Now, the moral side of an industry, productive or unproductive
, the redeeming and ideal aspect of this bread-winning, is the attainment and preservation of the highest possible skill on the part of the craftsmen.
One of these hills is the ancient Mount of Blessings and the other the Mount of Curses and wise men who seek for fulfillments of prophecy think they find here a wonder of this kind--to wit, that the Mount of Blessings is strangely fertile and its mate as strangely unproductive
. We could not see that there was really much difference between them in this respect, however.
Though her engagement to Martin had been kept secret, their long intimacy had not been unproductive
of gossip; and in the shop, glancing covertly at her lover and his following, had been several of her acquaintances.
Only during the first days of his stay in Moscow Levin had been struck by the expenditure, strange to one living in the country, unproductive
but inevitable, that was expected of him on every side.
Here was Arthur left to me at last; and rousing from my despondent apathy, I exerted all my powers to eradicate the weeds that had been fostered in his infant mind, and sow again the good seed they had rendered unproductive
. Thank heaven, it is not a barren or a stony soil; if weeds spring fast there, so do better plants.
Seven-tenths of the free popula- tion of the country were of just their class and degree: small "independent" farmers, artisans, etc.; which is to say, they were the nation, the actual Nation; they were about all of it that was useful, or worth sav- ing, or really respect-worthy, and to subtract them would have been to subtract the Nation and leave behind some dregs, some refuse, in the shape of a king, nobility and gentry, idle, unproductive
, acquainted mainly with the arts of wasting and destroying, and of no sort of use or value in any rationally constructed world.
The letter was not unproductive
. It re-established peace and kindness.
She, the daughter of a petty baron, who boasted for all his domains but a ruinous tower, and an unproductive
vineyard, and some few leagues of the barren Landes of Bourdeaux, her name was known wherever deeds of arms were done, known wider than that of many a lady's that had a county for a dowery.
The nature of a court of equity will readily permit the extension of its jurisdiction to matters of law; but it is not a little to be suspected, that the attempt to extend the jurisdiction of the courts of law to matters of equity will not only be unproductive
of the advantages which may be derived from courts of chancery, on the plan upon which they are established in this State, but will tend gradually to change the nature of the courts of law, and to undermine the trial by jury, by introducing questions too complicated for a decision in that mode.
A small, low door gave egress from the walled space we have been describing into the projected street, the ground having been abandoned as unproductive
by its various renters, and had now fallen so completely in general estimation as to return not even the one-half per cent it had originally paid.
Linnaeus has calculated that if an annual plant produced only two seeds--and there is no plant so unproductive
as this--and their seedlings next year produced two, and so on, then in twenty years there would be a million plants.
Beetles occur in very small numbers: it was long before I could believe that a country as large as Scotland, covered with vegetable productions and with a variety of stations, could be so unproductive
. The few which I found were alpine species (Harpalidae and Heteromidae) living under stones.