He was, indeed, the Custom-House in himself; or, at all events, the mainspring that kept its variously revolving wheels in motion; for, in an institution like this, where its officers are appointed to subserve their own profit and convenience, and seldom with a leading reference
to their fitness for the duty to be performed, they must perforce seek elsewhere the dexterity which is not in them.
A confused sensation of having suddenly lost my familiarity with the past, without acquiring any additional clearness of idea in reference
to the present or the future, took possession of my mind.
Tom Gradgrind,' replied Bounderby, knocking the flat of his hand several times with great vehemence on the table, 'I speak of a very special messenger that has come to me, in reference
We should therefore solve the question by reference
to what the poet says himself, or to what is tacitly assumed by a person of intelligence.
Yet of secondary substances, not only the name, but also the definition, applies to the subject: we should use both the definition of the species and that of the genus with reference
to the individual man.
I do not think it necessary to add to these notable facts, and that general reference
to the authorities which will be found at page
If what is now said does not make this clear, we will explain it still further: if there should be any one, a very excellent player on the flute, but very deficient in family and beauty, though each of them are more valuable endowments than a skill in music, and excel this art in a higher degree than that player excels others, yet the best flutes ought to be given to him; for the superiority [1283a] in beauty and fortune should have a reference
to the business in hand; but these have none.
Such of them as were dining in, ate their meal almost in silence, and no reference
was made to the matter till the servants had left the room.
to the military side- the plan of campaign- that work of genius of which Thiers remarks that, "His genius never devised anything more profound, more skillful, or more admirable," and enters into a polemic with M.
She promised this, and they went on to talk calmly of things that had no reference
to their feelings--a talk which, in its constraint, was infinitely sad to both of them.
Place her in a position to discover--not by reference
to her own distempered fancies and visions, but by reference
to actual evidence and actual fact--whether Mr.
As the reference
to the Confession passed his lips, she raised her head.