In others the supreme council is composed of the different magistrates, and they succeed to the offices of the community by proper divisions of tribes, wards, and other very small proportions, till every one in his turn goes through them: nor does the whole community ever meet together, without it is when new laws
are enacted, or some national affair is debated, or to hear what the magistrates have to propose to them.
And nothing honours a man more than to establish new laws
and new ordinances when he himself was newly risen.
Yet these new laws
were broken again and again, because bread had now become so dear that it was impossible for men to live on as little as they had done before.
All new laws
, though penned with the greatest technical skill, and passed on the fullest and most mature deliberation, are considered as more or less obscure and equivocal, until their meaning be liquidated and ascertained by a series of particular discussions and adjudications.
There in Petersburg they are always writing- not notes only but even new laws
thou seest impos'd; New Laws
from him who reigns, new minds may raise In us who serve, new Counsels, to debate What doubtful may ensue, more in this place To utter is not safe.
The glory of His evangelists, and the proof of their divine mission, is not so much that they made laws for the world, but that they spread a new spirit abroad, and the new laws
were filled with this new spirit.
We have new laws
, Evremonde, and new offences, since you were here.
They make the laws as they are needed; a new law
for each emergency.
There are two lessons in this discourse: first, that in order to create one must be as a little child; secondly, that it is only through existing law and order that one attains to that height from which new law
and new order may be promulgated.
John Hay, who did not know me except as a young Westerner who had written poems in the Atlantic Monthly, asked me how I would like Venice, and promised that they would have the salary put up to a thousand a year, under the new law
to embarrass privateers.
It is easy for you to talk of annulling the law of development, but where is the new law
of development that will maintain your strength?