Are there not aversions, predilections, rivalships, and desires of unjust acquisitions
, that affect nations as well as kings?
The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains to name those for the second, and to see what resources he had, and what any one in his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely in his acquisition
than did the King of France.
I considered, as a great public acquisition
, the commencement of a settlement on that point of the western coast of America, and looked forward with gratification to the time when its descendants should have spread themselves through the whole length of that coast, covering it with free and independent Americans, unconnected with us but by the ties of blood and interest, and enjoying like us the rights of self-government.
And there are also certain stories of the discovery and acquisition
of some unique objects of art.
Mrs Smith's enjoyments were not spoiled by this improvement of income, with some improvement of health, and the acquisition
of such friends to be often with, for her cheerfulness and mental alacrity did not fail her; and while these prime supplies of good remained, she might have bid defiance even to greater accessions of worldly prosperity.
To look almost pretty is an acquisition
of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
1256a] As a slave is a particular species of property, let us by all means inquire into the nature of property in general, and the acquisition
of money, according to the manner we have proposed.
It was a record of hard work and of little adventure; of experiments in this direction and in that; of the gradual acquisition
of the knowledge of books and of men.
So the Tin Woodman knocked a mahogany center-table to pieces with his axe and fitted one of the legs, which was beautifully carved, on to the body of Jack Pumpkinhead, who was very proud of the acquisition
and you PRETENDED, at least, to be vastly pleased with your acquisition
With the handling of great sums of money and the acquisition
of wealth had grown something of the financier's fever.
And is any mode of acquisition
, even if unjust and dishonest, equally to be deemed virtue?