It should be observed that, while the conception of a regular
appearance is perfectly precise, the conception of an irregular appearance is one capable of any degree of vagueness.
If these lessons teach us, on one hand, to admire the improvement made by America on the ancient mode of preparing and establishing regular
plans of government, they serve not less, on the other, to admonish us of the hazards and difficulties incident to such experiments, and of the great imprudence of unnecessarily multiplying them.
In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular
measures for defense.
The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular
and well-finished of itself.
Pitched battles had been fought with the small armies of armed strike-breakers* put in the field by the employers' associations; the Black Hundreds, appearing in scores of wide-scattered places, had destroyed property; and, in consequence, a hundred thousand regular
soldiers of the United States has been called out to put a frightful end to the whole affair.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular
, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
On the 12th of December, the fate of Astoria was consummated by a regular
"Put him beside his wife and he looks a regular
"I mean he goes to our church regular
when he's in Sheffield.
An', you know, the ground has a regular
good smell to it, a-turnin' over an' turnin' over.
At intervals were heaps of green bread-fruit, raised in pyramidical stacks, resembling the regular
piles of heavy shot to be seen in the yard of an arsenal.
At the conclusion of each massacre in either country, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at stated regular
periods, as may be provided by treaty, there shall be an exchange of scalps between the two Governments, scalp for scalp, without regard to sex or age; the Government having the greatest number is to be taxed on the excess at the rate of $1000 a scalp, and the other Government credited with the amount.