I clearly concur in opinion, in this particular, with a writer whom the celebrated Junius pronounces to be "deep, solid, and ingenious," that "the executive power is more easily confined when it is ONE"; that it is far more safe there should be a single object for the jealousy and watchfulness
of the people; and, in a word, that all multiplication of the Executive is rather dangerous than friendly to liberty.
Every dark form in the dimness had its ominous quality, its peculiar suggestion of alert watchfulness
The aid of a gentleman, not the watchfulness
of a spy.
The greatest watchfulness
and care to be exercised.
Phillips, and was by her watchfulness
, most abundantly supplied with coffee and muffin.
As to their late losses, an increased watchfulness
would prevent any more misfortunes of the kind.
A mother's care was employed to correct errors that a mother's tenderness could only discover; and in the place of general systems, and comprehensive theories, was substituted the close and rigorous watchfulness
which adapted the remedy to the disease; which studied the disposition; and which knew the failings or merits of the pupil, and could best tell when to reward, and how to punish.
After more than half an hour of swaying immobility expressing a concentrated, breathless watchfulness
, Dominic sank on the deck by my side.
Their confidence revived, they might in a short time remit in some degree their watchfulness
over my movements, and I should then be the better enabled to avail myself of any opportunity which presented itself for escape.
The black caught the money from the snow, and promising a due degree of watchfulness
, he gave the dollar a whirl of twenty feet in the air, and catching it as it fell in the palm of his hand, he withdrew to the kitchen, to exhibit his present, with a heart as light as his face was happy in its expression.
But the watchfulness
, instead of alarming the newly-landed man, appeared, on the contrary, to give him great joy, for his voice might perhaps have proved insufficient to rouse the people of the house, whilst, with an auxiliary of that sort, his voice became almost useless.
The same idea was at first entertained, that they were wolves; but their immovable watchfulness
soon satisfied every one that they were Indians.