From some quarter, or other, a rumor had got abroad that Miss Monson's governess was of a noble family, a circumstance that I soon discovered had great influence in New York, doubtless by way of expiation for the rigid democratical
notions that so universally pervade its society.
But some say, that in the ephori is absolute power, and that it is their common meal and daily course of life, in which the democratical
form is represented.
One tendency appears alike in the philosophical speculation and in the rudest democratical
movements, through all the petulance and all the puerility, the wish, namely, to cast aside the superfluous and arrive at short methods; urged, as I suppose, by an intuition that the human spirit is equal to all emergencies, alone, and that man is more often injured than helped by the means he uses.
And the different forms of government make laws democratical
, aristocratical, tyrannical, with a view to their several interests; and these laws, which are made by them for their own interests, are the justice which they deliver to their subjects, and him who transgresses them they punish as a breaker of the law, and unjust.
You don't curse them under your breath
when the TV people start cutting everyone's speeches short to keep the telecast from running more than 30 minutes beyond its allotted three hours.