But with all the ardour of a neophyte and the pride of an apt learner I was at that time a great nautical casuist
He was, then, as punctual as the Samaritan woman, and the most rigorous casuist
with regard to duels could have nothing to say.
Upon my word, Julia, you are quite a casuist
on this subject.
During the youth of his sons, Lord Steyne, who was a good scholar and amateur casuist
, had no better sport in the evening after dinner in the country than in setting the boys' tutor, the Reverend Mr.
I was strangely surprised at this question; and, after all, though I was now an old man, yet I was but a young doctor, and ill qualified for a casuist
or a solver of difficulties; and at first I could not tell what to say; so I pretended not to hear him, and asked him what he said; but he was too earnest for an answer to forget his question, so that he repeated it in the very same broken words as above.
Whether any one who has been subjected by the laws of his country to an unjust judgment is right in attempting to escape, is a thesis about which casuists
have become a byword of reproach; but their perverted spirit of minute discrimination was the shadow of a truth to which eyes and hearts are too often fatally sealed,--the truth, that moral judgments must remain false and hollow, unless they are checked and enlightened by a perpetual reference to the special circumstances that mark the individual lot.
We shall leave casuists
to determine how far she resembled any other believers in this particular, and proceed directly with the matter before us.
More than that, we become casuists
, we learn to be Jesuitical and for a time maybe we can soothe ourselves, we can persuade ourselves that it is one's duty for a good object.
The theologians of the casuist
period sought to identify strategies whereby Catholics could be exculpated.
The venerable Yankee says, "I hold myself (and any learned casuist
of the Church would hold me) as free to disclose all the particulars of what you term your confession, as if they had come to my knowledge in a secular way" (4:360).
The Anglican bishop, and Carolingian state casuist
, Joseph Hall observed in his satire, The Discovery of a New World, that in the fantasy lands of 'Fooliana and Fickle' the local currency, 'had on one side, one in a gowne seeming to be of middle age, leaning his hand upon the head of a little pretty dog and holding in the left hande a book; and on the other side was a chameleon enamelled in all her altering colours and over her these words Const(antia) Lips(ius)'.