In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes
are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it.
It would almost seem that, according to their peculiar code
of morals, the pilfering of a hatchet or a wrought nail from a European, is looked upon as a praiseworthy action.
Nature is not democratic, nor limited-monarchical, but despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot of her authority by the pertest of her sons; and as fast as the public mind is opened to more intelligence, the code
is seen to be brute and stammering.
Conflicting moral codes
have been no more than the conflicting weapons of different classes of men; for in mankind there is a continual war between the powerful, the noble, the strong, and the well-constituted on the one side, and the impotent, the mean, the weak, and the ill-constituted on the other.
It was the patronizing way he had said it that infuriated her, as if he were a superior being of some kind, governed by codes
which she could not be expected to understand.
Perhaps the only formal whaling code
authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
Then he added that he and his principal would enjoy axes, and indeed prefer them, but such weapons were barred by the French code
, and so I must change my proposal.
Ca- pable of high attainments as an intellectual and moral being--needing nothing but a comparatively small amount of cultivation to make him an orna- ment to society and a blessing to his race--by the law of the land, by the voice of the people, by the terms of the slave code
, he was only a piece of property, a beast of burden, a chattel personal, nevertheless!
On all the duties and proprieties of life, from filial behaviour to the arrangements of the evening toilette, pretty Nancy Lammeter, by the time she was three-and-twenty, had her unalterable little code
, and had formed every one of her habits in strict accordance with that code
And finally, as it is not enough, before commencing to rebuild the house in which we live, that it be pulled down, and materials and builders provided, or that we engage in the work ourselves, according to a plan which we have beforehand carefully drawn out, but as it is likewise necessary that we be furnished with some other house in which we may live commodiously during the operations, so that I might not remain irresolute in my actions, while my reason compelled me to suspend my judgement, and that I might not be prevented from living thenceforward in the greatest possible felicity, I formed a provisory code
of morals, composed of three or four maxims, with which I am desirous to make you acquainted.
But a general view of the Code
may be obtained from the following summary: --
Pambrune for their improvement Religion Code
of laws Range of the Lower Nez Perces Camash, and other roots Nez Perce horses Preparations for departure Refusal of supplies Departure A laggard and glutton