But this could not be the case with-the idea of a nature more perfect than myself; for to receive it from nothing was a thing manifestly impossible; and, because it is not less repugnant that the more perfect should be an effect of, and dependence on the less perfect, than that something should proceed
from nothing, it was equally impossible that I could hold it from myself: accordingly, it but remained that it had been placed in me by a nature which was in reality more perfect than mine, and which even possessed within itself all the perfections of which I could form any idea; that is to say, in a single word, which was God.
This renders a full display of the principal defects of the Confederation necessary, in order to show that the evils we experience do not proceed
from minute or partial imperfections, but from fundamental errors in the structure of the building, which cannot be amended otherwise than by an alteration in the first principles and main pillars of the fabric.
RESUMING the subject of the last paper, I proceed
to inquire whether the federal government or the State governments will have the advantage with regard to the predilection and support of the people.
Coasting craft would be built and fitted out, also at the mouth of the Columbia, to trade, at favorable seasons, all along the northwest coast, and return, with the proceeds
of their voyages, to this place of deposit.
Let us therefore proceed
to examine whether the people are not right in their opinion that a cordial Union, under an efficient national government, affords them the best security that can be devised against HOSTILITIES from abroad.
Yet before I proceed
to my legitimate subject some few final remarks will no doubt be expected by my Readers upon those pillars and mainstays of the Constitution of Flatland, the controllers of our conduct and shapers of our destiny, the objects of universal homage and almost of adoration: need I say that I mean our Circles or Priests?
This last intimation had great weight, and after a silent and protracted, but fruitless opposition, the work was suffered to proceed
on the original plan.
Prefaces and passages, and excusations, and other speeches of reference to the person, are great wastes of time; and though they seem to proceed
of modesty, they are bravery.
The officer was about to give the order to proceed
, but Cornelius stopped him, a painful thought having struck him.
Glaucon and the rest entreated me by all means not to let the question drop, but to proceed
in the investigation.
It was so thick, and the foliage so dense, that it was quite fatiguing to proceed
To deny the existence of a passion of which we often see manifest instances, seems to be very strange and absurd; and can indeed proceed
only from that self-admonition which we have mentioned above: but how unfair is this