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ˇˇˇˇWhat was he to do?,,,ˇˇˇˇ"Well, you know whom," said Pierre, with a meaning glance from under his brows. "Prince Theodore and all those. To encourage culture and philanthropy is all very well of course. The aim is excellent but in the present circumstances something else is needed.",,ˇˇˇˇ"Well, Prince, may God give you great luck!" said Matrena in her gypsy accent.,!,ˇˇˇˇThe government was there purely and simply called in question. There people publicly discussed the question of fighting or of keeping quiet.;
ˇˇˇˇ"Natasha, you love me?" she said in a soft trustful whisper. "Natasha, you would not deceive me? You'll tell me the whole truth?",ˇˇˇˇSo long as histories are written of separate individuals, whether Caesars, Alexanders, Luthers, or Voltaires, and not the histories of all, absolutely all those who take part in an event, it is quite impossible to describe the movement of humanity without the conception of a force compelling men to direct their activity toward a certain end. And the only such conception known to historians is that of power.;That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first ...,ˇˇˇˇAt such moments something like a pride of sacrifice gathered in her soul. And suddenly that father whom she had judged would look for his spectacles in her presence, fumbling near them and not seeing them, or would forget something that had just occurred, or take a false step with his failing legs and turn to see if anyone had noticed his feebleness, or, worst of all, at dinner when there were no visitors to excite him would suddenly fall asleep, letting his napkin drop and his shaking head sink over his plate. "He is old and feeble, and I dare to condemn him!" she thought at such moments, with a feeling of revulsion against herself. ...ˇˇˇˇOne day, while walking on the boulevard, he had caught sight of Thenardier; thanks to his disguise, Thenardier had not recognized him; but since that day, Jean Valjean had seen him repeatedly, and he was now certain that Thenardier was prowling about in their neighborhood.,,ˇˇˇˇAll at once, in the midst of this profound calm, a fresh sound arose; a sound as celestial, divine, ineffable, ravishing, as the other had been horrible.;She moved away. Harry gaped after her. ,ˇˇˇˇ"It's all nonsense, all rubbish- those discussions which lead to nothing and all those idiotic societies!" Natasha declared of the very affairs in the immense importance of which she firmly believed....
ˇˇˇˇAfter talking for some time with the esaul about next day's attack, which now, seeing how near they were to the French, he seemed to have definitely decided on, Denisov turned his horse and rode back.;ˇˇˇˇNicholas was with the Russian army in Paris when the news of his father's death reached him. He at once resigned his commission, and without waiting for it to be accepted took leave of absence and went to Moscow. The state of the count's affairs became quite obvious a month after his death, surprising everyone by the immense total of small debts the existence of which no one had suspected. The debts amounted to double the value of the property.,ˇˇˇˇAnd he had set out to follow them....from them to the palace itself., ,ˇˇˇˇA French noncommissioned officer of hussars, in crimson uniform and a shaggy cap, shouted to the approaching Balashev to halt. Balashev did not do so at once, but continued to advance along the road at a walking pace.,ˇˇˇˇBy any other route than that below Plancenoit, the Prussian army would have come out upon a ravine impassable for artillery, and Bulow would not have arrived..!
,...ˇˇˇˇ"And is Papa older?" she asked.,ˇˇˇˇMary Hendrikhovna assented and began looking for the spoon which someone meanwhile had pounced on.!ˇˇˇˇIt seemed as though he also were clinging to the hand of some one greater than himself; he thought he felt a being leading him, though invisible. However, he had no settled idea, no plan, no project.,ˇˇˇˇIn this contradiction lies the problem of free will, which from most ancient times has occupied the best human minds and from most ancient times has been presented in its whole tremendous significance.,ˇˇˇˇBefore entering the restaurant room, the visitor read on the door the following line written there in chalk by Courfeyrac:--Regale si tu peux et mange si tu l'oses.; !
ˇˇˇˇAfter the definite refusal he had received, Petya went to his room and there locked himself in and wept bitterly. When he came in to tea, silent, morose, and with tear-stained face, everybody pretended not to notice anything.,ˇˇˇˇ"Killed?" cried Denisov, recognizing from a distance the unmistakably lifeless attitude- very familiar to him- in which Petya's body was lying.,ˇˇˇˇWhen Michael Ivanovich went in there were tears in the prince's eyes evoked by the memory of the time when the paper he was now reading had been written. He took the letter from Michael Ivanovich's hand, put it in his pocket, folded up his papers, and called in Alpatych who had long been waiting....ˇˇˇˇthe whole crowd, as by a sort of electric revelation, understood instantly and at a single glance the simple and magnificent history of a man who was delivering himself up so that another man might not be condemned in his stead. The details, the hesitations, little possible oppositions, were swallowed up in that vast and luminous fact.!? Leo Tolstoy,,ˇˇˇˇOn his return from his furlough Nicholas, having been joyfully welcomed by his comrades, was sent to obtain remounts and brought back from the Ukraine excellent horses which pleased him and earned him commendation from his commanders. During his absence he had been promoted captain, and when the regiment was put on war footing with an increase in numbers, he was again allotted his old squadron.,ˇˇˇˇHe was as careful of the sowing and reaping of the peasants' hay and corn as of his own, and few landowners had their crops sown and harvested so early and so well, or got so good a return, as did Nicholas..
ˇˇˇˇAnd having put him on his honor not to repeat anything she told him, Marya Dmitrievna informed him that Natasha had refused Prince Andrew without her parents' knowledge and that the cause of this was Anatole Kuragin into whose society Pierre's wife had thrown her and with whom Natasha had tried to elope during her father's absence, in order to be married secretly.,ˇˇˇˇTheir great horses reared, strode across the ranks, leaped over the bayonets and fell, gigantic, in the midst of these four living wells.,ˇˇˇˇPetya badly wanted to laugh, but noticed that they all refrained from laughing. He turned his eyes rapidly from Tikhon's face to the esaul's and Denisov's, unable to make out what it all meant.!A MAN is meticulously stripping the old paint and varnish by hand, face hidden with goggles and kerchief mask....CHAPTER V .ˇˇˇˇPetya soon came to himself, the color returned to his face, the pain had passed, and at the cost of that temporary unpleasantness he had obtained a place by the cannon from where he hoped to see the Emperor who would be returning that way. Petya no longer thought of presenting his petition. If he could only see the Emperor he would be happy!,ˇˇˇˇHe came to prowl about his, Jean Valjean's, life! to prowl about his happiness, with the purpose of seizing it and bearing it away!,ˇˇˇˇNevertheless, the schoolmaster had noticed that he pronounced improperly.,ˇˇˇˇWhen campaigning, Rostov allowed himself the indulgence of riding not a regimental but a Cossack horse. A judge of horses and a sportsman, he had lately procured himself a large, fine, mettlesome, Donets horse, dun-colored, with light mane and tail, and when he rode it no one could outgallop him. To ride this horse was a pleasure to him, and he thought of the horse, of the morning, of the doctor's wife, but not once of the impending danger.!
ˇˇˇˇI spoke to both the porter and the portress, a fine, stout woman, and they know nothing about him!",LastIndexNext,ˇˇˇˇIn the middle of the summer Princess Mary received an unexpected letter from Prince Andrew in Switzerland in which he gave her strange and surprising news. He informed her of his engagement to Natasha Rostova. The whole letter breathed loving rapture for his betrothed and tender and confiding affection for his sister. He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was. He asked his sister to forgive him for not having told her of his resolve when he had last visited Bald Hills, though he had spoken of it to his father. He had not done so for fear Princess Mary should ask her father to give his consent, irritating him and having to bear the brunt of his displeasure without attaining her object. "Besides," he wrote, "the matter was not then so definitely settled as it is now. My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever. If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months. You know me and my relations with Father. I want nothing from him. I have been and always shall be independent; but to go against his will and arouse his anger, now that he may perhaps remain with us such a short time, would destroy half my happiness. I am now writing to him about the same question, and beg you to choose a good moment to hand him the letter and to let me know how he looks at the whole matter and whether there is hope that he may consent to reduce the term by four months.";ˇˇˇˇCosette was thinking that it was dark, very dark, that the pitchers and caraffes in the chambers of the travellers who had arrived must have been filled and that there was no more water in the cistern.,Lucullus answered; Why, do you not think me as wise as some fowl are, that ever change their abode towards the winter?;ˇˇˇˇThis person carried a package--something square, like a large box or a small trunk. Surprise on the part of Boulatruelle.,Dumbledore shook his head. ˇ°Curiosity is not a sin,ˇ± he said. ˇ°But we should exercise caution with our curiosityˇyes, indeedˇˇ± ,.
47 Andy plods through his days. Working. Eating. Chipping and 47,ˇˇˇˇNext day Prince Andrew called at a few houses he had not visited before, and among them at the Rostovs' with whom he had renewed acquaintance at the ball. Apart from considerations of politeness which demanded the call, he wanted to see that original, eager girl who had left such a pleasant impression on his mind, in her own home.,ˇˇˇˇ"There was a letter from Prince Andrew today," he said to Princess Mary- "Haven't you read it?",ˇˇˇˇShe glanced on the ground.,,ˇˇˇˇ"Your Majesty," replied Balashev, "my master, the Emperor, does not desire war and as Your Majesty sees..." said Balashev, using the words Your Majesty at every opportunity, with the affectation unavoidable in frequently addressing one to whom the title was still a novelty..
ˇˇˇˇThe civilizations of India, of Chaldea, of Persia, of Syria, of Egypt, have disappeared one after the other....ˇˇˇˇWhy did not he attack at once?,ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇLa chose simplement d'elle-meme arriva, ,ˇˇˇˇAnd as Marius laid his hand on the handle of the door on his way out, the inspector called to him:--, ;;ˇˇˇˇ"In the neighborhood of the Arsenal."!ˇˇˇˇCourfeyrac bent down to Enjolras' ear:--...
ˇˇˇˇThen suddenly, dismayed lest he had said too much, Petya stopped and blushed.;BOOK FOURTEENTH.--THE GRANDEURS OF DESPAIR,,ˇ°I can't,ˇ± Harry panted, snatching at the Firebolt, and struggling not to sink. ˇ°Give it to me!ˇ± ,297 THE BUS 297,ˇˇˇˇ"If I could but see her once again before I die!",ˇˇˇˇNevertheless, the hour, the place, the darkness, Jean Valjean's absorption, his singular gestures, his goings and comings, all had begun to render Cosette uneasy.;to produce excellency. And therefore, they prove accomplished, but not of great spirit; and study rather behaviour, than virtue; but this holds not always; for Augustus Caesar, Titus Vespasianus, Philip Ie Belle of France, Edward the Fourth of England, Alcitriades of Athens, Ismael the Sophy of Persia, were all high and great spirits; and yet _e most beautiful men of their times. In beauty, that of favour is more than that of colour, and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favour. ,,ˇˇˇˇ"Commit ourselves to God," Natasha inwardly repeated. "Lord God, I submit myself to Thy will!" she thought. "I want nothing, wish for nothing; teach me what to do and how to use my will! Take me, take me!" prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.;
ˇˇˇˇWith a nod to Denisov he turned away and put out his hand for the papers Konovnitsyn had brought him.,ˇˇˇˇFrom the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.,to produce excellency. And therefore, they prove accomplished, but not of great spirit; and study rather behaviour, than virtue; but this holds not always; for Augustus Caesar, Titus Vespasianus, Philip Ie Belle of France, Edward the Fourth of England, Alcitriades of Athens, Ismael the Sophy of Persia, were all high and great spirits; and yet _e most beautiful men of their times. In beauty, that of favour is more than that of colour, and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favour. ,......47 Of Negotiating ,ˇˇˇˇ"Eh, books, books!" said another peasant, bringing out Prince Andrew's library cupboards. "Don't catch up against it! It's heavy, lads- solid books."...
CHAPTER XI , ,ˇˇˇˇTwenty years ago, there was still to be seen in the southwest corner of the Place de la Bastille, near the basin of the canal, excavated in the ancient ditch of the fortress-prison, a singular monument, which has already been effaced from the memories of Parisians, and which deserved to leave some trace, for it was the idea of a "member of the Institute, the General-in-chief of the army of Egypt.",ˇˇˇˇAt first while they were still moving along the Kaluga road, Napoleon's armies made their presence known, but later when they reached the Smolensk road they ran holding the clapper of their bell tight- and often thinking they were escaping ran right into the Russians.,ˇˇˇˇOne must, at least, see some petty scrap of paper, some trifle in the way of a passport, you know!"!ˇˇˇˇ(1) The relation to the external world of the man who commits the deeds.,He glances up at the ceiling beam. "Brooks Hatlen was here.";;.
jumps back as Bogs plummets past, missing him by inches, arms,the infirmary....ˇˇˇˇThis impotent king had a taste for a fast gallop; as he was not able to walk, he wished to run:!between); both of good state, and bigness: and those not to go all the length, but .ˇˇˇˇThe vague aspects of all the courses of reasoning which had been sketched out by his meditations quivered and vanished, one after the other, into smoke....ˇˇˇˇ Four new travellers had arrived..ˇˇˇˇHowever, Jean Valjean was happy.,ˇˇˇˇlt was broad daylight, and the child still slept....
? Leo Tolstoy.ˇˇˇˇ"And what do those girls do?";ˇ°Can I borrow this?ˇ± ;ˇˇˇˇJean Valjean was prudent enough never to go out by day. Every evening, at twilight, he walked for an hour or two, sometimes alone, often with Cosette, seeking the most deserted side alleys of the boulevard, and entering churches at nightfall. He liked to go to Saint-Medard, which is the nearest church. When he did not take Cosette with him, she remained with the old woman; but the child's delight was to go out with the good man....That don't make you a murderer. Bad husband, maybe....ˇˇˇˇI might let that to you, for what matters it to me?.Harry had left the owl's backˇhe was watching, now, as it fluttered across the room, into a chair with its back to him.ˇThere were two dark shapes on the floor beside the chairˇboth of them were stirring.ˇ !
ˇˇˇˇ"Yes," whispered Natasha.,ˇˇˇˇDolokhov began laughing.,Ron, however, was frowning at the chocolate Hagrid had given him. He looked thoroughly put out about something. ,;ˇˇˇˇ"In that case, she is asleep; but Monsieur le Maire may enter."!ˇˇˇˇThe countess was lying in an armchair in a strange and awkward position, stretching out and beating her head against the wall. Sonya and the maids were holding her arms.,But he didn't look it. Harry could tell that this news had come as a real blow to him. One of his names was worthless. ...
ˇˇˇˇThis furnished a sort of respite.,ˇˇˇˇIt may have lasted a long time.!ˇˇˇˇYou have only to ascend the grand staircase."!ˇˇˇˇThese vehicles, which have no counterparts nowadays, had something distorted and hunchbacked about them; and when one saw them passing in the distance, and climbing up some road to the horizon, they resembled the insects which are called, I think, termites, and which, though with but little corselet, drag a great train behind them. But they travelled at a very rapid rate.,ˇˇˇˇOnce she had a talk with her friend Natasha about Sonya and about her own injustice toward her..ˇˇˇˇThe roads were not much paved; the streets were not much built up.,ˇˇˇˇMarius left the horses behind him.,What the Christ is this happy shit?!
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ˇˇˇˇ True love is in despair and is enchanted over a glove lost or a handkerchief found, and eternity is required for its devotion and its hopes..ˇˇˇˇShe had been in the habit of seeing him for a long time, and she had scrutinized him as girls scrutinize and see, while looking elsewhere. Marius still considered Cosette ugly, when she had already begun to think Marius handsome.!,,flatterer entitle him to, perforce, spretaconsdentia. Some praises come of good , !
!ˇˇˇˇ"Assure the Emperor Alexander from me," said he, taking his hat, "that I am as devoted to him as before: I know him thoroughly and very highly esteem his lofty qualities. I will detain you no longer, General; you shall receive my letter to the Emperor.",ˇˇˇˇ"Oh, undoubtedly!" said Prince Andrew, and with sudden and unnatural liveliness he began chaffing Pierre about the need to be very careful with his fifty-year-old Moscow cousins, and in the midst of these jesting remarks he rose, taking Pierre by the arm, and drew him aside.,ˇˇˇˇ"Oh, you are there!" said Sonya with a start, and came near and listened. "I don't know. A storm?" she ventured timidly, afraid of being wrong.,ˇˇˇˇ"I think that I never had any."...oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited, and confined, both in race, and in time. We will first speak, how the natural inclination, and habit, to be angry, may be attempered, and calmed. ...ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇZˇz...ˇˇˇˇIn front of a landowner's house to the left of the road stood carriages, wagons, and crowds of orderlies and sentinels. The commander in chief was putting up there, but just when Pierre arrived he was not in and hardly any of the staff were there- they had gone to the church service. Pierre drove on toward Gorki.!ˇˇˇˇAt the corner of the Rue des Bourdonnais, there were no longer any lanterns..ˇˇˇˇOf whom was Jondrette speaking?!
ˇˇˇˇThis criminal refused to lodge an appeal. The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.. PART 11...ˇˇˇˇShe was alone.,ˇˇˇˇ"Ah!.ˇˇˇˇ"Well, can you do it?" said Marius.,ˇˇˇˇHougomont injured, La Haie-Sainte taken, there now existed but one rallying-point, the centre.,ˇˇˇˇThe assassinated man who flees is more suspicious than the assassin, and it is probable that this personage, who had been so precious a capture for the ruffians, would be no less fine a prize for the authorities..
ˇˇˇˇ"It is trees.",J'ai fort lu Platon, mais rien ne m'en reste;,He takes one last look around. Only one thing left to do. He steps to a wooden chair in the center of the room, pulls out s pocketknife, and glances up at the ceiling beam.,ˇˇˇˇIn the midst of all that artillery engaged in crushing a handful of men, he shouted: "So there is nothing for me!;ˇˇˇˇ"That's not the point. I'm not going to discuss the matter. I do not wish to take it on my conscience. You say they'll die. All wight. Only not by my fault!",INT -- SHAWSHANK HEARINGS ROOM -- DAY (1957),ˇˇˇˇ"Write and tell your brother to wait till I am dead.... It won't be long- I shall soon set him free.";ˇˇˇˇIf one places one's self at the culminating point of view of the question, Waterloo is intentionally a counter-revolutionary victory.!
ˇˇˇˇThe carriage in which sat Lafayette advanced to them, their ranks opened and allowed it to pass, and then closed behind it.,ˇˇˇˇHe was silent.,ˇˇˇˇTo us, their descendants, who are not historians and are not carried away by the process of research and can therefore regard the event with unclouded common sense, an incalculable number of causes present themselves. The deeper we delve in search of these causes the more of them we find; and each separate cause or whole series of causes appears to us equally valid in itself and equally false by its insignificance compared to the magnitude of the events, and by its impotence- apart from the cooperation of all the other coincident causes- to occasion the event. To us, the wish or objection of this or that French corporal to serve a second term appears as much a cause as Napoleon's refusal to withdraw his troops beyond the Vistula and to restore the duchy of Oldenburg; for had he not wished to serve, and had a second, a third, and a thousandth corporal and private also refused, there would have been so many less men in Napoleon's army and the war could not have occurred.....Again, in their superiors, it quencheth jealousy towards them, as persons that they mink they may at pleasure despise: and it layeth their competitors and emulators asleep; as never believing, they should be in possibility of advancement till they see them in possession. So that, upon the matter, in a great wit, deformity is an advantage to rising. Kings in ancient times (and at this present in some countries) were wont to put great trust in eunuchs; because they that are envious towards all, are more obnoxious and officious towards one. But yet their trust towards them hath rather been as to good spials, and good whisperers; man good magistrates, and officers. ... ;
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;,ˇˇˇˇIf the conception of freedom appears to reason to be a senseless contradiction like the possibility of performing two actions at one and the same instant of time, or of an effect without a cause, that only proves that consciousness is not subject to reason....? Leo Tolstoy...;!ˇˇˇˇ"I tell you that it is she.,ˇˇˇˇ"Forward march to the battle!"...
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a severe eye upon the example, but a merciful eye upon the person....ˇˇˇˇ"Wait, I must...";ˇˇˇˇMore than once, a society has been seen to give way before the wind which is let loose upon mankind; history is full of the shipwrecks of nations and empires; manners, customs, laws, religions,--and some fine day that unknown force, the hurricane, passes by and bears them all away.,ˇˇˇˇ"A fine thing too!" replied the captain, "and really..."!,Better get used to the idea....? Leo Tolstoy...
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ˇˇˇˇPierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly. But latterly, when more and more disquieting reports came from the seat of war and Natasha's health began to improve and she no longer aroused in him the former feeling of careful pity, an ever-increasing restlessness, which he could not explain, took possession of him. He felt that the condition he was in could not continue long, that a catastrophe was coming which would change his whole life, and he impatiently sought everywhere for signs of that approaching catastrophe. One of his brother Masons had revealed to Pierre the following prophecy concerning Napoleon, drawn from the Revelation of St. John.,ˇˇˇˇ"Is it possible to forget?" said she.,ˇˇˇˇThat must not be!,,ˇˇˇˇDuring that twenty-year period an immense number of fields were left untilled, houses were burned, trade changed its direction, millions of men migrated, were impoverished, or were enriched, and millions of Christian men professing the law of love of their fellows slew one another.,ˇˇˇˇ"That is good."!!By "Eshu Space"..
,Crafty men condemn studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them: for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict, and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. ,? Leo Tolstoy;ˇˇˇˇHowever, and we will mention it at once in order that we may not be obliged to recur to the subject, the prosperity of M. sur M. vanished with M. Madeleine; all that he had foreseen during his night of fever and hesitation was realized; lacking him, there actually was a soul lacking.;ˇˇˇˇ"You warm your back and your belly gets frozen. That's queer."......ˇˇˇˇIt was a hallucination, it was impossible.;
ˇˇˇˇNatasha glanced with frightened imploring eyes at Prince Andrew and at her mother and went out.,I understand both these sides to be not only returns, but parts of the front; and to ...ˇˇˇˇHe stammered a few more unintelligible words, then his head fell heavily on the table, and, as is the usual effect of the second period of inebriety, into which Enjolras had roughly and abruptly thrust him, an instant later he had fallen asleep.;ˇˇˇˇ"You are in a position where reflection is necessary.,,Men\'s thoughts are much according to their inclination: their discourse and speeches according to their learning, and infused opinions; but their deeds are after as they have been accustomed. And therefore, as Machiavelli well noteth (though in an evil favoured instance) there is no trusting to the force of nature, nor to the bravery of words; except it be corroborate by custom. His instance is, that for the achieving of a desperate conspiracy, a man should not rest upon the fierceness of any man\'s nature, or his resolute undertakings; but take Such an one, as hath had his hands formerly in blood. But Machiavelli knew not of a Friar Clement, nor a Ravillac, nor a Jaureguy, nor a Baltazar Gerard: yet his rule holdeth still, that nature, nor the engagement of words, are not so forcible as custom. Only superstition is now so well advanced, that men of the first blood are as firm as butchers by occupation: and votary resolution is made equipollent to custom, even in matter of blood. In other things, the predominancy of custom is everywhere visible; in so much, as a man would wonder, to hear men profess, protest, engage, give great words, and then do just as they have done before: as if they were dead images, and engines moved only by the wheels of custom. ;