Nay, that I cannot
do, unless you could step out of your Line altogether.
But learning just as certainly that his will is subject to laws, he does not and cannot
Without subtle ingenuity of mind, one cannot
make certain of the truth of their reports.
I do not mean by this that one substance cannot
be more or less truly substance than another, for it has already been stated' that this is the case; but that no single substance admits of varying degrees within itself.
Cause, in the only sense in which it can be practically applied, means "nearly invariable antecedent." We cannot
in practice obtain an antecedent which is QUITE invariable, for this would require us to take account of the whole universe, since something not taken account of may prevent the expected effect.
For such a prince cannot
rely upon what he observes in quiet times, when citizens have need of the state, because then every one agrees with him; they all promise, and when death is far distant they all wish to die for him; but in troubled times, when the state has need of its citizens, then he finds but few.
'I'm getting stout, as you may see: It is but seldom I am well: I cannot
feel my ancient glee In listening to the dinner-bell: But you, you gambol like a boy, Your figure is so spare and light: The dinner-bell's a note of joy To such a healthy appetite!'
But if we allow, that the virtues of a good man and a good magistrate may be the same, and a citizen is one who obeys the magistrate, it follows that the virtue of the one cannot
in general be the same as the virtue of the other, although it may be true of some particular citizen; for the virtue of the magistrate must be different from the virtue of the citizen.
come at their ends by sending to Congress a learned, acute, and fluent speaker, if he be not one who, before he was appointed by the people to represent them, was appointed by Almighty God to stand for a fact,-- invincibly persuaded of that fact in himself,--so that the most confident and the most violent persons learn that here is resistance on which both impudence and terror are wasted, namely faith in a fact.
That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot
express; no, nor the first sight of the life.
Surely it cannot
give you pleasure to read of the misfortunes of your friend--of his sorrows, and of the temptations which he experienced?
"Could racks or wheels kill me so painfully as Sophia's--I cannot
bear the dreadful sound.