They had been permitted
to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.
At first he had watched him narrowly through the day, and never allowed him to sleep at night unfettered; but the uncomplaining patience and apparent contentment of Tom's manner led him gradually to discontinue these restraints, and for some time Tom had enjoyed a sort of parole of honor, being permitted
to come and go freely where he pleased on the boat.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted
, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
And yet, by ingenious contrivance, this gilded minority, in- stead of being in the tail of the procession where it be- longed, was marching head up and banners flying, at the other end of it; had elected itself to be the Nation, and these innumerable clams had permitted
it so long that they had come at last to accept it as a truth; and not only that, but to believe it right and as it should be.
They did not belong to any of the corps, but they were furnished with weapons and armor, and permitted
to fight here by the five corps as a courtesy.
They paid no further attention to me and I was thus permitted
to remain close and watch their operations, which consisted in breaking an opening in the wall of the incubator large enough to permit of the exit of the young Martians.
She must have found there an unquestionable assurance of the honorableness of their owner, for she permitted
him to lay his palm upon her forehead and feel her pulse.
We knew very well that things of this sort were considered vulgar, unless of the purest quality and used with the tact of good society; but still it was permitted
to sprinkle a very little lavender, or exquisite eau de cologne, on a pocket-handkerchief.
Now of those principles on which the Carthaginians have established their mixed form of government, composed of an aristocracy and democracy, some incline to produce a democracy, others an oligarchy: for instance, if the kings and the senate are unanimous upon any point in debate, they can choose whether they will bring it before the people or no; but if they disagree, it is to these they must appeal, who are not only to hear what has been approved of by the senate, but are finally to determine upon it; and whosoever chooses it, has a right to speak against any matter whatsoever that may be proposed, which is not permitted
in other cases.
Staid till midnight, but not permitted
to land by these infamous
They were happy in the privilege of being permitted
to enjoy any kind of opportunity that would enable them to improve their condition.
The sorcery of the Phanfasms permitted
him to see no more.