The fencer who demanded a contest according to the rules
of fencing was the French army; his opponent who threw away the rapier and snatched up the cudgel was the Russian people; those who try to explain the matter according to the rules
of fencing are the historians who have described the event.
All this is admitted, it will perhaps be said; but does it follow, from an admission of numbers for the measure of representation, or of slaves combined with free citizens as a ratio of taxation, that slaves ought to be included in the numerical rule
To these encroachments, time and ignorance, the two great supporters of imposture, gave authority; and thus many rules
for good writing have been established, which have not the least foundation in truth or nature; and which commonly serve for no other purpose than to curb and restrain genius, in the same manner as it would have restrained the dancing-master, had the many excellent treatises on that art laid it down as an essential rule
that every man must dance in chains.
He who obtains sovereignty by the assistance of the nobles maintains himself with more difficulty than he who comes to it by the aid of the people, because the former finds himself with many around him who consider themselves his equals, and because of this he can neither rule
nor manage them to his liking.
Glinda the Good, who rules
the Quadlings, sent her home again," said the boy.
He was intensely moved by the grandeur of the struggle for life, and the ethical rule
which it suggested seemed to fit in with his predispositions.
Considering the several rules
now given, which govern the fertility of first crosses and of hybrids, we see that when forms, which must be considered as good and distinct species, are united, their fertility graduates from zero to perfect fertility, or even to fertility under certain conditions in excess.
Those of the direct kind, which principally relate to land and buildings, may admit of a rule
Yes," Sheldon interrupted, "but it was according to the formula of the rule
of the weak that Packard ruled.
But I assure you, my good people, that I do not wish to rule
the Emerald City," he added, earnestly.
Then he said, "The Winkies were very kind to me, and wanted me to rule
over them after the Wicked Witch died.
Thus his ideal city is, as he says, a pattern laid up in heaven by which the just man may rule
his life, a pattern therefore in the meantime for the individual and not for the statesman.