He made some commonplace observation upon the baneful
effect of the night air at the season.
But this would be, in reality, an inversion of the primary principle of our political association, as it would in practice transfer the care of the common defense from the federal head to the individual members: a project oppressive to some States, dangerous to all, and baneful
to the Confederacy.
We had occasion, in a former paper, to take notice of the repeated trials which have been unsuccessfully made in the United Netherlands for reforming the baneful
and notorious vices of their constitution.
He seemed so confident that I, remembering my own confidence two nights before and with the baneful
result, felt awe and vague terror.
In what am I benefited by accompanying my son so far, since I now abandon him, and allow him to depart alone to the baneful
climate of Africa?
For prayers are as daughters to great Jove; halt, wrinkled, with eyes askance, they follow in the footsteps of sin, who, being fierce and fleet of foot, leaves them far behind him, and ever baneful
to mankind outstrips them even to the ends of the world; but nevertheless the prayers come hobbling and healing after.
promiscuous intercourse of the sexes is hereby avoided, and virtue, without being damorously invoked, is, as it were, unconsciously practised.
He instructed him in the poisonous qualities of arsenic, and furnished him with an ample supply of that baneful
It was not love, although her rich beauty was a madness to him; nor horror, even while he fancied her spirit to be imbued with the same baneful
essence that seemed to pervade her physical frame; but a wild offspring of both love and horror that had each parent in it, and burned like one and shivered like the other.
Already, I seemed to feel my intellect deteriorating, my heart petrifying, my soul contracting; and I trembled lest my very moral perceptions should become deadened, my distinctions of right and wrong confounded, and all my better faculties be sunk, at last, beneath the baneful
influence of such a mode of life.
My foible was patriotism; I was ruined by the baneful
habit of trying to serve my country.
We would not have our guardians grow up amid images of moral deformity, as in some noxious pasture, and there browse and feed upon many a baneful
herb and flower day by day, little by little, until they silently gather a festering mass of corruption in their own soul.