Real and effectual subjection only concerns such amongst us as voluntarily thrust their necks under the yoke, and who design to get wealth and honours by such services: for a man that loves his own fireside, and can govern his house without falling by the ears with his neighbours or engaging in suits of law, is as free as a Duke of Venice.

O these deliberate fools, when they do choose / They have the wisdom by their wit to lose. Mer. In this transaction, the ambition and avarice of the popes have been severely condemned. The Guards, just arrived from Russia, spent the night ten miles from Olmütz and next morning were to come straight to the review, reaching the field at Olmütz by ten o’clock. This stoppage of Lee’s column no doubt saved to us the trains following. Rente viagère—An annuity.

General Granger had got down to New Orleans, in some way or other, and I wrote Canby that he must not put him in command of troops. Mine honour my life is; both grow in one; / Take honour from me, and my life is done. Richard II., i. For they divide the Earth into Three Parts, one of which is that wherein we inhabit; another quite contrary to these Places in the Seasons of the Year; the Third lying between these Two, which they say is uninhabitable by reason of the scorching heat of the Sun; and therefore if Nile should overflow in the Winter-time, it would be clear and evident that its Source would arise out of our Zone, because then we have the most Rain: But on the contrary being that it rises in Summer, it’s very probable that in the Country opposite to us it’s Winter-time, where then there’s much Rain, and that those Floods of Water are brought down thence to us: And therefore that none can ever find out the Head-Springs of Nile, because the River has its Course through the opposite Zone; which is uninhabited. When he had read thus far, he crumpled the letter up and threw it away. “You don’t understand why I say this,” he continued, “but it is the whole story of life.

Music, like almost everything else in India, is thought to be of divine origin. They marched, without discipline, under the banners of German, or Gallic, counts: their attack was feeble and unsuccessful; but the friendly and hostile provinces were desolated with indiscriminate rage. Those who follow the other extreme, of being quite satisfied and pleased with and in themselves, of valuing what they have above all the rest, and of concluding no beauty can be greater than what they see, if they are not wiser than we, are really more happy; I do not envy their wisdom, but their good fortune. As I went in and out, the porter at the gate absolutely scoffed at me.

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