As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords
vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
There is no knowing what THEY may expect," said the lady, "but we are not to think of their expectations: the question is, what you can afford
And, as nothing of all thou wilt urge in opposition to my wish will avail to keep me from carrying it into effect, it is my desire, friend Lothario, that thou shouldst consent to become the instrument for effecting this purpose that I am bent upon, for I will afford
thee opportunities to that end, and nothing shall be wanting that I may think necessary for the pursuit of a virtuous, honourable, modest and high-minded woman.
If we are unwilling to impair the force of this applauded provision, we shall be obliged to conclude, that the United States afford
the extraordinary spectacle of a government destitute even of the shadow of constitutional power to enforce the execution of its own laws.
The power of making treaties is an important one, especially as it relates to war, peace, and commerce; and it should not be delegated but in such a mode, and with such precautions, as will afford
the highest security that it will be exercised by men the best qualified for the purpose, and in the manner most conducive to the public good.
We were fain to pacify them by chewing the tender bark of roots and twigs, which, if they did not afford
us nourishment, were at least sweet and pleasant to the taste.
Yes, (exclaimed I) amidst every misfortune, it will afford
us some consolation to reflect that by this one act of Freindship to Janetta, we have amply discharged every obligation that we have received from her father.
Fouquet collects: your money, monseigneur, would afford
him a delicious banquet.
He is quite agreeable enough, however, to afford
me amusement, and to make many of those hours pass very pleasantly which would otherwise be spent in endeavouring to overcome my sister-in-law's reserve, and listening to the insipid talk of her husband.
For instance, the building materials used in various ages can afford
their own lessons to understanding eyes.
Carey, thrifty by inclination and economical by necessity, accepted it with mingled feelings; he was envious of his brother because he could afford
to give so much, pleased for the sake of his church, and vaguely irritated by a generosity which seemed almost ostentatious.
We can afford
to go to Europe even if we don't let it.
Neither he nor I could afford
it; but, more significant than that, we had no desire to drink.
But I can't afford
to live like a lady now,' returned I: 'I must be my own maid and my child's nurse.
In recording some instances of these, we shall, if rightly understood, afford
a very useful lesson to those well-disposed youths who shall hereafter be our readers; for they may here find, that goodness of heart, and openness of temper, though these may give them great comfort within, and administer to an honest pride in their own minds, will by no means, alas