And the better those are who are governed the better also is the government, as for instance of man, rather than the brute creation: for the more excellent the materials are with which the work is finished, the more excellent certainly is the work; and wherever there is a governor and a governed, there certainly is some work produced; for whatsoever is composed of many parts, which jointly become one, whether conjunct or separate, evidently show the marks of governing and governed; and this is true of every living thing in all nature; nay, even in some things which partake not of life, as in music; but this probably would be a disquisition
too foreign to our present purpose.
And the question of the subject of the picture having brought him to one of his favorite theories, Golenishtchev launched forth into a disquisition
What women mean by "trusting" might afford a subject for an interesting disquisition
. However, I forbore to pursue the matter, and answered Rosalind's remark in a practical spirit.
Sense, perception, judgment, desire, volition, memory, imagination, are found to be separated by such delicate shades and minute gradations that their boundaries have eluded the most subtle investigations, and remain a pregnant source of ingenious disquisition
After I had observed every flower, and listened to a disquisition
on every plant, I was permitted to depart; but first, with great pomp, he plucked a polyanthus and presented it to me, as one conferring a prodigious favour.
But he checked all such wayward fancies, and held himself rigidly down to his disquisition
The general pause which succeeded his short disquisition
on the state of the nation was put an end to by Catherine, who, in rather a solemn tone of voice, uttered these words, "I have heard that something very shocking indeed will soon come out in London."
Mohegan heard this disquisition
quite patiently, and, when Richard concluded, he held out the basket which contained his specifics, indicating, by a gesture, that he might hold it.
She got the name; but she got also a disquisition
upon the proper method of making roads.
And he favoured us all with a long and minute disquisition
upon the evils and dangers attendant upon damp feet, delivered with the most imperturbable gravity, amid the jeers and laughter of Mr.
He had a practical mind and moved uneasily amid the abstract; but he found an unexpected fascination in listening to metaphysical disquisitions
; they made him breathless; it was a little like watching a tight-rope dancer doing perilous feats over an abyss; but it was very exciting.
In the form in which it is presented here it has been pruned of all allusions to their common past, of all asides, disquisitions
, and explanations addressed directly to the friend of his childhood.