In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes
are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it.
Nature is not democratic, nor limited-monarchical, but despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot of her authority by the pertest of her sons; and as fast as the public mind is opened to more intelligence, the code
is seen to be brute and stammering.
It would almost seem that, according to their peculiar code
of morals, the pilfering of a hatchet or a wrought nail from a European, is looked upon as a praiseworthy action.
It was clearly and precisely defined in the code
of principles by which he was guided.
While Prince Andrew went to report about the purple-faced general, that gentleman- evidently not sharing Boris' conception of the advantages of the unwritten code
of subordination- looked so fixedly at the presumptuous lieutenant who had prevented his finishing what he had to say to the adjutant that Boris felt uncomfortable.
But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code
The liberal military code
makes provision for hanging many kinds of persons, and gentlemen are not excluded.
Perhaps the only formal whaling code
authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
Pambrune for their improvement Religion Code
of laws Range of the Lower Nez Perces Camash, and other roots Nez Perce horses Preparations for departure Refusal of supplies Departure A laggard and glutton
Then he added that he and his principal would enjoy axes, and indeed prefer them, but such weapons were barred by the French code
, and so I must change my proposal.
And finally, as it is not enough, before commencing to rebuild the house in which we live, that it be pulled down, and materials and builders provided, or that we engage in the work ourselves, according to a plan which we have beforehand carefully drawn out, but as it is likewise necessary that we be furnished with some other house in which we may live commodiously during the operations, so that I might not remain irresolute in my actions, while my reason compelled me to suspend my judgement, and that I might not be prevented from living thenceforward in the greatest possible felicity, I formed a provisory code
of morals, composed of three or four maxims, with which I am desirous to make you acquainted.
The criminal code
of every country partakes so much of necessary severity, that without an easy access to exceptions in favor of unfortunate guilt, justice would wear a countenance too sanguinary and cruel.