If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent
of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
I had had confidential agents
trickling through the country some time, whose office was to undermine knighthood by imperceptible degrees, and to gnaw a little at this and that and the other superstition, and so prepare the way gradually for a better order of things.
Clara Belle was rather a successful agent
, but Susan, who could only say "thoap," never made large returns, and the twins, who were somewhat young to be thoroughly trustworthy, could be given only a half dozen cakes at a time, and were obliged to carry with them on their business trips a brief document stating the price per cake, dozen, and box.
By this assistance, after many interviews with the bassa's agents
, we agreed to pay four thousand three hundred crowns, which were accepted on condition that they should be paid down, and we should go on board within two hours: but, changing his resolution on a sudden, he sent us word by his treasurer that two of the most considerable among us should stay behind for security, while the rest went to procure the money they promised.
Next, having encouraged his thoroughly alarmed agents
, Vail proceeded to build up a definite business policy.
While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents
were in the city seeking to destroy it without war-- seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation.
There are, to be sure, women in Kandy that go about from house to house to remove down, and trim eyebrows, and make cosmetics for the use of the women, but we, the duennas of my lady, would never let them in, for most of them have a flavour of agents
that have ceased to be principals; and if we are not relieved by Senor Don Quixote we shall be carried to our graves with beards.
In his political capacity he has authority to settle disputes between the provinces, when other methods fail; to assist at the deliberations of the States-General, and at their particular conferences; to give audiences to foreign ambassadors, and to keep agents
for his particular affairs at foreign courts.
It is, that in a democracy, the people meet and exercise the government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents
It is useless to relate the activity with which Josette, Jacquelin, Mariette, Moreau, and his agents
went about their functions.
Bleeding and weak I reached my women, who, accustomed to such happenings, dressed my wounds, applying the wonderful healing and remedial agents
which make only the most instantaneous of death blows fatal.
Round the corner from the by-street, there was a square of ancient, handsome houses, now for the most part decayed from their high estate and let in flats and chambers to all sorts and conditions of men; map-engravers, architects, shady lawyers and the agents
of obscure enterprises.