and often preaches good sermons, and is very respectable, I see him to be an indolent, selfish bon vivant, who must have his palate consulted in everything; who will not stir a finger for the convenience
of any one; and who, moreover, if the cook makes a blunder, is out of humour with his excellent wife.
When Americans went abroad in 1820 there was something romantic, almost heroic in it, as compared with the perpetual ferryings of the present hour, when photography and other conveniences
have annihilated surprise.
O yes; if it is for your happiness and worldly convenience
Their hours of study were managed in much the same way; my judgment or convenience
was never once consulted.
The man's punctuality depended on the convenience
of his superiors employed at the office.
Let me hear what you think of this suggestion, at your earliest convenience
The post to the south went out on the next day; and the early hour of the morning at which the messenger called for our letters made it a matter of ordinary convenience
to write overnight.
Foot-passengers were mere pestering flies with an insane disregard for their legs and his convenience
He was one of those wise men who regard beauty in the other sex as a very worthless and superficial qualification; or, to speak more truly, who rather chuse to possess every convenience
of life with an ugly woman, than a handsome one without any of those conveniences
to that whale, fishlike, If it thus for its guest's convenience
Made things nice
I should wish to leave at your earliest convenience
, Sir Percival.
Mr Richard Swiveller's apartments were in the neighbourhood of Drury Lane, and in addition to this convenience
of situation had the advantage of being over a tobacconist's shop, so that he was enabled to procure a refreshing sneeze at any time by merely stepping out upon the staircase, and was saved the trouble and expense of maintaining a snuff-box.
I mean LITTLE conveniences
; it is the little conveniences
that make the real comfort of life.
reason teaching us that want would make us first invent that which was necessary, and, when that was obtained, then those things which were requisite for the conveniences
and ornament of life), so should we conclude the same with respect to a political state; now everything in Egypt bears the marks of the most remote antiquity, for these people seem to be the most ancient of all others, and to have acquired laws and political order; we should therefore make a proper use of what is told us of them, and endeavour to find out what they have omitted.
I told him that my husband was now come on board; that though we were both under the present misfortune, yet we had been persons of a different character from the wretched crew that we came with, and desired to know of him, whether the captain might not be moved to admit us to some conveniences
in the ship, for which we would make him what satisfaction he pleased, and that we would gratify him for his pains in procuring this for us.