But although these plays were looked upon as an act
of religion, they were not all solemn.
They thought it reasonable, that between the interfering acts
of an EQUAL authority, that which was the last indication of its will should have the preference.
This, though the thought of the moment, did not end with the moment; for the inclination to act
was awakened, and in no one more strongly than in him who was now master of the house; and who, having so much leisure as to make almost any novelty a certain good, had likewise such a degree of lively talents and comic taste, as were exactly adapted to the novelty of acting.
from Annapolis recommends the "appointment of commissioners to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS as shall appear to them necessary to render the Constitution of the federal government ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF THE UNION; and to report such an act
for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and afterwards confirmed by the legislature of every State, will effectually provide for the same.
In as few words as possible," he began, "Spencer puts it something like this: First, a man must act
for his own benefit--to do this is to be moral and good.
Besides, I don't suppose you will want your wife to act
, so what does it matter if she plays Juliet like a wooden doll?
In the remainder of the present lecture I shall state in outline the view which I advocate, and show how various other views out of which mine has grown result from modifications of the threefold analysis into act
, content and object.
And all that for the most foolish reason, which, one would think, was hardly worth mentioning: that is, that man everywhere and at all times, whoever he may be, has preferred to act
as he chose and not in the least as his reason and advantage dictated.
You are right, Laurence," said Grandfather, "and it was really amazing and terrible to see what a change came over the aspect of the people the moment the English Parliament had passed this oppressive act
Reserving his opinion, Henry turned the page, and devoted himself to the reading of the next act
In the second act
there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
Sergey Ivanovitch, waiting till the malignant gentleman had finished speaking, said that he thought the best solution would be to refer to the act
itself, and asked the secretary to find the act