So much the worse, or rather, so much the better; it has been so ordained that he may have none to weep his fate.
I live, because it is not ordained for me to die.
I feel as if it were ordained that this man should be associated with all the good which the future may have in store for me, and sometimes it really seems as if his eye was able to see what was to come, and his hand endowed with the power of directing events according to his own will.
"Maximilian," said the count, "the friends that we have lost do not repose in the bosom of the earth, but are buried deep in our hearts, and it has been thus ordained that we may always be accompanied by them.
One day when I cursed Providence for making me so wicked, and ordaining me to such a fate, my adopted father said to me, ’Do not blaspheme, unhappy child, the crime is that of your father, not yours,—of your father, who consigned you to hell if you died, and to misery if a miracle preserved you alive.’
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Her extended family attended the ordination.
They say the Bible does not discuss ordination of women and that it is only out-dated custom that prevents it.