It seems a funny kind of resolution
," I said doubtfully.
But, since our resolution
is formed, let us act promptly.
Having proposed his Resolution
with discreet brevity of speech, Mirabel courted popularity on the plan adopted by the late Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons--he told stories, and made jokes, adapted to the intelligence of the dullest people who were listening to him.
were overthrown in a moment, by the simple fact of my brother's running up to me and putting into my hand a small parcel, just arrived from London, which I had been for some time expecting.
Jones, to whom all the resolutions
which had been taken in favour of Blifil were yet a secret, was at first almost struck dead with this relation; but recovering his spirits a little, mere despair, as he afterwards said, inspired him to mention a matter to Mr Western, which seemed to require more impudence than a human forehead was ever gifted with.
He was still vainly trying to shake her resolution
, when the afternoon post brought a letter for Miss Pink which introduced a new element of disturbance into the discussion.
may fluctuate on the wild and changeful billows of human opinion, but mine is anchored on the Rock of Ages.
The low whistle, which had assisted him in arriving at this resolution
, here broke out into his loudest ringing tenor, and the corridor, as he hurried along it, echoed to his favourite song from the Beggar's Opera, "When the heart of a man is oppressed with care.
A PERSON belonging to the Society for Passing Resolutions
of Respect for the Memory of Deceased Members having died received the customary attention.
With these councillors, separately and collectively, he ought to carry himself in such a way that each of them should know that, the more freely he shall speak, the more he shall be preferred; outside of these, he should listen to no one, pursue the thing resolved on, and be steadfast in his resolutions
The consequence of this is, that though in theory their resolutions
concerning those objects are laws, constitutionally binding on the members of the Union, yet in practice they are mere recommendations which the States observe or disregard at their option.
Nothing fills one with so exquisite a weariness as a day spent in good resolutions
and great thoughts.