He has several times been compelled to owe obligations to the pecuniary succors of other nations for the preservation of his essential interests, and is unable, upon the strength of his own resources
, to sustain a long or continued war.
In the present condition of America, the States more immediately exposed to these calamities have nothing to hope from the phantom of a general government which now exists; and if their single resources
were equal to the task of fortifying themselves against the danger, the object to be protected would be almost consumed by the means of protecting them.
Well," said the other, "if this last resource
The memories which made this resource
utterly hopeless were a new current that shook Dorothea out of her pallid immobility.
Nobody venturing to dispute these positions, he proceeded to observe that the human hair was a great retainer of tobacco-smoke, and that the young gentlemen of Westminster and Eton, after eating vast quantities of apples to conceal any scent of cigars from their anxious friends, were usually detected in consequence of their heads possessing this remarkable property; when he concluded that if the Royal Society would turn their attention to the circumstance, and endeavour to find in the resources
of science a means of preventing such untoward revelations, they might indeed be looked upon as benefactors to mankind.
and her caro sposo, and her resources
, and all her airs of pert pretension and underbred finery.
In my confidence in my own resources
, I would willingly have taken Herbert's expenses on myself; but Herbert was proud, and I could make no such proposal to him.
That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources
of the country.
Very much embarrassed, after having vainly exhausted our speaking resources
, I knew not what part to take, when Conseil said:
And to make this quite clear I say that I consider those who are able to support themselves by their own resources
who can, either by abundance of men or money, raise a sufficient army to join battle against any one who comes to attack them; and I consider those always to have need of others who cannot show themselves against the enemy in the field, but are forced to defend themselves by sheltering behind walls.
Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources
of the State will not be equal to the strain.
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources
of the country Designs of foreign nations