"I can't think of any resolutions
I want to make," said Felicity, who was perfectly satisfied with herself.
"Good Heavens!" exclaimed a Sovereign Elector, on hearing the resolutions
read, "what a loss to the nation!
Hence it follows that those things he does one day he undoes the next, and no one ever understands what he wishes or intends to do, and no one can rely on his resolutions
If there be no penalty annexed to disobedience, the resolutions
or commands which pretend to be laws will, in fact, amount to nothing more than advice or recommendation.
The gentlemen were all interested in "the objects of the meeting"; and the ladies were firm in the resolution
not to be left at home by themselves.
what should be leaving my room, as I advanced to enter it, but--well, it's no use, resolutions
are all very well, but facts are facts, especially when they're natural, and here was I face to face with the most natural little natural fact, and withal the most charming and merry-eyed, that-- well, in short, as I came to enter my room I was confronted by the roundest, ruddiest little chambermaid ever created for the trial of mortal frailty.
Many knew not which way to fix their resolution
. They could not be clear for the Union, yet they saw death at the door in its breaking off--death to their liberty, to their religion, and to their country." Better than any other he gives a picture of the "infinite struggles, clamor, railing, and tumult of party." Let me give, in his own words, a description of a riot in the streets of Edinburgh:--
This circumstance did not greatly disconcert me, however, because I attributed it, not so much to any dislike of my person, as to some absolute resolution
against a second marriage formed prior to the time of our acquaintance, whether from excess of affection for her late husband, or because she had had enough of him and the matrimonial state together.
This is my fixed resolution
, and so I leave you to consider on it." He then broke from her with such violence, that her face dashed against the floor; and he burst directly out of the room, leaving poor Sophia prostrate on the ground.
"Oh, my mother!" exclaimed Albert, so overcome he could scarcely speak; "it is not the same with you and me -- you cannot have made the same resolution
I have, for I have come to warn you that I bid adieu to your house, and -- and to you."
O yes!" outside in the street proclaiming the Resolution
of the Council.
The secretary was told to write down the resolution
of the Moscow nobility and gentry, that they would furnish ten men, fully equipped, out of every thousand serfs, as the Smolensk gentry had done.