Moral obliquity and consequently lack of good sense
; for it has long been accepted that lack of good sense
is due to no other cause than moral obliquity.
I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense
which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect; and that you will never suffer difficulties, however formidable in appearance, or however fashionable the error on which they may be founded, to drive you into the gloomy and perilous scene into which the advocates for disunion would conduct you.
Er--this is certainly bronchial!--must be in the tubes-- er--you wouldn't perhaps be offended if I was to mention--not that it's necessary, for your own good sense
or any person's sense must show 'em that--if I was to mention that such declaration on my part was final, and there terminated?"
But no symptom of that incipient affection which was to govern her life, could either of her parents ever discover; and in the exhibitions of her attachments, there was nothing to be seen but that quiet and regulated esteem, which grows out of association and good sense
, and which is so obviously different from the restless and varying emotions that are said to belong to the passion of love.
Later they learn that good sense
and character make their own forms every moment, and speak or abstain, take wine or refuse it, stay or go, sit in a chair or sprawl with children on the floor, or stand on their head, or what else soever, in a new and aboriginal way; and that strong will is always in fashion, let who will be unfashionable.
They hardly can satisfy a woman of her good sense
and quick feelings: standing in a mother's place, but without a mother's affection to blind her.
is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.
You have been so well trained, and you do, I am happy to say, so much justice to the education you have received, that I have perfect confidence in your good sense
. You are not impulsive, you are not romantic, you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation.
And you are ready to renounce all belief in your good sense
, in your knowledge, in your fidelity, in what you thought till then was the best in you, giving you the daily bread of life and the moral support of other men's confidence.
Why, thou wilt make it well-nigh impossible through not being a knight nor having any desire to be one, nor possessing the courage nor the will to avenge insults or defend thy lordship; for thou must know that in newly conquered kingdoms and provinces the minds of the inhabitants are never so quiet nor so well disposed to the new lord that there is no fear of their making some move to change matters once more, and try, as they say, what chance may do for them; so it is essential that the new possessor should have good sense
to enable him to govern, and valour to attack and defend himself, whatever may befall him."
It is not to be doubted, that a single man of prudence and good sense
is better fitted, in delicate conjunctures, to balance the motives which may plead for and against the remission of the punishment, than any numerous body whatever.
One of our favorite youths, Jack, a splendid young fellow with a head full of good sense
, and a pair of legs that were a wonder to look upon in the way of length and straightness and slimness, used to report progress every morning in the most glowing and spirited way, and say: