It was a peculiar combination of old-maidishness and licentiousness
that made Cutter seem so despicable.
But upon my honour, there seems no limits to the licentiousness
of that woman's tongue
This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness
of those who are to obey.
The magistracy, being equally the ministers of the law of the land, from whatever source it might emanate, would doubtless be as ready to guard the national as the local regulations from the inroads of private licentiousness
And it is the more to be lamented, because there is reason to suppose as my dear Charlotte informs me, that this licentiousness
of behaviour in your daughter has proceeded from a faulty degree of indulgence; though, at the same time, for the consolation of yourself and Mrs.
I hated his fashion of mentioning love; I abhorred, from my soul, mere licentiousness
The Arreory Society--one of the most singular institutions that ever existed in any part of the world--spread universal licentiousness
over the island.
Yes, sir,” returned Marmaduke, “the Jacobins of France seem rushing from one act of licentiousness
to an other, They continue those murders which are dignified by the name of executions.
Many of these coureurs des bois became so accustomed to the Indian mode of living, and the perfect freedom of the wilderness, that they lost relish for civilization, and identified themselves with the savages among whom they dwelt, or could only be distinguished from them by superior licentiousness
All these things also which are done in an extreme democracy should be done in a tyranny, as permitting great licentiousness
to the women in the house, that they may reveal their husbands' secrets; and showing great indulgence to slaves also for the same reason; for slaves and women conspire not against tyrants: but when they are treated with kindness, both of them are abettors of tyrants, and extreme democracies also; and the people too in such a state desire to be despotic.
As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness
, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.
And have you thought of the years of licentiousness
he inevitably has lived?