You are partly crazy and partly imbecile; a ruin, a failure, as almost everybody is,--though some in less degree
, or less perceptibly, than their fellows.
Situation, soil, climate, the nature of the productions, the nature of the government, the genius of the citizens, the degree
of information they possess, the state of commerce, of arts, of industry, these circumstances and many more, too complex, minute, or adventitious to admit of a particular specification, occasion differences hardly conceivable in the relative opulence and riches of different countries.
For it cannot be presumed that the same degree
of sound policy, prudence, and foresight would uniformly be observed by each of these confederacies for a long succession of years.
The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees
of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society.
At this point I think I hear some of my better educated readers exclaim, "How could you in Flatland know anything about angles and degrees
, or minutes?
The temperature of the water at the surface showed twelve degrees
, it was now only ten; we had gained two.
In journeying eastward he had gone towards the sun, and the days therefore diminished for him as many times four minutes as he crossed degrees
in this direction.
I do not mean by this that one substance cannot be more or less truly substance than another, for it has already been stated' that this is the case; but that no single substance admits of varying degrees
In pursuit of the sperm whale, we had been cruising on the line some twenty degrees
to the westward of the Gallipagos; and all that we had to do, when our course was determined on, was to square in the yards and keep the vessel before the breeze, and then the good ship and the steady gale did the rest between them.
There be three degrees
of this hiding and veiling of a man's self.
This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees
of north latitude; that is to say, that, in order to approach it, the explorer must penetrate fifteen hundred miles into the interior of Africa.
It was now but 140 degrees
, although we had penetrated to a depth of nearly four miles.