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“I fancy if she ever lets you into her inner case, you would only find just what has been tormenting and dragging your own life out of you - the same sort of things - only 'her great dragon underground, in straiter fetters bound,' had not been let loose for a long time.”
“Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself.”
“And in such condition my course continued down the channel which now grew wide and then straiter till, sore aweary by reason of the darkness which could be felt, I fell asleep, as I lay prone on the raft, and”
““If this passage grow any straiter, the raft will hardly pass, and I cannot turn back; so I shall inevitably perish miserably in this place.””
“A definition, like the barke with the tree, is to be neither straiter nor larger than the thing defined; and so it comprehend all, the shorter it is, the better.”
“Our Saviour, with good reason, binds his followers with a straiter bond, permitting no place at all for a voluntary and arbitrary oath.”
“I find it stated, moreover, on the authority of Sir G. Paul's _Life of Whitgift_, that Cartwright acknowledged the generosity of Whitgift, and admitted "his bond of duty to the Archbishop to be so much the straiter, as it was without any desert of his own.”
“Whether he would eventually follow in the same direction, or would come back to the straiter free-trade side, continued to be the political conundrum for month after month.”
“And if simple confederacies with malignants and enemies to the cause of Christ are condemned, much more is an incorporation with them, which is an embodying of two into one, and, therefore, a straiter conjunction.”
“His sympathies in the historical tales are steadily with the radical movements away from the domination of the straiter sects, and in his contemporary pieces he regularly demolishes the austerities which had come down from the Fathers.”
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