At this day it cannot but strike us as extraordinary, that it does not appear to have occurred to any one member of that assembly, which had laid down in terms so clear, so explicit, so unequivocal, the foundation of all just government, in the imprescriptible rights of man, and the transcendent sovereignty of the people, and who in those principles had set forth their only personal vindication from the charges of rebellion against their king, and of treason to their country, that their last crowning act was still to be performed upon the same principles.
And thus was consummated the work commenced by the Declaration of Independence--a work in which the people of the North American Union, acting under the deepest sense of responsibility to the Supreme Ruler of the universe, had achieved the most transcendent act of power that social man in his mortal condition can perform--even that of dissolving the ties of allegiance by which he is bound to his country; of renouncing that country itself; of demolishing its government; of instituting another government; and of making for himself another country in its stead.
how chang'd From him, who in the happy Realms of Light Cloth'd with transcendent
brightnes didst outshine Myriads though bright: If he whom mutual league, United thoughts and counsels, equal hope, And hazard in the Glorious Enterprize, Joynd with me once, now misery hath joynd In equal ruin: into what Pit thou seest From what highth fal'n, so much the stronger provd He with his Thunder: and till then who knew The force of those dire Arms?
Here, among his many boxes labelled with transcendent
names, lives Mr.
It is in accordance with this principle that Aristotle holds that kingship is the proper form of government when there is in the state one man of transcendent
For effective magic is transcendent
nature; and who shall measure the subtlety of those touches which convey the quality of soul as well as body, and make a man's passion for one woman differ from his passion for another as joy in the morning light over valley and river and white mountain-top differs from joy among Chinese lanterns and glass panels?
Solomon Pell, who had that day displayed such transcendent
abilities, a mottled-faced gentleman in a blue shawl proposed that somebody should sing a song.
They possess a quite dazzling and transcendent
beauty which separates them by a wide interval from the cadaverous cod and haddock whose fame is trumpeted in our streets.
Nor does it point to any relations of friendship or love known and described in society, but, as it seems to me, to a quite other and unattainable sphere, to relations of transcendent
delicacy and sweetness, to what roses and violets hint and foreshow.
Of which remarkable gentlewoman it may be finally observed, that there surely never was a gentlewoman of whose transcendent
fitness for any vacant appointment on the face of this earth, so many people were (as the warmth of her Testimonials evinced) so perfectly satisfied--or who was so very unfortunate in having a large circle of ardent and distinguished admirers, who never themselves happened to want her in any capacity.
Immensely rewarding and lyrically philosophical, In Your Hands won Portugal's top literary prize upon its 1997 release; more than two decades later, the transcendent
prose and timeless themes of love and tolerance are as resonant as ever.
In the end, however, Hanley wonders whether the creative and erudite accounts of love that were developed by Hume, Rousseau, Smith, and Kant are really sufficient for a full and satisfying account of love, or whether this cutting off of the transcendent
comes at too great a cost.