But the question is this: Can a prince in every case solve his fiscal problems on his own authority and debase
his kingdom's money by diminishing its weight or its quality?
In fact, the extant coins of these kings are all rough and indications of the tendency to debase
money during these years, but the Catholic rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella, stabilized this volatility by a law that set the price for eight ounces of natural silver at two thousand two hundred ten maravedis, but when minted at two thousand two hundred seventy-eight.
Joseph Conrad, mocking the Romantic sublime, spoke of the typical romantic as "tingeing the world to the hue of his temperament." The wistful irony confronts us that it is, in fact, those who seek to define the world through the human rational facility who are "tingeing the world," excluding the glorious infinitudes of emotion and mystery from their awareness of life as they debase
existence to purely logical standards.
It has not been established beyond reasonable doubt that his laying of hands on Gio had been intended to debase
the intrinsic worth and dignity of Gio as a human being or that he thereby intended to humiliate or embarrass him.
By your comments, you debase
not only a great office of State but the vital debate about fundamental rights and freedoms in this country.
And thanks to George Galloway for proving that the lower you debase
yourself on TV, the higher your popularity will soar.
They sit in cafA bars, drinking frappAs and coming up with shows which, far from enhancing art, debase
Unfortunately, we have become addicted not only to entertainment for its own sake, but also to modes of entertainment that debase
our morals and degrade our intelligence.
Few people would undertake to debase
that money because of less profit; nor would it be easy for ordinary people--and such, for the most part, are those who make counterfeit money--to maintain mints to coin similar money.
But Reed tries to have it both ways, and his unwillingness to confront the money changers in the temple - those who would debase
spiritual values with material ones - is hard to take.
It's not just the grinning faces as they debase
live prisoners and gloat over dead ones.
No one of sound mind, with a decent career, a wife and children, would debase
themselves in the way he has unless there was something wrong.