True, the ceremony had been cut down to three mere taps on the shoulder, but Governors who tried to evade that much found themselves and their office compassed
about with a great cloud of witnesses who took up their time with lawsuits and, worse still, neglected the puppies.
Had good Stutely's master but known how his man was compassed
about with perils, perchance he might send succor to bring him out of the hand of his enemies.
And it were well if all such could be admonished to discriminate judgments of which the true subject-matter lies entirely beyond their reach, from those of which the elements may be compassed
by a narrow and superficial survey.