On the succeeding morning I was laid up, and during three weeks I remained incapacitated
for attending to my duties: a calamity never experienced prior to that period, and never, I am thankful to say, since.
For myself I can say that since I have been a knight-errant I have become valiant, polite, generous, well-bred, magnanimous, courteous, dauntless, gentle, patient, and have learned to bear hardships, imprisonments, and enchantments; and though it be such a short time since I have seen myself shut up in a cage like a madman, I hope by the might of my arm, if heaven aid me and fortune thwart me not, to see myself king of some kingdom where I may be able to show the gratitude and generosity that dwell in my heart; for by my faith, senor, the poor man is incapacitated
from showing the virtue of generosity to anyone, though he may possess it in the highest degree; and gratitude that consists of disposition only is a dead thing, just as faith without works is dead.
If, to obviate this consequence, it should be resolved to extend the prohibition to the RAISING of armies in time of peace, the United States would then exhibit the most extraordinary spectacle which the world has yet seen, that of a nation incapacitated
by its Constitution to prepare for defense, before it was actually invaded.
An alien, therefore, legally incapacitated
for certain rights in the latter, may, by previous residence only in the former, elude his incapacity; and thus the law of one State be preposterously rendered paramount to the law of another, within the jurisdiction of the other.
If it totally incapacitated
him even for a few days it would mean death, for by that time he would be too weakened by hunger and pain to provide food for himself.
They had with them their wives and children, which incapacitated
them from any bold and extensive enterprise of a warlike nature; but when, in the course of their wanderings they came in sight of the encampment of Fontenelle, who had moved some distance up Green River valley in search of the free trappers, they put up tremendous war-cries, and advanced fiercely as if to attack it.
The pent air of the state-room, and a certain heaviness about the brain, quite incapacitated
me from enjoying any thing that passed, and that was a happy moment when our trunk was taken on deck to be examined.
Fatigued with my long-continued efforts, and panting for breath, I felt myself completely incapacitated
for any further exertion.
This being so, she joined in the world's conspiracy to consider them for the time incapacitated
from the business of life, struck by their intensity of feeling into enmity against life, and almost succeeded in dismissing them from her thoughts.
But it struck me that I ought to leave these selfish pleasures, and the park with its glorious canopy of bright blue sky, the west wind sounding through its yet leafless branches, the snow-wreaths still lingering in its hollows, but melting fast beneath the sun, and the graceful deer browsing on its moist herbage already assuming the freshness and verdure of spring--and go to the cottage of one Nancy Brown, a widow, whose son was at work all day in the fields, and who was afflicted with an inflammation in the eyes; which had for some time incapacitated
her from reading: to her own great grief, for she was a woman of a serious, thoughtful turn of mind.
Dunfer absently regarded a knot-hole in the thin board partition separating the bar from the living-room, as if that were one of the eyes whose size and color had incapacitated
his servant for good service.
The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated
for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.