Considering our distance from Europe, it would be more natural for these confederacies to apprehend
danger from one another than from distant nations, and therefore that each of them should be more desirous to guard against the others by the aid of foreign alliances, than to guard against foreign dangers by alliances between themselves.
MY DEAR MAGDALEN -- You have no useless remonstrances to apprehend
at the sight of my handwriting.
Miss Bridget Allworthy (for that was the name of this lady) very rightly conceived the charms of person in a woman to be no better than snares for herself, as well as for others; and yet so discreet was she in her conduct, that her prudence was as much on the guard as if she had all the snares to apprehend
which were ever laid for her whole sex.
She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend
the deeper undercurrents of life.
the true aspect, force, and morality of war as a natural function of mankind one requires a feather in the hair and a ring in the nose, or, better still, teeth filed to a point and a tattooed breast.