Poligny pointed with a hesitating finger to this last clause
, which we certainly did not expect.
To the proposition, then, that slaves whose cases come within the terms of this clause
"shall be delivered up", their oaths are unanimous.
Attempts have been made to pervert this clause
into an objection against the Constitution, by representing it on one side as a criminal toleration of an illicit practice, and on another as calculated to prevent voluntary and beneficial emigrations from Europe to America.
For once more he saw before his mind's eye, as clear as transparency, the strange clauses
of the will.
Yes; but listen to this clause
, my dear Planchet, and if you do not find it equitable in every respect when it is written, well, we can scratch it out again: --
I have said that Newman was observant, but it must be admitted that on this occasion he failed to notice a certain delicate glance which passed between Madame de Bellegarde and the marquis, and which we may presume to have been a commentary upon the innocence displayed in that latter clause
of his speech.
In its original form, this law offered a premium for cat-heads (fourpence a-piece), but the Senate succeeded in amending the main clause
, so as to substitute the word "tails" for "heads.
My interlocutress appeared incapable of grasping more than one clause
in any proposition, and she declared quickly, eagerly, as if she were answering my whole speech: "I am not in the least fond of Venice.
If they are coming, Sir Harry will let them move in before the twenty-ninth, and he will cross out the clause
about whitewashing the ceilings, because it made them nervous, and put in the fair wear and tear one.
The precise words of the clause
that refers to this matter are enclosed.
At the last clause
of this announcement a senseless anger swelled the young man's breast.
Everything honourable and soothing, every present enjoyment, and every future hope was contained in it; and her acceptance, with only the saving clause
of Papa and Mamma's approbation, was eagerly given.