In a branch of taxation where no limits to the discretion of the government are to be found in the nature of things, the establishment of a fixed rule, not incompatible with the end, may be attended with fewer inconveniences
than to leave that discretion altogether at large.
They all knew very well that the enchanting countess' illness arose from an inconvenience
resulting from marrying two husbands at the same time, and that the Italian's cure consisted in removing such inconvenience
; but in Anna Pavlovna's presence no one dared to think of this or even appear to know it.
He assembled a good many Foxes and publicly advised them to cut off their tails, saying that they would not only look much better without them, but that they would get rid of the weight of the brush, which was a very great inconvenience
It is no inconvenience
to me, Sir," he replied, "and it is no inconvenience
to my brother either.
I hope you suffer no inconvenience
from the overturn, ma'am?
While I was gone, however, she wanted me on important business, and thought I had come here, owing to the card, and so came after me, and I beg to tender my apologies, and hers as well, for any inconvenience we may have inadvertently caused you.
No inconvenience," said Helen; "but I still don't understand.
The inconvenience grew intolerable, and though she was now of a retiring habit, and shy of women, she went up to Wickham Place.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences
by particular favours.
Various difficulties and inconveniences
would be inseparable from such a situation; whereas one government, watching over the general and common interests, and combining and directing the powers and resources of the whole, would be free from all these embarrassments, and conduce far more to the safety of the people.
If the periods be distant from each other, the same remark will be applicable to all recent measures; and in proportion as the remoteness of the others may favor a dispassionate review of them, this advantage is inseparable from inconveniences
which seem to counterbalance it.
As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences
of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
This is well to be weighed; that boldness is ever blind; for it seeth not danger, and inconveniences
Ferguson, by an ingenious arrangement, combined the advantages of two balloons, without incurring their inconveniences
It is true, some inconveniences
attended this intercourse, and she had sometimes reason to cry out with Thisbe, in Shakspeare, "O, wicked, wicked wall