The true meaning of this maxim has been discussed and ascertained in another place, and has been shown to be entirely compatible with a partial intermixture
of those departments for special purposes, preserving them, in the main, distinct and unconnected.
You might almost say, that this strange uncompromisedness in him involved a sort of unintelligence; for in his numerous trades, he did not seem to work so much by reason or by instinct, or simply because he had been tutored to it, or by any intermixture
of all these, even or uneven; but merely by a kind of deaf and dumb, spontaneous literal process.
At any rate I will permit myself the luxury of frankly saying that while I had a deep sense of the majesty and grandeur of Dante's design, many points of its execution bored me, and that I found the intermixture
of small local fact and neighborhood history in the fabric of his lofty creation no part of its noblest effect.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture
of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
From these and their degraded slaves and a later intermixture
of the blood of the anthropoids sprung the gnarled men of Opar; but by some queer freak of fate, aided by natural selection, the old Atlantean strain had remained pure and undegraded in the females descended from a single princess of the royal house of Atlantis who had been in Opar at the time of the great catastrophe.
As every article in the great trunk was the sweeter for the rose-scent, so did all the thoughts and emotions of Hepzibah and Clifford, sombre as they might seem, acquire a subtle attribute of happiness from Phoebe's intermixture
"Ah, this, indeed, is true nobility, this is the right and perfect intermixture
. The lieutenancy is yours, fair lord.
The end and the means, the gamester and the game, --life is made up of the intermixture
and reaction of these two amicable powers, whose marriage appears beforehand monstrous, as each denies and tends to abolish the other.
In such a novel intermixture
, however, of men born and nurtured in freedom, and the compliant minions of absolute power, the catholic and the protestant, the active and the indolent, some little time was necessary to blend the discrepant elements of society.
It is the lurid intermixture
of the two that produces the illuminating blaze of the infernal regions.