But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case- as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn
babe, or an idiot- complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
Foretel me that some tender maid, whose grandmother is yet unborn
, hereafter, when, under the fictitious name of Sophia, she reads the real worth which once existed in my Charlotte, shall from her sympathetic breast send forth the heaving sigh.
I seemed to be a creature out of a remote unborn
age, centuries hence, and even THAT was as real as the rest!
Playmore puts it) to the unborn
children of your marriage, to suppress a document which vindicates the memory of their father from the aspersion that the Scotch Verdict might otherwise cast on it."
"Packed with the pulse of an unborn
race, Torn with a world's desire, The surging flood of my wild young blood Would quench the judgment fire.
Either this man had no knowledge of who he was, or those things which were to come between them were as yet unborn
"You unmitigated cur," exclaimed Trefusis fiercely, "what right have you to give away to his unborn
children the liberty of your own?"
Suppose we look at the matter in its social bearings--I mean, as it may possibly affect you and Blanche, and your unborn
"I have looked at her, speculating thousands of times upon the unborn
child from whom I had been rent.
He spread them out in heaps and bathed his hands in them; then he counted them and set them up in regular piles, and felt their rounded outline between his thumb and fingers, and thought fondly of the guineas that were only half-earned by the work in his loom, as if they had been unborn
children--thought of the guineas that were coming slowly through the coming years, through all his life, which spread far away before him, the end quite hidden by countless days of weaving.
Of this we have an example in Don Diego Ordonez de Lara, who defied the whole town of Zamora, because he did not know that Vellido Dolfos alone had committed the treachery of slaying his king; and therefore he defied them all, and the vengeance and the reply concerned all; though, to be sure, Senor Don Diego went rather too far, indeed very much beyond the limits of a defiance; for he had no occasion to defy the dead, or the waters, or the fishes, or those yet unborn
, and all the rest of it as set forth; but let that pass, for when anger breaks out there's no father, governor, or bridle to check the tongue.
Every time I catch him in company, to his dying day, I'll ask him in the guileless affectionate way that used to gravel him so when I inquired how his unborn
law business was coming along,