Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall
Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
And if this seems a trifling risk, let us see whether it is equalled
or surpassed by the encounter of two galleys stem to stem, in the midst of the open sea, locked and entangled one with the other, when the soldier has no more standing room than two feet of the plank of the spur; and yet, though he sees before him threatening him as many ministers of death as there are cannon of the foe pointed at him, not a lance length from his body, and sees too that with the first heedless step he will go down to visit the profundities of Neptune's bosom, still with dauntless heart, urged on by honour that nerves him, he makes himself a target for all that musketry, and struggles to cross that narrow path to the enemy's ship.
For instance, let us suppose that Homer and Virgil, Aristotle and Cicero, Thucydides and Livy, could have met all together, and have clubbed their several talents to have composed a treatise on the art of dancing: I believe it will be readily agreed they could not have equalled
the excellent treatise which Mr Essex hath given us on that subject, entitled, The Rudiments of Genteel Education.
Ten blue tickets equalled
a red one, and could be exchanged for it; ten red tickets equalled
a yellow one; for ten yellow tickets the superintendent gave a very plainly bound Bible (worth forty cents in those easy times) to the pupil.
Third: I cannot demonstrate it, but it seems to me, that in the whale the sense of touch is concentrated in the tail; for in this respect there is a delicacy in it only equalled
by the daintiness of the elephant's trunk.
His savage barbarity was equalled
only by the con- summate coolness with which he committed the grossest and most savage deeds upon the slaves under his charge.
I, you may well believe, could talk of nothing but my child;--he could not conceal his distress; I saw that it equalled
my own, and he perhaps, thinking that mere friendship, as the world now goes, would not justify so warm a sympathy--or rather, not thinking at all, I suppose--giving way to irresistible feelings, made me acquainted with his earnest, tender, constant, affection for Marianne.
The climate is mild, being sheltered by lateral ranges of mountains; while the soil, for richness, has been equalled
to the best of the Missouri lands.
THAT article never WAS equalled
in this market, and never WILL be."
She seemed in no hurry to have them come, for her patience was equalled
by her confidence.
And their mutual delight in the tool, which was his, was only equalled
by their delight in Mab's first foal, which was Dede's special private property.
Her quickness matched his; her ferocity equalled
his; while he fought with his fangs alone, and she fought with her sharp-clawed feet as well.