This simple proposition will teach us how little reason there is to expect, that the persons intrusted with the administration of the affairs of the particular members of a confederacy will at all times be ready, with perfect good-humor, and an unbiased regard to the public weal, to execute the resolutions
or decrees of the general authority.
We averaged four mass-meetings a week for the voyage--we seemed always in labor in this way, and yet so often fallaciously that whenever at long intervals we were safely delivered of a resolution
, it was cause for public rejoicing, and we hoisted the flag and fired a salute.
With a good-tempered resolution
, which never passed the limits of modesty and refinement, Emily met Alban Morris on his own ground.
But that being soon obtained, one Captain Richardson, who commanded, taking about thirty men with him, marched bravely up to them; and making his way with great resolution
through the crowd, they flying, but throwing stones and hallooing at him, and his men.
I can't think of any resolutions
I want to make," said Felicity, who was perfectly satisfied with herself.
This circumstance did not greatly disconcert me, however, because I attributed it, not so much to any dislike of my person, as to some absolute resolution
against a second marriage formed prior to the time of our acquaintance, whether from excess of affection for her late husband, or because she had had enough of him and the matrimonial state together.
Sophia was now convinced that her aunt had behaved honourably to her: and she determined to go through that disagreeable afternoon with as much resolution
as possible, and without giving the least suspicion in the world to her father.
And now, lest my good resolutions
should continue, my companion, who had enticed me away, comes to me; "Well, Bob," says he, clapping me upon the shoulder, "how do you do after it?
, or rather your expectation of never marrying, results from an idea that the person whom you might prefer, would be too greatly your superior in situation to think of you.
Elinor, who had now been for some time reflecting on the propriety or impropriety of speedily hazarding her narration, without feeling at all nearer decision than at first, heard this; and perceiving that as reflection did nothing, resolution
must do all, soon found herself leading to the fact.
She drew herself into an attitude not of defiance, but of resolution
, as one that would avoid provoking assault, yet was resolute to repel it, being offered, to the utmost of her power.
You are to know," said he, "that several committees of council have been lately called, in the most private manner, on your account; and it is but two days since his majesty came to a full resolution