"1st, The man-mountain shall not depart from our dominions, without our license under our great seal.
"8th, That the said man-mountain shall, in two moons' time, deliver in an exact survey of the circumference of our dominions, by a computation of his own paces round the coast.
Acknowledge your folly or depart from my dominions."
As long as any part of me remained in his dominion and in his view, the King kept exclaiming, "I see you, I see you still; you are not moving." But when I had at last moved myself out of his Line, he cried in his shrillest voice, "She is vanished; she is dead." "I am not dead," replied I; "I am simply out of Lineland, that is to say, out of the Straight Line which you call Space, and in the true Space, where I can see things as they are.
For some time he travelled through his father's dominions
and all went well; but soon after passing the frontier they had to cross a desert plain under a burning sun.
We travelled near a month after this, the ways not being so good as at first, though still in the dominions
of the Emperor of China, but lay for the most part in the villages, some of which were fortified, because of the incursions of the Tartars.
Have there not been as many wars founded upon commercial motives since that has become the prevailing system of nations, as were before occasioned by the cupidity of territory or dominion? Has not the spirit of commerce, in many instances, administered new incentives to the appetite, both for the one and for the other?
They had furious contests with England for the dominion of the sea, and were among the most persevering and most implacable of the opponents of Louis XIV.
--In the end, however, grasping out for ITS dominion
with strong, green branches, asking weighty questions of the wind, the storm, and whatever is at home on high places;
My conduct has been equally guarded from the first, and I never behaved less like a coquette in the whole course of my life, though perhaps my desire of dominion
was never more decided.
Such were avarice and ambition, which divided the dominion
of his mind between them.
The most revealing aspect of this study is that Dominion
status was never a static, timeless reality because 'the Dominions
'--that is, not just New Zealand but the other self-governing parts of Britain's empire--had varied and in many instances escalating ambitions as to what the substance of that status should be.