In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic
may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against the confusion of a multitude.
found means to accomplish that formidable league, which gave a deadly blow to the power and pride of this haughty republic
But, you will tell me, our race have equal rights to mingle in the American republic
as the Irishman, the German, the Swede.
There was life and motion everywhere, and yet everywhere there was a hush, a stealthy sort of stillness, that was suggestive of secret enterprises of bravoes and of lovers; and clad half in moonbeams and half in mysterious shadows, the grim old mansions of the Republic
seemed to have an expression about them of having an eye out for just such enterprises as these at that same moment.
Again, Plato may be regarded as the "captain" ('arhchegoz') or leader of a goodly band of followers; for in the Republic
is to be found the original of Cicero's De Republica, of St.
Five were to be tried together, next, as enemies of the Republic
, forasmuch as they had not assisted it by word or deed.
The grand description of the philosopher in Republic
VI, as the spectator of all time and all existence, may be paralleled with another famous expression of Spinoza, 'Contemplatio rerum sub specie eternitatis.
The power of the republic
has done much to restore peace to these wild scenes, and it is now possible to travel in security, where civilised man did not dare to pass unprotected five-and-twenty years ago.
As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic
in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.