Sons will succeed fathers, and there will be no inflow of new strength from that eternal reservoir of strength, the common people. This will mean deterioration of the labor castes, and in the end they will become weaker and weaker.
And beneath will be the abyss, wherein will fester and starve and rot, and ever renew itself, the common people, the great bulk of the population.
Therefore the multiplying of nobility, and other degrees of quality, in an over proportion to the common people
, doth speedily bring a state to necessity; and so doth likewise an overgrown clergy; for they bring nothing to the stock; and in like manner, when more are bred scholars, than preferments can take off .
"Well then," said he, "first of all, I have to tell you that the common people
consider your worship a mighty great madman, and me no less a fool.
The records in our newspapers, the late exposure by THE LANCET, and the common sense and senses of common people
, furnish too abundant evidence against both defences.
Few of the common people
in England had anything but the vaguest astronomical ideas in those days.
But what is worst of all is, that general confusion which those who are in power introduce to impede the ordinary course of justice; which sufficiently shows what is the nature of the government, or rather lawless force: for it is usual with the principal persons amongst them to collect together some of the common people
and their friends, and then revolt and set up for themselves, and come to blows with each other.
The still existing English and Scottish ballads are mostly, no doubt, the work of individual authors of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but none the less they express the little-changing mind and emotions of the great body of the common people
who had been singing and repeating ballads for so many thousand years.
The barons, or nobles, equally the enemies of the sovereign and the oppressors of the common people
, were dreaded and detested by both; till mutual danger and mutual interest effected a union between them fatal to the power of the aristocracy.
The common people
think the Indians are in New Jersey."
Concerning the old carpenter who fixed the bed for the writer, I only mentioned him because he, like many of what are called very common people
, became the nearest thing to what is understandable and lovable of all the grotesques in the writer's book.
The Common People
imagine, that by a secret Power bestowed by God upon the Temple, no Whale can pass it without immediate death.