As therefore, in the other imitative arts, the imitation is one when the object imitated is one, so the plot, being an imitation of an action, must imitate one action and that a whole, the structural union of the parts being such that, if any one of them is displaced
or removed, the whole will be disjointed and disturbed.
For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced
, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.
lids and open doors showed heaps of sullen grey ashes.
I did more than the two men whom I had displaced
. They had merely wheeled in the coal and dumped it on the plates.
'They won't meddle with persons who touch nothing,' he remarked, putting the bottle before me, and restoring the displaced
Anderson's ball--for it was Job that shot him first-- had broken his shoulder-blade and touched the lung, not badly; the second had only torn and displaced
some muscles in the calf.
The whole of the earth displaced
by this process, being of a different color from that an the surface, is handed up in a vessel, and heaped into a skin or cloth, in which it is conveyed to the stream and thrown into the midst of the current, that it may be entirely carried off.
He was safe now, but surely never a man before had walked so near the "Valley of the Shadow of Death." A single moment's vigilance relaxed, a blanket displaced
, a dose of brandy forgotten, and Trent might have walked this life a multi-millionaire, a peer, a little god amongst his fellows, freed for ever from all anxiety.
In crossing bad parts, where the logs had been displaced
, they skipped from one to the other, almost with the quickness and certainty of a dog.
He was quiet and attentive; watched the opening proceedings with a grave interest; and stood with his hands resting on the slab of wood before him, so composedly, that they had not displaced
a leaf of the herbs with which it was strewn.
Her constitution declares, "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct; so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other; nor shall any person exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time, except that the justices of county courts shall be eligible to either House of Assembly." Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced
at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
Little did she understand human nature, for the nouveaux riches, who are as certain to succeed an old and displaced
class of superiors, as hungry flies to follow flies with full bellies, would have been much more apt to run into extravagance and folly, than persons always accustomed to money, and who did not depend on its exhibition for their importance.