I readily concede
that in this, as in every period of intellectual activity, there has been a noise of denial and protest; much was to be resisted, much was to be got rid of by those who were reared in the old, before they could begin to affirm and to construct.
After all, concede
, I grant that it is a sad employment for my intellectual faculties, and that man is not made to pass his life in beating the tambourine and biting chairs.
Just as the once independent dukedoms of France had to fuse into a nation, so now the nations had to adapt themselves to a wider coalescence, they had to keep what was precious and possible, and concede
what was obsolete and dangerous.
You must concede
that there are abuses, Hawley," said Mr.
However I am willing to concede
that we actually may be in another world from that which we have always known.
John Bartine," I said, "you must try to forgive me if I am wrong, but with the light that I have at present I cannot concede
your right to go all to pieces when asked the time o' night.
Ask an audience of the King; I am sure you will find great satisfaction there if you concede
the point about Baudoyer; and you can obtain something as an equivalent.
He was not quite sure, however, since that would mean that God was mightier than Tarzan-- a point which Tarzan of the Apes, who acknowledged no equal in the jungle, was loath to concede
Indeed, if by virtue these writers mean the exercise of those cardinal virtues, which like good housewives stay at home, and mind only the business of their own family, I shall very readily concede
the point; for so surely do all these contribute and lead to happiness, that I could almost wish, in violation of all the antient and modern sages, to call them rather by the name of wisdom, than by that of virtue; for, with regard to this life, no system, I conceive, was ever wiser than that of the antient Epicureans, who held this wisdom to constitute the chief good; nor foolisher than that of their opposites, those modern epicures, who place all felicity in the abundant gratification of every sensual appetite.
Munt, triumphant elsewhere, could afford to concede
This you alone can do, and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede
Perhaps, however, now that your friend is handcuffed in mid-air, and you yourself are at my mercy, you will concede
me some little temporary advantage?