But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot
lose my way.
A young woman, if she fall into bad hands, may be teazed, and kept at a distance from those she wants to be with; but one cannot
comprehend a young man's being under such restraint, as not to be able to spend a week with his father, if he likes it.
As to your suggested danger of deception, it is non-existent: for the Voice, being the essence of one's Being, cannot
be thus changed at will.
inform you, but you will be duly acquainted with the reasons that have rendered such a step necessary at the preliminary examination.
Because men, when they receive good from him of whom they were expecting evil, are bound more closely to their benefactor; thus the people quickly become more devoted to him than if he had been raised to the principality by their favours; and the prince can win their affections in many ways, but as these vary according to the circumstances one cannot
give fixed rules, so I omit them; but, I repeat, it is necessary for a prince to have the people friendly, otherwise he has no security in adversity.
be usefully employed without a certain intuitive sagacity.
Again, when a thing is present in a subject, though the name may quite well be applied to that in which it is present, the definition cannot
By this time, my dearest sister, you have received my hurried letter; I wish this may be more intelligible, but though not confined for time, my head is so bewildered that I cannot
answer for being coherent.
I thought it best,' said he, 'to call: One cannot
settle things too soon.
But I cannot
forget the length of her visit to the Mainwarings, and when I reflect on the different mode of life which she led with them from that to which she must now submit, I can only suppose that the wish of establishing her reputation by following though late the path of propriety, occasioned her removal from a family where she must in reality have been particularly happy.
, with this thought in my mind, ever again be happy under your roof, and I feel that I must leave you forever.
For princes, in regard of the distance of their fortune from that of their subjects and servants, cannot
gather this fruit, except (to make themselves capable thereof) they raise some persons to be, as it were, companions and almost equals to themselves, which many times sorteth to inconvenience.