But Maggie would have it that when anything hurt you very much, it was quite permissible
to cry out, and it was cruel of people not to bear it.
We had no footmen to hold our things, and it was not permissible
to take them into the concert-room; but there were some men and women to take charge of them for us.
In the same way, since in action it frequently happens that no delay is permissible
, it is very certain that, when it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to act according to what is most probable; and even although we should not remark a greater probability in one opinion than in another, we ought notwithstanding to choose one or the other, and afterwards consider it, in so far as it relates to practice, as no longer dubious, but manifestly true and certain, since the reason by which our choice has been determined is itself possessed of these qualities.
The queen attributed this joyous feeling to the beauty of the fete, to the pleasure she had experienced in the ballet; and as it is not permissible
to contradict a queen, whether she smile or weep, everybody expatiated on the gallantry of the aldermen of the city of Paris.
Moreover, I had always drawn sharp distinctions between a game which is de mauvais genre and a game which is permissible
to a decent man.