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.
The counsels at this day, in most places, are but familiar meetings, where matters are rather talked on, than debated.
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.
But for this, while I should chide him I cannot do so, for of all the ways David has of making me to love him the most poignant is that he expects it of me as a matter of course.
For so long as I am pleased with him, ma'am, nothing else greatly matters to Porthos.
"Listen to us while we put a matter to you from a common-sense point of view," Mr.
Be guided entirely by us in this matter. You have rendered the country great service by your discovery.
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.
This he said, thinking that Alan would be pleased; but the Highlandman's vanity was ready to startle at a less matter than that.
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 sorry," cries the squire: "Where is the mighty matter o't?
Her heart now at once discovered the great secret to her which it had been so long disclosing by little and little; and she found herself highly interested in this matter. In such a situation, her father's malapert question rushing suddenly upon her, produced some symptoms which might have alarmed a suspicious heart; but, to do the squire justice, that was not his fault.