No country can be named in which all the native inhabitants are now so perfectly adapted
to each other and to the physical conditions under which they live, that none of them could anyhow be improved; for in all countries, the natives have been so far conquered by naturalised productions, that they have allowed foreigners to take firm possession of the land.
"Dare say he may be; never was much adapted
to anything that I set him about, I'll be bound."
In the first, the qualifications best adapted
to uniting the suffrages of the party, will be more considered than those which fit the person for the station.
By discarding a claim to knowledge of the ultimate purpose, we shall clearly perceive that just as one cannot imagine a blossom or seed for any single plant better suited to it than those it produces, so it is impossible to imagine any two people more completely adapted
down to the smallest detail for the purpose they had to fulfill, than Napoleon and Alexander with all their antecedents.
He said that, the people of their island had their ears adapted
to hear "the music of the spheres, which always played at certain periods, and the court was now prepared to bear their part, in whatever instrument they most excelled."
Lynn and Sedley received fashion papers from Paris once a week and adapted
the costumes illustrated in them to the needs of their customers.