"We have sailed many months, we have sailed many weeks,(Four weeks to the month you may mark), But never as yet ('tis your Captain who speaks) Have we caught the least
glimpse of a Snark!
It is alleged, indeed, that the high heels are most agreeable to our ancient constitution; but, however this be, his majesty has determined to make use only of low heels in the administration of the government, and all offices in the gift of the crown, as you cannot but observe; and particularly that his majesty's imperial heels are lower at least
by a DRURR than any of his court (DRURR is a measure about the fourteenth part of an inch).
For this purpose I have shown that no acquisitions of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least
balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.
In the meantime, however, I was cunning enough not to give the least
room to any in the family to suspect me, or to imagine that I had the least
correspondence with this young gentleman.
Besides, the provident law has deprived you of the power to disinherit me, at least
entirely, as it has also of the power to compel me to marry Monsieur This or Monsieur That.
A niece of ours, Sir Thomas, I may say, or at least
ofyours, would not grow up in this neighbourhood without many advantages.
And the same principle, as I should suppose, applies to all composite things--furniture, houses, garments; when good and well made, they are least
altered by time and circumstances.
"Well it wasn't a bird--at least
not a regular bird," said Ned in a low voice, as once more he looked at the dark and gloomy jungle that stretched back from the river and behind the little clearing where the camp had been made.
If it was easy to reflect, however, that such a boy could postpone school, it was at least
as marked that for such a boy to have been "kicked out" by a schoolmaster was a mystification without end.
The charges exhibited against it are, first, that so small a number of representatives will be an unsafe depositary of the public interests; secondly, that they will not possess a proper knowledge of the local circumstances of their numerous constituents; thirdly, that they will be taken from that class of citizens which will sympathize least
with the feelings of the mass of the people, and be most likely to aim at a permanent elevation of the few on the depression of the many; fourthly, that defective as the number will be in the first instance, it will be more and more disproportionate, by the increase of the people, and the obstacles which will prevent a correspondent increase of the representatives.
For if a Soldier is a wedge, a Woman is a needle; being, so to speak, ALL point, at least
at the two extremities.
People said that he resembled Byron--at least
that his head was Byronic; but he was a bearded, tranquil Byron, who might live on a thousand years without growing old.