That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent
dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism.
At this stage the labourers still form an incoherent
mass scattered over the whole country, and broken up by their mutual competition.
However, among all the incoherent
details given to me by the Abbe Busoni and by Lord Wilmore, by that friend and that enemy, one thing appears certain and clear in my opinion -- that in no period, in no case, in no circumstance, could there have been any contact between him and me.
But his sleep was a nightmare, which might be guessed by the incoherent
manner in which he sometimes snored and sometimes snorted.
Julia felt uncomfortable--she felt herself to be de trop; and making an incoherent
excuse, she had scarcely taken a seat on a sofa, before she arose, left the room, and ran up stairs again.
Talking of Herbert Spencer," he began, "do you really find no logical difficulty in regarding Nature as a process of involution, passing from definite coherent homogeneity to indefinite incoherent
Madmen are of some nation, and their language, however incoherent
in its words, has always the coherence of syllabification.
Talk not to me of Phaetons (said I, raving in a frantic, incoherent
manner)--Give me a violin--.
There, walking about with a meditative expression, which almost gave nobility to his vulgar head, his shoulders thrown up, his neck stretched out, his lips half open, to give vent to unconnected fragments of incoherent
thoughts, he lashed up his courage to the pitch of the undertaking contemplated, whilst within ten paces of him, separated only by a wall, his master was being stifled by anguish which drew from him lamentable cries, thinking no more of the treasures of the earth, or of the joys of Paradise, but much of all the horrors of hell.
His comrades endeavored to divert his mind and to draw him into rational conversation, but he only became the more exasperated, uttering wild and incoherent
Only, for Heaven's sake, let him not be incoherent
We had been practically drunk since nightfall, and grew incoherent
on water and milk.