a child, because children of your own had been denied you, was to try and choose your lot in spite of Providence: the adopted
child, she was convinced, would never turn out well, and would be a curse to those who had wilfully and rebelliously sought what it was clear that, for some high reason, they were better without.
I think, then, that we ought to adopt
a material excellent in its way and of low price, such as cast iron.
Then one of them, sticking out his chest and strutting about the room like a pouter-pigeon, suggests quite seriously that that is the style he should adopt
. The old man slaps him on the back and says: "Be bold, my boy.
To justify their zeal in this matter, they allege two things: one is that, though the constitution of New York has no bill of rights prefixed to it, yet it contains, in the body of it, various provisions in favor of particular privileges and rights, which, in substance amount to the same thing; the other is, that the Constitution adopts
, in their full extent, the common and statute law of Great Britain, by which many other rights, not expressed in it, are equally secured.
because I want to adopt
you as Arabella was in the story.
Then, by degrees, I won their confidence in much the same manner as I had adopted
countless times with my many mundane mounts.
"Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted
mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
Hence Quasimodo's gratitude was profound, passionate, boundless; and although the visage of his adopted
father was often clouded or severe, although his speech was habitually curt, harsh, imperious, that gratitude never wavered for a single moment.
There are three different ways in which two states may be blended and joined together; for, in the first place, all those rules may be adopted
which the laws of each of them have ordered; as for instance in the judicial department, for in an oligarchy the rich are fined if they do not come to the court as jurymen, but the poor are not paid for their attendance; but in democracies they are, while the rich are not fined for their neglect.
The first was to obey the laws and customs of my country, adhering firmly to the faith in which, by the grace of God, I had been educated from my childhood and regulating my conduct in every other matter according to the most moderate opinions, and the farthest removed from extremes, which should happen to be adopted
in practice with general consent of the most judicious of those among whom I might be living.
I do not deny that my surprise equals my pleasure at finding you with your adopted
mother and that, after what happened between us yesterday, after what you said and what I was able to guess, I hardly expected to see you here so soon.
He had been taken to that town by some good persons distantly related to his dead father, and by them adopted
and tenderly cared for.