We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one
way or another.
The steel-works were fifteen miles away, and as usual it was so contrived that one
had to pay two fares to get there.
Still I thought I might catch him on one
point; so I asked him why the modern empire did not make the nation's cream in the Heidelberg Tun, instead of leaving it to rot away unused.
These cities set out bravely, with loud beating of drums, plunged from one
mishap to another, and finally quit.
Everybody talked at once, without waiting for a reply and each one
seemed to be contented with expressing his or her own thoughts.
Again, the prince who holds a country differing in the above respects ought to make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and to weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that no foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get a footing there; for it will always happen that such a one
will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one
has seen already.
For it is not necessary that a subject receptive of the qualities should always have either the one
or the other; that which has not yet advanced to the state when sight is natural is not said either to be blind or to see.
As soon as his upturned eyes caught a glimpse of me, he exclaimed in his usual dry tone, for the danger did not seem to daunt him in the least, 'Mate, do me the kindness not to fall until I get out of your way;' and then swinging himself more on one
side, he continued his descent.
In truth, I expected nothing better than to find myself in the ditch on one
side or the Quag on the other; but on communicating my apprehensions to Mr.
Then she said: 'Well, Gretel, enjoy yourself, one
fowl has been cut into, take another drink, and eat it up entirely; when it is eaten you will have some peace, why should God's good gifts be spoilt?
There are many sorts of slaves; for their employments are various: of these the handicraftsmen are one
, who, as their name imports, get their living by the labour of their hands, and amongst these all mechanics are included; [1277b] for which reasons such workmen, in some states, were not formerly admitted into any share in the government; till at length democracies were established: it is not therefore proper for any man of honour, or any citizen, or any one
who engages in public affairs, to learn these servile employments without they have occasion for them for their own use; for without this was observed the distinction between a master and a slave would be lost.
How the fatigues and annoyances of travel fill one
with bitter prejudices sometimes