In all seasons of calamity, indeed, whether general or of individuals, the outcast of society
at once found her place.
I deny, it is true, that what is now called "society
" is society
in any real sense, and my best wish for it is that it may dissolve too rapidly to make it worth the while of those who are " not in society
"to facilitate its dissolution by violently pounding it into small pieces.
If individuals enter into a state of society
, the laws of that society
must be the supreme regulator of their conduct.
From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society
into different interests and parties.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society
at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
This habit of abstention from Feeling in the best society
enables a Circle the more easily to sustain the veil of mystery in which, from his earliest years, he is wont to enwrap the exact nature of his Perimeter or Circumference.
Nevertheless it is clear that such persons as the writer of these notes not only may, but positively must, exist in our society
, when we consider the circumstances in the midst of which our society
Much as I wish to enjoy again your charming society
, I cannot determine to snatch you from that, of such dear and deserving Freinds--When your Visit to them is terminated, I trust you will return to the arms of your" "Philippa.
As we see that every city is a society
, and every society
It is a spontaneous fruit of talents and feelings of precisely that class who have most vigor, who take the lead in the world of this hour, and though far from pure, far from constituting the gladdest and highest tone of human feeling, is as good as the whole society
permits it to be.
There was a large audience assembled on the 14th of January, 1862, at the session of the Royal Geographical Society
stood on one side, an organism with its own laws of growth and self-preservation, while the individual stood on the other.