And let's have a Roll of Honour in Our Magazine," suggested Felix, "and every month we'll publish the names of those who keep their resolutions perfect.
I think our resolutions ought to be giving up wrong things or doing right ones.
This simple proposition will teach us how little reason there is to expect, that the persons intrusted with the administration of the affairs of the particular members of a confederacy will at all times be ready, with perfect good-humor, and an unbiased regard to the public weal, to execute the resolutions or decrees of the general authority.
Those who have been conversant in the proceedings of popular assemblies; who have seen how difficult it often is, where there is no exterior pressure of circumstances, to bring them to harmonious resolutions on important points, will readily conceive how impossible it must be to induce a number of such assemblies, deliberating at a distance from each other, at different times, and under different impressions, long to co-operate in the same views and pursuits.
The mover and seconder of the first Resolution
(not having so much as the ghost of an idea to trouble either of them), poured out language in flowing and overflowing streams, like water from a perpetual spring.
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution
, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.
This is my fixed resolution
, and so I leave you to consider on it.
But, since our resolution
is formed, let us act promptly.
He was answered by a voice which informed him of the resolution
just arrived at.
The next morning, when I was brushing my hair, and thinking over my affairs, I called to mind a forgotten resolution
of mine at the time I first read the Report of my husband's Trial.
They passed a resolution
to that effect, as is the manner of their kind.
When I tried to plead with him to alter his resolution
, he became for the first, and only time, violently agitated.
How could she-- how could any woman--resist the influence of his steady mind, his firmness of purpose, his manly resolution
to owe everything to himself and nothing to his rank, set off as these attractive qualities were by the outward and personal advantages which exercise an ascendancy of their own?
She drew herself into an attitude not of defiance, but of resolution
, as one that would avoid provoking assault, yet was resolute to repel it, being offered, to the utmost of her power.
THAT same Thursday morning, as Arthur Donnithorne was moving about in his dressing-room seeing his well-looking British person reflected in the old-fashioned mirrors, and stared at, from a dingy olive-green piece of tapestry, by Pharaoh's daughter and her maidens, who ought to have been minding the infant Moses, he was holding a discussion with himself, which, by the time his valet was tying the black silk sling over his shoulder, had issued in a distinct practical resolution