"My foible was patriotism; I was ruined by the baneful
habit of trying to serve my country.
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 instructed him in the poisonous qualities of arsenic, and furnished him with an ample supply of that baneful
"Your inexperience of the world, Miss Tulliver, prevents you from anticipating fully the very unjust conceptions that will probably be formed concerning your conduct,--conceptions which will have a baneful
effect, even in spite of known evidence to disprove them."
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?
promiscuous intercourse of the sexes is hereby avoided, and virtue, without being damorously invoked, is, as it were, unconsciously practised.
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.
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.
If he is now exposed to the baneful
influence of corrupting and wicked companions, what glory to deliver him from them!
[The unhappy man whose ravings are recorded above, was a melancholy instance of the baneful
results of energies misdirected in early life, and excesses prolonged until their consequences could never be repaired.