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This idea admits not of precise demonstration, because there is no rule by which we can measure the momentum of civil power necessary to the government of any given number of individuals; but when we consider that the island of Britain, nearly commensurate with each of the supposed confederacies, contains about eight millions of people, and when we reflect upon the degree of authority required to direct the passions of so large a society to the public good, we shall see no reason to doubt that the like portion of power would be sufficient to perform the same task in a society far more numerous.
A Wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Phileas Fogg replied that he would reflect upon the matter.
Yet when one comes to reflect upon the nature of an oyster, it seems plain that he does not care for scenery.
Mr Fledgeby,' said Lammle, in a bullying tone, 'am I to understand that you in any way reflect upon me, or hint dissatisfaction with me, in this affair?
Then there were two letters which had to be laid side by side and compared before she could make out the truth of their story, and even when she knew the facts she could not decide what to make of them; and finally she had to reflect upon a great many pages from a cousin who found himself in financial difficulties, which forced him to the uncongenial occupation of teaching the young ladies of Bungay to play upon the violin.
I began now seriously to reflect upon what I had done, and how justly I was overtaken by the judgment of Heaven for my wicked leaving my father's house, and abandoning my duty.
When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.
Amid it he began to reflect upon various incidents and conditions of the past.
You would simply have to sit upon the balcony and reflect upon your wasted morning.
The sleep into which I now sank refreshed me; and when I awoke, I again felt as if I belonged to a race of human beings like myself, and I began to reflect upon what had passed with greater composure; yet still the words of the fiend rang in my ears like a death-knell; they appeared like a dream, yet distinct and oppressive as a reality.
He began to reflect upon the events that had passed; they were numerous and inauspicious.