were, applies the new force-the recognition of Divide perfection-and thereby directs the movement by the resultant of these twoforces..To suppose that human life is going in the direction to whichChrist pointed it, is just like supposing that a little boatafloat on a rabid river, and directing its course almost exactlyagainst the current, will progress in that direction.
A broad-chested, strong-armed fellow, it was nothing for him to keep afloat in the water, till, in a moment or two the child rose to the surface, and he caught her in his arms, and, swimming with her to the boat-side, handed her up, all dripping, to the grasp of hundreds of hands, which, as if they had all belonged to one man, were stretched eagerly out to receive her.
Rebecca was a good economist, and the price poor Jos Sedley had paid for her two horses was in itself sufficient to keep their little establishment afloat for a year, at the least; there was no occasion to turn into money "my pistols, the same which I shot Captain Marker," or the gold dressing-case, or the cloak lined with sable.
It does not increase the general quantity in the world, but operates to lessen it; and as a greater mass would be afloat by relinquishing dominion, the participation without the expense would be more valuable than a greater quantity with it.
There were all sorts of rumours afloat about Beaufort.