From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial
to the cause of religion and virtue, nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.
"Senor," replied Sancho, "let your worship send all such oaths to the devil, for they are very pernicious to salvation and prejudicial
to the conscience; just tell me now, if for several days to come we fall in with no man armed with a helmet, what are we to do?
These are not considered prejudicial
to health, since both the natives and the whites sleep in the open air with perfect impunity.
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial
, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
The members of the confederacy are expressly restricted from entering into compacts prejudicial
to the empire; from imposing tolls and duties on their mutual intercourse, without the consent of the emperor and diet; from altering the value of money; from doing injustice to one another; or from affording assistance or retreat to disturbers of the public peace.
"Talking," the elder man remarked with a slight shrug of his shoulders, "will never have a prejudicial
effect upon my health.
There was no deep insight into causes and effects necessary to foresee that such a situation of things was likely to prove highly prejudicial
to their future movements.
He laughed at my "odd kind of arithmetic," as he was pleased to call it, "in reckoning the numbers of our people, by a computation drawn from the several sects among us, in religion and politics." He said, "he knew no reason why those, who entertain opinions prejudicial
to the public, should be obliged to change, or should not be obliged to conceal them.
Some of the older courtiers remembered having seen his father, but their recollections were not prejudicial
to the son.
Trumbull and every one else, whose appearance, however, led to the supposition that he might be a relative of the horse-dealer's-- also "given to indulgence." His large whiskers, imposing swagger, and swing of the leg, made him a striking figure; but his suit of black, rather shabby at the edges, caused the prejudicial
inference that he was not able to afford himself as much indulgence as he liked.
In delivering this charge to Tinkler, Mr Dorrit looked severely at him, and also kept a jealous eye upon him until he went out at the door, mistrusting that he might have something in his mind prejudicial
to the family dignity; that he might have even got wind of some Collegiate joke before he came into the service, and might be derisively reviving its remembrance at the present moment.
I fear that the incident must have a very prejudicial
effect upon his career."