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  • A man might esteem the accomplishment of picklemaking or linen-weaving as an excellent thing in woman; but unless expense was really no object he would not encourage his wife and daughters to excel in these particular arts, since it was cheaper to buy sheets and bottled onions round the corner than to purchase the raw material and set the female members of his family to work upon it.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • As when God opened the eyes of the servant of Elisha, on the prayer of his master, to see the horses and chariots of fire that were round about him, 2 Kings vi. 17; they were not brought thither by the opening of his eyes, only he was enabled to discern them, which before he could not do: or, as when any one maketh use of a telescope to behold things afar off, no object is presented unto him but what was really in the same place before; only his visive faculty is assisted to discern them at that distance, which without that assistance it could not reach unto.

    Pneumatologia

  • The distant hills wrapped in light haze were visible to the eye; but, immediately before us, no object save the grim corner of a fort could be discerned from the heavy, heavy weight of smoke that clung to and covered the city like a shroud.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • A special note applies to the DBW macro above: A86 just happens to accept a DW directive with no operands (it generates no object code, and issues no error).

    DOCUMENTATION: A86 Assembler Package by Eric Isaacson Chapter 11

  • ‘Allah blacken thy face’504 for thou makest a lying presence of love, whereas thou art naught but a child and hast no object in life other than eating and drinking and sleeping! such is the interpretation of her signs, and may Allah Almighty deliver thee from her!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 'My dear Lady Boucher,' interrupted Lord Delacour, 'you must be minsinformed in that particular: fortune is no object to Clarence Hervey; he is too generous a fellow to marry for fortune.

    Belinda

  • I actually found one! and discovered the trick of the spring, after half an hour's puzzling, and slipt in, expecting to find myself in a spiral staircase; but I found myself in a closet/newly shelved/, where no object was discoverable except - my own bonnet!

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Nelson perceived that no object was now so essential for the tranquillity of Naples as the recovery of Rome; which in the present state of things, when Suvarof was driving the French before him, would complete the deliverance of Italy.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • General McClellan had marched from Washington with no object but an offensive-defensive campaign to afford the capital protection; he was now enabled to undertake anew the invasion of Virginia.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • MR ALBERT CAMPION Coups neatly executed Nothing sordid, vulgar or plebeian Deserving cases preferred Police no object PUFFIN'S CLUB

    The Return of Mr Campion

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