Suppose, then, that the expressions defining the authority of the convention were irreconcilably at variance with each other; that a NATIONAL and ADEQUATE GOVERNMENT could not possibly, in the judgment of the convention, be affected by ALTERATIONS and PROVISIONS in the ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION; which part of the definition ought to have been embraced, and which rejected?
But is it necessary to suppose that these expressions are absolutely irreconcilable to each other; that no ALTERATIONS or PROVISIONS in the articles of the confederation could possibly mould them into a national and adequate government; into such a government as has been proposed by the convention?
What he could not understand was why it should have been delivered, and what connection it could have with such a matter as the alterations
to be carried out in the cabin.
I can't be as young as I was, for these alterations
don't suit me.
But nothing contributes more to produce a clearness of diction that is remote from commonness than the lengthening, contraction, and alteration
There are six sorts of movement: generation, destruction, increase, diminution, alteration
, and change of place.
If you can give me your assurance of having no design beyond enjoying the conversation of a clever woman for a short period, and of yielding admiration only to her beauty and abilities, without being blinded by them to her faults, you will restore me to happiness ;but, if you cannot do this, explain to me, at least, what has occasioned so great an alteration
in your opinion of her.
It is no less worthy, to observe, how little alteration
in good spirits, the approaches of death make; for they appear to be the same men, till the last instant.
I have been obliged to make a slight alteration
in my personal appearance, ma'am," I said.
So far as I am concerned, I don't doubt that the alteration
in my personal appearance, which has protected me for years past, may be trusted to preserve me from recognition by these two people.
I thought at first that he had gone mad, but on returning to the house found no other alteration
in his manner than what was obviously due to fear of punishment.
in the primitive form of the satellite was only perceptible for a few moments.