would it degrade
me as much as to break my faith with the helpless?
YOU may even think it degrading-- for I see now your habits have been what the world calls refined: your tastes lean to the ideal, and your society has at least been amongst the educated; but I consider that no service degrades
which can better our race.
The continual necessity for their services enhances the importance of the soldier, and proportionably degrades
the condition of the citizen.
Accustomed," adds Captain Bonneville, "as I had heretofore been, to find the wretched Indian revelling in blood, and stained by every vice which can degrade
human nature, I could scarcely realize the scene which I had witnessed.
They do so on the ground that such charity degrades
It must be done, sir,” returned the lady, with a half-concealed smile, “though it degrades
you from an angel to a man.
Augusta (replied the noble Youth) I thought you had a better opinion of me, than to imagine I would so abjectly degrade
myself as to consider my Father's Concurrence in any of my affairs, either of Consequence or concern to me.
Even the fashionable quarters had the air of untidy domesticity to which no excess of heat ever degrades
the European cities.
What is it men love in Genius, but its infinite hope, which degrades
all it has done?
Douglass straightened himself up on the box upon which he was sitting, and replied: "They cannot degrade
A government degrades
itself by openly employing such a man, whose real vocation is for police diplomacy.
And do you think you can injure and degrade
yourself, and I not feel it?