Well, by and by the king he gets up and comes for- ward a little, and works himself up and slobbers out a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle about its being a sore trial for him and his poor brother to lose the diseased
, and to miss seeing diseased
alive after the long journey of four thousand mile, but it's a trial that's sweetened and sanctified to us by this dear sym- pathy and these holy tears, and so he thanks them out of his heart and out of his brother's heart, because out of their mouths they can't, words being too weak and cold, and all that kind of rot and slush, till it was just sickening; and then he blubbers out a pious goody- goody Amen, and turns himself loose and goes to cry- ing fit to bust.
Much in the same manner ought that oligarchy to be established which is next in order: but as to that which is most opposite to a pure democracy, and approaches nearest to a dynasty and a tyranny, as it is of all others the worst, so it requires the greatest care and caution to preserve it: for as bodies of sound and healthy constitutions and ships which are well manned and well found for sailing can bear many injuries without perishing, while a diseased
body or a leaky ship with an indifferent crew cannot support the [1321a] least shock; so the worst-established governments want most looking after.
The people of Chicago saw the government inspectors in Packingtown, and they all took that to mean that they were protected from diseased
meat; they did not understand that these hundred and sixty-three inspectors had been appointed at the request of the packers, and that they were paid by the United States government to certify that all the diseased
meat was kept in the state.
I might have believed this importunate insight to be merely a diseased
activity of the imagination, but that my prevision of incalculable words and actions proved it to have a fixed relation to the mental process in other minds.
It was not without a shudder that he found himself on the point of meeting his former acquaintance, whom he had known in the glory of youth, and whom now after an interval of five years, he was to find the victim either of a diseased
fancy or a horrible physical misfortune.
First, he called a lot of them to show that there was bad blood betwixt Uncle Silas and the diseased
; and they told how they had heard Uncle Silas threaten the diseased
, at one time and another, and how it got worse and worse and everybody was talking about it, and how diseased
got afraid of his life, and told two or three of them he was certain Uncle Silas would up and kill him some time or another.
The horses soon wear up, or get diseased
, and they come for another pair.
It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; when the Land of Three Dimensions seems almost as visionary as the Land of One or None; nay, when even this hard wall that bars me from my freedom, these very tablets on which I am writing, and all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased
imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.
His mind, too, appears to have become almost diseased
by the suspicions he had formed as to the loyalty of his associates, and the nature of their ultimate designs; yet on this point there were circumstances to, in some measure, justify him.
Verily, nothing sick or diseased
is there in such longing and descending!
Quickly Bukawai bound the limp arms behind his prisoner's back, then he raised him to one of his shoulders, for, though Bukawai was old and diseased
, he was still a strong man.
I now, weak, old, diseased
, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.