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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...e always spoke very pompously. ‘Hicks, ’ said he, ‘I have sent for you, in consequence of certain arrangements which are pending in this house, connec... ... objection to making the affair known to my acquaintance just now; and the consequence is, that I sent to you to know whether you’d oblige me by actin... ...oping with an officer during his temporary sojourn in the Fleet Prison, in consequence of his inability to discharge her little mantua-maker’s bill), ... ... Mrs. Tibbs presented herself, and the negotiation commenced. ‘I called in consequence of an advertisement, ’ said the stranger, in a voice as if she ... ...enson looked on all these qualifications with pro- found contempt; and the consequence was that the two were always disputing, much to the edification... ...d the toad-eating Flamwell. ‘At least, I apprehend that to be the just and logical deduction?’ said Sparkins, in a tone of interrogation. ‘No doubt of...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 4 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

... slavery is voted up or down,”—you will see at once that this is perfectly logical, if you do not admit that sla- very is wrong. If you do admit that ... ...sla- very is wrong. If you do admit that it is wrong, Judge Douglas cannot logically say he don’t care whether a wrong is voted up or voted down. Judg... ... any community wants slavery they have a right to have it. He can say that logically, if he says that there is no wrong in slavery; but if you admit t... ... wrong in slavery; but if you admit that there is a wrong in it, he cannot logically say that anybody has a right to do wrong. He insists that upon th... ...should be alike, and hold them alike in a new Territory. That is perfectly logical if the two species of property are alike and are equally founded in... ... tried to show that by the Dred Scott deci- sion, pushed to its legitimate consequences, slavery would be established in all the States as well as in ... ...abor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein be discharged from such servic... ... part of it your way. If he goes in and makes it a slave Territory, and by consequence a slave State, is it not time that those who desire to have it ...

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The Pupil

By: Henry James

... same time in him a small strain of stoicism, doubtless the fruit of having had to begin early to bear pain, which counted for pluck and made it of le... ...w, neglected him because he escaped notice, and then, as he illustrated this clever policy, discouraged at home his public appearances. Her position w... ...eariness and relief. “Ah now that we look at the facts it’s all right!” CHAPTER VII They looked at the facts a good deal after this and one of the fir...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...er of succession; and Miltonically I include myself; having surely as much logical right to count myself in the series of my own brothers as Milton co... ...pretend that a court of ap- peal would have reversed his sentence? But the consequences were distressing. A new set of characters in every act brought... ... in which I came before them: to be a lawful pris- oner, it struck her too logical mind that I must have been caught in some aggressive practices. “Th... ... with me, showing clearly, in a series of general or- ders, what frightful consequences must ensue, if major gen- erals (as a general principle) shoul... ... filled, the whole nation is running helter skelter into heresy—and all in consequence of your majesty’s sacred laziness.” Our governments were less r... ...e. I was privileged, and had the entree even of the female apartments; one consequence of which was, that I put this and that together. A number of sy... ...into sentences, as deadly and significant as T ekel, upharsin. And another consequence was, that, being, on ac- count of my age, nobody at all, or ver... ...man should not specially have qualified himself for the service of a theo- logical tournament; and my mother’s range of acquaintance was not very exte... ...uch unearned forgiveness upon the army at large? But secondly, in a merely logical sense of practical self-consistency, would it have been rational or...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 7 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...ed from that important position; and esteeming this to be of high national consequence, I recommend that all loyal people do, on receipt of this infor... ... of February 29 reached me only four days ago; but the delay was of little consequence, be- cause I found, on feeling around, I could not invite you h... ...en Knoxville and Cincinnati by way of cen- tral Kentucky would be of great consequence in the present emergency. It may be remembered that in the ann... ... having sought to screen himself from his military duty to his country, in consequence of thus being invested with the consular functions of a foreign... ...nators and Representatives from Arkansas. These persons apprehend that, in consequence, you may not support the new State government there as you othe... ...om the respective standpoints of the parties, was perfectly consistent and logical. Every Unionist ought to wish the new government to succeed; and e...

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Charles Dickens

...ithout me.’ Being by this time close to Vauxhall Bridge, they resolved, in consequence, to take that way over the Thames, and they left her; Bradley H... ...h an anx- ious face. ‘How to your father? Can you ask! By perpetuating the consequences of his ignorant and blind obstinacy . By resolv- ing not to se... ... to talk to you,’ returned Lizzie, in some confusion, ‘for you see all the consequences of what I say, as soon as I say it.’ ‘T ake all the consequenc... ...r doing all he couldn’t to restrain her. Fledgeby’s childhood had been, in consequence, a stormy one; but the winds and the waves had gone down in the... ...etort 61 Charles Dickens for the sound’ s sake, but was a cheerful cogent consequence of the refusal; for if Lammle had applied himself again to the ... ...f giving myself a sight of your reviving face. Besides,’ said Betty , with logical good faith, ‘I shall have a debt to pay off, by littles, and natura...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 5 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...more negroes, more white men, more soil, and more States in its deplorable consequences. They will, if possible, place it where the public mind shall ... ... found to carry it. All, or nearly all, of Judge Douglas’s argu- ments are logical, if you admit that slavery is as good and as right as freedom, and ... ...ican and Democratic parties. My friends, I have endeavored to show you the logical con- sequences of the Dred Scott decision, which holds that the peo... ...use the most insidious one) would have little support in the North, and by consequence, no capital to trade on in the South, if it were not for his fr... ...would perhaps be only preparing a disappointment for yourselves, and, as a consequence of your disappointment, mortification to me. I hope, therefore,... ... only so, but that decision lays down principles which, if pushed to their logical conclusion,—I say pushed to their logical conclusion,—would decide ... ... but I only say it is my opinion that what they did say, if pressed to its logical conclu- sion, will inevitably result thus. Looking at these things,... ...ople of the Territo- ries to control it as other property; then it follows logically that every one who swears to support the Constitution of the Unit... ...n. He says if that is so, this conse- quence will follow; and because this consequence would fol- low, his argument is, the decision cannot, therefore...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

... Radnor’s clear-water eyes hardened to stony as their vision ran along the consequences of her having heard it. ‘Earlier this time!’ he added, thrumme... ...discomfort. But these good friends about him stood for the country, an il- logical country; and as he could not well attack his host Vic- tor Radnor, ... ...ey are packed with contrasts: they are full of sentiment, they are sharply logical; free-thinkers, devo- tees; affectionate, ferocious; frivolous, ten... ...s excessive and satiric, not to be read by the letter of his words: and in consequence, she could bear the lash from him, and tell her soul that he ov... ...ons might be summoned to rise for freedom, and strike a line to make their logically estimable sequence from a source not honourable before the public... ...an end she dreaded, impressed her physically; so far subduing her mind, in consequence, as to keep the idea of absolute resistance obscure, though her... ...ntly, later than usual, he performed his usual men- tal penance for it. In consequence, the wrath, and the wish, and the penitence, haunted him, each ... ...ed, the very argumentative, crashing, arrogant, pedantic, dogmatic, philo- logical German gentleman, Dr. Gannius, reeking of the T eu- tonic Professor... ...hey were so fa- tigued that sleep appeared to their minds the compensating logical deduction. Miss Dorothea suppressed a yawn, and inflicted it upon M...

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Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency

By: The Duke of Saint Simon

...azzled by such a marriage, she understood what was passing, and feared the consequences. Most people appeared full of consternation. The Apartment, wh... ...y (to prevent him doing so, he had been made a deacon, and he was bound in consequence to remain single), and in a nun, who was equally bound by her v... ...uxembourg was with- out bounds. When we met he would not salute me, and in consequence I discontinued to salute him; by which he lost more than I, in ... ...ortunately for us, the vexation of Harlay became so great at this time, in consequence of the disdain with which we treated him, and which we openly p... ...d I to Germany in his. I went first to Soissons to see my regiment, and in consequence of the recommendation of the King, was more severe with it than... ...rything showed in the Czar the vast extent of his knowledge, and a sort of logical harmony of ideas. He allied in the most surprising manner the high-...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...ry to ex- ecute her master’s commission, could not be charged with any bad consequences. But all such reflections this way or that were swallowed up a... ... bell and to ply the knocker with unintermitting violence. And the natural consequence was, that the next door neighbor, who had re- cently gone to be... ...elay; and yet, in spite of his hurry, so fully did he appreciate the fatal consequences to himself, if any of his victims should so far revive into co... ...ly expound the hellish nature of him whose baleful shadow, to speak astro- logically, at this moment darkens the house of life, than the 40 The Note ... ...was eminently 48 The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater populous; as one consequence of which, a benefit club had established its weekly rendezvous ... ...cts were prevented, for many years, from re- sorting to the new system, in consequence of old contracts with oil-dealers, subsisting through long term... ...stralia, who pre-occupy other men’s estates, have latterly illustrated the logical possibility of such an offence; but they were quite unknown at the ...

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Virginibus Puerisque, And Other Papers

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...er or a vegetarian. In matters of art and intellect, I believe it is of no consequence. Certainly it is of none in the companionships of men, who will... ...through a dangerous pass; you have eternally missed your way in life, with consequences that you still deplore, and yet you masterfully seize your wif... ...n to spring up, and everything seems so vague and changing that a dream is logical in comparison. Jealousy, at any rate, is one of the consequences of... ...hat a dream is logical in comparison. Jealousy, at any rate, is one of the consequences of love; you may like it or not, at pleasure; but there it is.... ...t us hope, than of doffing their clothes and painting them- selves blue in consequence of certain admissions in the first chapter of their school hist... ...It is held to be a good taunt, and somehow or other to clinch the question logically, when an old gentleman waggles his head and says: “Ah, so I thoug... ... in themselves so sharp and final, and so terrible and melancholy in their consequences, that the thing stands alone in man’s experience, and has no p...

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Charles Dickens

...est, Bella,” then I answer, “Maybe not, pa—very likely—but it’s one of the consequences of be- ing poor, and of thoroughly hating and detesting to be ... ...n me and the candle for all that,’ retorted Bella. ‘This is another of the consequences of being poor! The idea of a girl with a really fine head of h... ... any such designations, but particularly the last—to which, as a natu- ral consequence, he stuck with great obstinacy . Over the house itself, he exer... ...er part of the room, in her way; I keep up my part of the room in mine. In consequence of which we have at once, Sociability (I should go melancholy m... ...urself, Miss Bella, the better you’ll please us.’ ‘Oh, my consent is of no consequence at all, I suppose?’ cried Miss Lavinia. ‘Lavvy ,’ said her sist... ...right dark eye and a resolute face, yet quite a tender creature too; not a logically- reasoning woman, but God is good, and hearts may count in Heaven... ...f giving myself a sight of your reviving face. Besides,’ said Betty , with logical good faith, ‘I shall have a debt to pay off, by littles, and natura...

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Miscellaneous Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...t would naturally explain itself. But it has become necessary to do so, in consequence of the unscholarlike use of the word sympathy, at present so ge... ...ne of these excursions (1670) he visited the Peak in Derbyshire, partly in consequence of Hobbes’s description of it. Being in that neighborhood, he c... ...y the waspishness of the old Frenchman, squared at him; a turn- up was the consequence: Malebranche was floored in the first round; the conceit was wh... ...he express for even one life, or a knighthood, endeavored to burke him; in consequence of which he was put into a strait waistcoat. And that was the r... ...ed to the windings of the shore by towing ropes of history. Facts, and the consequences of facts, draw the writer back to the falconer’s lure from the... ..., that objects not appear- ing, and not existing, are governed by the same logical con- struction. Such now being, at that time, the usages of mail-co...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...ne and the steam-boat, followed one another in an order that had a kind of logical necessity. It is the most interesting and instructive chapter in th... ...nster. He was oppressed, he was indeed scared, by his sense of the immense consequences of his discovery. He had a vague idea that night that he ought... ...iary in which these things are recorded. ‘It is not for me to reach out to consequences I cannot foresee. I am a part, not a whole; I am a little inst... ...s the reverse of the spec- tacle, these were the black and monstrous under-consequences of the Leap into the Air. There is a story of a demented Londo... ...don’t want to know whether they were large or small additions nor what the consequences of your ad- mission may be. That you will leave to us.’ Holste... ...other casually selected body of ninety-odd men. We are no creators, we are consequences, we are salvagers—or salvagees. The thing to-day is not our- s...

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The Master of Ballantrae : A Winters Tale

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...n’s ill-humour; for it appeared 26 The Master of Ballantrae the visitor refused to name himself except to me, a sore af- front to the major-domo’s co... ... boat drawing away, and the lugger lying with her foresail backed awaiting it. THE GAP MADE in our money was a sore embarrassment, and, among other co... ...n, I have ever shunned their company. Not only do I see no cause to regret this diffidence in myself, but have invariably remarked the most unhappy co... ...Henry – and considering the freetraders, far safer than myself. Not but what he had a trouble of his own; and this, as it brought about the gravest co... ...with one whom I will sup- port at any possible cost to me or mine. As for the errand upon which you came to him, you must deliver yourself from the co... ...ly repeated: “And over his banes when they are bare The wind sall blaw for evermair!” I have said there was no music in the man. His strains had no lo...

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The Bostonians

By: Henry James

...y’s nature to be anxious, to have scruple within scruple and to forecast the consequences of things. She returned in ten minutes, in her bonnet, which... ...that recent period of exile in the West, of which we have had a hint, and in consequence of which the present occasion may Chapter 6 35 have seemed t... ... that young lady feel that their common undertaking would, in Chapter 14 87 consequence, be so much more serious. It is always supposed that revoluti... ...d be sure not to perceive this outrage—not to dislike them in Chapter 15 95 consequence. There were so many things that she hadn’t yet learned to dis... ...rial injustice; but it remained abstract, platonic; she didn’t detest him in consequence. What was the use of her having that sharp, inspired vision o... ...ion; and, on the other hand, how weak Verena would be on the statistical and logical side if she herself should not bring up the rear. Together, in sh... ... the hand of fate, of which the small, ignoble scenes unrolled themselves so logically. The denouement would of course be in keeping, and would consis...

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Chance a Tale in Two Parts

By: Joseph Conrad

...ertainly unwise to admit any sort of responsibility for our actions, whose consequences we are never able to fore- see,” remarked Marlow by way of ass... ...es we are never able to fore- see,” remarked Marlow by way of assent. “The consequence of his action was that I got a ship,” said the other. “That cou... ...dmit it was something like telling a man that you would like a bath and in consequence being instantly knocked overboard to sink or swim with your clo... .... Poets not being generally foresighted in practical affairs, no vision of consequences would restrain him. Y es. The Fynes were excellent people, but... ...excel- lent mother (of the strict governess type), she was as guileless of consequences as any determinist philosopher ever was. As to honour—you know... ... merest starting-point becomes a coign of vantage, and then by a series of logically deducted verisimilitudes one arrives at truth—or very near the tr... ...if somewhat ill-na- tured practical joke. “Oh hang it,” he exclaimed—in no logical connection with what he had been relating to me. Nevertheless the e...

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Life of John Coleridge Patteson : Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... Eton with great credit and repu- tation as a scholar, and what is of more consequence, with perfect character as to truth and conduct in every way. T... ...f such a thing; and I had some conversation with Uncle John last winter in consequence of my fancying your deafness was on the increase, though the gi... ...t is al- ready known, teaching, going about among the poor, is of far more consequence than the acquisition of knowledge, which, of course, for its ow... ...t Alfington, where the people thronged to hear him, little thinking of the consequences of his visit. Not till afterwards were the Bishop and the fath... ...t there is which may have induced me to act wrongly in a matter of so much consequence. This is the kindest thing you can do; for we ought to take eve... ...ake an inter- est in the general science of language and to go into philo- logical points, of course his work would be lighter, and he would have soon... ... Bishop, examining chaplain and theo- 582 Life of John Coleridge Patteson logical professor, with the interludes of voyages which involved intense an... ...ory of Substitution, Satisfaction, &c.?” “Where do you find it?” “Prove it logically from the Bible.” “Show that the early Church held it.” ‘Butler, a... ...he most audacious statements, wholly unsupported by any sound learning and logical reasoning. A man makes a statement, quotes a text or two, which he ...

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The C‘Sars

By: Thomas de Quincey

..., and with this spectacle before him, and contemplating these immeasurable consequences consciously for the last time that could allow him a retreat,—... ...escent, collaterally, or otherwise, with the six first, it would be a more logical distribution to com- bine them according to the fortunes of the sta... ...tem natos, men born to be slaves.” 72 The Cæsars Roman descent.* And the consequences were suitable. Scarcely a family has come down to our knowledg... ...h a condition has never existed before or since that era of the world. The consequences to Rome were—that the reasoning and disputatious part of her p... ...ul state of doubt in Atheism; amongst the thoughtless and irreflective the consequences were chiefly felt in their morals, which were thus sapped in t... ...act which conferred any authority, into the channels of court favor—and by consequence into a mercenary dis- posal. Each successive emperor had been t...

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Mudfog & Other Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...hly awake; and he was insolent, and called him Nick. Nick! What would be the consequence, thought Nicholas, of anybody presuming to call the Lord Mudf... .... I fear, unless some very extraordinary arrivals take place to night, that consequences may arise from this popular fer ment, which every man of se... ...dent attachment to scientific pursuits has alone occasioned these unpleasant consequences; for which the sympathy of a grateful country will sufficien... ...herefore, that ere Lord must have been born long after Pope died. And it’s a logical interference to defer, that they neither of them lived at the sam...

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