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.
"I should not think of making a corrupt proposal to you, sir; but if I were Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs, I might have some influence
with the water-front population, and be able to help you make your fight for Coroner."
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.
At present I mean only to consider it as it respects security for the preservation of peace and tranquillity, as well as against dangers from FOREIGN ARMS AND INFLUENCE
, as from dangers of the LIKE KIND arising from domestic causes.
"Can we declare that he acted under undue influence
; or, in plainer terms, 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?"
'Its moral influence
on this fellow!' exclaimed Lightwood, laughing.
"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