And if he found them differing as much from one another as from his first counsellors
, would he not act prudently in trying the experiment unanimously recommended by the latter, rather than be hearkening to those who could neither deny the necessity of a speedy remedy, nor agree in proposing one?
I could see many of the younger Counsellors
start back in manifest horror, as the Sphere's circular section widened before them.
Each of the counsellors
will think of his own interests, and the prince will not know how to control them or to see through them.
and his counsellors
had considered these things wisely, they would have taken another course than they did.
The rapidity with which we attained this end had its origin in three reasons:-- Firstly, we worked so hard for it; secondly, we had no incumbrances to delay success; thirdly, as soon as we had capital to invest, two well-skilled counsellors
, one in Belgium, one in England, viz.
My friends," said he, "princes and counsellors
of the Argives, shall I guess right or wrong?
For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods, their children, their credit, some particular affair; but to such as they make their counsellors
, they commit the whole: by how much the more, they are obliged to all faith and integrity.
But whether is it better for the community that those things which cannot possibly come under the cognisance of the law either at all or properly should be under the government of every worthy citizen, as the present method is, when the public community, in their general assemblies, act as judges and counsellors
, where all their determinations are upon particular cases, for one individual, be he who he will, will be found, upon comparison, inferior to a whole people taken collectively: but this is what a city is, as a public entertainment is better than one man's portion: for this reason the multitude judge of many things better than any one single person.
Monsieur," replied the neighbor, "those on the right are the counsellors
of the grand chamber; those on the left, the councillors of inquiry; the masters in black gowns, the messires in red.
And these are, it's said, the three domestic counsellors
,' remarked the lad, and with his strong arms he pushed under the pent-roof the sledge that had remained outside.