But the national government, not being affected by those local
circumstances, will neither be induced to commit the wrong themselves, nor want power or inclination to prevent or punish its commission by others.
Men of factious tempers, of local
prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.
spies means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district.
Indeed, to tell the truth, it is not local
at all; but, on the other hand, it is cosmopolitan, and there is a great advantage in that.
At Blackstable there were only the farmers' daughters and the girls of the local
I remember a holiday of mine being completely ruined one late autumn by our paying attention to the weather report of the local
While I was making this Christmas visit I met an old coloured man who was one of the numerous local
preachers, who tried to convince me, from the experience Adam had in the Garden of Eden, that God had cursed all labour, and that, therefore, it was a sin for any man to work.
Massacres are to be sternly forbidden as heretofore; but any citizen or subject of either country disobeying the injunction is to detach the scalps of all persons massacred and deposit them with a local
officer designated to receive and preserve them and sworn to keep and render a true account thereof.
As he had been personally known to every man, woman and well-grown child in the village, the funeral, as the local
newspaper phrased it, "was largely attended.
He had bought the ranch for beauty, and paid a round price for it, much to the disgust of the local
doctor, on the other hand, a young man (and evidently a red-hot radical), proved to be obstinate, and, considering his position, insolent as well.
He'll make Ward sit up with a show of local
talent that'll make the rest of you sit up.