As to secrecy; princes are not bound to communicate all matters, with all counsellors; but may extract and select.
It is in vain for princes, to take counsel concerning matters, if they take no counsel likewise concerning persons; for all matters are as dead images; and the life of the execution of affairs, resteth in the good choice of persons.
Yes; and we had before agreed that anything of this kind which we might find was to be described as matter of opinion, and not as matter of knowledge; being the intermediate flux which is caught and detained by the intermediate faculty.
If you make me an authority in matters of love, for the sake of the argument, I assent.
For so long as I am pleased with him, ma'am, nothing else greatly matters to Porthos.
Touching these matters, therefore, let it be granted that David excels Porthos; and in divers similar qualities the one is no more than a match for the other, as in the quality of curiosity; for, if a parcel comes into my chambers Porthos is miserable until it is opened, and I have noticed the same thing of David.
Listen to us while we put a matter to you from a common-sense point of view," Mr.
Will you leave the matter of dealing with this young man in my hands?
For tragedy implies some ponderable matter in dispute, some dignus vindice nodus; and this piece of work was all about the petulance of a young ass that had been spoiled, and wanted nothing so much as to be tied up and soundly belted.
The very sight of Torrance brings in my head a little droll matter of some years ago, when I had made a tryst with the poor oaf at the cross of Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, Totski thought the matter over as well as his scattered ideas would permit.
For a man of Totski's wealth and standing, it would, of course, have been the simplest possible matter to take steps which would rid him at once from all annoyance; while it was obviously impossible for Nastasia Philipovna to harm him in any way, either legally or by stirring up a scandal, for, in case of the latter danger, he could so easily remove her to a sphere of safety.
It dealt in moral and practical maxims, in information on technical subjects which are of service in daily life -- agriculture, astronomy, augury, and the calendar -- in matters
of religion and in tracing the genealogies of men.
Why, ay," says the squire, "I believe I do know a little of that matter, as you say.
Why sorry," cries the squire: "Where is the mighty matter o't?