Victor Lebrun objected; and his decrees were as immutable
as those of Fate.
For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner --for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable
For it could not help bringing up the un- get-aroundable fact that, all gentle cant and philoso- phizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in the world ever did achieve their freedom by goody- goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable
law that all revolutions that will succeed must BEGIN in blood, whatever may answer afterward.
There was something subduing in the influence of that silent and solemn and awful presence; one seemed to meet the immutable
, the indestructible, the eternal, face to face, and to feel the trivial and fleeting nature of his own existence the more sharply by the contrast.
To be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished; the one always following the other with immutable
My friend would then turn to me, quiet and pale, and would say, 'No, sir; that is impossible: I cannot do it, because it is wrong;' and would become immutable
as a fixed star.
Thee Father first they sung Omnipotent, Immutable
, Immortal, Infinite, Eternal King; thee Author of all being, Fountain of Light, thy self invisible Amidst the glorious brightness where thou sit'st Thron'd inaccessible, but when thou shad'st The full blaze of thy beams, and through a cloud Drawn round about thee like a radiant Shrine, Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appeer, Yet dazle Heav'n, that brightest Seraphim Approach not, but with both wings veil thir eyes.
It was necessary then to exact only the most moderate application from natures so little qualified to apply--to assist, in every practicable way, understandings so opaque and contracted--to be ever gentle, considerate, yielding even, to a certain point, with dispositions so irrationally perverse; but, having reached that culminating point of indulgence, you must fix your foot, plant it, root it in rock--become immutable
as the towers of Ste.
For it is a thousand times more credible, that four mutable elements, and one immutable
fifth essence, duly and eternally placed, need no God, than that an army of infinite small portions, or seeds unplaced, should have produced this order and beauty, without a divine marshal.
When I thought of the heavy rains and looked at the gaping roof I understood how strong and immutable
must be the purpose which had kept him in that inhospitable abode.
If we stretch forward from what exists to an ideal, it is to a better which may be in its turn transcended, not to a single immutable
Athos lost no more time in combating this immutable