I looked upon it as an evidence, in some measure
, of a system naturally well balanced, and lacking no essential part of a thorough organization, that, with such associates to remember, I could mingle at once with men of altogether different qualities, and never murmur at the change.
I now took the measure
of the bench, and found that it was a foot too short; but that could be mended with a chair.
So he sent a boy to Big Klaus to borrow a bushel measure
This proceeds in a great measure
from the diversity of religions which are tolerated there, either by negligence or from motives of policy; and the same cause hath produced such various revolutions, revolts, and civil wars within these later ages.
In our case, the concurrence of thirteen distinct sovereign wills is requisite, under the Confederation, to the complete execution of every important measure
that proceeds from the Union.
Had not Congress repeatedly recommended this measure
as not inconsistent with the fundamental principles of the Confederation?
Hence, all my Flatland friends -- when I talk to them about the unrecognized Dimension which is somehow visible in a Line -- say, 'Ah, you mean BRIGHTNESS': and when I reply, 'No, I mean a real Dimension', they at once retort, 'Then measure
it, or tell us in what direction it extends'; and this silences me, for I can do neither.
The appropriate metre was also here introduced; hence the measure
is still called the iambic or lampooning measure
, being that in which people lampooned one another.
But for some unknown reason he despised me beyond all measure
, and looked down upon me insufferably.
So he wrote to Giovanni Fogliani that, having been away from home for many years, he wished to visit him and his city, and in some measure
to look upon his patrimony; and although he had not laboured to acquire anything except honour, yet, in order that the citizens should see he had not spent his time in vain, he desired to come honourably, so would be accompanied by one hundred horsemen, his friends and retainers; and he entreated Giovanni to arrange that he should be received honourably by the Fermians, all of which would be not only to his honour, but also to that of Giovanni himself, who had brought him up.
not dispatch, by the times of sitting, but by the advancement of the business.
Republics abound in young civilians, who believe that the laws make the city, that grave modifications of the policy and modes of living and employments of the population, that commerce, education, and religion, may be voted in or out; and that any measure
, though it were absurd, may be imposed on a people if only you can get sufficient voices to make it a law.