There is, however, in all cases, great difficulty in this; and men not blinded by enthusiasm must be sensible that in a federal government, which is a composition of societies whose ideas and institutions in relation
to the matter materially vary from each other, that difficulty must be not a little augmented.
But this blemish is perhaps unavoidable in any plan; and the operation of the government on the people, in their individual capacities, in its ordinary and most essential proceedings, may, on the whole, designate it, in this relation
, a NATIONAL government.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations
of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
I have therefore believed, monseigneur, knowing your prudence and your personal relation
to the events of the present time, that you will choose to hold your forces concentrated in the interior of the French kingdom and leave to her own the new government of England.
It is admitted that there are ideas of all things, but the manner in which individuals partake of them, whether of the whole or of the part, and in which they become like them, or how ideas can be either within or without the sphere of human knowledge, or how the human and divine can have any relation
to each other, is held to be incapable of explanation.
And of this kind I spoke as the intelligible, although in the search after it the soul is compelled to use hypotheses; not ascending to a first principle, because she is unable to rise above the region of hypothesis, but employing the objects of which the shadows below are resemblances in their turn as images, they having in relation
to the shadows and reflections of them a greater distinctness, and therefore a higher value.
Let any man go back to those delicious relations
which make the beauty of his life, which have given him sincerest instruction and nourishment, he will shrink and moan.
Or is it something complex, perhaps consisting in our way of behaving in the presence of objects, or, alternatively, in the existence in us of things called "ideas," having a certain relation
to objects, though different from them, and only symbolically representative of them?
She had never heard of his having had any relations
, except a father and mother, both of whom had been dead many years.
In the case of the misseltoe, which draws its nourishment from certain trees, which has seeds that must be transported by certain birds, and which has flowers with separate sexes absolutely requiring the agency of certain insects to bring pollen from one flower to the other, it is equally preposterous to account for the structure of this parasite, with its relations
to several distinct organic beings, by the effects of external conditions, or of habit, or of the volition of the plant itself.
Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations
with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she too liked her.
The poor relations
had kept in bed all day, with the view of attaining the same happy consummation, but, as they had been unsuccessful, they stopped there.