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(Swampy's a lock, but I don't see Tom Strong outdoing this batch's runs, and the odds of the 2000AD serials making the top 35 seem only slightly higher than those of Maxwell the Magic Cat...his remaining major works (V, Watchmen, From Hell, Lost Girls) are all unqualifying limited series)
He can blaspheme God, and the convictions of the Spirit in him be unaffected, save that continual so doing might lessen them; but when he blasphemes the Spirit — it being so interwoven as to be, in a sense, a part of himself — he involves his own soul, by taking a stand against himself, as it were, thereby unfitting and unqualifying himself to be further affected by the Spirit.
At a court where such ingenious casuistry prevailed, it was happy for our hero that an unqualifying oath now protected his resolution.
I am ready to conclude from hence, that a vice which keeps so firm a hold upon human nature, and governs it with so unlimited a tyranny, since it cannot be wholly eradicated, ought at least to be confined to particular objects, to thrift and penury, to private fraud and extortion, and never suffered to prey upon the public; and should certainly be rejected as the most unqualifying circumstance for any employment, where bribery and corruption can possibly enter.