It was clearly and precisely defined in the code
of principles by which he was guided.
While Prince Andrew went to report about the purple-faced general, that gentleman- evidently not sharing Boris' conception of the advantages of the unwritten code
of subordination- looked so fixedly at the presumptuous lieutenant who had prevented his finishing what he had to say to the adjutant that Boris felt uncomfortable.
But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code
The liberal military code
makes provision for hanging many kinds of persons, and gentlemen are not excluded.
If this law were adopted, sir," said the procureur, "it would greatly simplify our legal codes
, and in that case the magistrates would not (as you just observed) have much to do.
The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat, for free-trade, for wide suffrage, for the abolition of legal cruelties in the penal code
, and for facilitating in every manner the access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
The same gentleman had given them a code
of laws, to which they conformed with scrupulous fidelity.
In fine, to conclude this code
of morals, I thought of reviewing the different occupations of men in this life, with the view of making choice of the best.
It would almost seem that, according to their peculiar code
of morals, the pilfering of a hatchet or a wrought nail from a European, is looked upon as a praiseworthy action.
The criminal code
of every country partakes so much of necessary severity, that without an easy access to exceptions in favor of unfortunate guilt, justice would wear a countenance too sanguinary and cruel.
How thin a veneering of "chivalry" covered the essential brutality of the code
under which such encounters were possible we shall see.
Conflicting moral codes
have been no more than the conflicting weapons of different classes of men; for in mankind there is a continual war between the powerful, the noble, the strong, and the well-constituted on the one side, and the impotent, the mean, the weak, and the ill-constituted on the other.