Even the House of Representatives, though drawn immediately from the people, will be chosen very much under the influence of that class of men, whose influence over the people obtains for themselves an election into the State legislatures.
There will consequently be less of personal influence on the side of the former than of the latter.
I fancy that the greater influence
is always on the side of true civilization," said Alexey Alexandrovitch, slightly lifting his eyebrows.
Who sells his influence
should stop it, An honest man will only swap it.
The superiority of influence
in favor of the particular governments would result partly from the diffusive construction of the national government, but chiefly from the nature of the objects to which the attention of the State administrations would be directed.
Because when once an efficient national government is established, the best men in the country will not only consent to serve, but also will generally be appointed to manage it; for, although town or country, or other contracted influence
, may place men in State assemblies, or senates, or courts of justice, or executive departments, yet more general and extensive reputation for talents and other qualifications will be necessary to recommend men to offices under the national government, -- especially as it will have the widest field for choice, and never experience that want of proper persons which is not uncommon in some of the States.
If you tell me that, so far as you know, your husband capriciously struck you out of his will, without assignable reason or motive for doing so, and without other obvious explanation of his conduct than that he acted in this matter entirely under the influence
Urged by a sudden, imperative impulse to deliver my son from that contaminating influence
, I caught him up in my arms and carried him with me out of the room.
The longer I thought, the more firmly I felt the conviction that the poor child's green flag is destined to have its innocent influence
in forming your future life.
Do you believe as I believe," he said, "that you were acting under the influence
of the laudanum in doing all that you did, on the night of Miss Verinder's birthday, in Lady Verinder's house?
The moral influence
of these objects, in forming the domestic virtues, may have an immense influence
upon me; not upon you, for you are a hopeless case, but upon me.
That my father," said Lucie, hurriedly taking the paper from her breast, but with her alarmed eyes on her questioner and not on it, "has much influence