Rostov charged the French because he could not restrain his wish for a gallop across a level field; and in the same way the innumerable people who took part in the war acted in accord with their personal
characteristics, habits, circumstances, and aims.
Maggie was not her pet child, and, in general, would have been much better if she had been quite different; yet the womanly heart, so bruised in its small personal
desires, found a future to rest on in the life of this young thing, and the mother pleased herself with wearing out her own hands to save the hands that had so much more life in them.
A few years since, a young southern gentleman was in Cincinnati, with a favorite servant, who had been his personal
attendant from a boy.
I meant that a man may work for a special end with others whose motives and general course are equivocal, if he is quite sure of his personal
independence, and that he is not working for his private interest--either place or money."
In the Philebus, probably one of the latest of the Platonic Dialogues, the conception of a personal
or semi-personal deity expressed under the figure of mind, the king of all, who is also the cause, is retained.
They will depend merely on the majority of votes in the federal legislature, and consequently each vote, whether proceeding from a larger or smaller State, or a State more or less wealthy or powerful, will have an equal weight and efficacy: in the same manner as the votes individually given in a State legislature, by the representatives of unequal counties or other districts, have each a precise equality of value and effect; or if there be any difference in the case, it proceeds from the difference in the personal
character of the individual representative, rather than from any regard to the extent of the district from which he comes."
When, therefore, capital is converted into common property, into the property of all members of society, personal
property is not thereby transformed into social property.
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal
combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome decides the game.
The popular notion certainly adds a condition of ease and fortune; but that is a natural result of personal
force and love, that they should possess and dispense the goods of the world.
It is known that a woman named Anne Catherick, and bearing an extraordinary personal
resemblance to Lady Glyde, escaped from the Asylum; it is known that the person received there last July was received as Anne Catherick brought back; it is known that the gentleman who brought her back warned Mr.
life was as free as that of our instructors.
It is that which, being the immediate and visible guardian of life and property, having its benefits and its terrors in constant activity before the public eye, regulating all those personal
interests and familiar concerns to which the sensibility of individuals is more immediately awake, contributes, more than any other circumstance, to impressing upon the minds of the people, affection, esteem, and reverence towards the government.