Various difficulties and inconveniences would be inseparable from such a situation; whereas one government, watching over the general and common interests, and combining and directing the powers and resources of the whole, would be free from all these embarrassments, and conduce far more to the safety of the people.
But whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies, certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly.
If we are wise enough to preserve the Union we may for ages enjoy an advantage similar to that of an insulated situation
. Europe is at a great distance from us.
Whatever they may have been, however, she may now, and hereafter doubtless WILL turn with gratitude towards her own condition, when she compares it with that of my poor Eliza, when she considers the wretched and hopeless situation of this poor girl, and pictures her to herself, with an affection for him so strong, still as strong as her own, and with a mind tormented by self-reproach, which must attend her through life.
It was a valued, a precious trust to me; and gladly would I have discharged it in the strictest sense, by watching over her education myself, had the nature of our situations allowed it; but I had no family, no home; and my little Eliza was therefore placed at school.
On the other hand, a movement is "learnt," or embodies a "habit," if it is due to previous experience of similar situations
, and is not what it would be if the animal had had no such experience.
Meantime, I searched, with great interest, the advertising columns of the newspapers, and wrote answers to every 'Wanted a Governess' that appeared at all eligible; but all my letters, as well as the replies, when I got any, were dutifully shown to my mother; and she, to my chagrin, made me reject the situations
one after another: these were low people, these were too exacting in their demands, and these too niggardly in their remuneration.
The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation
, made sensible impressions on my heart.
Frank Churchill's situation
, you would be able to say and do just what you have been recommending for him; and it might have a very good effect.
"Why was she obliged to leave her situation
?" I asked.
"I want to get a situation
, uncle, so that I may earn some money," said Tom, who never fell into circumlocution.
But remembering Edna's whimsical turn of mind of late, and foreseeing that she had immediately acted upon her impetuous determination, he grasped the situation
with his usual promptness and handled it with his well-known business tact and cleverness.