I know better than that), and the next asserts
that `Though it is original, and written with great force and feeling, it is a dangerous book.
to be a personal habit of Satan when people have idle hands, she proceeded to knit most energetically, shutting her lips together in a way that said, as plain as words could, "You needn't try to make me speak.
Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts
his own freedom by his vote.
Is the philosophy which denies this and asserts
that we are born with dispositions like blank sheets of paper a philosophy which has failed to remark that we are not born with blank faces -- a philosophy which has never compared together two infants of a few days old, and has never observed that those infants are not born with blank tempers for mothers and nurses to fill up at will?
Thus trained in the exercise not only of free will, but despotic authority, Rowena was, by her previous education, disposed both to resist and to resent any attempt to control her affections, or dispose of her hand contrary to her inclinations, and to assert
her independence in a case in which even those females who have been trained up to obedience and subjection, are not infrequently apt to dispute the authority of guardians and parents.
But besides all this, he reminded him that if he prided himself on being a gentleman and a Christian, he could not do otherwise than keep his plighted word; and that in doing so he would obey God and meet the approval of all sensible people, who know and recognised it to be the privilege of beauty, even in one of humble birth, provided virtue accompany it, to be able to raise itself to the level of any rank, without any slur upon him who places it upon an equality with himself; and furthermore that when the potent sway of passion asserts
itself, so long as there be no mixture of sin in it, he is not to be blamed who gives way to it.
The former -- if at least they would assert
their claim to be really and truly Circles, and not mere high-class Polygons with an infinitely large number of infinitesimally small sides -- were in the habit of boasting (what Women confessed and deplored) that they also had no sides, being blessed with a perimeter of one line, or, in other words, a Circumference.
Still further, in Buckingham's lodging, which he had been forced to abandon more precipitately than he expected, papers were found which confirmed this alliance and which, as the cardinal asserts
in his memoirs, strongly compromised Mme.
And yet everything went on in the valley with a harmony and smoothness unparalleled, I will venture to assert
, in the most select, refined, and pious associations of mortals in Christendom.
De Wardes asserts
that the distribution of titles is abused; I, on the contrary, maintain that a title is useless to the man on whom it is bestowed.
Yes, he might have died, but he is dry now, and asserts
he has undergone transfiguration.
It is true, there are occasions when Nature asserts
her violated dominions; -- but then the devouring of a man-at-arms, or the throttling of a consecrated bull, is a circumstance of too little moment to be more than hinted at in Epidaphne.