What, do you mean to say, Meletus, that they are able to instruct and improve youth?
And what do you say of the audience,--do they improve them?
Nevertheless I cannot doubt that this process, continued during centuries, would improve and modify any breed, in the same way as Bakewell, Collins,
If it has taken centuries or thousands of years to improve or modify most of our plants up to their present standard of usefulness to man, we can understand how it is that neither Australia, the Cape of Good Hope, nor any other region inhabited by quite uncivilised man, has afforded us a single plant worth culture.
Marriage is a civil contract; people marry to better their worldly condition and improve
appearances; it is an affair of house and furniture, of liveries, servants, equipage, and so forth.
Herbert and I said together, Oh, no doubt they would improve
What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve
, instruct, and elevate.
Since we are inquiring what is the best government possible, and it is admitted to be that in which the citizens are happy; and that, as we have already said, it is impossible to obtain happiness without virtue; it follows, that in the best-governed states, where the citizens are really men of intrinsic and not relative goodness, none of them should be permitted to exercise any mechanic employment or follow merchandise, as being ignoble and destructive to virtue; neither should they be husband-[1329a] men, that they may be at leisure to improve
in virtue and perform the duty they owe to the state.
I put up with it as long as I could and then joined in and tried to improve it, but this encouraged young George to join in too, and that made a failure of it; because George's voice was just "turning," and when he was singing a dismal sort of bass it was apt to fly off the handle and startle everybody with a most discordant cackle on the upper notes.
It is a good tune--you can't improve it any, just off-hand, in this way.
Why, I'm not trying to improve it--and I am singing like the others-- just as it is in the notes.
Macallan speak of arsenic, taken as a wash or taken as a medicine, as a good thing to improve the complexion?
My wife never told me she wanted the arsenic to improve her complexion.
In what way are schools going to help the people to improve
their material position?
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