As to their military affairs, they boast that the king's army consists
of a hundred and seventy-six thousand foot, and thirty-two thousand horse: if that may be called an army, which is made up of tradesmen in the several cities, and farmers in the country, whose commanders are only the nobility and gentry, without pay or reward.
Modern morality consists
in accepting the standard of one's age.
of a stuffed cucumber, and the stuffing is to be made of these pearls.
It is not long since it contained forty provinces; but is now not much bigger than all Spain, and consists
but of five kingdoms and six provinces, of which part is entirely subject to the Emperor, and part only pays him some tribute, or acknowledgment of dependence, either voluntarily or by compulsion.
Part of the property of the city of Telephonia consists
of ten million poles, as many as would make a fence from New York to California, or put a stockade around Texas.
Remember there is no jewel in the world so precious as a chaste and virtuous woman, and that the whole honour of women consists
in reputation; and since thy wife's is of that high excellence that thou knowest, wherefore shouldst thou seek to call that truth in question?
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists
in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
The standing army which he commands consists
of about forty thousand men.
The extension of our own commerce in our own vessels cannot give pleasure to any nations who possess territories on or near this continent, because the cheapness and excellence of our productions, added to the circumstance of vicinity, and the enterprise and address of our merchants and navigators, will give us a greater share in the advantages which those territories afford, than consists
with the wishes or policy of their respective sovereigns.
If a faction consists
of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote.
In Switzerland they support the Radicals, without losing sight of the fact that this party consists
of antagonistic elements, partly of Democratic Socialists, in the French sense, partly of radical bourgeois.
The work of rearing young, green Martians consists
solely in teaching them to talk, and to use the weapons of warfare with which they are loaded down from the very first year of their lives.