I have heard him lamenting her having no instrument
repeatedly; oftener than I should suppose such a circumstance would, in the common course of things, occur to him.
Upon the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the dissolution of the ties of allegiance, the assumption of sovereign power, and the institution of civil government, are all acts of transcendent authority, which the people alone are competent to perform; and, accordingly, it is in the name and by the authority of the people, that two of these acts--the dissolution of allegiance, with the severance from the British Empire, and the declaration of the United Colonies, as free and independent States--were performed by that instrument
What reason could there be to infer, that force was intended to be the sole instrument
of authority, merely because there is a power to make use of it when necessary?
The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments
of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation.
These are the usual nautical instruments
," I replied, "and I know the use of them.
The discordant tones of the voices and instruments
drew nearer, and now droning songs mingled with the sound of the tambourines and cymbals.
But Delafield possessed other attractions to catch the attention of the audience: his powers on the instrument
greatly exceeded those of any of his competitors, and his execution was really wonderful; every tongue was silent, every ear was attentive, and every head nodded approbation, excepting that of our heroine.
Besides the sticks and the drums, there are no other musical instruments
among the Typees, except one which might appropriately be denominated a nasal flute.
provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.
By the light which escaped from it, the prisoner beheld, all about the room, frightful instruments
whose use she did not understand.
Slaves were passing among the guests, distributing small musical instruments
of a single string.
What memories cling 'round the instruments
of our pleasure.