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As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for school-boys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment, than it is by the occurrence of crime.
If I wanted other authorities for Jarndyce and Jarndyce, I could rain them on these pages, to the shame of--a parsimonious public.
I do not think it necessary to add to these notable facts, and that general reference to the authorities which will be found at page
As you know, I do not like to raise discussions on points of general interest which modern authorities and modern writers have called in question.
They were not long in reaching the barracks, for the officer who commanded the party was desirous to avoid rousing the people by the display of military force in the streets, and was humanely anxious to give as little opportunity as possible for any attempt at rescue; knowing that it must lead to bloodshed and loss of life, and that if the civil authorities by whom he was accompanied, empowered him to order his men to fire, many innocent persons would probably fall, whom curiosity or idleness had attracted to the spot.
When he had in some degree relieved his mind by cursing the magistrates in various other forms of speech, the man was silent, save for a low growling, still having reference to those authorities, which from time to time escaped him.
But somehow, when it comes to the church, we seem to be nervous about exercising that same kind of trust in church authorities, tradition, or scripture.
Recently, a national effort got under way to encourage the modernization of public health authorities.
If the Competent Authorities are unable to reach an agreement, it is the taxpayer that will suffer.
For example, the Church authorities say that artificial birth control is a serious sin.
6662-4(d)(3)(i) provides that substantial authority exists only if the taxpayer's weight of authority is substantial in relation to contrary authorities.
The legislature took action authorizing counties to establish Public Authorities as independent public entities to administer the IHSS program and requiring that such Public Authorities:
2) Foreign monetary authorities were obliged to intervene in foreign exchange markets to maintain the value of their currencies within 1 percent of their dollar parities.
Initially designed to be accessed by username/password authentication, the JITF-CT portal was upgraded to authenticate users via the Intelligence Community PKI (IC-PKI) certificate authorities, using Tumbleweed Validation Authority for performing real-time digital certificate validation.
No wonder, when we consider the mountains of outward authorities through which we trudge in a lifetime, that few Catholics are wont to throw enthusiastic parties on the feast of Christ the King.
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