It was attended by delegates from only five of the central States, who, on comparing
their restricted powers with the glaring and universally acknowledged defects of the Confederation, reported only a recommendation for the assemblage of another convention of delegates to meet at Philadelphia, in May, 1787, from all the States, and with enlarged powers.
But as the ultimate object of these papers is to determine clearly and fully the merits of this Constitution, and the expediency of adopting it, our plan cannot be complete without taking a more critical and thorough survey of the work of the convention, without examining it on all its sides, comparing
it in all its parts, and calculating its probable effects.
We do not mean that his voice was a mere thread, such as we sometimes hear issuing from the mouth of these walruses; on the contrary, it was a strong voice, but stifled, an idea of which can be given only by comparing
it with the noise of a saw cutting into soft and moistened wood,--the voice of a worn-out speculator.
Abdul Kamak examined it carefully, comparing
it, feature by feature with the girl sitting on the ground looking up into his face.
Some of our caricaturists might, he says, take a lesson in the irony of grotesque by comparing
the reality and the picture.
By calculation; given the size of the vessel, which you know, sir, and consequently the quantity of air it contains, knowing also how much each man expends at a breath, and comparing
these results with the fact that the Nautilus is obliged to go to the surface every twenty-four hours.
It is only by comparing
the pains of actual being with the joys of the assumed existence, that you would desire to live no longer, but to dream thus forever.