The former measured all actions by the unalterable
rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; the latter decided all matters by authority; but in doing this, he always used the scriptures and their commentators, as the lawyer doth his Coke upon Lyttleton, where the comment is of equal authority with the text.
In addition to his farming, which called for special attention in spring, and in addition to reading, Levin had begun that winter a work on agriculture, the plan of which turned on taking into account the character of the laborer on the land as one of the unalterable
data of the question, like the climate and the soil, and consequently deducing all the principles of scientific culture, not simply from the data of soil and climate, but from the data of soil, climate, and a certain unalterable
character of the laborer.
"I embrace this opportunity to assure you once more of my unalterable
fidelity to your interests.
His whole high, broad form, seemed made of solid bronze, and shaped in an unalterable
mould, like Cellini's cast Perseus.
However, the decision which you have just read is unalterable
, and I am about to announce it to Bwikov himself, who in any case has pressed me for a speedy reply, owing to the fact (so he says) that his business will not wait nor allow him to remain here longer, and that therefore, no trifle must be allowed to stand in its way.
Just then I heard that there was a trading ship ready to sail, and taking leave of my friend I went on board, carrying with me a goodly store of cocoanuts; and we sailed first to the islands where pepper grows, then to Comari where the best aloes wood is found, and where men drink no wine by an unalterable
The qualifications of the persons who may choose or be chosen, as has been remarked upon other occasions, are defined and fixed in the Constitution, and are unalterable
by the legislature.
The important distinction so well understood in America, between a Constitution established by the people and unalterable
by the government, and a law established by the government and alterable by the government, seems to have been little understood and less observed in any other country.
While the court was entirely overgrown with the yellow, moss-like vegetation which blankets practically the entire surface of Mars, yet numerous fountains, statuary, benches, and pergola-like contraptions bore witness to the beauty which the court must have presented in bygone times, when graced by the fair-haired, laughing people whom stern and unalterable
cosmic laws had driven not only from their homes, but from all except the vague legends of their descendants.
She exhaled happiness and love from the time Nicholas returned, and the faithful, unalterable
love of this girl had a gladdening effect on him.
Farebrother, smiling gently at her ardor, "character is not cut in marble--it is not something solid and unalterable
. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do."
If the latter, the refusal was to be expressed so delicately that it would be next best thing to acceptance, and he would go away, after kissing her hand, assuring her of his unalterable
, life-long devotion.