'That, with the view just mentioned, this Association
has taken into its serious consideration a proposal, emanating from the aforesaid, Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., and three other Pickwickians hereinafter named, for forming a new branch of United Pickwickians, under the title of The Corresponding Society of the Pickwick Club.
The member of the association
who would bind a paperbox maiden to his conquering chariot scorned to employ Beau Brumme1 airs.
Yet Montesquieu, speaking of this association
, says: "Were I to give a model of an excellent Confederate Republic, it would be that of Lycia." Thus we perceive that the distinctions insisted upon were not within the contemplation of this enlightened civilian; and we shall be led to conclude, that they are the novel refinements of an erroneous theory.
"Where is the association
to be?" asked Konstantin Levin.
Unluckily, the war which broke out in 1812 between Great Britain and the United States suspended the association
; and, after the war, it was entirely dissolved; Congress having passed a law prohibiting the British fur traders from prosecuting their enterprises within the territories of the United States.
Astor, the founder of the association
, had retired from busy life, and the concerns of the company were ably managed by Mr.
"There is no good side--none at least of which you can have any knowledge; for you cannot appreciate the efforts of industry, the achievements of enterprise, or the discoveries of science: narrowness of education and obscurity of position quite incapacitate you from understanding these points; and as to historical and poetical associations
, I will not insult you, mademoiselle, by supposing that you alluded to such humbug."
Shortly after this change in his circumstances he became an advocate of thrift, temperance, and steady industry, and quitted the International Association
, of which he had been an enthusiastic supporter when dependent on his own skill and taste as a working mason.
Our preaching service, prayer-meetings, Sunday-school, Christian Endeavour Society, Young Men's Christian Association
, and various missionary organizations, testify to this.
Nor should one ever eat without a seventeenth-century poet in an old yellow-leaved edition upon the table, not to be read, of course, any more than the flowers are to be eaten, but just to make music of association
very softly to our thoughts.
One condition was imposed as a sine qua non upon every candidate for admission into the association
, and that was the condition of having designed, or (more or less) perfected a cannon; or, in default of a cannon, at least a firearm of some description.
I do not think," said Doctor Manette with the firmness of self-conviction, "that anything but the one train of association
would renew it.