The old country wives, however, who are the best judges of these matters, maintain
to this day that Ichabod was spirited away by supernatural means; and it is a favorite story often told about the neighborhood round the winter evening fire.
What are we to say to the men who profess the most flaming zeal for republican government, yet boldly impeach the fundamental principle of it; who pretend to be champions for the right and the capacity of the people to choose their own rulers, yet maintain
that they will prefer those only who will immediately and infallibly betray the trust committed to them?
Anaevsky testifies of it that some say that it is the work of man's hands, while others maintain
that it has been created by nature herself.
At the school where the reviving prosperity of his father was enabled to maintain
him, young Marmaduke formed an intimacy with a youth whose years were about equal to his own.
a hundred men," said the abbe, proudly; "that is a charge, I believe.
The consciousness of being environed by such dangerous neighbors, and of being still within the range of Rose and his fellow ruffians, obliged the party to be continually on the alert, and to maintain
weary vigils throughout the night, lest they should be robbed of their horses.
To conclude, there is no decaying merchant, or inward beggar, hath so many tricks to uphold the credit of their wealth, as these empty persons have, to maintain
the credit of their sufficiency.
Every courtier considers himself bound to maintain
his position worthily.
The etherealists maintain
that there is no such thing as matter--that all is mind.
But," says he, "if by honour you mean the true natural beauty of virtue, I will maintain
it may exist independent of any religion whatever.
No people could live without first valuing; if a people will maintain
itself, however, it must not value as its neighbour valueth.
Those who maintain
that mind is the reality and matter an evil dream are called "idealists"--a word which has a different meaning in philosophy from that which it bears in ordinary life.