It is a pious consolation to me that, through my interference, a sufficient space was allowed them for repentance of the evil and corrupt practices
into which, as a matter of course, every Custom-House officer must be supposed to fall.
In their practice
, nations agree with Paley; but does anyone think that Massachusetts does exactly what is right at the present crisis?
It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice
in that day also.
Of course, where there is so much fighting, the students make it a point to keep themselves in constant practice
with the foil.
You's young Marse Tom fum dis out, en I got to practice
and git used to 'memberin' to call you dat, honey, or I's gwine to make a mistake sometime en git us bofe into trouble.
Miss Vanstone's resources stretch easily enough to the limits of our personal wants; including piano-forte hire for practice
, and the purchase and making of the necessary dresses.
Damsel,'' he said, ``if the pity I feel for thee arise from any practice
thine evil arts have made on me, great is thy guilt.
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice
still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
In short, his wits being quite gone, he hit upon the strangest notion that ever madman in this world hit upon, and that was that he fancied it was right and requisite, as well for the support of his own honour as for the service of his country, that he should make a knight-errant of himself, roaming the world over in full armour and on horseback in quest of adventures, and putting in practice
himself all that he had read of as being the usual practices
of knights-errant; righting every kind of wrong, and exposing himself to peril and danger from which, in the issue, he was to reap eternal renown and fame.
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.
It has indeed happened, that governments of this kind have generally operated in the manner which the distinction taken notice of, supposes to be inherent in their nature; but there have been in most of them extensive exceptions to the practice
, which serve to prove, as far as example will go, that there is no absolute rule on the subject.
Yet it has been found expedient, and has been the practice
of Congress, to employ the inferior grades of public ministers, and to send and receive consuls.