They are to judge by the evidence; and this is a rule which holds in other investigations as far as this, that nothing of an adventitious nature ought to be introduced into the process. In like manner, from religious investigations, as such, physics must be excluded, and from physical, as such, religion; and if we mix them, we shall spoil both.
The Countess had no need of the adventitious aid of corsets; her girdle defined the outlines of her slender waist; her throat was a challenge to love; her feet, thrust into slippers, were daintily small. As Maxime took her hand and kissed it, Eugene became aware of Maxime's existence, and the Countess saw Eugene. "Oh! is that you M. de Rastignac?
Whether this incongruous friendship friendship! no, I will not so far sully the sacred name as thus to term the unnatural union that subsisted between us; whether this intimacy, then, sprang from the adventitious circumstance of our being more frequently thrown together as officers of the same company, for we were both attached to the grenadiers, or that my wild spirit was soothed by the bland amenity of his manners, I know not.
And what they heard was an evangelistic address! The minister would look disappointed, feeling that he could have done as well himself. But she sometimes deprecated surface interest, and said that if the heart was right and the life consecrated, mission work would be well supported without any adventitious aid.
There are not many now. No paupers lived in the county. This still holds good. Except the owners of the big cattle companies there were no men of wealth. A man was not judged by what he had or by the kind of work he was doing. His neighbors looked through externals to see what he was, stripped of all adventitious circumstance. On that basis solely he was taken into fellowship or cast out from it.
"Hath Bolingbroke deposed thine intellect?" the Queen asks him, on his way to the Tower: Hath Bolingbroke Deposed thine intellect? hath he been in thy heart? And in truth, but for that adventitious poetic gold, it would be only "plume-plucked Richard." I find myself a traitor with the rest, For I have given here my soul's consent To undeck the pompous body of a king.
Some other element in objects might conceivably have served for a common denominator between them; but words, just by virtue of their adventitious, detachable status, and because they are so easily compared and manipulated in the world of sound, were singularly well fitted for this office.
Can they receive and assent to adventitious notions, and be ignorant of those which are supposed woven into the very principles of their being, and imprinted there in indelible characters, to be the foundation and guide of all their acquired knowledge and future reasonings?
The fact that the train had stopped was an adventitious happening like a cloud out there hovering in the sky.
But this is sufficient. For if liberty is only an adventitious right; if men are by no means superiour to brutes; if every social duty is a curse; if cruelty is highly to be esteemed; if murder is strictly honourable, and Christianity is a lye; then it is evident, that the African slavery may be pursued, without either the remorse of conscience, or the imputation of a crime.