No one ever regretted the admittance of Sam Weller, for a more devoted, well-behaved, and jovial member
no club could have.
The only members
of the family known to be extant were, first, the Judge himself, and a single surviving son, who was now travelling in Europe; next, the thirty years' prisoner, already alluded to, and a sister of the latter, who occupied, in an extremely retired manner, the House of the Seven Gables, in which she had a life-estate by the will of the old bachelor.
The essential characteristic of the first is said to be, the restriction of its authority to the members
in their collective capacities, without reaching to the individuals of whom they are composed.
The power is there restrained to Indians, not members
of any of the States, and is not to violate or infringe the legislative right of any State within its own limits.
He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members
of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions.
But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a Quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member
from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
More than once I have tried to picture myself in the position of a boy or man with an honoured and distinguished ancestry which I could trace back through a period of hundreds of years, and who had not only inherited a name, but fortune and a proud family homestead; and yet I have sometimes had the feeling that if I had inherited these, and had been a member
of a more popular race, I should have been inclined to yield to the temptation of depending upon my ancestry and my colour to do that for me which I should do for myself.
For the third part of thirty pounds you could rent a four-roomed house, but what is a four-roomed house, what is thirty pounds, compared to the glory of being a member
of a club?
Only one member
of the assembly in the smoking-room took the part of this much-abused woman, and declared that her character had been most cruelly and most unjustly assailed.
AN Undertaker Who Was a Member
of a Trust saw a Man Leaning on a Spade, and asked him why he was not at work.
Bianchon narrated the following: Another Study of Woman La Grande Breteche Bidault (known as Gigonnet) Gobseck The Vendetta Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen A Daughter of Eve Bixiou, Jean-Jacques The Purse A Bachelor's Establishment Modeste Mignon Scenes from a Courtesan's Life The Firm of Nucingen The Muse of the Department Cousin Betty The Member
for Arcis Beatrix A Man of Business Gaudissart II.
And when the petition had been read and was about to be adopted, there came forward the Irish member
(who was a young gentleman of ardent temperament,) with such a speech as only an Irish member
can make, breathing the true soul and spirit of poetry, and poured forth with such fervour, that it made one warm to look at him; in the course whereof, he told them how he would demand the extension of that great boon to his native country; how he would claim for her equal rights in the muffin laws as in all other laws; and how he yet hoped to see the day when crumpets should be toasted in her lowly cabins, and muffin bells should ring in her rich green valleys.